February 5, 2008 at 10:21 pm Leave a comment

A life too long

Student of Al Huda
And you will surely find them the most greedy of people for life [even] more than those who associate others with Allāh. One of them wishes that he could be granted life a thousand years, but it would not remove him in the least from the [coming] punishment that he should be granted life. And Allāh is Seeing of what they do. [Al Baqarah: 96]
Greed- such a common characteristic. We always are stuck on the things that we do not have rather than thinking about what it is that we are blessed with. Allah says those who say they will not be touched by the punishment but they do not wish for death are the most greedy for life.
These people will wish that they could be given a thousand years of life. Imagine a thousand years to live yet Allah says that would not take them any further from the punishment. After those one thousand years would be over the punishment of Allah would still occur and not a small part of the punishment will be lessened.
The lesson to learn from this ayah is that although our life may seem long to us, we never know how long it is. No matter how long we live we will be taken accountable for our actions so we must be careful about how we spend our time.

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