Allah Almighty says:

 “Did We not let you live long enough for anyone who was going to pay heed to pay heed? And did not the warner come to you?” (35:37)

112. Abu Hurayra reported that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said:

“Allah has excused Himself in the case of a man whose term He extends until he reaches sixty years of age.” [Al-Bukhari]

The scholars say that it means, “He does not need an excuse if He lets him live for this period.” It is said that this is when a man reaches the utmost point of being excused.

EXCERPT FROM: Riyadh us Saliheen chapter on:On the encouragement to increase good actions in the later part of one’s life


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About Kaukab Siddique PhD

Professor of English, World Literature and Journalism at Lincoln University. Research specialization in Women and Islam

2 responses to “HAVE YOU TURNED SIXTY YET?”

  1. Abdullah Mujahid says :

    As Salaamu Alaikum, I still find this statement very vage. Although I know it makes sense, just if a little more clearity could be given, since I have 4 more years to go Insha Allah Azza Wa jal

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