Table of Contents

Readiness And Preparation

Readiness and Preparation-الاِستعداد

1. The best preparation is that by which one’s Hereafter is improved.

1ـ خَيْـرُ الاِسْتِعْدادِ ما أُصْلِحَ بِهِ المَعادُ.

2. Lighten your burden, for indeed the goal is in front of you and time is behind you, driving you forward.

2ـ تَخَفَّفُوا فَإنَّ الغايَةَ أمامَكُمْ، والسّاعَةَ مِنْ وَرائِكُمْ تَحْدُوكُمْ.

3. Lighten your burden so as to catch up [with those who are ahead you], for indeed the last among you are only being awaited by the first among you [who have preceded them].

3ـ تَخَفَّفُوا تَلْحَقُوا، فَإنَّما يُنْتَظَرُ بِأوَّلِكُمْ آخِرُكُمْ.

4. Prepare for your journey, keep your gaze on the flash of salvation and travel on swift [and girded] mounts [of good deeds].

4ـ تَيَسَّرْ لِسَفَرِكَ، وشِمْ بَرْقَ النَّجاةِ، وارْحَلْ مَطاياَ التَّشْمير.

5. Return from negligence, awake from slumber, prepare yourself for the move and gather provisions for the journey.

5ـ ثُوبُوا (تُوبُوا) مِنَ الغَفْلَةِ، وتَنَبَّهُوا مِنَ الرَّقْدَةِ، وتَأهَّبُوا لِلنُّقْلَةِ، وَتَزَوَّدُوا لِلرِّحْلَةِ.

6. One who has prepared for his journey is delighted upon his arrival.

6ـ مَنِ اسْتَعَدَّ لِسَفَرِهِ قَرَّ عَيْناً بِحَضَرِهِ.

7. Select your abode for yourself before the day of your landing and prepare your dwelling before your arrival.

7ـ اِرْتَدْ لِنَفْسِكَ قَبْلَ يَوْمِ نُزُولِكَ ووَطِّ المَنْزِلَ قَبْلَ حُلُولِكَ.