Monday, April 18, 2005


Saturday is Football day. I woke up and got ready for the match that we were going to have. It had been time since I had lost a game, but I knew with the proposed teams this week it may well be my first defeat after such a long time.

To no surprise, I lost the game, and it was no close one either. Nevertheless, I never gave up hope, I kept on pushing forward, giving my team all the energy I had so that I could once again win. But it was not meant to be, on the final whistle I was well aware of my loss.

I came home, defeated, tired yet not broken. I came back stronger knowing where I went wrong and the things I would change for the next week.

Then I pondered (as usual). A simple game of football and I took it so serious. An hour of fun and play (and the needed exercise) and I was not willing to give up. So why, when it comes to the hereafter, when it comes to winning the love of Allah and His Prophet do we take defeat from Shaytaan so easily?

I thought of all the times when i would exercise no effort to fight the provocations of Shaytaan, all his efforts to deviate me and take me on the path of the losers.

I realised, that if i treated my life as a football pitch, in which the goal was to achieve the love of Allah and His Prophet, and if I exhausted all my efforts in winning this match I would achieve much more than I would from a mere football game.

May Allah give us all the inclination to make an effort to spend our effort in attaining His and His Prophet's love and and pleasure.



Anonymous said...

thanks 4 updating

Anonymous said...

great post.just shows how much we r bothered about wordly stuff and dont care about our deen.

Zain said...

No problems about updating. I guess I need an occasional push. lol.

It surely is amazing how much we really care about this world in comparison to the hereafter.

ETV said...

Oh man, This has been a good one. I was little bit away from the path I guess and this one gave me a blow. Thanks bro

Zain said...

Hey bro. The pleasure was mine. I didn't realise that any of my posts could have an affect on anyone. So it was great reading your comment. You might like to visit my other site:

Jazakallah once again for your comments

algerianlass88 said...

Assalamu alaykum wr wb.
Aaaameen to your du'a.
Ma sha Allah, barak Allah fik for that post... very very true.

Zain said...

As Salaamu Alaykum,

Jazakallah for the comment. (y)

May Allah accept the efforts and make it a source of success for everyone. Aameen.


ابدلرحیم said...

You are so right Bhai