"This dunya is like a shadow. If you try to catch it,
you will never be able to do so. If you turn your back towards it,
it has no choice but to follow you"
– Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah
"Take benefit of five before five: your youth before
your old age, your health before your sickness, your
wealth before your poverty, your free-time before your
preoccupation, and your life before your death."
[Muhammad sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam – al-Haakim,