We believe, and please do correct us if we are mistaken, that all three holy books mention the fact that life is short. Life in the quran is described as a ‘game’ limited in time and very short yet the afterlife one of eternity. The prophet described living life on earth as a very short break taken under a tree while on a very long eternal road. People, in their retirement years also often talk about how life is short … ‘before we knew it, we were retiring’.
Whether it is our relationships, our work, or tribulations, we must always remember that all does pass and the only thing we can do is control how we respond to each and what actions we take to be happy and thankful for what god has given us. Yes, it is difficult to remember that life is short during a tribulation, but as we said throughout this holy month, we can seek good friends to remind us, we can seek god’s relief, we can focus on other perspectives and more importantly, truly believe that it is in our best interests.