Last week, Sister Somuyiwa Azeezat was gruesomely murdered at school in Ibadan, Oyo State. One of her recent Facebook posts got us reflecting on the Dunya. This beautful reminder from our sister is being shared to remind us of our akhirah and how vanitous life is.
Assalaamu’laykum warahmatullah wabarakatuh.
I just want to share my experience from my recent illness. I have always value every aspect of my health; physical, mental, social and spiritual. Just as Almighty Allah has destined, what ever will be, will always be… Alhamdulillah.
In the recent time, I have been finding it not so easy to perform Ibaadah like when I was physically healthy, this saddened my heart but I learnt my lesson from it. When I was healthy, I did not perform much Ibaadah which I am capable of. In this recent time I find it not so easy to do the little which I used to do. This made me reflect upon my life, I have been procrastinating that when I have this time I will do so and so good deeds. I never thought of it that I will not be healthy forever, I never thought of it that unforseen circumstances may occur.. This is why I want all to reflect on this, whatever good you intend to do, please start to do it now.
This is the best time to do it. You may not have enough energy ,time or other resources to accomplish it in the future. The time we have is Now… I wished I have done more good deeds in the past. I am not happy not being able to do much now.
I also want us to reflect on this, Most people want their last statement to be the Shahada but how many people moisture their tongue with the Shahada, do we think it will just come like that, May Almighty Allah make the Shahada easy for us to pronounce as our last statement. Someone close to me remind me of something, He said when someone is fond of performing midnight Nawafil but slept off on a particular day, the angel will write the reward of performing Nawafil for him because it has become his habit… This is to say we should make good deed our habit.
People atimes die after a brief illness, for those that were taking to hospital for example may not even get someone to remind them of Salah what other are mostly concerned about will be their recovery… Good deeds are not easily perform when we are ill…. I pray Almighty Allah grant us ability to perform good deeds when we are ill and when we are healthy…
I also want us to reflect on the below saying of Prophet Muhammad ( peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon him and his family)…
Ibn Abbas reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “ Take advantage of five before five: your youth before your old age, your health before your illness, your riches before your poverty, your free time before your work, and your life before your death. ”
May Allah forgive her and make this beautiful reminder of hers count as unending charity for her.