Abu Hafsa – Ep. 2: Be in this World like a Traveller – A Slice of Advice

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Episode Notes

On the authority of Abdullah ibn Umar (May Allah be pleased with them both), he relates that the Prophet (Peace be upon him) once held my shoulders and said:

“Live in this world as (if you are) a wayfarer or a stranger.” And Abdullah ibn Umar (May Allah be pleased with them both) used to say: “If you live till night, then do not wait for the next day (i.e. do not have hopes that you will live to the next day), and if you wake up in the morning do not have hope that you will live till the night. And take (advantage) from your health before your sickness and take advantage of your life before your death (i.e. do every possible obedience in your life before death comes to you for then no deeds can be performed.)”

[Bukhari and Tirmidhi]

Explanation

The similitude of ‘Living in this world as a wayfarer’ is like that of a traveler in this world who undertakes a journey and then stops to rest under the shade of a tree in a particular place. So the traveler ties his mount, lays down his luggage and retires for a moment under the shade in the midday heat, reclining against the tree. Then after having rested a while, he gathers his belongings, unties his mount and resumes his journey moving away from the temporary resting place, where he had sheltered for a short time. Such is the similitude of man in this world, who resides in this temporary abode of the world for a short time, and then he must thereafter continue his journey towards his real destination, which is the hereafter.

Episode Transcript

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If you ask me, where do we stand here, so the printing of everything around me proudly say,

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I am a Muslim.

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Welcome to another episode of a slice of advice. And we are still on our train journey, all the way from Birmingham to Glasgow, Scotland, for hours on a train here.

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And when I'm on trains, and planes and things of that nature, I do a lot of traveling. As many of you know, last year alone, I took over 30 flights.

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And I had to think

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about the honey from Amazon themselves

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to be in this life, because if you are wayfair, well, I've been asked to be like on a journey.

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And you are, I mean, no matter how you look at it, you would look at displays as a journey because you're passing through yet. Passing by you're going through here, as you see the world outside of this train passing by us right now, throughout the this part of England that we're in not exactly sure where we are, but we're passing through it, you should be in the dunya as if you're doing that all the time. Because basically, you have three

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tickets

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of a ticket that's punched out when you're born, you know how to punch your ticket

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maker validated the punch ticket when you're born.

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Second ticket is punched when you

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leave this place, third ticket gets punched out when you enter into agenda or agenda.

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From that, this is the whole point of the studio.

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And we'll take it as it is, as it is a journey. You don't take it that seriously.

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I mean, you do what you can for the things that you have here and the people that you meet here. But you don't take it so seriously that you cling on to it. With everything that you have the industry do, you miss your soul over it.

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over it, you shave your beard over it, you miss fast thing over it, you don't pay as a car because you're worried about finances.

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As if you are a traveler or wayfarer on a journey.

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That way, you would

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take the things that you need, you know when you're going on a trip, whenever you travel, to Disney travel to Mexico with you know, to wherever CDN to travel to don't bring your whole house with you. You don't bring your furniture you don't bring your TV, your flat screen,

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your Pentium, Pentium computer, your Dell or HP computer, you don't pack up your refrigerator, your cooker, you don't pack up your washer and dryer, you packed the things that you need to take with you on that journey. The important things I do on your clothes, your books, your toiletries, things that you need to take care of you while you're on that trip, until you can return back to your home.

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And that's what you do in this life. Why don't we live like that, in general, you take the things you need, you don't have to

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do with a billion dollars. I mean, really, you're gonna die and keep it with you. You take those things with you that you need to travel through this place until you return to your home, which could be either gender or gender.

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Be in this life as if you are a traveler, or are the recipient of a wayfarer on a journey. No one had ever

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talked about this Jr. in his sentence. He was 950 years old when he passed away. He said it's like I walked into a room. And then I walked into another house. And that's exactly what he said. He was like that he lived a lot longer than any of us would ever hope to when you are traveling through this place and you're doing the different things that you do when you're earning your income. Not to say that you shouldn't be broke or impoverished. I would never say that to

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take it. So take advantage of your resources here. benefit from the wealth and the things that you've earned in Hello. I will never tell you to be poor. But don't take it so serious that you're ready to give up your life for it.

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In this life as a traveler,

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for listening and watching, and see you again talk to you again next week.