Has water entered your ship?

In 1923, eight of the wealthiest people in the world met.

Their combined
wealth, it is estimated, exceeded the wealth of the government of the United
States at that time. These men certainly knew how to make a living and
accumulate wealth.

But let’s examine what happened to them 25 years later.

1. President of the largest steel company, Charles Schwab, lived on borrowed
capital for five years before he died bankrupt.
2. President of the largest gas company, Howard Hubson, went insane.
3. One of the greatest commodity traders, Arthur Cutton, died insolvent.
4. President of the New York Stock Exchange, Richard Whitney, was sent to
5. A member of the President’s Cabinet, Albert Fall, was pardoned from jail
to go home and die in peace.
6. The greatest “bear” on Wall Street, Jessie Livermore, committed suicide.
7. President of the world’s greatest monopoly, Ivar Krueger, committed
8. President of the Bank of International Settlement, Leon Fraser, committed

What they forgot was how to make a life! Money in itself is not evil!
Money provides food for the hungry, medicine for the sick, clothes for the
needy. Money is only a medium of exchange. We need two kinds of education.
One that teaches us how to make a living and one that teaches us how to

There are people who are so engrossed in their professional life that
they neglect their Deeni responsibilities, such as fulfilling all of Allah Ta’alas commands, making effort that Deen spreads in the entire world & family, health and social responsibilities.

If asked why
they do this they would reply that they were doing it for their family.
Our kids are sleeping when we leave home. They are sleeping when we come

Twenty years later, we’ll turn back, and they’ll all be gone. Without water,
a ship cannot move. The ship needs water, but if the water gets into the
ship, the ship will face problems.

What was once a means of living for the
ship will now become a means of destruction. Similarly we live in a time
where earning is a necessity but let not the earning enter our hearts, for
what was once a means of living will be become a means of destruction.

So take a moment and ponder….has water entered your ship?

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