As we head towards the grave

Hands of the earth ready to Embrace us

As we are heading into the pages of history

Mouths of others waiting to mark our remembrance

As we go into an empire of loneliness

From the rain, No shelter

No friend but our good deeds

No family but Taqwa

As we go down the path where nails would fall off

Hair not free from decay

Where the brain does not escape vigorous shrinking

The stomach melting out from the mouth and private parts

When the flesh gets separated from the bones and becomes acidic

We may wonder, of what essence is our pride, evil, oppression and greed?

As we walk down the road of the dead

Our days clothed with goodness and evil,

Tales of success of misery

Joy and tears

Laughter and pain

Loss and gain

Up and downs

When the healthy loses health

Laughter at 2:00 pm, tales of woe at 2:05pm

Born with hands, had accident, hands got amputated

Born with sight only to lose it permanently

Wealth acquired in struggle only to be lost in minutes

A mother having to bury her child she carried for months

As we go down the path of those before

Those who were alive but dead

Those who are seeing what we are not seeing

Feeling what we don’t feel

An advise I will give,

Enjoy the good days while they last, the bad days, let’s bear with patience

On the Day of joy, remember the day of pain is inevitable

On the Day of tears, know that “with every difficulty, there’s ease Qur’an 94:6”

Allah (SWT) says,

“We have certainly created man into hardship.
Laqad khalaqna al-insana fee kabadin
لَقَدْ خَلَقْنَا الْإِنسَانَ فِي كَبَدٍ


Let no man think facing hardship is an automatic ticket to paradise and let him not look at others as though they do not have their own hardship.

As for those who have believed and done righteous deeds, they would have a reward from Allah (SWT), unfailingly.

And no one has believed till he believes in God

And no one has believed in God till he fears him

And one’s fear of God is not defined till it drives him to do His will

And no one does the will of God except he is a Muslim

And no good deed is beneficial to the doer except that which Allah has counted for him.

Allah says,

[He] who gives [from] his wealth to purify himself

الَّذِي يُؤْتِي مَالَهُ يَتَزَكَّى

And not [giving] for anyone who has [done him] a favor to be rewarded

وَمَا لِأَحَدٍ عِندَهُ مِن نِّعْمَةٍ تُجْزَى

But only seeking the countenance of his Lord, Most High.

إِلَّا ابْتِغَاء وَجْهِ رَبِّهِ الْأَعْلَى

And he is going to be satisfied.
وَلَسَوْفَ يَرْضَى

Ya Allah, deprive us not of your mercy and as we strive to please you thereby doing our self good , Make it easier for us and take us not, till you are pleased with us. Ameen

Bashir Lucas Samson Lukman


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