Your Life hasn’t begun yet, you have Only One Shot at It

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

قال الله (تعالى) يَقُولُ باليتني قَدَّمْتُ لِحَيَاتِي!(الفجر:24)

Allah (The Most High) said: “Alas! Would that I had sent forth (good deeds) for (this) my life!” (Al-Fajr:24)

Lessons from this verse:

  • This is one of the times where Allah mentions the word life without attaching it to the word (Dunya).
  • Nowhere in the Quran does Allah praise the life of this world, or speak about it with high regard.
  • Allah used ل  which means for and not في which means in . Plainly put, Allah said (لحياتي and not في حياتي ) meaning: for my life, and not in my life.
  • Another evidence that ties into this is the statement of the Most wise : Verily, the home of the Hereafter, that is the life indeed (i.e. the eternal life that will never end),[ Al-Ankabut:64]
  • There are some scholars of Tafsir who say the meaning of , “For my life” refers to the life in the grave, which some people deny and doubt the resurrection. While the majority say it refers to the eternal life.[1] Even so, both don’t include the life of this world, which is ever vanishing day by day.
  • This verse teaches us the life that must be sought after and pursued is the eternal life  as it’s the life of stability and permanence.

Prepared by

Abu Aaliyah Abdullah Battle

Jakarta, Indonesia 1445©

3rd, Dhul Hijah

[1] Tafsir Ibn Atiyah

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