Have you watched the ‘Back to the Future Part IV’ film? I’m sure you haven’t because I just made it up. The sequels are just up to III. Ok. How about these titles?
Frequently Asked Question about Time Travel, Heroes and Summer Time Machine Blues and our very own XX-Ray2. Or anime like Dragon ball, Doraemon or Toki O Kakeru Shōjo (The Girl who Leapt Through Time).
Some of you might have watched them before. Good. I enjoy watching this type of genre myself. It makes you think throughout the story and gain something in the end. Not like some comedy flick with lame/stupid jokes or so-called action film with the same Rempit or Drift scenes.
Enough with the introduction, what do you think these stories have in common? Yes. All involve time-travel. Be it using time machine, a magic drawer (like in Doraemon), or supernatural power like Nakamura Hiro in Heroes. All for the purpose of traveling back to the past.
So, why do you think this idea was created in the first place? Simply because HUMAN HAVE REGRETS and they want to change their past. You can ask around, look for people with no regret, even one tiny regret, I bet you wouldn't take long to agree with me. It is just a human nature. But how we handle it that matters.
RegretFrom my observation, the reasons why human have regrets are: first, because we make mistakes, second, we did not give our best when we perform our task and third and last in the list, there are things that are just beyond our control like death. After the results or the outcomes were out, then people will start mumbling the ''what if', 'if only' or 'I should have' words.
"If only I call my parents that day......., if only I did my revision properly........., if only I did this....., if only I did that....., I should have read that chapters....."
My father used to say this to me, and it is still fresh in my mind, "Now you are given the chance to study, so grab them. Don't let them slip through your finger because when you are older, like me, you'll have regrets for not taking study seriously." He never doubt me after that whether I study or not. But He'll keep remind me about my responsibilities to Allah, myself, family and Islam. When I called him and my mother one day sobbing about (I do cry at times because I'm a soft-hearted person. ^_^ ), he didn't stop me from crying but say this instead "I think it is time for my sons to start praying earnestly because you'll be needing His guidance and helps to get through."
So, let face it. We can never build a time machine and go change our past, our mistakes. But we can change our future. It all matters of whether we want to have regrets later or not. Let us strive for the best in this world and not to forget the hereafter because surely we don't want ourselves to be like what Allah the Almighty described in the Holy Quran. Na'uzubillah.
"(In Falsehood will they be) until, when death comes to one of them, he says: "O my Lord! send me back (to life). "In order that I may work righteousness in the things I neglected."― "By no means! it is but a word he says Before them is a Partition till the Day they are raised up."
note: my last paper will be on April 7th. Thanks for the Du'a and wishes dear readers, friends.
note2: For IIUM students, some have done with the exams, some are still struggling, wishing you all the best and may Allah ease everything for you.
note2: As I expected, people are interested whenever the topic marriage rise. Maybe we are entering that stage of life. Thanks all for the love. And some even guess the name of Miss F right. Kindly refer to the previous post's comments. Jane got it right. Sadly, no prize for that though.\(^-^)/