First, I would say that it eases your works. Second, I would claim that any inventions have to devote itself to the inventors. DELL's lappy will devote itself to Michael Dell, the founder right? And it is not vice versa! When you press the DELETE button, your lappy will throw the selected file into RECYCLE BIN right? Hey, the lappy is listening to your command and devoting itself to you right now.
Well, it is the same between us and our Creator! The Absolute Creator, of course, created us with purpose. As He mentioned in Surah adh-Dhariyat;
And I did not create the jinn and mankind except to worship Me. (56)
However, do you ever encountered a situation where you press the DELETE button, but the file cannot be deleted? Instead of deleting the file, a notice will pop-out, "File cannot be deleted!" It seems like the lappy had go against your command. What do you feel at that time? Annoyed? Apoplectic? Or maybe brooding right?
And, do you ever considered Allah's feeling when you betrayed Him? When you purposely neglect His charge? Sisters, when He told you to cover your awrah properly in Surah an-Nur, do you ever thought of His feeling even once? His wrath towards us?
And tell the believing women to reduce [some] of their vision
and guard their private parts
and not expose their adornment except that which [necessarily] appears
thereof and to wrap [a portion of] their headcovers over their chests
and not expose their adornment
except to their husbands, their fathers, their husbands' fathers,
their sons, their husbands' sons, their brothers, their brothers' sons,
their sisters' sons, their women, that which their right hands possess,
or those male attendants having no physical desire,
or children who are not yet aware of the private aspects of women.
And let them not stamp their feet to make known
what they conceal of their adornment.
And turn to Allah in repentance, all of you,
O believers, that you might succeed. (31)
Brothers, do you never feel guilt when you asked your girlfriend to go date with you? And when you walks with her side by side, suddenly you grab her hand and hold it? The surrounding unknown people may say, "So sweet, both of you," but Allah warned you not to go near to adultery in Surah al-Isra;
Nor come nigh to adultery: for it is a shameful (deed) and an evil,
opening the road (to other evils). (32)
These are two common examples among us. I believe that, there are many other things that we did and against Allah's command. But why did it happened among us? Easy said, we can refer back to the lappy story. In your opinion, why the selected file can't be deleted even you continuously pressed the DELETE button?
Correct! The file was infected with virus. It might be Trojan or Win and etc. Then, when we purposely go against His command, it shows that our heart is infected and conquered by Hawa and Nafs. Thus, we need antivirus and protect our heart.
This post seems too long already. InsyaAllah, I'll explain in detail in my next post, on how the virus attacked our heart and influence our behavior and together we find ways to correct it. And also, one more mankind's duty on earth. InsyaAllah.