A state where
Justifications of your actions are expected
Judgements of your decisions are required
And justice towards everyone is demanded
Even when no one is watching.
Everyone should know
That they are always held accountable
With the fact of the existence of the hereafter
Where no one
Can defend you,
Or back you up,
Or help you out.
Not even yourself.
It’s very easy to keep our actions good,
Where everyone’s around
And have their eyes on us.
But how about the opposite?
A state where there’s just you and yourself,
With no one witnessing,
Where you’ve locked all doors,
And closed all windows,
Will you still… keep your actions good and nice?
This poem was inspired by the movie “Bad Genius”, where a brainy girl made money out of her intelligence. How does it relate? Well, I believe that if she has a high awareness of her accountability, she won’t do such business. It doesn’t matter whether she got caught or not, because being accountable, others don’t matter. However, it is important to note that the state of accountability does not only work in examinations. It includes everything that we do in our lives.
Furthermore, us as Muslims, (or just anyone who believes in judgment), should realize this even more. Maybe it helps a lot knowing that Our Creator is All-Seeing and All-Knowing, so that we will feel that we are always being supervised, like a CCTV. I’ll end this article with two verses from the Holy Quran. Thanks for investing your time on reading this, hopefully, it’s a good investment.
On the day when every soul will be confronted with all the good it has done, and all the evil it has done, it will wish there were a great distance between it and its evil. But Allah cautions you (to fear) Him. And Allah is full of kindness to those that serve Him.
-Chapter 3, Verse 30
Every soul will taste of death. And ye will be paid on the Day of Resurrection only that which ye have fairly earned. Whoso is removed from the Fire and is made to enter paradise, he indeed is triumphant. The life of this world is but comfort of illusion.
-Chapter 3, Verse 185