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15 Reasons Not to Waste Your Life!
by Sound Vision Staffwriter
We all feel bad "wasting" time. We realize time spent on trivial things makes us lazy and unproductive. However, many of us fail to visualize the long-term consequences of killing time on futile matters, both in this world and the world that awaits us.
The following words of wisdom will help us appreciate how the most productive and influential leaders and scholars of Islam valued time.
can't return. Whatever time passes
by will not return and cannot be replaced.
most priceless possession of man: life itself. An Imam
to remind his students, "Time
is not just money. It is more expensive than gold, diamonds and pearls.
Time is life itself!"
of youth and life. We will
be asked about our youth and life on the Day of Judgment, both
of which are related to time.
to be stingy with wasting time. Hassan
a renowned follower of the Companions, once
said, "I have lived with a people who were more stingy with
their time than you people are with your money."
Person: A sign of Allah's dislike. Imam
Ibn Qayyim stated, "One
of the many signs that one is disliked by Allah is the wasting of his
or her time." Allah allows a person who is neglectful of His message
to be involved in activities that are worthless.
to Time. Productive
Muslims of the past would consider it disrespect to time, if they spent
a day without doing any thing beneficial to their community or
to themselves. One
of them would say, "I do not regret anything as much as I regret
a day in which my good actions have not increased."
and Laziness are dangerous!
We are not sure whether we will live until tomorrow to be able to do
something good. Even if we live till tomorrow, are we certain that there
won't be any obstacles in carrying out that action. Why putt
off something good to an abyss of uncertainty? If we procrastinate and
waste time today, what will motivate us to spend time productively tomorrow?
Lose time, Lose peace. Some
pious scholars used to say that those people who kill their time in
unproductive ways would lose peace and serenity from their hearts. They would
be so overwhelmed with work deadlines and harmful amusements of this
life that they would rarely have time to spend with their family, in
remembering Allah, and on causes that matter- the real source of tranquility
or sakina in life.
for tomorrow? Let's
remember the old Muslim adage, "Work
for your world as if you are going to live forever and work for your
hereafter as if you are going to die tomorrow."
Allah's Trust. Time
is a trust from Allah, it is our responsibility to use it in the most
effective way pleasing to Allah. We all know how difficult and embarrassing
it is to face someone, for instance our parent or teacher, after we
break their trust by disobeying their instructions. How would we face
Allah if we break His trust?
Productive is Sunnah (Prophetic tradition). As the Prophet
day, for every joint in the body a person should perform a charity;
reconciling between two brothers is charity; helping somebody lift his
baggage is charity; every step you take towards Salaah is charity; and
every time you remove something harmful from the way is charity. (Bukhari
and Muslim). This is how the Prophet, peace be upon him, encouraged
us to fill our time with such productive acts.
Time Management: This is how Prophet Muammad, peace
and blessings buwould plan his day:
Tips on How to be Ultra Productive
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