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Age And Lifespan

Age and Lifespan-العمر

1. The age up to which Allah, the Glorified, accepts the excuse of human beings and warns them is sixty years.

1ـ اَلعُمْرُ الَّذي أعْذَرَ اللّهُ سُبْحانَهُ فيهِ إلَى ابْنِ آدَمَ وأنْذَرَ، السِّتُّونَ.

2. The age in which a person reaches maturity is forty.

2ـ اَلعُمْرُ الَّذي يَبْلُغُ الرَّجُلُ فيهِ الأشُدَّ، اَلأرْبَعُونَ.

3. Be wary of wasting your lifetimes in that which will not remain for you, for that which has passed from it does not return.

3ـ إحْذَرُوا ضِياعَ الأعْمارِ فيما لايَبْقى لَكُمْ، فَفائِتُها لايَعُودُ.

4. Verily your lifetime is the dower of your prosperity if you spend it in obedience to your Lord.

4ـ إنَّ عُمْرَكَ مَهْرُ سَعادَتِكَ، إنْ أنْفَذْتَهُ (أنْفَدْتَهُ) في طاعَةِ رَبِّكَ.

5. Verily your breaths are portions of your life, so do not use them up except in the obedience that brings you closer [to Allah].

5ـ إنَّ أنْفاسَكَ أجْزاءُ عُمْرِكَ، فَلا تُفْنِها إلاّ في طاعَة تُزْلِفُكَ.

6. Verily your lifetime is the time which you find yourself in.

6ـ إنَّ عُمْرَكَ وَقْتُكَ الَّذي أنْتَ فيهِ.

7. Verily your lifespan is the number of your breaths, and there is a watcher who counts them.

7ـ إنَّ عُمْرَكَ عَدَدَ أنْفاسِكَ، وعَلَيْها رَقيبٌ تُحْصيها.

8. Indeed the night and day are quick in razing the lifetimes.

8ـ إنَّ اللَّيْلَ والنَّهارَ مُسْرِعانِ في هَدْمِ الأعْمارِ.

9. Indeed your life’s past is that which has come to pass and its future is hope, and the present is [time for] action.

9ـ إنَّ ماضِيَ عُمْرِكَ أجَلٌ، وآتِيَهُ أمَلٌ، والوَقْتُ عَمَلٌ.

10. Verily the life that is being shortened every moment and being dismantled every hour must be regarded as very short.

10ـ إنَّ غايَةً تَنْقُصُهَا اللَّحْظَةُ، وتَهْدِمُهَا السّاعَةُ، لَحَرِيَّةٌ بِقَصْرِ المُدَّةِ.

11. Indeed deceived is the one who is deluded with regards to his life and enviable is one who spends his life in the obedience of his Lord.

11ـ إنَّ المَغْبُونَ مَنْ غَبِنَ عُمْرَهُ، وإنَّ المَغْبُوطَ مَنْ أنْفَذَ عُمْرَهُ في طاعَةِ رَبِّهِ.

12. The lifespan [of a person] is [made up of] a specific number of breaths.

12ـ اَلعُمْرُ أنْفاسٌ مُعَدَّدَةٌ.

13. How can one be pleased with a lifetime that is diminished by [the passing of] hours?!

13ـ كَيْفَ يُفْرَحُ بِعُمْر تَنْقُصُهُ السّاعاتُ.

14. There is nothing more valuable than red sulphur, except that which remains from the lifetime of a believer.

14ـ لَيْسَ شَـيْءٌ أعَزَّ مِنَ الكِبْرِيتِ الأحْمَرِ إلاّ ما بَقِيَ مِنْ عُمْرِ المُؤْمِنِ.

15. One whose life is long, his tribulations become many.

15ـ مَنْ طالَ عُمْرُهُ كَثُرَتْ مَصائِبُهُ.

16. One whose life is long gets afflicted by [the loss of] his dear and beloved ones.

16ـ مَنْ طالَ عُمْرُهُ فُجِعَ بِأعِزَّتِهِ وأحِبّائِهِ.

17. One who spends his life in other than that which will save him [in the Hereafter] has missed his objective.

17ـ مَنْ أفْنى عُمْرَهُ في غَيْرِ ما يُنْجيهِ فَقَدْ أضاعَ مَطْلَبَهُ.

18. An hour of your time does not pass but that it cuts away a portion of your lifespan.

18ـ مَا انْقَضَتْ ساعَةٌ مِنْ دَهْرِكَ إلاّ بِقِطْعَة مِنْ عُمْرِكَ.

19. Do not waste your lifetime in useless pastimes, thereby leaving this world without any hope [in the Hereafter].

19ـلاتُفْنِ عُمْرَكَ فِي المَلاهي فَتَخْـرُجَ مِنَ الدُّنيا بِلا أمَل.

20. With the progression of days and nights, nothing remains of the lifetimes.

20ـ لابَقاءَ لِلأعْمارِ مَعَ تَعاقُبِ اللَّيْلِ والنَّهارِ.

21. Nobody knows how much longer he has to live except a Prophet or a man of truth.

21ـلايَعْرِفُ قَدْرَ ما بَقِيَ مِنْ عُمْرِهِ إلاّ نَبِيٌّ أوْ صِدّيقٌ.

22. Lifetime is diminished by moments.

22ـ اَلعُمْرُ تُفْنِيهِ اللَّحَظاتُ.

23. Guard your lifetime from being wasted in other than acts of worship and obedience [to Allah].

23ـ اِحْفَظْ عُمْرَكَ مِنَ التَّضْييعِ لَهُ في غَيْرِ العِبادَةِ والطّاعاتِ.