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February 10, 2023


۞ ٱللَّهُ ٱلَّذِى خَلَقَكُم مِّن ضَعْفٍۢ ثُمَّ جَعَلَ مِنۢ بَعْدِ ضَعْفٍۢ قُوَّةًۭ ثُمَّ جَعَلَ مِنۢ بَعْدِ قُوَّةٍۢ ضَعْفًۭا وَشَيْبَةًۭ ۚ يَخْلُقُ مَا يَشَآءُ ۖ وَهُوَ ٱلْعَلِيمُ ٱلْقَدِيرُ ٥٤

It is Allah Who created you in a state of weakness, then developed ˹your˺ weakness into strength, then developed ˹your˺ strength into weakness and old age. He creates whatever He wills. For He is the All-Knowing, Most Capable.

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

It was narrated from ‘Abdullah bin Sa’eed bin Abu Hind that his father said:

“I heard Ibn ‘Abbas saying that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: ‘Two blessings which many people squander: Good health and free time.’”

Grade: Sahih (Darussalam), Sunan Ibn Majah 4170  

عن ابن عباس رضي الله عنهما قال: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم لرجل وهو يعظه : "اغْتَنِمْ خَمْسًا قَبْلَ خَمْسٍ: شَبَابَكَ قَبْلَ هَرَمِكَ ، وَصِحَّتَكَ قَبْلَ سَقَمِكَ ، وَغِنَاكَ قَبْلَ فَقْرِكَ ، وَفَرَاغَكَ قَبْلَ شُغُلِكَ ، وَحَيَاتَكَ قَبْلَ مَوْتِكَ".  أخرجه الحاكم في مستدركه والبيهقي في شعب الإيمان                        


  Abdullah ibn Abbas (may Allah be pleased with both) reported: The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him and his family) said, giving advice to a man: “Take advantage of five before five: your youth before your old age, your health before your illness, your possessions before your losses, your free time before your preoccupation, and your life before your death.” [al-Haakim and al-Bayhaqi]


وَٱلْعَصْرِ ١

By the ˹passage of˺ time!

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

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