LONDON, April 28 — Fashion designer Alexander McQueen hanged himself after taking a mixture of cocaine, tranquillizers and sleeping pills, the inquest into his death concluded-Reuters
I don't know who Alexander McQueen was until I read the above news. Apparently, he was a successful and famous personality in the fashion world. He committed suicide, what a tragic end..
Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California. It is acclaimed as one of the most beautiful bridges in the world with an estimation of nine million visitors per year. Sadly, it is also the world's most popular place to commit suicide. The bridge had witnessed thousand of people jumped to their death since it's completion in 1937.
Switzerland, one of the most beautiful countries in the world, has made assisted suicide as legal.
How sad that is...
The pursuit of material gain has deceived many. Success is always being measured by our bank account, beautiful house, respectable position in society, children and families, good health and all other material and social achievements.
But there are many out there, whose success simply makes them suffer. The long journey towards success suddenly ends up in emptiness in the heart. They could not find what they are searching for.
On the contrary, a person with barely enough to make ends meet could be living a peaceful life.
Yes, money does bring happiness, temporarily that is.
Money gives us pleasure, but not peace.
We are created by Allah as a spiritual creature inside a physical body. We are created to serve a purpose, to worship Him. We could be tall or short, rich or poor, healthy or sick..but we are to worship Him. Only then we can find the inner peace.
Our soul would forever be in continuous search for peace.
And when we fail to find Him, As Salam,The Source of Peace, our hearts suffer and the deep inner pain become unbearable..
Peace does not depend on our life situation and our surrounding. Peace in the heart begins with sincere acceptance of what life has to offer and the deep understanding that life is a test.When a heart had been blessed with it, nothing in the world can destroy it. Our life will always be filled with happiness and sadness, but it will always be beautiful when our heart is at peace.
We came from You, and to You we shall return.
"O soul at peace, return to your Lord, well-pleased, well-pleasing, So enter among my servants, enter my paradise" ( Al Fajr:27-30)