How many years are you going to keep chase,
Of this life and its strife so that you can get a taste,
Of the bounties, the wealth, the experiences you treasure,
Was it for these things that you spent your life in leisure?
Was it for these things that you turned a blind eye,
To the sick, the oppressed and the poor passer-by?
Was it for these things that you left your salaah,
For the late nights out and the big flashy car?
For the nice new clothes and the long holiday?
Was it for these things that you wasted life away?
For the hotshot job and the 5 bedroom house,
The cute little kids and the beautiful spouse,
Was it for these things that you forgot about Allah?
That you didn’t fast the month and you never paid Zakaah,
Was it for these things you exchanged your Eeman,
Replaced it with kufr and befriended Shaytaan
I need to say something, it may not sound nice,
But I think it’s high time you heard truthful advice,
These temporary things end as quickly as they start,
They can satisfy your senses, but they can’t trick your heart.
Only through Allah will the hearts find ease,
Only through Islam will you ever be pleased,
How long have you got? How much longer will you last?
You will meet death, like the people gone past.
When this moment comes, I’m sure that you will find,
Your deeds will stay with you, but the rest is left behind,
Your exit from this world, it is coming, it’s a must,
Nailed up in your coffin will you then turn to dust,
And where are those things that you used to race for?
Their time has expired, they’ve become no more.
From Allah did you come and to him you shall return,
Now judgement will be passed on what your hands used to earn
On the day when no man will have a care for another,
When you won’t give a thought for your father nor your mother,
Now you understand how little you did do,
Now, when it’s too late will the message get through,
As paradise leaves and hellfire draws near,
Now is the time when it’s all crystal clear
The life that you chased will this day not defend,
You or your family, what a tragic end!
People! This world is a fool’s paradise,
Don’t sell your hereafter for a miserable price,
Worship your lord in the way you’ve been asked,
Think about your actions, make sure they last.
Don’t wait till tomorrow, you must understand,
Time won’t wait for you, so do good while you can,
Aim for paradise, and let Allah compensate,
For a life of good works, before it’s too late!
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