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    How much we will regret the precious seconds we wasted in this world!


    How limited is our life and how can we really be sure that we will live until tomorrow. We have a 50% chance of dying at any moment and 50% is a huge chance of dying yet we live everyday like we will live forever in this world but we are asleep and so heedless. We do so much for this world and gain wealth, propertys and various other investments but if we die the next day then will this wealth and assets accompany us? The ONLY thing that will come with us is our good deeds. Our good deeds will be our companions in the grave and in the hereafter because they will be there for us when we REALLY need them the most, whereas what we gained in this world will leave us at the point of death.

    So is it wise to spend our whole lives working for this world in expense of the next? Are we going to be here for that long that we should do so much for this world and neglect our final destination?

    The succession of the night and day teach us an important lesson about this life; what goes will never come back again. This lesson is only understood by the wise people and leads them to invest all of their time in useful things as they realise that these times will never come back again. Once each second, minute, hour and day is gone it will NEVER come back. Yet our seconds go by and we do not even bother to ensure we make the best of how we spend them.

    Rasulallah (Salallahu Alaihi Wasallam) urged us to use our time in a useful way when he said: (Al-Hakim)

    He also indicated that we are to be asked about these times and how we invested them in the judgment day. Rasulallah (Salallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: ( Al-Tirmidhi)

    Worship in ones youth is the best worship that one will do in all of ones lifetime and this is because of the fact that this is the time that one will have the most desires and this is the time when one has passion, drive, determination and energy. The youth must use all of these things in wanting to spend their time pleasing Allah and doing those actions which will benefit them forever and NOT wasting their time in useless talk or meetings and especially on social networks on the internet and video games all of which are of no benefit to one in this world or the next.

    So for the youth it is even more crucial NOT to waste ones youth on useless pursuits but in the worship of Allah so that one can be raised on the day of judgement as one who spent their youth in the worship of Allah.

    So, whoever used his time for the benefits and pleasures of this life will regret after he died and his remorse will be very great at two times:

    When he is dying he will wish that he is given another chance or extension to his life so that he may do good as Allah says:

    (23:99-100)

    The key to success in this life and the next is making the hereafter the MOST important thing to us and making it our main focus. If we constantly keep the hereafter as our main focus everyday of our lives and strive as much as we can everyday to ensure that each second is spent on building up our hereafter then we will not go wrong inshallah.

    Ibn Masood said:

    How many days have we had like this where we have completely wasted them? On the day of judgement we would want to go back so that we could gain the HUGE rewards that are available just for saying Subhanallah!

    if we are asked: , we answer; and if we are asked we reply we say: ; we keep working for this life everyday and postponing working for the hereafter.

    We CANNOT afford to waste a single second in this life wasting it on that which will give us no benefit in this world or the next. Once our focus becomes the hereafter then NOTHING else will matter. Even things that we do in this world like work, study, look after and provide for family, parents, wife children etc will be like worship for us because we will do them for the pleasure of Allah. Even going to the toilet can be a worship if done in accordance with the Sunnah. Our WHOLE life from sleeping, eating, going to sleep and even breathing can become reward and worship with the right intentions so let us not waste a second more.

    In the hereafter, when people are rewarded according to their deeds in this life, he wishes if he can go back to this life so he can do good deeds as he has experienced the hardness of punishment. Allah says:

    (40:11)

    Qatadah said regarding the last verse: Allah Also says:

    But warn them of the Day of Distress, when the matter will be determined: for (behold,) they are negligent and they do not believe! (19:39)

    Ibn Kathir provided the following translation for the latter verse:

    (And warn them of the Day of grief and regrets) warn the creation of the Day of Distress.

    (When the case has been decided) when the people of Paradise and the people of Hell will be sorted out, and everyone will reach his final abode which he was destined to remain in forever.

    (While (now) they are) today, in the present life of this world.

    (In a state of carelessness) with the warning of the Day of grief and regret, they are heedless.

    (And they believe not) meaning they do not believe that it is true.


    Imam Ahmad narrted that Abu Sa`id said that the Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said:

    Let us get ourselves out of this heedless state that we are in and let us make our ONLY focus the hereafter so that EVERYTHING we do we do to please Allah. Before we do any action we should just stop and think to ourselves "Is this action going to be of any benefit to me in the hereafter"? If it is not then let us do that which WILL be of benefit to us. This brief moment of reflection will help us throughout our lives because it will prevent us from wasting our precious time and it will enable us to spend our precious seconds pleasing Allah and doing good deeds.

    A clever and intelligent person realises that they have such limited time in this world and therefore each second should be spent on doing that which will benefit them in the long term as oppose to in the short term. Short term gains are what we do for this world and long term gains are what we do for the hereafter. Now if we spend our lives living for this world then we will have gains which are so short lived and after we die what will we have for eternity? Whereas if we lived this life to a minimum and spent our entire lives working for the hereafter then we will benefit FOREVER!

    This world is like a dream that will end at any moment and in the next world we will wake up from this dream and that is when reality will hit us but by then it will be too late to do anything about it. Our chance to act is NOW! Therefore we CANNOT waste a second more.

    Let us spend our time learning about Islam and implementing what we learn into our lives as well as teaching others what we learn as learning is the best of all worship.

    Let us enjoin good and forbid evil and give as much dawah as we can inviting people to the way of Allah. Let us attend the Masjid and keep good connection with it so that we can gain a good connection with Allah. Let us keep good and pious company and disregard those who do evil as bad company is like poison for us. Let us sit with the scholars and learned people and those who remember Allah.

    Let us spend our time reciting the Qur'an as every letter is so much rewards that we cannot imagine. We will be raised among the levels of Paradise until we stopped reciting the Qur'an in this world. So let us keep reciting so that we can be raised to the highest stages of Paradise. Let us also learn the meanings of what we are reading so that we can understand what Allah is telling us and so that we can implement what Allah is telling us in the Qur'an into our daily lives.

    Let us perfect our characters all of the time and whatever we need to change about ourselves for the better then let us constantly work on these things.

    Abu Darda (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said, "Nothing will be heavier on the Day of Resurrection in the Scale of the believer than good manners. Allah hates one who utters foul or coarse language.''

    Let us strive to be the best towards others in conduct and let us serve our parents as much as we can as serving ones parents is better than jihad.

    Let us give as much as we can to charity for the pleasure of Allah for we will regret the money we wasted and did not spend in the way of Allah.

    Let us also busy ourselves in prayer and much prostrations in the for of nawafil prayers because the more we prostrate to Allah in the form of prayer then the higher our ranks will be in the hereafter.

    We should always ask of Allah in dua and know that dua is the weapon of the believer and this weapon should be used as much as possible for all of our duas that are not answered in this world will be stored for us in the hereafter and when we see the reward of those duas we thought were not accepted then we will wish that NONE of our dua's were ever accepted just so that we can gain these HUGE rewards.

    We should be of the appreciative and thankful and always thank Allah for everything he has given us because he has done so many favours for us that we can never imagine. Allah gives more to the thankful and increases them in blessings.

    -Allah likes those who are thankful [39:7]

    -Allah rewards those who are thankful [3:144]

    -Allah gives more benefits and blessings to those who are thankful [14:7]

    -Allah protects those from harm who render Him thankfulness [54:34-35]


    Also let us be patient through trials, hardships and adversities because they will help rid us of sin and it may be that a person who went through much trials in the world would face Allah with little or no sin and imagine how lucky that person would be on a day when we will tremble for the sins we committed in the world. What a terrible day that will be. So we should spend our time in repentance and have hope in the mercy of Allah and at the same time have fear that our repentance and deeds won't be accepted. Hope and fear should always be balanced and one should not have too much hope and one should not have too much fear but strike a balance between the two.

    Let us keep our tongues moist with the remembrance and glorification of Allah, How easy is it for us to utter useless words but how much will we regret when we realise that instead of all the useless talk we did in the world we we could have glorified Allah and even one glorification of Allah like Subhanallah and La ilaha ilallah gains one rewards one cannot imagine. It is just that in this world we cannot see these rewards but when we will see the rewards for ourselves on the day of judgement then we will say "Woe to me i wasted my life in useless talk when i could have been glorifying and remembering Allah."

    Hadhrat Mu'az [RA] narrated Rasulallah (sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: (Tabaraani)

    We can remember Allah where ever we are no matter what we are doing and this is the best thing we can do in our lives is to constantly remain in the remembrance of Allah. If we alwyas have Allah in our hearts then we will do EVERYTHING to please him and refrain from anything that displeases him.

    The Prophet of Guidance (sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) told us that remembrance of Allah is the best and the purest deed.

    Abu Dardaa narrated that the Messenger of Allaah (sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said, The companions said, The Prophet (sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) then said, (Ahmad, Tirmidhi and others).

    My brothers and sisters let us take heed and make the changes in our life NOW for tomorrow may never come and then we will regret the precious short time we have wasted in our lives on useless pursuits.

    Let us think before doing any action to ensure that EVERYTING we do we do to please Allah and if it will benefit us in the hereafter then we should do it but if it will only waste our time then we should not do it.

    We CANNOT put this off any longer for shaythan will always say to us "You can change after you have done this or after you have done that, You can change next week or tomorrow". But tomorrow may never come so the time to change and act is NOW!

    Al-Hasan Al-Basri said:

    Another of the righteous men said, And when he was asked: he said:

    So let us strive to make the best of each second of our lives to ensure that each second is spent on pleasing Allah and each second that we waste on that which will not benefit us in the hereafter will be seconds that are wasted and seconds that we will regret FOREVER!

    And Allah knows best in all matters
    10 steps to increase our imaan(faith)
    http://www.ummah.com/forum/showthread.php?t=192926
    Forty Good Deeds to do Everyday!
    http://www.ummah.com/forum/showthread.php?t=230798

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    Re: How much we will regret the precious seconds we wasted in this world!

    Hastening to do Good On the authority of Abu Maalik al-Haarith bin al-Haarith al-Ash'aree (radiAllaahu anhu) who said : The Messenger of Allaah (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) said :

    Purity is half of Eemaan (Faith). 'al-Hamdu lillaah' [Praise be to Allaah] fills the scales, and 'subhaanAllaah' [How far is Allaah from every imperfection] and 'al-Hamdu lillaah' fill that which is between heaven and earth. And the Salaah (Prayer) is a Light, and charity is a Proof, and Patience is Illumination, and the Qur'aan is a Proof either for you or against you. Every person starts his day as a vendor of his soul, either freeing it or causing its ruin.

    It was related by Muslim.
    10 steps to increase our imaan(faith)
    http://www.ummah.com/forum/showthread.php?t=192926
    Forty Good Deeds to do Everyday!
    http://www.ummah.com/forum/showthread.php?t=230798

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    • #3
      Re: How much we will regret the precious seconds we wasted in this world!

      :salams

      :jkk:
      May I ask what is the source for it?
      Is it written by yourself?
      أشهد أن لا إله إلاَّ الله و أشهد أن محمد رسول الله

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      • #4
        Re: How much we will regret the precious seconds we wasted in this world!

        Originally posted by hayatto View Post
        :salams

        :jkk:
        May I ask what is the source for it?
        Is it written by yourself?
        Wa alaikum asalaam. Yes it is written by myself. Please feel free to forward to others. Jazakallau khayr
        10 steps to increase our imaan(faith)
        http://www.ummah.com/forum/showthread.php?t=192926
        Forty Good Deeds to do Everyday!
        http://www.ummah.com/forum/showthread.php?t=230798

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        • #5
          Re: How much we will regret the precious seconds we wasted in this world!

          Originally posted by hamza81 View Post
          Wa alaikum asalaam. Yes it is written by myself. Please feel free to forward to others. Jazakallau khayr
          :jkk:
          أشهد أن لا إله إلاَّ الله و أشهد أن محمد رسول الله

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          • #6
            Re: How much we will regret the precious seconds we wasted in this world!

            "Hereafter life in Islam" - Prepare for it before its too late!

            10 steps to increase our imaan(faith)
            http://www.ummah.com/forum/showthread.php?t=192926
            Forty Good Deeds to do Everyday!
            http://www.ummah.com/forum/showthread.php?t=230798

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            • #7
              Re: How much we will regret the precious seconds we wasted in this world!

              Salam, I'm just posting because it's a lie that we have a %50 chance of dying at any moment.

              Walaikum salam

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              • #8
                Re: How much we will regret the precious seconds we wasted in this world!

                :salams:
                :jkk:
                Wa alaikum asalaam. Yes it is written by myself. Please feel free to forward to others. Jazakallau khayr
                :masha: May Allah reward you
                I'm just posting because it's a lie that we have a %50 chance of dying at any moment.
                explain?


                Avoid excessive laughter and useless arguments as they harden the heart and lead to heedlessness.

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                • #9
                  Re: How much we will regret the precious seconds we wasted in this world!

                  Nothing we say is more severe than Hell & nothing more greater than Paradise:

                  Ali Ibn Abi Talib (Allah be pleased with him) said:

                  'Mention what you will of the greatness of Allah, but Allah is greater than anything you say.

                  And mention what you will of the Fire, but it is more severe than anything you say.

                  And mention what you will of Paradise, but it is better than anything you say.'

                  {Abu Bakr Al-Daynuri, Al-Mujalasah wa Jawahir Al-'Ilm article 853.}
                  10 steps to increase our imaan(faith)
                  http://www.ummah.com/forum/showthread.php?t=192926
                  Forty Good Deeds to do Everyday!
                  http://www.ummah.com/forum/showthread.php?t=230798

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                  • #10
                    Re: How much we will regret the precious seconds we wasted in this world!

                    Hamza your posts are a treat! Thank you so much, you really have posted some useful stuff that has made me actively become better!

                    May Allah swt reward you for this. ameen.
                    My ♥ only lets الله‎ in

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                    • #11
                      Re: How much we will regret the precious seconds we wasted in this world!

                      May Allah reward you brother Hamza. I agree with Fairy, your posts are very beneficial.

                      :jkk:

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                      • #12
                        Re: How much we will regret the precious seconds we wasted in this world!

                        :salams

                        It's true you're posts give me shivers.

                        Jazakallah khayran and May Allah (swt) reward you brother.

                        Ibn Umar was asked, �Did the sahaba laugh?� He said, �Yes, and the faith in their hearts was like mountains.�

                        "You can not be the ummah that will call the world to goodness if you hate everybody else" - Nouman Ali Khan

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                        • #13
                          Re: How much we will regret the precious seconds we wasted in this world!

                          What has passed of your life will not return to you!
                          10 steps to increase our imaan(faith)
                          http://www.ummah.com/forum/showthread.php?t=192926
                          Forty Good Deeds to do Everyday!
                          http://www.ummah.com/forum/showthread.php?t=230798

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                          • #14
                            Re: How much we will regret the precious seconds we wasted in this world!

                            Ibn Jawzi’s Advice To His Son

                            “Know, dear son,
                            that days are but hours,
                            and hours are but breaths,
                            and every soul is a container,
                            hence let not any breath pass without any benefit,
                            such as on the Day of Judgment you find an empty container and feel regret!
                            Be aware of every hour and how it passes,
                            and only spend it in the best possible way;
                            do not neglect yourself,
                            but render it accustomed to the noblest and best of actions,
                            and send to your grave that which will please you when you arrive to it.”


                            [Imam Ibn al-Jawzi in his letter of advice to his son, as contained in his work: “Laftat al-Kabid fee Naseehat al-Walad”]
                            10 steps to increase our imaan(faith)
                            http://www.ummah.com/forum/showthread.php?t=192926
                            Forty Good Deeds to do Everyday!
                            http://www.ummah.com/forum/showthread.php?t=230798

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                            • #15
                              Re: How much we will regret the precious seconds we wasted in this world!

                              Those who desire the Hereafter will have everything in this world:

                              https://youtu.be/dn2aVxBmM6g
                              10 steps to increase our imaan(faith)
                              http://www.ummah.com/forum/showthread.php?t=192926
                              Forty Good Deeds to do Everyday!
                              http://www.ummah.com/forum/showthread.php?t=230798

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