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Seize Youth Before Old Age!

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Fatima Barkatulla

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I was just reflecting the other day on the fact that my father, throughout my childhood, I noticed that he would spend the last 10 days of Ramadan in a teacup in a Masjid. And you know, it's not easy to do. If you're in the masjid for 10 days, you're away from your family, you disconnect from the world, and you disconnect from your normal routine, in order to devote that time, devote your energy devote that space

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purely for the worship of Allah, and Allah and you spend that time in the masjid, a place where you really feel away from the dunya from from the material world.

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And he used to do that every single year from when he was a teenager.

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Until recently, so nice in the 60s, and sometimes he's not able to do it tick off anymore. And I was thinking about that. And then I saw this Hadith, in which the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that if a servant of Allah becomes ill, or he's traveling, then Allah subhanaw taala will write for him.

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This the same deeds, as though he were not ill. And as though he were not traveling. So all the deeds he would normally have done, if he wasn't ill. And if he wasn't traveling, a las panatela will write those down as good deeds for him. So Pamela, what an amazing message. So what I realized is, all those years my father had spent doing, it took off and all the good things that he was able to do. Now that due to health due to old age, there were certain things he couldn't do as much of it was okay because Allah Subhana Allah had seen him, do it in his youth. And so now, he would continue to get that reward. Even though he wasn't spending that time in the masjid.

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I think from that we learn brothers and sisters that we really need to take benefit of five before five as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told us to right take benefit of your life before your death, your health, before your sickness, your free time before you are preoccupied your youth, before your old age, and your wealth before your poverty. I wanted to give that message to you. So that all of us, myself included, would really make the most of our youth make the most of these years when we find it easy to worship Allah so that one day, if the day comes, when we can no longer do the things that we used to do will continue to get the reward.