So, my wake up call was basically on Dec 3, 2018. The contents were as follows.
- By Time.
إِنَّ الْإِنسَانَ لَفِي خُسْرٍ
- Man is indeed in loss.
إِلَّا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ وَتَوَاصَوْا بِالْحَقِّ وَتَوَاصَوْا بِالصَّبْرِ
- Except those who
do good works,
support one another with the truth,
support one another with
Piety is not to turn your faces towards the east and the west,
- but pious is one who believes
the Last Day,
- and he gives money out of love
those who ask,
to free the slaves;
- and he carries out the communion,
and contributes towards purification;
those who keep their pledges when they make a pledge,
those who are patient in the face of adversity and hardship and when in despair.
- These are the ones who have been truthful, and these are the righteous.
- patience in face of all unexpected and unwanted outcomes
- perseverance and persistence