GEMS: Journey of Faith (Part 17)
◆ Seek your afterlife but do not forget about your share in this dunya.
Surah Al-Qasas, Verse 77:
وَابْتَغِ فِيمَا آتَاكَ اللَّهُ الدَّارَ الْآخِرَةَ وَلَا تَنسَ نَصِيبَكَ مِنَ الدُّنْيَا وَأَحْسِن كَمَا أَحْسَنَ اللَّهُ إِلَيْكَ وَلَا تَبْغِ الْفَسَادَ فِي الْأَرْضِ إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَا يُحِبُّ الْمُفْسِدِينَ
But seek, with that (wealth) which Allah has bestowed on you, the home of the Hereafter, and forget not your portion of legal enjoyment in this world, and do good as Allah has been good to you, and seek not mischief in the land. Verily, Allah likes not the Mufsidun (those who commit great crimes and sins, oppressors, tyrants, mischief-makers, corrupts).
(English - Mohsin Khan)
◆ When you ask something from this dunya, tie it with the akhirah. Example: Ask for provision so that you can spend in the way of Allah.
◆ Keep insisting on your dua.
◆ Everytime you wake up, make dua with your goal.
◆ You can have dunya in your hand but dunya should not have you in its hand. Remember that Prophet Sulayman a.s. was very rich and powerful but he was among the best slave of Allah SWT.
◆ Shaytan will always deceive you with the "all or nothing" trick. He will make you think that you can't do something good if you don't have at least an hour or more of free time. Dont be tricked! You can always do something beneficial in even 5 minutes!
◆ Consistent small deeds do make a difference in your life. A man memorizes a line of Quran per day and manage to memorize the whole Quran in 6 years.
◆ Prioritize your goals. Write down what you need to do. Do what's important first.
◆ Try this! Donate from your pocket without knowing how much you put in. This is one of the groups of people which will be under the Shade of Allah on the Day of Resurrection.