When will we ever relax? February 27, 2007Posted by Muhajirah in General, Heart Softners, Hereafter, Imaan, Islam.
In this life of poverty, hardship and trials, Abdullah asked his father [Imam Ahmad] one day, “Abi when will we ever relax?”
His father, one of the greatest revivers of the Sunnah, a role model for all Muslims, looked him in the eye and said, “With the first step we take into Jannah.”
I came across this quote a while back and it blew me away, and each time I read it, it has the same affect on me.
Don’t expect anything from this dunya. Don’t expect comfort or ease or luxury. Don’t expect an easy life, with no tests or trials. This dunya is nothing, so how can we become so attached to it, longing for its false splendour, forgetting that which is everlasting? How can we be satisfied when Allah has promised us Jannah? Great lush gardens and lofty palaces…
Fight falsehood with truth and greet hardships with patience. It’s only once you enter Jannah that you have achieved and gained success. So until then, don’t even think of relaxing…