Monday, March 23, 2009

Be like a traveler

Ibn Umar said: Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) took me by my shoulder and said:

“Be in this life as if you were a stranger or a traveler on a path.”

Ibn Umar used to say, “If you reach the evening then do not expect to reach the morning, and if you reach the morning then do not expect to reach the evening. Take from your health before your sickness, and from your life before your death.”

1 comment:

Sadiyah said...

subhanallah i love this! specially when we consider how we can go for days sometimes without thinking about death and our true reason for being here...

Jazakallah khair!