Let us talk a little bit about the last year which was 2012.
My bothers, from last year maybe some people have a positive progress , some maybe have gone down,
some have progress in the term of dunya.
They have acquired more wealth, more money, more credit cards and maybe a new wife :)
Some of them may have acquire a lot of things from this dunya while LOSING THEIR IMAN..
Other people have become a better muslim , their iman have become stronger, their character has improved, they have gained more knowledge.
Those who have acquired more piety, more taqwa, more imann, more knowledge. They have gained something a lot better than those who have gained Millions of money but use it to please themselves or other people they love BUT NOT ALLAH..
When we leave this world, all the wealth and money we gain will not necessarily benefit us in akhira' but if we use it in the right direction which is in the path of Allah then in shaa Allah it will benefits us in akhira'.
Allah have give us so many opportunity in the last year right ? To me and to you.
Do you have use it to become closer to Allah, ask yourself that. If the answer is 'yes' then Alhamdulilah but if then answer is 'not' then...
DON'T LOSE HOPE FOR ALLAH IS STILL WAITING FOR YOU TO TURN TO HIM :)
After all everyday is a new opportunity.
Allah continue to provide us everything we need since last year. Maybe some of us didn't get what we want but my brothers and sisters, the things that we may want may not be so beneficial to us and that is why Allah did't give it because Allah love us so much that Allah always want the best for us.
LET US CHANGE MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS.
LET US CHANGE SO THAT WE CAN BECOME CLOSER TO ALLAH.
It does not matter if we have commit the same sins for millions of time because you know why ?? Allah is the most Merciful :)
Never give up, we should always try to strive to become a better person, even if it fall then stand up !!! Allah is always waiting for you.
Every heartbeat you have is the sign that Allah is waiting for you to turn to Him.
The messenger of Allah once said, "When a person is taken to the grave, 3 things will follow him" 1. Wealth 2. Family 3. Action According to Rasulullah saw, 2 of them will leave him and only one will follow him into the grave. ---His wealth will not follow him into the grave and it will leave him all alone in the grave. ---His family returns home
THE ONLY THING THAT HE OR SHE WILL TAKE IS HIS
My brothers and sisters I want you to think right now, I want you to think what do you own? Look at your bank balance... Look in your house... Look at your business... Look at your relationship... ~~~LOOK AT ANYTHING YOU LIKE IN THIS WORLD~~ When you look at all of this then think what you really own. WHAT YOU ARE REALLY OWN ... I will show you something to open your eyes. Allah said in Quran : "Say if it is your father, if it is your sons, if it is your brothers, if it is your spouse, your husband and wives, if it is your clan, if it is your wealth that you acquire, if it is your commerce which you fear that it might fall one day, if it is the house that you live in. IF THIS IS MORE BELOVED TO YOU THAN ALLAH than the MESSENGER OF ALLAH AND STRIVING IN THE PATH OF ALLAH. You wait till Allah bring His command and Allah doe not guide those who rebelious/sinner.
Allah does not guide them
Allah tell us clearly these things . My brothers and sisters, how long will you want to wait until you turn to Allah ??
ALLAH IS WAITING FOR YOU . TURN TO HIM NOW DO NOT WAIT UNTIL TOMORROW :)