By: Iftikhar Islam
When I visited an eye specialist in my city Belgaum, I had to wait for my turn in the waiting room; there I saw a pamphlet on the table “Do you have a dry eye?” It begins with the explanation of “Dry eye” saying: “Tears help your eyes to stay moist, healthy and comfortable. Dry eye is an eye condition that affects the quantity or quality of your tears causing your eyes to feel dry and irritated.”
While I was flipping through the pamphlet I remembered the life of the Companions of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). They are acknowledged for their hard work throughout the day. They were spotted on the horses fighting in the battle fields, they were found in the market involved in trading. But at night, the same Companions were distinguished on the Musalla (prayer place) standing, bowing and prostrating in front of their Lord and crying for their sins. They cried and shed tears so much so that their beard used to get wet, make fissures in the mud, and what not!
They were the companions and the students of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) who had got good vision, better health and they used to worship a lot. Even we find many Muhaddiths (Scholars of hadeeth) and students of knowledge whose eyesight was good. It was because they offered Tahjjud (Night Prayer) and used to cry in front of their Lord. For shedding tears they used to get good eyesight and sincerity in prayers made them soft-hearted.
Today science tells us that shedding tears is good for the health of eyes. It keeps them moist. But the Prophet (peace be upon him) taught his students fourteen hundred years back. It was Islam who changed them. They became the torch-bearer for the entire world.
Islam guides you in each and every field of life, be it health or wealth, it gives solution to all the problems existing or are bound to exist in this world. So my dearest brothers and sisters, Are you the follower of these beautiful teachings, if not, what stops you from accepting the teachings of Islam?
Iftikhar Islam is the Administrator-Founder of Passionate Writers and GPRF (one and only Da’wah Centre in Belgaum), incredible author best known for collaborating management strategies with Islamic knowledge for an all-round Islamic development as required in the 21st century. He holds a Post Graduate Degree in Business Management from prestigious IIPM School of Business & Management, and an ardent of Islam & Comparative Religions.