Don’t Gamble: Prepare for Your Final Journey

This is a powerful and inspiring speech by Imam Siraj Wahhaj.

Preparation for the inevitable end is one of the things that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) commanded us to do. But, why is it so important?

Why do we need to always remember death and get ready for it?

Imam Siraj Wahhaj has the answer.

Don’t Gamble

Why do I mention gambling? And what does gambling have to do with death?

My message this morning is this: I don’t care if you are seven, eight, nine years old; or 20 years old; or 100 years old. Don’t gamble! I want you to consider this Ayah from the Quran:

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{O you who have believed, fear Allah as He should be feared and do not die except as Muslims [in submission to Him]} (Aal-`Imran 3:102).

Let me tell you the problem that you have as young people.

The problem that you have as young people is that you feel invincible. You feel that you’re going to be here for a long time.

But I can tell you brothers and sisters: Don’t gamble.

A lot of you think like this: I’m young; I’m 19; I’m 20. I can have my fun now; I have a lot of time.

When I get older, I can start making my prayer; I can wear my hijab. In the future, I can I start going to the Masjid and start reading Quran.

I have plenty time and let me have my fun now Imam Suraj! After all, you were young you and had your fun. Why can’t we have our fun.

Answer is: Because you can’t gamble.

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