Striving for the Hereafter
Q: I am a born Muslim, 21 years old. I have not been a practising Muslim my whole life, been into lots of major sins, may Allah forgive me. There is this one thing that has been bothering me for a while now: With the little amount of knowledge that I have, it is obvious that this life is just a test and the Aakhirah is the real place we should be working towards. And obviously we should give more than our best to be there and save ourselves from the hell fire. The thing is I am a computer engineer and I spend 12-13 hours of my day with my job, studies, etc. I at times even miss prayers and practically what I do during those 12-13 hours is in no way benefiting my Aakhirah. Would it not be better that I leave the job and get some Islamic education and do something in that, like teach Qur’an or anything at all so that it actually benefits me?
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.