Bismillah wa -Alhamdulillah wa Salaatu wa Salaam 'alaa Rasulillah 'amma ba'd
The Noble Shaykh Muhammad 'Awaaji al-Madkhalee (May Allah Preserve Him) from the mashaayikh of Jeezan, Saudi Arabia will deliver a LIVE tele-lecture with Muwahhideen Publications on Wednesday 29th May 2013. The Shaykh is a student of Shaykh Ahmad an-Najmi (rahimahullah) and Shaykh Zayd al-Madkhalee (hafidhahullah). He is a teacher at the Salafi Institute in Jeezan, and is recommended by Shaykh Fawaaz al-Madkhalee, Shaykh Zayd al-Madkhalee and others (May Allah Preserve Them). This event will be broadcast LIVE in Masjid Ibn 'Abbaas, Tobago, two masaajid in Trinidad, Masjid ul Khaleefah and Masjid us Sunnah, and six Masaajid in the U.S. Masjid Al-Bukhaari, Florida, Masjid Ibn 'Abbas, Georgia, Masjid Uthaymeen, New Jersey, Masjid Nur Allaah, New York, Masjid as-Sahabah, Ohio and Masjid Tawheed, Michigan.
This lecture event will be translated LIVE into English in shaa Allah.
In the “Mustadrak” of Al-Haakim, it is recorded that Ibn ‘Abbaas (radhiyAllahu ‘anhu) narrated that the Prophet (sallAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said,
“Take advantage of five things before five other things: from your youth before your old age, your health before your sickness, your wealth before your poverty, your free time before you become occupied, and from your life before your death.”
The meaning of this is that all these things can delay or prevent someone from doing good things. Some things personally preoccupy the person such as his poverty, richness, sickness, his old age, or his death.
So, a believer should take the initiative in performing righteous deeds before he is overtaken by destiny and prevented from doing them, either because of sickness, death, or by some of these signs reaching him after which no deed will be accepted.
Abu Haazim said, “(Unfortunately), the merchandise of the hereafter is in little demand. It is about to be spent with no one gaining it except a few, not many.”
So, if a person is prevented from deeds, nothing remains for him except regret and sorrow. He will wish to return to the previous situation in which he was able to do good deeds. But wishing at that time would not benefit him at all.
Allah says in His Book,
“Until when death comes to one of them (those who worship other besides Allah), he says: “My Lord, send me back so I can do good in that which I have left behind!” No. It is but a word that he speaks, and behind them is a barrier until the Day when they will be resurrected. [Soorah Al-Mu’minoon :99-100]
So, since it is like this, it is incumbent for a believer to take advantage of what remains of his life.
In explanation of this, some people say, “The remainder of a believer's life is priceless.”
Sa'eed Ibn Jubayr (rahimahullah) said, “Each day a believer live is a treasure.” [As If You Were a Stranger from SalafiTalk.net]
Shaykh Muhammad 'Awaaji (hafidhahullah) will admonish us concerning the extreme importance of preserving these five things and by the Permission of Allah, we will all benefit from this reminder and strive to act upon the advices presented to us.
We ask Allah to make it easy for us to take advantage of our youth before old age, our health before sickness, our wealth before poverty, our free time before becoming occupied, and from our lives before death.
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Wa Billahi Tawfeeq
Wa SallAllahu wa Sallaama wa Barak 'alaa Nabiyanna Muhammad wa 'alaa 'Alyhi wa Sahbyhi wa Sallam