Got Your Eyes On the Prize?

  • The sea of pleasures may drown its owner and the swimmer fears to open his eyes under the water.
  • Allah promised you the pleasures of the Hereafter, so do not be in a hurry and seek them in this worldly life as if you are cutting plants before their harvest time, while they are much better if you wait. Likewise, the pleasures of the Hereafter are so much better.
  • Buy for yourself (through doing good deeds) while there is still a market and you have the ability to buy.
  • Everyone will pass through times of sleep and neglect (following his lusts), but do not sink into sleep as the morning of the hereafter is close at hand.
  • The truth will only be shown to perceptive people who will use the light of their minds to see the consequences of the matters they face.
  • Get yourself out of this limited world of diseases to the wide world of the Hereafter, which has what the eyes have never seen. Nothing is impossible there, and love is not lost. O you who sold yourself for the sake of something that will cause you suffering and pain, and which will also lose its beauty, you sold the most precious item for the cheapest price, as if you neither knew the value of the goods nor the meanness of the price. Wait until you come to the Day of mutual loss and gain and you will discover the injustice of this contract. ”There  is no diety worthy of worship but Allah” is something that Allah is buying. Its prices is Paradise, and the Messenger is its agent, and you will be pleased to part with a small part of this worldly life to obtain it. The part you lose is a small part of something that as a whole is not worth a mosquito’s wing.
  • If you do not work hard and face difficulties along your way in seeking glory, you will never taste honour and relief when you attain victory.
  • The human being was honoured with blessings of faith and good health, but he misused them, so they were justly taken away from him
  • The pleasures of life are similar to brides who are dressing for those who will prefer and choose; them or the brides (rewards) of the Hereafter, and whoever knows the significant difference between the two, will choose the best (the Hereafter).

    Taken from ‘al fawaa`id’ by our beloved and noble Imam ibnul Qayyim (rahimahullah)

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6 responses to “Got Your Eyes On the Prize?

  1. fulaan

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi barakaatuh,

    A really beneficial reminder. May Allaah subhaanahu wa ta ‘ala grant you Jannat Al Firdaws.

    Assalaamu alaykum

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  2. fulaan

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaah,

    By the way sister,did you translate this yourself or did you get this from the translated version?

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  3. Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi barakaatuh,

    A really beneficial reminder. May Allaah subhaanahu wa ta ‘ala grant you Jannat Al Firdaws.

    `alaykum as salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh
    may Allah grant you Jannah and its delights aameen

    By the way sister,did you translate this yourself or did you get this from the translated version?

    I got it from the translated version.

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  5. muslimah

    Jazakallahu khayr!

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