Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Hours are but Breaths!

The following has been sent to me by a sister, May Allah swt reward her.

Imam Ibn al-Jawzi (ra) in his letter of advice to his son, wrote:

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."

This world is transitory and our life therein but a moment borrowed, our breaths numbered, yet our indifference reckless. [Abu Bakr al Siddiq]

Strive for Paradise. A small nook within its bliss is better than the whole world and all the riches within. [al Hadith]

A believer is never tired of hearing about good deeds until he enters Paradise. [al Hadith]


Anonymous said...

Alhamdulillah, what excellent advice to a son :)

Ya Haqq!

Aisha Gothey said...


am i on your dist.list? as i am not receiving emails from you. please make sure i am on your list?


Anonymous said...

Asalaamu alaikum

good work you are doing here.