If there isn’t a tomorrow for you, you will grievously regret the opportunity you missed today.” In a day where social media has become the biggest procrastinator to affect us (you might have encountered this article by doing exactly this!
), the Prophet warns of two potential dangers this presents.
Beware of Procrastination for you are (in) today and not (in) tomorrow.
If there is a tomorrow for you, be tomorrow as you are today.
Whereas social media initially allowed friends and family to keep in touch, it is now inundated with viral videos and entertaining forwards – we are all guilty of lazing around for hours on end scrolling down and refreshing our feeds with no real purpose.
, it is easy to fall into the trap of regarding ourselves as scholars in every field, even if all our knowledge is only from a few Wikipedia searches!
(The term termagant sums up the surprising way Westerners saw Muslim women before the seventeenth century.) Here are some examples of customs and social attitudes from the Muslim side of the divide (in reverse chronological order) that have me, for one, shaking my head.
I have made sure only to include instances in this weblog entry that represent a general outlook, and not just a single person's idiosyncrasy, anecdotes that reflect the Shari'a or societal consensus, not deviants and outcasts.
And know you that if you prayed until your back becomes bent and you fasted until you became thin as strings that would not benefit you unless it is done with piety.”“Shall I not teach you words which may benefit you by Allah’s help? He (SA) said: Get to know Allah (SWT) in your time of leisure and comfort and Allah (SWT) will remember you in your hard times.” This hadith gives me goosebumps!
We often fall into the trap of remembering God before an exam or a job interview, but when things are going smoothly, He is stored somewhere in the distance until we need Him again. Beware of backbiting, for backbiting is worse than adultery!
The Prophet here warns very clearly about avoiding hypocrisy: practise what you preach.