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Take advantage of yourself

Power_of_FiveTake advantage of yourself

When doing a favor to another what is the first thing shaithan whispers ‘’Take advantage of him later’’. He couldn’t stop us from doing good but he makes sure he spoils the reward for it by changing our intention. May Allah protect us all from the evil thoughts..Let us now discuss about taking advantage of ourselves. A new thought eh??

Prophet sal Allaahu alayhi wa sallam said to a man while he was advising him:

“Take advantage of five matters before five other matters: your youth, before you become old; and your health, before you fall sick; and your richness, before you become poor; and your free time before you become busy; and your life, before your death.”

Everywhere it’s about taking advantage of our souls and body simply to please Allah.

Keep it in my mind because each day we are becoming older, losing health and Allah can take all your wealth away in spilt of a second. Time which is the most precious thing, we all have an excuse when it comes to seeking Islamic knowledge and performing our daily prayers and stuff that we have no TIME.

No matter how busy we are have we ever forgotten to eat…No, WHY?

Because our stomach alerts us when we are hungry, but unfortunately our souls don’t warn us to thank and pray to Allah who gave us the food we have been eating (A reminder for me first and foremost).

Not again, I hope while reading this we all make a firm decision to work to make our souls healthy along with the body. Like we find time for exercise and walks to keep our body in good shape let us also find few moments to make Salah (pray) five times a day (which of course is a combination of exercise and meditation).

Like we update and go through our facebook and twitter let’s try going through Quran pondering over its meaning and learn from Our Prophets (peace be upon him) life, Like we diet let’s take fasting not to lose weight but solely to please Allah…Insha Allah

As we all know ‘’Health is Wealth’’…

Even if you have 10 cars, Allah should bless you with the health to step on to at least one of them, don’t you agree? If we don’t have health to enjoy the comforts of life, what is the use of it?

Health helps us stay independent, just think how your husband suffered last time you fell ill. A small fever takes away all our energy and we become unable to do our work which effects all around us.

Health is indeed a great blessing. Allah wants us to remember him while we are healthy, because obviously when we are sick we turn back to Allah. May Allah protect us all from all sickness…

Youth is a stage of life which passes away like season, and the period of life we get very much busy building homes, making money, taking care of kids etc. We tend to forget the real purpose of life.

Allah wants us to remember him when we are young , haven’t we heard people saying, now I’m old let me find some time to get close to Allah…

Who know if we will reach that stage in life, even if we plan to do so when we are aged? Start now…

Wealth: Most of the people are under financial crisis, so we should be careful while spending the money which Allah has given us, that does not mean we should be stingy.

According to a Hadith reported in Abu Daud, once a wealthy person in dirty clothes came to the Prophet of Allah who was very displeased to see him in that condition and said: ‘’When God has bestowed His bounty upon you, He likes that the effect of His bounty should appear on you.”

According to another Hadith in Bukhari, the Prophet of Allah is reported to have said: “Eat and wear to your full satisfaction and give charity without being extravagant and proud.’’

Finally the fifth point Life before death…I think it needs no more explanations…

In short words Today before Tomorrow….There is no second life in dunya to change yourself.

May Allah help us reflect from this article and start utilizing ourselves for our own good…


About nourin ibrahim

I am a bubbly lady who loves to splash ideas and thoughts on others through my articles. A happy home maker, a young mother and a very out spoken person by character. I also enjoy surfing, cooking and learning about Islam. I hope and pray my works brings some change in the lives of my readers

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