The Blessing of Well-Being

September 13, 2005

Last night I was violently struck with a migraine. In all of my years, I have never experienced anything like it. It came at me all of sudden and without warning. It was so severe that I was standing, and it nearly knocked me to my feet. Anyway, it really opened my eyes. It was not a near-death experience, but it reminded me of how easily all of this can be taken from us. The simple gift of well-being is so precious that we should cherish every moment of it and use it only for good.

The blessed Messenger of Allah, to whom is most deserving of our salutations of peace and blessings, reportedly said, “Take benefit of five before five: your youth before your old age, your health before your sickness, your wealth before your poverty, your free time before you are preoccupied and your life before your death.


One comment

  1. hope you feel better, brother. I’ve never had one of those before, and it sounds horrible

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