Assalamu ‘Alaykoum, brother,
In this post, we’re going to explore a typical weekend of the “teenage boy/young man” today. Brace yourself for some REAL re-thinking!
It’s Saturday, midday, you just woke up and you’re stretching and yawning like a hippo. The sun is shining through the slit between your curtains but you, out of sheer laziness, decide to leave the curtains closed.
S-l-o-w-l-y, you drag yourself out of bed and hover downstairs to the kitchen, where you take a huge bag of crisps, a can of soda and a pack of Malteasers.
Then you jump on the couch and grab the remote control off the table. You’re ready to hit the red button… HEEEEY, HOLD THE PHONE, MATE.
YOU’RE ABOUT TO CAUSE SOME ULTRA-HUGE DESTRUCTION TO YOUR BRAIN AND BODY.
Brother, why don’t you go work out? Kick a football? Or just meet up with your pals?
Why do you stay on a sofa all day and let your belly grow up to triple its size?
Even worse, why do you pollute your amazing brain and eyes with disgusting TV shows that portray human beings as unleashed animals??
Don’t you want to have an attractive wife later on in life?
If yes, then don’t YOU want to be attractive for her too? Or do you think she will just accept you the way you are, unhealthy physically and filled with bad thoughts?
Boy, you better get your act straight, cos no girl in her right mind would marry someone like that.
The Prophet ‘Alayhissalat Wassalam was flat when he was in his 60s!! He was strong and fit at his age!!
-Exercising releases chemicals called endorphins which make you happy.
-It clears impurities from the skin and makes skin incredibly soft.
-It makes you look and feel great and gives you confidence.
-It reduces the risk of heart disease.
-It’s fun especially with a few mates.
-You can now fit in your favourite clothes!
GO RACING WITH THE GANG.
TAKE SWIMMING LESSONS (in a swimming pool for men only and wearing a short that goes from your navel to your knees).
All these sports are Sunnah. They’re really fun too!
The ball is in your court – kick it or leave it at your own will.