A Fleeting Enjoyment

A Fleeting Enjoyment By Imaam Ibn Kathir .   “Know that the life of this world is only play and amusement, pomp and mutual boasting among you, and rivalry in respect of wealth and children. (It is) like a rain (Ghayth), thereof the growth is pleasing to the tiller; afterwards it dries up and you see it turning yellow; then it becomes straw. But in the Hereafter (there is) a severe torment, and (there is) forgiveness from Allah and (His) pleasure. And the life of this world is only a deceiving enjoyment.” [57:20]   Allah the Exalted degrades the significance of this life and belittles it by saying “that the life

Destination the Hereafter – Have you packed your suitcases?

Destination the Hereafter – Have you packed your suitcases?   …”Dad was now becoming more worried about me. I’ve never cried like that before”…       Her cheeks were worn and sunken and her skin hugged her bones. That didn’t stop her though; you could never catch her not reciting Quran. Always vigil in her personal prayer room Dad had set up for her. Bowing, prostrating, raising her hands in prayer. That was the way she was from dawn to sunset and back again, boredom was for others.   As for me I craved nothing more than fashion magazines and novels. I treated myself all the time to videos

How Scores will be Settled on the Day of Resurrection

How Scores will be Settled on the Day of Resurrection “….The man turned away and started to weep…” When the Day of Resurrection comes, a man’s hasanaat (good deeds) will be his capital. If he had done wrong to any people, they will take from his hasanaat to the extent that he mistreated them. If he does not have any hasanaat, or if his hasanaat run out, then some of their sayi`aat (bad deeds) will be taken and added to his burden.   Bukhari narrated on the authority of Abu Hurayrah that the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam) said: “Whoever wronged his brother with regard to his honour

Death, an indispensable reality

Death, an indispensable reality …You claim to love Paradise, yet you do not work for it… HOW often do we remember death? Yes death, a harsh and fearful reality that escapes no living person. None can avoid it. The people around a dying person don’t have the ability to prevent it. Death happens every moment and it does not discriminate between the young and the old, the rich and the poor, the strong and the weak. Everyone is equal in front of death, because no one has any means to escape it or use intercession to avoid it or even delay it.   Allah Ta’ala says in the Qur’an: “Say: