Remove the love of dinars and of dirhams from your heart until they become as pebbles and sand in your eyes. Remove the wish to be thought highly of from your heart until your are indifferent to people’s praise and condemnation, and to whether they are attracted or repulsed by you. For the love of prominence is more harmful than that of money, and both indicate desire for the world.
– Imām ‘Abdullāh ibn ‘Alawī al-Ḥaddād Ra
TODAY might be the last day of your life. Or maybe not. Do what you can to please Allah and stay away from what displeases Him. Don’t waste even a single moment or let a moment pass without remembering and serving your Allah. Every moment is like a precious jewel. Value it! To serve Allah and His creation is the greatest Honour to mankind. Stay away from useless activities that have no benefit in the Hereafter.
So many Janazahs every day…. When are we going to realise. We have only one life. If we only use it in sport, play and amusement and don’t work for Allah then we are foolishly wasting away our days and not using our gift of life, our bodies, hearts and souls, for what Allah intended. Instead we are using these same gifts to dis-obey the One who gave them to us! How unfortunate is such a person. We should work for Allah and take something with us to present to Him. Dedicate your life to Allah. Obey Him. Work for Him and in return Allah will give us ‘What no eye has ever seen, no ear has ever heard of and no thought has even passed the heart of any person.’ Instead of planning our next leisure activity, we should plan what we are going to do for Allahs sake and pleasure and how much are we willing to spend on it in terms of our time and wealth. May Allah give us the Tawfeeq.