Minute with a Muslim #227 – Are We Ready

Tom Facchine


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AI: Summary © The speaker discusses the importance of preparing for death, which is hidden from many people. They explain that Islam is about doing the right things and staying ready, rather than just sitting around and waiting for the end of the world. The speaker emphasizes the importance of doing one's best at every step of the way to be ready for death.
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When it comes to getting ready for death, either your individual death or the end of the world, right, our collective death, then the motto of a Muslim should be, stay ready. So you don't have to get ready, right? Because there's a reason why it's hidden from us. There's a reason why Allah subhanaw taala didn't tell us or we don't have a mechanistic way to ascertain when I'm going to die, right? It's hidden from us for a reason, the end of the world entirely is hidden from us from reason we don't have these things in Islam, like in other religions, where they try to say, you know, 2020 is going to be the year or this is going to be the year or whatever, no, like we it's hidden from us

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for a reason why, so that we could cram at the last minute know, so that we could stay ready because Islam is about process. It's about doing the right things, you know, no matter what's going on around you, no matter if we've got 1000 more years to go, or it's going to end tomorrow, right? That's why the Prophet alayhi salatu salam, he said, you know, if the Day of Judgment is being established, you know, at this very instant, and you have a sapling in your hand to plant the sapling right plant, but we're about process, it shouldn't take an emergency to get you to act. Right. Right, you should be acting right already. And if you get into the mentality of I'm going to

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wait until that emergency comes, then it's going to be too late. Right? So you have to prepare from now. It's just like, and I give school examples all the time, because all of us have been through school, or most of us have been through school. If you come in to class, the first day September, right, we're almost in September. And the teacher says, okay, march 1, we're going to have a huge exam, all your points for the year are going to be on that day, when are you going to start studying, maybe February 20, maybe a week or two before the exam, like you're going to put it off? Very, very, very few people are going to start studying from September, most people they're going to

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wait, and they're going to cram because they're going to think I have time, I can enjoy myself now. And then later down the road. Now I'll get serious now flip the switch. Right. That's why the last one without it didn't tell us the date of the exam. It could be tomorrow, it could be next year, it could be 1000 years from now, right? So that if you have that one teacher and I've had teachers where he's like pop quiz could be any day, any day you come into the store, there might be a quiz that might be a test, then you have to make sure that every time he walks through the door, you're ready, you're ready, you're ready, just in case, he says All right, put away your stuff. It's time

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for a quiz. Right? Now you know what to do. It's just like athletes, right? They always say they always told us you know, in sports, you practice like you play, don't think that you're going to, you know, go halfway and practice or half speed and practice and then all of a sudden you're gonna flip the switch in a game and you're gonna become, you know, an all star, you know, the best? No, you have to actually it's about process. You have to do your best at every step of the way, and be ready so that when the time comes, you are ready. You can't get ready when the time has already come