Posts Tagged ‘death’

Flowers at My Grave

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Flowers at My Grave

The most dangerous disease that will ever strike man is procrastination. As humans, we tend to carry this trait dominantly. I remember an incident that happened to a fifth grade peer. She was a year older than me, and even though we didn’t know each other very well, we were distant friends. Lana* was around 10 years old. She went to my same school in Saudi Arabia, and I looked up to her because she began wearing hijab that year. Lana was smart and beautiful, unique, and particularly funny. I especially admired Lana for finding the courage to wear the hijab at such a young age.

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Before He Meets Him

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Before He Meets Him

One of the tips they teach in planning and management is to “keep the end goal in mind.” When you keep your final goal in sight, you’re constantly reminded of what you’re working towards, you’re constantly planning ahead and envisioning the end. How much more are we in need of doing this for the project called “life”! Keeping the hereafter in mind changes the way we live this world, and makes this experience – with all it’s pain and joy, struggles and hopes, trials and triumphs – worth it, by the will and mercy of Allah.

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Temporary World

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Temporary World

Our life in this world is very brief. We are reminded of this in the Quran when Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala says, “ He (God) will say, “How many years did you stay on the earth?” They will say: “We stayed a day or part of a day…” (Quran, 23:112-113). Furthermore, when comparing the life of this world to the hereafter, the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said, “The value of this world compared to that of the Hereafter is like what your finger brings from the sea when you put it in and then take it out” [Muslim]. So, why not STRIVE for the hereafter? After all, it is our eternal abode.

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