Abdullah ibn Abbas (radi Allahu anhu) said: One day, I was behind the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) so he said to me: “O young man, I am going to teach you some words. Be mindful of Allah, and He will protect you. Be mindful of Allah, and you will find Him facing you. If you ask, then ask of Allah. If you seek aid, then seek aid in Allah. Know that if the entire Ummah were to gather in order to benefit you with something, they could not benefit you with anything except with that which Allah has written for you. And if the entire Ummah were to gather in order to harm you with something, they could not harm you with anything except with what Allah has written against you. The pen has been lifted and the pages have dried.”
[at-Tirmidhi – Stated as Hadith Hasan Sahih]
To be mindful of Allah is something we should all strive towards. Often, we don’t even think about the fact that Allah can see and hear everything. Go online, write a few words, not remembering that Allah sees even the internet. Every deed is written. Every letter we write is written. We don’t think about who will see what content we post, who will be influenced by it. Our bad deeds stack up, it’s always the little things.
InshaAllah, through this blog, I want to remind myself first and foremost that the reality of life is that it is but one fleeting moment. The Aakhirah will last forever, what is this dunya in comparison?
May Allah (swt) made us mindful of Him and always let us turn to Him in difficulty and ease.
Ameen, Allahumma Ameen!