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Time October 6, 2008

Posted by shadows15 in Gems and Jewels, Misc, Personality Development, Weekly Wisdom.
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Have you ever thought of time? Have you ever thought of this concept that is continuously on the move without a glance in anyone’s direction. Time is something shared by all but yet held by none. Time is always with us but yet is always in constant movement. Time is such a valuable commodity that can be neither purchased, rented out or stored for later use. Sometimes we feel as if time has stopped while at other times the whole day flashes by in a flash. If you were to sum up your entire life and all that you did, your story will not be more than a couple of minutes.

Thus we should spend our lives working towards that which will be perpetual and not ephemeral. Why focus entirely on the life of this world when the life of the hereafter is racing towards us with each passing second? Can you imagine a person racing towards that which is leaving him- this world, while ignoring that which is hastening towards him-the hereafter?

If an entire day passes you by without accomplishing something
praiseworthy, then know that this will be a cause for regret on the Day you will be brought to account. Those minutes that don’t seem like a big deal add up to hours, days, weeks then years and finally a lifetime.

Indeed it is in the time frame of life that our deeds are registered,
our every action accounted for and ultimately our rewards dependent
upon. The hustle and bustle of our daily routines will continue to keep
us occupied until we are finally in our graves; only then will we
realize how fast and deceptive this life really was. And what is the
worldly life except the enjoyment of delusion? Have you not heard the
statement of Allah:

“Know that the life of this world is but amusement and diversion and
adornment and boasting to one another and competition in increase of
wealth and children…” Surah Hadid (57:20)

Thus we should all try to start fresh today and make a resolution to
make the most out of our day. Live in the moment and do not look forth
to tomorrow for tomorrow never comes.

Abdullah Ibn Umar narrates: one day I was with the Messenger of
Allah (Sal Allahu Alayhi wa Sallam). He then turned to me, held my
shoulders with both of his blessed hands, and said:

“Be in this life like a stranger or a traveler.”

And whenever Ibn Umar narrated this to his disciples he would add:
If you reach the evening, do not await (to be alive) by dawn, And if
you reach dawn, do not await (to be alive) by evening. Take advantage
of your Health before you fall sick. And take advantage of your life,
before you die. Bukhari {Volume 8, Book 76, Number 425}

Do you not see your life is just a number of events that unfold one
after another. We start class and say ‘can’t wait till its over.’ We
start work and say ‘can’t wait till its over’ and our life runs its
course like this until we realize that years have passed and we have
nothing to show for. Live in the moment and make ready all you can for
the most important day of your entire existence!

“[And take a provision (with you) for the journey; verily the best provision is Taqwa (piety and righteousness).] “

Al Baqarah 2:197

Comments»

1. Hajar Alwi - October 13, 2008

Assalamualaikum,

Live life. Continuously be gratified with it. Savor the seconds, the minutes, the hours and the days a step at a time to the best that we can as tomorrow or the next second may never come. Seeking for Allah S.W.T and the life of the hereafter is by all, the ultimate aim. Not doing so, only when we are near to our end

Yet, how many of us are conscious of it?

W’salam,
Hajar

2. shadows15 - October 13, 2008

Wa alaikum assalam warahmatullahi wabarakatuh,

Jazakumallahu khairan for your wise words. Our preoccupation with the life of this world will cease the minute our breath leaves our lips and only then will we realize how deceived we were.

Keep reading!

3. Junaid - November 2, 2008

mashallah this is one of the best websites I have ever watched keep posting inshallah

4. Junaid - November 2, 2008

have a nice day Muhammed


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