Feel Ramadan – No Moments will Return

“What’s that thing which is sure to happen in everyone’s life?”
“Death” replied the guru.
Hearing this a wee girl said with a whimper: “I am fearful of death”

Patting on her back softly he said: “Don’t be afraid, little girl. Death is another thing like our birth. With death, our life achieves its perfection. In some way, death is our friend; a friend who is assured to come. Through the waves of happiness and sadness we sail towards him. Does anyone fear friends?”

How elegantly did that guru portray birth and death! In fact, how short this life is! How fast our life flies by. How quickly the days and months vanish!! Prophet (May peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) had predicted the signs of the Day of Resurrection. One among those is that the speed of time would spike up. Have you ever thought how? A day was 24 hours in the older era as well. However, now that “24 hours” are passing very hastily. When time hurries, our days in this world shorten. Swiftly our age changes – childhood, teenage, youth, hardships of life, ailments and senility! If we look back, how short is our life!

Time is one of the best fortunes. What the deceased lost and what we are left with is TIME. If utilized precisely and punctually, we can make best out of everyday. Even when we gallop, we should be able to bridle the time wisely. The years we lived don’t matter, rather how we lived it and what we did matter. For those who made each day a bliss at least by flinging away a thorn or planting a sapling, this journey of life would be amazing.

We should keep in mind that it is the days, years and moments that we experience only once in this lifetime that are getting perished. No moments will return. Every moment is a new one.

Humans evaluate the gains and losses differently. Those whose minds are enslaved to the sumptuousness of this mundane life would gauge gains around the scale called money. They see prosperity only when there is accumulation in their wealth. They find it as a great loss when their wealth and amenities depreciate. Those who plunge in the swamp of greed can not be influenced or attracted by nothing other than money.

Chapter 103 Qur’an says how do those who believe in the Merciful Lord and dwell in the best creed evaluate losses and gains.

“By time, Indeed, mankind is in loss, Except for those who have believed and done righteous deeds and advised each other to truth and advised each other to patience.”

English rendering of article written by Abdul Wadud

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