The Seasons of the Year Remind One of the Hereafter: Ibn Rajab

In part of his chapter discussing the merits of the different seasons of the year, Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali brings the following beneficial reminder:

فصول السنة تذكّر بالآخرة : فشدّة حر الصيف يذكّر بحرّ الجهنم ، وهو من سمومها ؛ وشدة برد الشتاء يذكّر بزمهرير جهنم وهو من زمهريرها ، والخريف يكمل في اجتناء الثمرات التي تبقى وتدخّر في البيوت ، فهو منبه على اجتناء الثمرات الأعمال في الآخرة . وأما الربيع فهو أطيب الفصول السنة ، وهو يذكّر بنعيم الجنة و طيب عيشها ، فينبغي أن يحث المؤمن على الاستعداد لطلب الجنة بالأعمال الصالحة . ـ

The seasons of the year remind one of the Hereafter:

For the severity of the summer heat reminds one of the fire of Jahannam, and it comes from its hot wind.

And the severity of the winter’s cold reminds one of the Zamhareer of Jahannam, and it comes from its Zamhareer.

And the Autumn completes the acquisition of produce which is stored up and saved in store-houses, and this is a incitement to acquire the fruits of good deeds in the hereafter.

And as for the Spring, it is the best of the seasons of the year, and it reminds one of the enjoyments of al-Jannah and its good living. So it the believer should feel behooved to prepare himself for seeking al-Jannah by means of righteous good deeds.

[Lataa’if al-Ma’aarif pg. 540-541]

See also: The Sacred Months

See also: Khutbah at the Close of the Year: Imam al-Sa’di

Click Lataa’if al-Ma’aarif to read more from this beneficial work discussing the different months of the Hijri calendar, including the recommended and innovated practices therein, as well as a wealth of beneficial notes and reminders.

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