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:
- What did I achieve in 60 years?
- What more could I have achieved?
- 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?
- What decisions did I take in my life which I am happy about and what did I learn from them?
- What decisions did I take which I regret and what did I learn from them?
- What opportunities did I have that I took advantage of and what did I learn from that?
- What opportunities did I miss and what did I learn from that?
- What opportunities did I create for myself and what did I learn from that?
- What did I invest in myself and what was the return?
So – that’s enough for now.
With salaams to you all
asalaamualaikum:may allah ta`ala make the remaining years of ur life>the best.fill it with love mohabbat n noor.may he grant u good health n lots of joys in your home.May u also grow in knowledge n wisdom. AGE IS JUST A NUMBER.WE ARE AS OLD OR YOUNG AS OUR MIND TELLS US TO BE;all the best fot the year ahead.ps.SOUTH AFRICA AWAITS U.(sister zoolfa)
If not anything, you've positively impacted and inspired a 22 year old who lives waayyy Down Under 😉
May Allah (swt) continue to use you to inspire more each day.
Alhamdulillah for the reminder. Every anniversary, every birthday, every white hair is a reminder that we are a step closer to the ultimate meeting with Rabbul 'alameen. May Allah, subhanahu wa ta'ala, make that the best day of your life. Say alhamdulillah that Allah, SWT, has given you 60 years. Say alhamdulillah for all the good He gave you tawfeeq to do. Say Alhamdulillah for every day He gives you to come closer to Him with your good deeds. May your work and your effort be blessed with His acceptance. Aameen.
May Allah bless you for all that you did without asking for a return in this world. May Allah help you replicate more like you so that people remember you through them and May Allah keep you healthy and give you an ending of a martyr.
Our Salaam to you too! May Allah grant you a life full of barakah and may He accept your saee' and make you pleased with it on the day of judgment. Ameen