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I’m sure whoever is reading this, has studied ratios in maths class at some point in their life. Ratios allow us to see the relationship between two numbers of the same kind. So now let’s talk ratios in relation to this hadith.

According to Geologic Surveys this planet’s oceans has 346,049,000,000,000,000,000 gallons of water. Let’s assume there is a drop of water left on the finger which is about 0.0251 millilitres.

So if we have both these numbers into gallons to make a ratio we get:

Water on the finger : Water in the ocean

= 0.0000066 gallons : 346,049,000,000,000,000,000 gallons

Sometimes seeing things in number form makes it easier to visualize and put in perspective and we can understand the relationship between the two things and to value their importance in comparison to each other. So as we can see, this life is so minute in comparison to the Akhira. The Ahkira is where we should place value and importance, and consequently invest our time, efforts and money towards.

No matter what circumstances you are going through at the moment, whether it is good or bad, remember this hadith by our Prophet Muhammad (sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam).

Remember that this life is almost nothing. Dunya isn’t the end, it’s just a means to our Akhira. So let’s treat it that way InshAllah.

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