“For perhaps tomorrow will come, yet you no longer exist”

Muhammad bin Ahmad bin Rizq informed us, saying: ‘Uthmaan bin Ahmad Ad-Daqaaq reported to us: Muhammad bin Ahmad bin Al-Baraa’ narrated to us, saying: ‘Abdullaah bin Muhammad Al-Ash’aree Al-Madeenee recited to me these poetic verses from Mahmood:

Your yesterday has passed on as a just witness

And you have come upon a day which is (also) a witness against you

So if yesterday you committed an evil deed

Then follow that up with two good deeds, and you will be praiseworthy

Do not put aside doing a good deed today for tomorrow

For perhaps tomorrow will come, yet you no longer exist

If you find fault with your today, its benefit will come back to you

But as for what you did yesterday, that will not come back to you.”

[Transcribed from: Iqtidaa-ul-‘Ilm al-‘Amal by Imam Abu Bakr Ahmad bin ‘Ali Al-Khateeb Al-Baghdadi,  pp.58-59]

About Umm Abdulazeez

"I am a Muslim who is upon the Qur'aan and the Sunnah and upon the methodology of the Salaf As-Saalih (Pious Predecessors). And that can be said in short by saying, 'I am a Salafee' " [Shaykh Al-Albaanee رحمه الله] ________ Sufyaan Ath-Thawree (rahimahullaah) said: “Indeed knowledge should only be learned for the purpose of fearing Allaah. Indeed, knowledge has been given virtue over other than it because with it Allaah is feared.” [Jaam'i Bayaan al-'Ilm wa Fadlihi by Imaam Ibn Abdil-Barr (rahimahullaah)]
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