When you look at a tomb stone you see a date under the name which reads for example 5. 1. 1980 – 6. 1. 2014

Our life is the dash between these two dates. On how we live that dash will depend what happens after the second half of the date is written.
I was born on 4th Rabi ul Awwal, 1375 Hijri and so that is the first half of my date. And like you all, I am living the dash. Someday sooner or later, the second half of the date will be written.
What then will be said about the dash and how I lived it?
Today incidentally happens to be my 60thbirthday – 4th Rabi ul Awwal, 1435 Hijri.
I have been reflecting on my life and some of the questions I asked myself are:
  1. What did I achieve in 60 years?
  2. What more could I have achieved?
  3. We go when it is our time to go, not necessarily when we are ready to go – so what is my preparation for that time?
  4. What decisions did I take in my life which I am happy about and what did I learn from them?
  5. What decisions did I take which I regret and what did I learn from them?
  6. What opportunities did I have that I took advantage of and what did I learn from that?
  7. What opportunities did I miss and what did I learn from that?
  8. What opportunities did I create for myself and what did I learn from that?
  9. What did I invest in myself and what was the return?

So – that’s enough for now.
With salaams to you all

Yawar