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Muhammad Waqqas
08-15-2014, 10:38 AM


This women is in her seventies. Have you ever wondered how somebody at her age would assess her life? If she recalls anything about her life, it is surely that it was a “fleeting life”. She would simply say that her life has not been a “long” one as she thought in her teens it would be. It probably never crossed her mind that one day she would grow so old. Yet now, she is overwhelmed by the fact that she has put seventy years behind her. Earlier in life, she probably never thought that her youth and its desires would pass so quickly. If she was asked late in life to tell her story, her memories would only make a two or three-hour talk. That is all that remains from what she thought was “a long life of seventy years”.

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InToTheRain
08-15-2014, 03:34 PM
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Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Be in this world as if you were a stranger or a traveler.” [Bukhari]

The above narration clearly indicates that we are in this world for a purpose and not for entertainment. We are like travelers during this life on earth. A traveler has a final destination that he/she is eager to reach. They need to use the time of their stop-over wisely, so as not to miss their connecting flight.

We should remember that earth is not our final destination. We have been encouraged to utilize the blessings Allah has put here for our use, yet we are told not to lose sight of the temporary nature of this life, and to use it to make preparations for the next life. Our souls are on a journey. Remembering death defeats joy. It kills our tastebuds for the pleasures of this life. But it is the only wise thing to do, in our own interest.

Concerning the life of this world Hazrat Esa (aka Jesus) (alaihis salaam) said, "This world is like a bridge, cross it and do not build on it." This life is a bridge from our previous existence as soul to our next existence in the grave, then on the Day of Judgement, then either in The Garden or (Allah Forbid) The Fire. Houses are built on land, connected by bridges where the need arises. The most appropriate place to build, the focus of our attention, should be the land that we will set foot on once we cross the bridge that is our earthly existence. Where are you focused on building? On land, or on a delicate bridge that can collapse anytime with your death?

Are we building houses on Bridges? ^o)
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UmmuShaheed
08-17-2014, 08:53 PM
Asalamu Alaykum,
Subhanallah this reminded me of an excerpt of a lecture in the hereafter series by sheikh Anwar al Awlaki.
He was saying (not word for word, but the gist was)" ask anyone whose in their 5th or 6th decade to think about their memories they can go through the entire thing in 30 mins of memories"

Subhanallah, and looking back to our own lives, they may not even be that long. Or memories worth remembering.

But since the past can't be undone or rewritten we focus on the future, going forward are we going to create a life where when we receive our books are we going to be proud of what we accomplished or ashamed and afraid of Allah's punishment.
The only difference then is there are no second chances.
May allah forgive us for our past sins.
We ask Allah to make us amongst those who He is pleased with on the Day where there will be no day after it.
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Saja
08-19-2014, 11:44 PM
This life is nothing but a delusion, but it feels so real! When I look back and remember the difficult times, my mistakes and my deeds I realized that I forgot that we are here only for a short time.

It's hard to not get lost in this life.
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greenhill
08-20-2014, 05:05 AM
Originally Posted by Muhammad Waqqas
This women is in her seventies. . . . . . . If she recalls anything about her life, it is surely that it was a “fleeting life”. She would simply say that her life has not been a “long” one as she thought in her teens it would be. . . . . . Yet now, she is overwhelmed by the fact that she has put seventy years behind her.
"We did not create the jinn and men except to worship us."[Al-Qur'an 51:56]

"Allah created all things, and He is, over all things, Disposer of affairs."[Al-Qur'an 39:62]

Yes, we delude ourselves in our temporary abode. We are building homes on the bridge knowing that it will be swept away eventually.... Still what are we doing? It seems that more and more houses are being build everyday and ones already built are being made more permanent for the present, leaving the future to chance.


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