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19 June 2019 CE | 16 Shawwal 1440 AH
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Hadith Explanation

We Are Riders Seeking Shade

Abdullah (radi Allahu anhu) narrated: “The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) was sleeping upon a mat, then he stood, and the mat had left marks on his side. We said, ‘O Messenger of Allah! We could get a bed for you.’ He said, ‘What do I have to do with the world! I am not in the world but as a rider seeking shade under a tree, then he catches his breath and leaves it.’” [Jami At-Tirmidhi]

When you check into a motel and find it not to your liking do you start ordering new furniture? Perhaps you ask for an architect to redesign the place?

This world that we are so infatuated with, and on amassing whose comforts we spend the better part of our time, health, and resources, is not even equivalent to an inn, rest house, or motel, but only a tree by the roadside.

We should remember how brief our stay here is, but how significant, and not waste it on gathering the goods of this world but spend the best of our wealth, time, health, and youth gathering the goods of the Hereafter.

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