Story of Life

One day of the many days, there was a man traveling with his Wife and Kids. On the way he met someone standing on the roadside. He asked: “Who are you?”
The man said: “I am ‘the Money‘.”

So the man asked his wife and kids: “Should we ask him to ride with us?”

They all said together: “Yes, of course! because with ‘the Money‘ it can help us if we wanted to do anything, and if we wanted to get anything we wished.” So they took ‘the Money‘ to ride with them. And the vehicle continued on its way until they met another person on the road. The Father asked: “Who are you?”
He said: “I am ‘the high position and power’.”

So the father asked his wife and kids: “Should we ask him to ride with us?”
They all answered together in one voice: “Yes, of course! because with ‘the high position and power’ we have the ability to do anything we want and own anything we wished.” So they took ‘the high position and power’ with them, and the vehicle continued to finish its trip.

In this way, they met with many people who promised pleasures and desires of life, UNTIL… They met one strange person… The Father asked: “Who are you?”
He said: “I am ‘the Deen’ (Islam).”

So the father, the wife, and the kids; all said in one voice: “No no, this isn’t the time, we desire the pleasures of life and Dunyah. ‘The Deen’ will prevent us and then ban us from pleasurable things and it will take control of us. We will be worn-out from being loyal to it and its teachings. The Halaal and the Haraam, and this thing prayer and that thing Hijaab, and the fasting, and; and; and; and; and; etc, It will be a burden upon us!!!”

“But certainly, we will return to pick you up after we enjoy life and everything else in it.”

So sadly, they left him behind and the vehicle continued on its trip.

All of a sudden, out of nowhere something appeared in the middle of the road. It was a check-point and it had a sign saying STOP!!! They found a man gesturing for the father to get out of the vehicle. The man said to the father: “Your trip has ended. Come with me.”

The father was shocked with fear and did not say a word. The man said to him: “I am searching for the DEEN. Is he with you?”
He answered: “No, I left him not too far back. If you can let me go back, I will get him for you.”

The man said: “You do not have the ability to go back, your trip has ended and there is no going back now… returning is impossible.”

“But I have The Money; The high position and power; My Wife; My Kids; and; and; and; and; and; and; so on.”

The man said to him: “Neither will they benefit you nor will they protect you when you come in front of Allah. Not one bit! You have left all of them behind. The only one that will help you now is ‘The Deen‘ you know? The one who YOU left back on the road.”

The father asked: “And who are you exactly?”
He replied: “I AM ‘the DEATH’ – The one who you were heedless of – and who you did not think of on your trip!!!”

The father looked at his vehicle and found his wife taking control of it and continuing the trip with all of the passengers. And none of them stayed behind with him. He was left all alone.

An A Grade Final Exam

By Muhammad Alshareef

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1. In school, you can often redo your exam if you fail. In the hereafter, if one fails there is no going back.

2. In school, you often do not know what questions will be asked. In the hereafter, there are only 3 questions: Who is your Lord? What is your Deen? And who is this man who was sent to you? But the answers are answers you live by.

3. In school, we stay up at night to prepare for the exam the next day. So too in Allah’s exam, we should be staying up in night prayers.

4. In school, we pray and hope and work for an outstanding mark. So too should be our attitude towards Allah’s exam.

5. In school, when we get a great mark, we erupt with happiness. So too will the believers erupt in happiness when they get their books in their right hands. Work for it.

6. In school, when we get a bad mark, sadness can be seen on our faces, and we dislike to face others. So too in the hereafter. Protect yourself from that.

7. During a school exam, you cannot ask anyone for help. In the hereafter, you can prepare from now to get assistance from Allah’s Messenger, the Quran, and other ways of intercession.

8. In school, when exam time draws near, we banish distractions to focus on what is really important. In Allah’s exam, isn’t death within 1 heart beat? Banish distractions and focus.

9. In school, until exam results come out, we worry about the result. In Allah’s exam, we don’t know what our result will be, so we spend our days in hope and worry until the results come out.

Destination: Hereafter

Destination: The Hereafter-Have You Packed Your Suitcases?

From az-Zamân al-Qâdim
Compiled by Abdul-Malik al-Qasim.
Translated by Muhammad al-Sharîf.

What will we say?

A Part from End of Music by Shaykh Kamal El Mekki

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