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If We Remembered Our Akhirah

By Nadya Aweinat

If we remembered our Akhirah, would our lives be the same?328329703_878d1dbc47_b
Would our interactions change?
Would we wallow in our pain?

If we remembered our Akhirah, Would the petty things matter?
Would our focus be scattered?
Would formalities flatter?

If we remembered our Akhirah, would we sit around bored?
Would we for mercy implore?
Would we fear more our Lord?

If we remembered our Akhirah, would we oppress?
Would we leave our dealings in distress?
Would our faults we confess?

If we remembered our Akhirah, would we avoid touchy issues?
Would our comrades we misuse and accuse?
Would we accept to lose?

If we remembered our Akhirah, would we slander each other?

Would we sigh to our mothers?
Would we our anger smother?

If we remembered our Akhirah, would we stress and snap?
Would we digress or interact?
Would we progress or be trapped?

If we remembered our Akhirah, would we procrastinate?
Would we hate to prostrate?
Would we wait and be late?

If we remembered our Akhirah, would we rest when tired?
Would our desires backfire?
Would we aspire to be admired?

If we remembered our Akhirah, would it all seem unfair?
Would it be rare that we despair?
Would we care and be aware?

If we remembered our Akhirah, would the task seem so daunting?
Would the serious we be taunting?
Would our skills we be flaunting?

If we remembered our Akhirah, would it still seem unimportant?
Would our souls be dormant?
Would we waste a moment?

If we remembered our Akhirah, would our hearts remain hardened?
Would we still refuse to pardon?
Would our values be bargained?

If we remembered our Akhirah, would death seem more real?
Would our souls humble when we kneel?
Would our eyes and ears be sealed?

If we remembered our Akhirah—

If…

Akhirah: the life to come after death.

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  • Subhan Allah! Just to show you how everything is calculated in our life and world: I was just meditating on the akhirah 10 minutes ago and wondered why we don’t act on the fact that it’s going to hit us all sooner than we know; and before I know it, I’m reading this! Subhan Allah..

    We have indeed slipped into heedlessness and indifference… The akhirah is the most powerful wake-up call.

    Jazaki Allah khayr for this great reminder.

  • Assalamu Alayqum Wa Rahmatullah,
    Jazaki Alloh Khairun (Ameen!) for sharing this lovely poem with us. It is a great reminder for us all. May Alloh (aza wa jal) keep us on the true path of Islam and never let us go astray. Ameen!

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