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  • Abu julaybeeb
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    Originally posted by Indefinable View Post

    Yes?
    dust
    age
    u sound so negative

    if ur talking spirituality in terms of deen it should only increase as you get older

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  • Sister_2009
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    Originally posted by Indefinable View Post

    Is humour really related to intelligence?

    Hmm - your post has really given me a lot to reflect upon.

    (It's not about "looking" young - okay - maybe it is. Who wants to look "old"?)

    I mean - do a person's characteristics change as they get older?

    I feel like I'm becoming an "Age-Snob" - for example - people should behave in a certain way once they reach a certain age. Immaturity annoys me.


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  • Indefinable
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    Originally posted by AmantuBillahi View Post


    True. But it's a major step is to be mindful of this, and to make a pure intention not to fall prey to it as you age.

    Perhaps you can try catching yourself when you do become angry, bitter or jealous, and make Du'a to Allah that He free you from such negative attributes.
    Du'a - The weapon of every Believer.

    Guess it's back to basics - Ikhlas, Akhlaq, Du'a.

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  • Indefinable
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    Originally posted by Fakhri View Post
    It's a conflicting thing finding it in ourselves to be humorous with how things are for us - unless we're exerting ourselves close to the fullest for our akhirah and serving the deen. Yes, Rasoolullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam was cheerful and had humour and it's a part of Rahmah towards others to not be lacking in these things... But He was doing what He needed to do for this Deen and for Himself as the Messenger of Allah.

    What are we doing? What am I doing?

    I know this is grim, but the reality is for most of us our hearts are dead or sick. We're busy playing games, watching movies, watching sports, dining out, enjoying this and enjoying that and the concern for the state of the Ummah and our own akhirah doesn't really translate into the kind of action we ought to be taking.

    Maybe that lack of humour as we age is part of the conscience telling us what we already know inside us deep down.

    We need to be doing a lot more than we are doing and the signs of ageing are reminding us of death and our falling short in striving the way we know our situation requires.

    Allahu a'lam.
    This is it.

    It's grim, yet it's the ultimate reality for all of us.

    As we get older, none of the material things hold any significance. It's all about how many good deeds we have accumulated. Unfortunately it's nowhere near enough to what we ought to be doing.


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  • Indefinable
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    Is humour really related to intelligence?

    Hmm - your post has really given me a lot to reflect upon.

    (It's not about "looking" young - okay - maybe it is. Who wants to look "old"?)

    I mean - do a person's characteristics change as they get older?

    I feel like I'm becoming an "Age-Snob" - for example - people should behave in a certain way once they reach a certain age. Immaturity annoys me.



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  • Fakhri
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    It's a conflicting thing finding it in ourselves to be humorous with how things are for us - unless we're exerting ourselves close to the fullest for our akhirah and serving the deen. Yes, Rasoolullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam was cheerful and had humour and it's a part of Rahmah towards others to not be lacking in these things... But He was doing what He needed to do for this Deen and for Himself as the Messenger of Allah.

    What are we doing? What am I doing?

    I know this is grim, but the reality is for most of us our hearts are dead or sick. We're busy playing games, watching movies, watching sports, dining out, enjoying this and enjoying that and the concern for the state of the Ummah and our own akhirah doesn't really translate into the kind of action we ought to be taking.

    Maybe that lack of humour as we age is part of the conscience telling us what we already know inside us deep down.

    We need to be doing a lot more than we are doing and the signs of ageing are reminding us of death and our falling short in striving the way we know our situation requires.

    Allahu a'lam.

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  • Sister_2009
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    Originally posted by Indefinable View Post

    I'm sure there's an "e" in "ageing".

    (Or is my spelling deteriorating?)

    I'm not too fussed about the physical factors like grey hairs/wrinkles etc. It's more to do with the mental aspect.

    Like memory, sharpness, not being able to handle a "joke". Does loss of humour come with age too?

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  • Indefinable
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    Originally posted by Linkdeutscher View Post

    Lol.
    Br Zeeshan's input is required.

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  • Indefinable
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    Originally posted by Saif-Uddin View Post

    Lol,
    What's so absurd and/or funny about this thread?

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  • Indefinable
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    I'm sure there's an "e" in "ageing".

    (Or is my spelling deteriorating?)

    I'm not too fussed about the physical factors like grey hairs/wrinkles etc. It's more to do with the mental aspect.

    Like memory, sharpness, not being able to handle a "joke". Does loss of humour come with age too?


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  • Sister_2009
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    Originally posted by Indefinable View Post
    Any tips/suggestions?

    (To the older members).

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  • Saif-Uddin
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    Originally posted by AmantuBillahi View Post

    Triggered..?
    Lol,

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  • Linkdeutscher
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    Originally posted by Saif-Uddin View Post

    Absurd thread
    Lol.

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  • AmantuBillahi
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    Originally posted by Indefinable View Post

    Spirituality is the difficult part.

    People tend to get angrier/bitter/less patient as the years get on.

    True. But it's a major step is to be mindful of this, and to make a pure intention not to fall prey to it as you age.

    Perhaps you can try catching yourself when you do become angry, bitter or jealous, and make Du'a to Allah that He free you from such negative attributes.

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  • AmantuBillahi
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    Originally posted by AmantuBillahi View Post
    1) Healthy diet

    2) Exercise regularly

    3) Keep good company

    4) Excel in spirituality (Seek knowledge and practice it with sincerity)

    5) Memorizes the Quran regardless of your age and limitations
    Originally posted by AmantuBillahi View Post
    6) Controlling your temper and striving for calmness
    7) Have good Akhlaq

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