Advice for life from Prophet Muhammad (s)

Posted on January 4, 2008


As we come closer to the beginning of the Islamic new year and start writing down a new set of resultions, may I suggest that we reflect upon the following hadith of the Prophet Muhammad (s)?

 This is hadith 1337 from Al-Tirmidhi, and it is narrated by Amr ibn Maymun al-Awdi:

Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) said to a man in the course of an exhortation,
Grasp five things before five others: your youth before your decrepitude, your health
before your illness, your riches before your poverty, your leisure before your work, and your life before your death