HOW TO UNDERSTAND THAT WE HAVE AGED ?

   
   

 

Have you ever given this a thought?

 

How do we understand that we are old?

 

We never are aware in life that we have become old. During the hustle and bustle of earning a living, trying to earn money. . .

 

Then one day as we are going up the stairs we feel that we are out of breath. We notice one day that we tire quickly. . . We see with consternation that things we used to take great pleasure in,  no longer give us pleasure and that we are in quest of happiness of a much different nature.

 

We start to see, with disappointment and fear, where we used to read people the age of our grandparents or aunts,. . .    the names of contemporaries in the obituaries. . .

 

Then forgetfulness begins. . .

 

First we start to forget names and then faces. .  then to pull up our zipper after we leave the rest room and then to pull it down when reenter it.

 

And one day. .  somehow we get hold of a blanching picture. . .one of our youth. . and our eyes water. . 

Wow, “I sure was something in those days” we say to ourselves. . .

It is then that we feel that we have aged. . .

 

And , it is then the fear of death  starts to fill our soul.  And it is then that we remember a friend  we haven’t called on for years, whose words and advice we disregarded and  did not follow. . .

 

My recommendation to you:

 

Remember that friend before old age reminds itself to you. . .

 

Then how shall ye, if ye deny (God), guard yourselves against a Day that will make children hoary-headed? VERSE 17, FOLDED IN GARMENTS (MUZAMMIL) SURA 73

 

MAY GOD BE YOUR BELOVED AND YOUR COMPANION

 

 

SHOWING THE WAY

(AKIN ÖRSMEN 4.8..2005)

 

 

* The Coranic verses have been taken from the Holy Qu’ran, A. Yusuf Ali, 1975 Publication, Pitman Press, Great Britain 

 

 

   
         
   

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