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Reflections upon the book “ Pondering ” by Shahid Dastghaib

Worldly Progression
& Spiritual Regression

Dear reader, those who fail are two types: Those who thought, but didn’t do, and those who did, but didn’t
think. Do you agree? Please think deeply of this holy verse from the Quran1.

Shahid Dastghaib2 in his book ‘Pondering’3 says: They only know the palpable life of this world, and are
oblivious of the Hereafter. Aren’t most people today of this type? All their knowledge goes back to this
materialistic life, and definitely they have done a
fantastic progress in it.
For example, agriculture, afforestation & botany Worldly Spiritual
have truly reached perfection level. Medicine,
surgery, disease diagnosing methods and curing
Progression Regression
human body, have reached to such a level that they
do surgery for a heart or can replace it. As for the Agriculture
industrial knowledge, inventions and providing • Afforestation
means of life, they have discovered things that are • Botany Who created?
unbelievable and wouldn’t cross their minds before.
To a degree that they passed the limits of earth and
harnessed the space and went 322000km away from
the moon, but unfortunately, with all the knowledge Medicine &
that they have gained about this worldly life, they Surgery
• Diagnosing Why created?
aren’t sure about its origins and creator. Although • Heart & Eye
many researchers have discovered that Earth has an
ending term and life period, they don’t realize this
life will actually end. Researchers also have said: Industry &
"Our Solar System is in its old age.” Not only that, Hereafter
• Means of life
death of individuals is one of the clearest matters that • Space
show nobody is here forever, yet this doesn’t affect
their heart at all, to make them think of life after

I can simply say: “Until when you’ll be busy with your body, and the door of heaven needs just a word?”
The Poor to the Mercy of the Rich Allah
Mohamed Ghuloom
Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The Holy Qur'an is the central religious text of Islam. Muslims believe the Qur’an is the book of Divine guidance and direction
for mankind, and consider the original Arabic text the final revelation of Allah (God). For more information about the Holy
Qur'an, you may visit its Wikipedia article. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qur'an
Shahid Dastghaib was born in Iran in 1913. He was a scholar like his father. Some of his books are: The Prayer of the Humble,
The Big Sins, The Pure Heart, Islamic Ethics, Prophecy, etc.. He was assassinated in 1981 in his way to Friday prayer.
The book talks about the importance of pondering in one’s life and to reflect upon the creations of Allah. The book generally
says that human value weights by the ideas that he carries.