DISCOURAGING

All praises and thanks be to Allah, the Lord of all that exists. Peace and blessings of Allah be upon Muhammad, the messenger of Allah.
O you who believe! Fear Allah as He should he feared. And die not except in a state of Islam. O you who believe! Always remember that life in this world is not something that will be forever. Therefore, what is the essence of liking something that will never be forever.
Life in this world is so beautiful, so good, and so attractive, that Man can’t shun from it. Man can do anything just to enjoy this life. Life in this world is something very precious. We all love it. But our dear prophet (P.B.UH) discourages us on liking this life so much. He said “This life is the dwelling of crookedness not straightness, and the residence of sadness rather than happiness.”
Nevertheless, we still strive for it. Yes you can enjoy your life, nobody says you shouldn’t. But be moderate. Don’t allow yourself to be carried away by it’s beauty. Remember, there is better life awaiting you. A life full of happiness, life that you can enjoy forever, no sadness, nor disturbance.
My brothers and Sisters, let us not waste our time seeking for something that one day it will turn to be a history. Beware of luxury, for the slaves of Allah do not live of luxury. This is our prophet’s saying. All these are discouraging warnings from liking this life.
Allah (S.W.T) said “….The life in this world is only the enjoyment of deception (meaning a deceiving thing). If you follow it, know that you are following the path of deceiving yourself. Frequent remembrance of Death, will discourage you from liking this life. For sure, whoever remembers death frequently will benefit in many ways. He will be hasten to repent anytime he commits sin. He will be active in worship.
Ibn Jawzi said “I remained depressed and in concerned about finding something that would help me face that day(my own death).” What of you my dear? Do you really think of it? I am sure not all people think of it.
Allah the exalted said “And be fear of a day when you shall be brought back to Allah…”. On that day every person shall be paid what he earned.
Allah the exalted had created this life as a test and the hereafter as the dwelling of recompense. He made the test of this life a reason behind earning the reward of the hereafter. Fellow believer! With this piece of explanations hope you will be discourage by the beauty of this life.
Nothing is everlasting. Prepare for life
hereafter. Don’t stretch your legs and act as if this life is the end. There is one awaiting you. One that last forever. Our beloved prophet said “Be in the world as though you are a stranger or traveler”. This is enough to discourage you from liking this life so much.

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  1. Karimah Muhammad July 1, 2014 — 12:12 pm

    Indeed, life on terra firma is nothing but illusion.

  2. Karimah Muhammad July 1, 2014 — 12:13 pm

    Indeed, life on terra firma is nothing but illusion…

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