There is a Hadith of the Prophet (SAW) in which He is advising a man while saying: “Take advantage of five matters before five other matters: • your youth, before you become old; • and your health, before you fall sick; • and your richness, before you become poor; • and your free time before you become busy; • and your life, before your death.” (Tirmidhi) I have humbly tried to place these ten elements in a visual context, to help serve as a daily reminder. We live in such times, where the things that should matter most, aren’t prioritised. We’re constantly in a battle throughout our daily lives, that we seldomly pause, and appreciate the blessings that we do have. I hope this painting can help you to take advantage of these valuable 5 gems, before the advent of the latter 5.
Umar ibn Al-Khattab used to say: "Haasiboo anfusakum qabla an tuhaasaboo." "Take yourselves to account before you are taken to account." At the end of each day, take accounts.