Time, like life, is precious.
Sunday mornings are often for me a soft time to reflect and contemplate-to think about the life I've had, how I feel in the present, and about the realities and a life I would like ahead. In general, it isn't too complicated on a certain level, a desire to live life with grace, to be kind and generous as often as possible to the world around me, and to seek the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference. I'm grateful to put my feet on the ground, and go out and try to make the best of another day, and one thing I feel sure about, is that there will be people whose path I will cross, that will help me learn something, and who will touch me one way or the other. Wishing all a blessed day.
© Peter Turnley, Paris, 2014.
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Assalamu Alaykum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatu my brothers (and sisters if you choose to read this post). I wanted to share some advice and thoughts regarding this world in hopes it may benefit you, first, let's reflect on Allah's beautiful warning and advice for us. Allah Azzawajal says:
Beautified for men is the love of things they covet, women, children, much of gold and silver wealth, branded beautiful horses (In the Modern age, cars, Motorbikes, etc), cattle and well-tilled land. This is the pleasure of the present worldly life, but Allah has the most excellent return (Paradise with flowing rivers, etc) with Him. [Al-Imran 3:14]
The ayat itself is crystal clear and from it we can understand why so many brothers hold wealth and material items to such high standards. For some brothers their love and weakness is for beautiful women more than others, for many, many others, it's building and modifying cars or sport bikes, for some more than others it's about having the most beautiful house, with landscaping nicer than some city parks and architecture which makes the pleasure seekers of this world's jaw drop. For some brothers their weakness is all of these right now, and for others Alhamdulillah they have no interest whatsoever.
Each man is tested in various ways and Allah Azzawajal informs us as a warning that these things are beautified for us, meaning that they attract our eye and our desires and the more we seek or attain it, the more attached we become and the more the desire grows. At the end of the ayat Allah Azzawajal clearly states that this is only the pleasures of the worldly life, meaning they are not only temporary in nature but also they are nothing compared to attaining the pleasure of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala nor are they worth anything that amounts to pleasure when compared to what Allah has in the hereafter.
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