Make use of your youth
If Allah gives us 60 years to live then it comes to around 22,000 days (60×365). All these days Allah gives us to prepare for one day of interview with Allah. That is on the Day of Judgement. On that day, Allah will ask us some questions and He wants some correct answers. Allah is so merciful that He already told us what the questions will be through Quran and Ahadith. His mercy is so great that He even told us the answers to these questions.
Now imagine, a student goes to write an exam. He opens his exam paper and finds the questions on one side. Then he finds that the answers to the questions are on the other side. Now after writting the exam, if this student still fails then what would we think of him? We would think that he is the dumbest person around. Well, tell you what, on the Day of Judgement, us people who knew the questions and answers will still fail! That is why, this is the time to wake up before we prove ourselves to be the dumbest of people.
Youth is the prime time of our lives. This is where people make important decisions like what to become in the future. Things you do in this time will most likely affect you throughout the rest of your life. That is why, it is important to bring Islam into your life during these days. Many people have the conception that when they get old then they will start practising Islam. Probably you and me also have this feeling. But look at it this way: If you want to become a famous hockey player then you would start playing right from the youth. As you grow up, you will become better and better. But if you think that you will start playing when you are an old man then the chances of becoming famous is virtually zero. That’s the reality. When we become old, we won’t have enough energy to even stand up and pray.
Because youth is the prime time of your life, that is why it is very precious to Allah. Allah has prepared a shade on the Day of Judgement for those people who used to worship Allah in their youth. On that Day, there will be no other shade except the shade from the throne of Allah. Imagine standing outside on a very hot day under the sun for hours after hours. You would definately want some shadow to rest under. But what about that Day when the sun will be much nearer to us and the heat will be much more extreme. Wouldn’t you want some shade on that day? Ofcourse you would!
You and I are all weak in terms of keeping our duties to Allah and Allah is aware of that. Allah wants that we keep trying to do our best. If a baby falls down while walking he tries to get up again and walk. He doesn’t keep sitting down. Then a day comes when he does start to walk. Similarly, we should keep trying our best and not give up. A day will come when, Inshallah, we will be strong enough to obey Allah in every situation. Let us make a small promise to Allah right now that we will start doing the things for which we were sent to this life. Otherwise, we will be like that dumb guy who will fail the test on the Day of Judgement.
May Allah make it easy for us. Ameen.
Great post.. you are so right, youth is prime time of life, may Allah swt guide us & make us follow right path in these times, ameen.
It’s imperative that you understand the value of youth. So, that you don’t wait to long to practice the diyn. By attending to the diyn on a daily basis, you assure yourself a good day on the Last Day. I am now riddled with arthritis at the age of 60 and salaat comes hard. Assure yourself a good day on the Last Day don’t become bankrupct in this world and the next.
Has anyone got anygood ideas of ways we can really get close to allah and improve our selves i mean simple easy points that we can do in our lives i know the one of the most important is making sure you first dua after praying and anything is asking for allahs guidence as those allah guides will surely be amonst the winners and those that allah misguides will be the disobedient but what other big things i find it really hard to change for improvement
Assalamu alaikum Warah’mathulla.
It’s really great Masha Allah. May all increase your knowledge. You have given good examples which tend to think. Jazakallah brother.
Please keep on writing.
GOD bless you..it;s a systematic simle conclusion to the required behaviour of all muslims in life..May Allah make it easy for us. and accept from us ..Ameen.
jazaakum allah khayra al jazaa
TX 4 DA ADVC JAZAAKUM ALLAH.
May Allah bless you.
True. The Day of Judgement is getting closer and closer. No body knows or really unaware since of the worldly things that happens to any one , that the surrounding of us is becoming something unstable and yet unexpectedly change with unknown reasons .That Day is coming closer and closer , it was there all alone but we cannot know only Allah swt only knows alone.Muhammad saw (may Allah reward him and forgive all his sins) said in his Hadith : “On Friday which is the day of prayer Jumuuah’.On That day the trumpet will be blown during the last sign of the upcoming Judgement Day.”
“That Day will the most bitter and the most Hardest day in your life.”
Some saying “On the Day of Judgement ,Allah is angrier than before,even the angels are in the frightening condition,while the prophets praying and saying:”Forgive your ummah ,forgive them , forgive them,spare them, spare them” . All beings are in silence even speechless,Imagine if you could , imagine and it is BEYOND IMAGINATION.
it will be the decisive day on which place we going towards to Paradise or Hell
No matter who we are, how mature we are,no matter how good looking we are and no matter what, we have still much to learn. Our youth is does look long but its short.Time keep running and it move forwards not back wards.Our deeds it always compete to another . the Good deed is easy but it hard to increase it against our own self which is lust ,greed , envy , anger, lies and etc . Enter the paradise is full of hard ship and tears while hell fire it full of worldly desire and lust.
We are imperfect but we are strife to perfectness.
We pray yet many cannot remember on how many we missed some major prayer in this life , how many time we say bad things from our mouth to a person until it hurts the feeling of that person.it can kill a man(not physically but emotionally).including lying,angry, envy and etc which does lead to loss and destruction/oblivion.
Does any body realize how each our own parents feel right now , are they really happy with us /displease us? .Are they really let us with ikhlas to get into Paradise( Remember that the Wrath of Allah is coming the wrath of parents)
Do you think when ever we salat , we do it properly? how about wudhu? do we do it properly?
Do we ignore our brother and sister even animals which is in hunger and in needed help from us , no matter religion what they are?
Our precious time , does we spend in the way of Allah which he pleased with or spend it until we became ignorant and it draws Allah wrath?
Do we make too much excuse in many ways and it becomes a loser ?or to make the right excuse on which do help understanding in front of people /families/Allah?
Do we observe our environment and keep it clean? or we make it dirtier or even worst we ignore a thrash until some body pick it up for us?
Our body from Head to Toe shall be the witness on our life and in the Judgement day.Our faces will be in the random condition on that day.
we must be careful and perform the duty which Allah commanded ,avoid All the sins which Allah swt forbid. Do good deeds especially towards our beloved parents and the people who needed help no matter who they are but helping them in the hope for good not evil/bad .
Lets do our best for Allah and Fight our inner self including enemies, iblis ,syaithan who prevent us to doing for Allah sake.
May Allah protect us,Love us ,Guide us and forgive us all our past ,present ,future sins that we committed in this Life.
Glory for Allah, Glory For The prophets,Glory For Islam,Glory for All Islamic Humans,Angels,Jinns and ALL Beings for everlasting peace and happiness in Paradise.The Ultimate freedom,the Ultimate Victory. Forever and Ever.
Bismillah..a ahadith to contemplate upon-
Rasulullah SallAllahu alayhi wa sallam said ‘There are seven whom Allah will shade in His Shade on the Day when there is no shade except His Shade: a just ruler; a youth who grew up in the worship of Allah, the Mighty and Majestic; a man whose heart is attached to the masajid; two men who love each other for Allah’s sake, meeting for that and parting upon that; a man who is called by a woman of beauty and position [for illegal intercourse], but be says: ‘I fear Allah’, a man who gives in charity and hides it, such that his left hand does not know what his right hand gives in charity; and a man who remembered Allah in private and so his eyes shed tears.’
Narrated by Abu Hurairah & collected in Sahih al-Bukhari (english trans.) vol.1, p.356, no.629 & Sahih Muslim english trans.) vol.2, p.493, no.2248
The point which I wish to highlight is that ‘a youth who grew up in the worship of Allah’ is amongst those who will be in the shade of Allah, Most High when there will be no other shade…at a time where people maybe drenched in their sweat…
Dear brothers and sisters, ibadah (translated above as worship) doesn’t just include siyam(fasing), salaah, hajj e.t.c Yes, without doubt we need to fulfill our faraid obligations…We must look at it more broadly, ibadah involves picking up rubbish from the street, helping humanity, helping the weak, even an act like smiling, it may seem so trivial but it’s an ibadah…
May Allah give us the ability to practice upon what we learn…Aameen
Jazakallah Ilm seeker for the hadith and giving us more to think about. Ameen to the dua.