Dua supplication to be made at the age of forty

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We all  should be grateful to Allah SWT for HIS endless Mercy in many aspects. Please look at above life expectancy chart of the world, and you will observe that maximum average human’s life is 80 years only. People from the poor countries of  Africa live average 50 years or less. So when a person reach the age of 40 years, he enters the period of last few decades of his life on this earth. Some may live healthy for another one or two decades, but majority will started living with life style diseases such as Hypertension, Diabetes and their complication such as heart attack and stroke or some may have serious diseases such as cancers, Alzheimer. Wisdom may grow together with age, but at the same time one has to be ready for the last and inevitable journey..Death.

Allah SWT teaches us in Surah 46:15 “O my Lord! Grant me that I may be grateful for Thy favour which Thou hast bestowed upon me, and upon both my parents, and that I may work righteousness such as Thou mayest approve; and be gracious to me in my issue. Truly have I turned to Thee and truly do I bow (to Thee) in Islam.”

In this verse Allah teaches us to be grateful to Allah SWT, our parents, and also allow us to do righteous deeds and truly turn to Allah and Islam.

I wish those who are not even forty years old should take note of the precious nature of limited time we have on this earth to do our best with the free will granted to us by the Almighty.

سُوۡرَةُ الاٴحقاف

وَوَصَّيۡنَا ٱلۡإِنسَـٰنَ بِوَٲلِدَيۡهِ إِحۡسَـٰنًا‌ۖ حَمَلَتۡهُ أُمُّهُ ۥ كُرۡهً۬ا وَوَضَعَتۡهُ كُرۡهً۬ا‌ۖ وَحَمۡلُهُ ۥ وَفِصَـٰلُهُ ۥ ثَلَـٰثُونَ شَہۡرًا‌ۚ حَتَّىٰٓ إِذَا بَلَغَ أَشُدَّهُ ۥ وَبَلَغَ أَرۡبَعِينَ سَنَةً۬ قَالَ رَبِّ أَوۡزِعۡنِىٓ أَنۡ أَشۡكُرَ نِعۡمَتَكَ ٱلَّتِىٓ أَنۡعَمۡتَ عَلَىَّ وَعَلَىٰ وَٲلِدَىَّ وَأَنۡ أَعۡمَلَ صَـٰلِحً۬ا تَرۡضَٮٰهُ وَأَصۡلِحۡ لِى فِى ذُرِّيَّتِىٓ‌ۖ إِنِّى تُبۡتُ إِلَيۡكَ وَإِنِّى مِنَ ٱلۡمُسۡلِمِينَ (١٥)

Surah Al-Ahqaf

46:15

We have enjoined on man Kindness to his parents: in pain did his mother bear him, and in pain did she give him birth. The carrying of the (child) to his weaning is (a period of) thirty months. At length, when he reaches the age of full strength and attains forty years, he says “O my Lord! Grant me that I may be grateful for Thy favour which Thou hast bestowed upon me, and upon both my parents, and that I may work righteousness such as Thou mayest approve; and be gracious to me in my issue. Truly have I turned to Thee and truly do I bow (to Thee) in Islam.” 
Surah  46:15
စင္စစ္ေသာ္ကား ငါအရွင္ျမတ္သည္ ‘မႏူႆ’လူသားအား ၎၏မိဘႏွစ္ပါးႏွင့္ပတ္သက္၍ ေကာင္းစြာျပဳစုရန္ ေလးနက္စြာအမိန္႔ေပးေတာ္မူခဲ့၏။ ၎၏ မိခင္မွာ ၎အား ဆင္းရဲဒုကၡပင္ပန္းႀကီးစြာႏွင့္(မိမိ၀မ္းတြင္း၀ယ္) သယ္ပိုးလြယ္ပိုက္ခဲ့၏။ ထုိ႔ျပင္ ဆင္းရဲဒုကၡ ပင္ပန္းႀကီးစြာႏွင့္ပင္ ၎အားေမြးဖြားခဲ့၏။ ထုိ႔ျပင္ ၎အား သယ္ပိုးလြယ္ပိုက္ျခင္းႏွင့္၎အား ႏို႔ျဖတ္ျခင္း(၏အခ်ိန္ကာလမွာ) လေပါင္းသုံးဆယ္ျဖစ္၏။ ေနာက္ဆုံးတြင္ ထိုလူသားသည္ မိမိအရြယ္ေရာက္လူလားေျမာက္ျခင္းသို႔ ေရာက္ရွိ၍ အႏွစ္ေလးဆယ္(အရြယ္)သို႔ေရာက္ေလေသာအခါ(ဤသို႔) ပန္ၾကားေလွ်ာက္ထားေလ၏။အို-ကြၽန္ေတာ္မ်ိဳးအား ဖန္ဆင္းေမြးျမဴေတာ္ မူေသာအရွင္ျမတ္၊အရွင္ျမတ္သည္ ကြၽန္ေတာ္မ်ိဳး အေပၚ၌လည္းေကာင္း၊ ကြၽန္ေတာ္မ်ိဳး၏မိဘႏွစ္ပါး အေပၚ၌လည္းေကာင္း၊ မိမိျပဳေတာ္၏မူခဲ့ေသာေက်းဇူး ေတာ္ႏွင့္စပ္လ်ဥ္း၍ ကြၽန္ေတာ္မ်ိဳးအား အၿမဲတေစ ေက်းဇူးသိတတ္ေစေတာ္မူပါ။ ၎ျပင္ မိမိႏွစ္သက္ေတာ္မူေသာ ေကာင္းမႈမ်ားကို ကြၽန္ေတာ္မ်ိဳးအား အၿမဲက်င့္မူႏိုင္စြမ္း ေပးသနားေတာ္မူပါ။ ထိုမွတစ္ပါး အရွင္ျမတ္သည္ကြၽန္ေတာ္မ်ိဳးအဖို႔ ကြၽန္ေတာ္မ်ိဳး၏သားေျမးတို႔၌လည္းအက်ိဳးျဖစ္ေစေတာ္မူပါ။(အရည္ အခ်င္းဖန္တီးေပးေတာ္မူပါ)ဧကန္အမွန္ ကြၽန္ေတာ္မမ်ိဳး သည္ အရွင္ျမတ္အထံေတာ္၌၀န္ခ်ေတာင္းပန္ပါ၏။ ၎ျပင္ ဧကန္ မလဲြ ကြၽန္ေတာ္မ်ိဳးသည္အလႅာဟ့္အမိန္႔ေတာ္ကို လိုက္နာသူတို႔ တြင္ တစ္ဦးအပါအ၀င္ျဖစ္ပါ၏။လူလားေျမာက္ျခင္းသို႔ ေရာက္ရွိ၍ အႏွစ္ေလးဆယ္(အရြယ္)သို႔ေရာက္ေလေသာအခါ(ဤသို႔) ပန္ၾကားေလွ်ာက္ထားေလ၏။အို-ကြၽန္ေတာ္မ်ိဳးအား ဖန္ဆင္းေမြးျမဴေတာ္ မူေသာအရွင္ျမတ္၊အရွင္ျမတ္သည္ ကြၽန္ေတာ္မ်ိဳး အေပၚ၌လည္းေကာင္း၊ ကြၽန္ေတာ္မ်ိဳး၏မိဘႏွစ္ပါး အေပၚ၌လည္းေကာင္း၊ မိမိျပဳေတာ္၏မူခဲ့ေသာေက်းဇူး ေတာ္ႏွင့္စပ္လ်ဥ္း၍ ကြၽန္ေတာ္မ်ိဳးအား အၿမဲတေစ ေက်းဇူးသိတတ္ေစေတာ္မူပါ။ ၎ျပင္ မိမိႏွစ္သက္ေတာ္မူေသာ ေကာင္းမႈမ်ားကို ကြၽန္ေတာ္မ်ိဳးအား အၿမဲက်င့္မူႏိုင္စြမ္း ေပးသနားေတာ္မူပါ။ ထိုမွတစ္ပါး အရွင္ျမတ္သည္ကြၽန္ေတာ္မ်ိဳးအဖို႔ ကြၽန္ေတာ္မ်ိဳး၏သားေျမးတို႔၌လည္းအက်ိဳးျဖစ္ေစေတာ္မူပါ။(အရည္ အခ်င္းဖန္တီးေပးေတာ္မူပါ)ဧကန္အမွန္ ကြၽန္ေတာ္မ်ိဳး သည္ အရွင္ျမတ္အထံေတာ္၌၀န္ခ်ေတာင္းပန္ပါ၏။ ၎ျပင္ ဧကန္ မလဲြ ကြၽန္ေတာ္မ်ိဳးသည္အလႅာဟ့္အမိန္႔ေတာ္ကို လိုက္နာသူတို႔ တြင္ တစ္ဦးအပါအ၀င္ျဖစ္ပါ၏။
Allah knows the best,
Kyaw Kyaw Oo
( Inspired by the one of the Friday Sermons of U Myint Thein, Nyein Chan Lu Lin)

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