“In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
Time is witness that, surely, mankind suffers loss,
except for those of faith,
Who do good, and become a model of truthful living,
and together practice patience and constancy.” – Surah Al-Asr
From young we are told that for one to be a productive muslim is when one is able to balance both dunya and akhirah; but the question is, in which we can only answer it to ourself; had we actually been balancing it equally to begin with?
Today is one of the days that I am reminded of death. Today is one of the days that I am reminded of how precious time is. Today is one of the days that I sat down all alone in my room with my eyes all teary over realizing that I am just a number of days away. Today is one of the days that I asked myself, what had I been doing for the past few years of my life. Today is one of the days that I asked myself what have I done for Islam and for the ummah? Whilst I look forward for my future; to have a career, to have a degree, to get married, to make umrah again, so much more selfish ambitious plans for myself but I forgot that I might not live up till that day and I forgot that life isn’t just about me. 😦