Traveler or Resident?
Enjoying each day like there is no tomorrow, living “The Life”, making every moment worthwhile; these are some phrases that are commonly used.
Ever wonder what they actually mean? Becoming a resident of this world!
Now what does it mean by a resident? A resident is one who stays at a place permanently. How does one make themselves a resident of this world? They do so by considering it to be their ultimate home. By thinking they will live in this world forever.
On the other hand a traveller is one who is going through a transitory phase to reach their destination.
Imagine you are on a road trip to a distant far off place, and you stop somewhere to fuel up, do you unload all your belongings there? Of course not! You would not unload your belongings until you reach your destination.
Similar is the life of a believer. Their worldly life is like a simple road trip, they fuel up good deeds so that they may reach their ultimate destination – Jannah! Believers don’t consider this world to be their final destination; rather they are “strangers” in this world!
You decide whether this world is your residence or just a place to fuel up!
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The belief ( Imaan ) that there is no God to be worshiped except Allaah (the one God) and that Muhammad (peace and blessings of God be upon him) is his messenger. Performing the prescribed prayers ( Salaat ), five times a day. Fasting ( Siyaam ) once a year, from sunrise to sunset throughout the entire month of Ramadaan. Charity ( Zakaat ) which is paid to the poor and needy once every year. Hajj, which is the pilgrimage to Mecca once in a lifetime if one is physically able and can afford it financially.
Pillars are part of a building. The building in this case is the perfect human being who cares and protects the rights of all creations and fellow humans, thus establishing a society in which truth and justice and peace is supreme
Open your mouth only if what you are going to say is more beautiful than silence.
Don’t be too hurry in love, find someone who can guide you not only in Dunya, but in akhirah. Who can pick you up when you fall, who can remind you when you forget, love you with all his might, someone that will hold your hands through thick and thin, lead you to the Jannah.
It is said, “Verily passion turns kings into slaves, and patience turns slaves into kings” Do you not see the story of Yusuf (pbuh) and Zulaykha.? The passion of the latter ruined her honor while the patience of Yusuf (pbuh) raised him to the greatest of heights both in terms of success and honor.
The soul is the mount on which we ride to Paradise or Hell-Fire, and patience is its rein. Without a rein, the animal may redirect its course. — Ibn al-Qayyim
“If you give up when it’s winter, you will miss the promise of your spring, the beauty of your summer, fulfillment of your fall. Don’t let the pain of one season destroy the joy of all the rest. Don’t judge life by one difficult season. Persevere through the difficult patches and better times are sure to come some time or later.”
When someone beats a rug with a stick, he is not beating the rug – his aim is to get rid of the dust. Your inward is full of dust from the veil of ‘I’-ness, and that dust will not leave all at once. With every cruelty and every blow, it departs little by little from the heart’s face~Rumi