A man came to Ameerul Mu’mineen, ‘Ali bn Abee Taalib and said,
“I will ask you four questions, so give me their answers”:
1 -What is compulsory, and what is most compulsory?
2 -What is close-by, and what is most close-by?
3 -What is amazing, and what is most amazing?…
4 -What is difficult, and what is most difficult?
The Ameerul-Mu’mineen answered:
1 -What is compulsory is Obeying and worshipping Allaah, and what is most compulsory is Abandoning sins and disobedience to Allaah!
2 -What is close-by is The Day of Judgement, and what is most close-by is DEATH!
3 -What is amazing is the Dunya(world life), and what is most amazing is the love of the dunya!(worldly life)
4 -What is difficult is the Grave and what is most difficult is Leaving this world without Provision (for it)!
Oh Allaah, the changer of the hearts, please make our hearts steadfast upon your religion.
Oh my Lord, whoever opens this message of mine, and reads it, please open for him, the door of your blessings and provision from the heavens and the earth.
And whoever spreads it amongst your slaves, do not deny him your paradise….ameen.
…May Allah give us a better understanding & guide us to accept the truth