Dunia Or Akhirat

Allah (SWT) says in the Qur’an

“The Dunya is just goods of Deception”
Every one of us is spending an incredible amount of time to earn a better living.
Did you ever think that how long are you going to live in this Dunya and How long are you going to live in the Hereafter?

Hazrat Umar Ibn Al Khattab (RA) said ,

“I looked into the matters of this Dunya and I looked into the matters of the Hereafter, And I realized that if I engage myself in the Dunya then that would be detrimental to my Hereafter and If engage myself to the Hereafter I would have to give up some Dunya . So I gave preference to that which is eternal , everlasting over which was is temporal.”

Once upon a time Hazrat Umer (RA) came into the gathering of the Prophet (SAW). Hazrat Umar looked around the House of the Messenger of Allah (SWT) and he only saw a few provisions and Prophet of Allah set up from his mat, and the mat had left imprints on the back of the prophet (SAW), Hazrat Umar began to Cry.

The Prophet (SAW) asked ,” O, Umar why you crying for?“ Umar said, ”O messenger of Allah have you not seen what pomp and what glory the Kaiser and the Kisra live in and You are the greatest of Creation!
The Prophet sat upright and he said “,O Umar have you not even understood that my example is that of a person who takes shade under a tree and he moves on “


That’s the reality , we live in this Dunya temporal , for a short period of time , we make the Dunya our purpose and we forget the Hereafter .
Have you ever been to graveyard and have ever seen how long people live for. Have you ever seen the tomb stones? . You realized that these people have spent more time under the ground than above it.

But what do we do? we get impressed by this Dunya , we get impressed by ourselves . Everything makes us think that we are something special. Although we forget that Allah (SWT) have created us from Dust and until Dust that we will return . How can you become proud when you are Dust and How can you become proud when you are made out of a piece of sperm ?

There was a time when Muslims actually had goal. They had a vision and little issues did not concern the Muslims. They walked with a vision and direction .But Muslim of today has no vision. We are a pathetic and miserable life because we have no vision.

You have the role model like the Companions. Allah to them was real, Hereafter to them was real. They had a true believe in it.

It’s not too late to repent :
Allah never closes doors of repentance, doors are always open for you .it is up to you to make your way to Jannah. To live a better life I suggest you following tips:

1. Make the list of your priorities
2. Organize your days by using a time planner
3. Make your schedule according to Prayer s
Do this as much as you can; make your prayers a priority!

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4. Don’t make it difficult to follow
During this allotted time, you will read Qur’an everyday (you can increase this amount as you progress)
5. Use the night hours
“Indeed, the hours of the night are more effective for concurrence [of heart and tongue] and more suitable for words. Indeed, for you by day is prolonged occupation. And remember the name of your Lord and devote yourself to Him with [complete] devotion” (73: 6-8).

Try to ensure that you give everything its right – your Deen, your health and body, your sleep, your family, your work, so on and so forth.
The life of the hereafter is eternal and life of this Dunya is nothing as compared to Akhira .So Strive on !

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“Other faces that day will be happy; pleased on account of the effort they had put in earlier (in the dunya)”. (88: 8-9)
Remember that Dunya is like a drop of water and Akhirah is like an ocean!
So the Choice is yours.

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This article is written by Muhammad Usman Janjua .

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