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"There are two blessings which many people lose: (They are) Health and free time for doing good."

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"There are two blessings which many people lose: (They are) Health and free time for doing good."

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Waste health and good

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Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 8.421 Narrated by Ibn Abbas

The Prophet (saws) said, "There are two blessings which many people lose: (They are) health and free time for doing good."

 

Health and free time are two favors which very few have at the same time; for when one is young and healthy, one is busy in forming and maintaining and providing for their family and has no free-time to do deeds in the Cause of Allah Subhanah.but when one gets old and ones children have grown up and all the duties and responsibilities of the family/society have been accomplished, inevitably ill-health comes as a package with old age. One may have ample free-time during this period of ones life, but ones ill-health prevents one from serving the Cause of Allah as one would like.

 

When one is bestowed with good health from their Lord and has free time, instead of taking advantage of their health and investing their free time in the doing of good righteous deeds that will bring them rewards and salvation in the life Hereafter, most people waste and kill instead of investing their free time by either doing useless deeds, or even evil deeds.

 

Thus the Messenger of Allah (saws) guided and reminded the believers that if one has been blessed with both or either one of these two supreme favors, health and free time, one should not waste them in doing useless deeds which bring neither good to oneself, nor ones loved ones, nor to their fellow man..but one who has been blessed with both or either one of these two favors should strive their utmost to do good righteous deeds which will bring benefit to him in the life Hereafter.

 

The basic wisdom behind the guidance of the Messenger of Allah (saws) was to remind and guide the believers that neither health nor free time will last forever; thus if one finds oneself blessed with both or either one of these favors, they should grab the opportunity and invest these favors in doing good deeds rather than waste them by doing useless deeds.

 

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

 

Your brother and well wisher in Islam,

 

 

Burhan

 


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