- Understand how short our time on Earth is compared to the Hereafter
- Reinforce how we must use our time on Earth
wal aakhiratu khairun wa abqa
The hereafter is better and more lasting'. 87:17
Activity: Live For Allah
Imagine this rope goes on forever. Imagine that this rope is a timeline of your existence. The small red part at the beginning, represents your time on Earth. You've got a few short years here on Earth and then you've got the whole of the rest of your life somewhere else.
Now imagine if we spent all of our time and all of our days, thinking about this red part. Thinking how hard you're going to work so that you can have a good life a little further down the red line. Imagine if we spent all our time thinking about ways you can enjoy this world, and only doing that which makes you happy now. What about the rest of your life? What about the part of your life that goes on and on after the red part, the part of your life that comes after life on Earth ends?
Allah teaches us in the Qur'an that what we do in this little time we have on Earth, this small red part of our timeline existence, is what determines how we will live for the whole of the rest of our existence forever! The deeds we plant on Earth, will determine how and what kind of life we live, for the the whole of the rest of our lives. So would you spend the red part, the time on Earth, to be as comfortable as possible, enjoying yourself as much as you can and forget about the time that will come after?!
We must use our time on Earth, the only one small chance we have, to make sure we have done everything we can, filled our life with all the good we can, so that when we face Allah on the Day of Judgement, He can reward us with goodness that will never end, for us to enjoy forever and ever! There are so many things around us that tempt and take us away from living the way Allah has said, but we must remind ourselves all the time, 'wal aakhiratu khairun wa abqa, the hereafter is better and more lasting'.
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