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The Islamic

Way
• It is a measure of the passing
away of life… So,
Time is Life!
• It is a precious resource…We
have only 24 hours
in a day
• It is irreplaceable…Time, unlike
wealth, once lost,
can’t be gained back
• It is something you can’t have
enough of
Allah (s.w.t) says:
“ By the time, Verily Man is in loss,
Except such as have Faith, And do
righteous deeds, And (join together)
in the mutual enjoining of Truth and of
Sabr (patience & constancy).”
Ibn Abbas (r.a.a) narrates that the
Prophet (s.a.w) said, “There are two
blessings which many people lose. (They
are) health and free time for doing good”
(Bukhari)
The Prophet (s.a.w) said: “On
the Day of Resurrection the
feet of the son of Adam will not
move away till he is questioned
about five matters:
1.On what he spent his life
2. In doing what he made his
youth pass away
3. From where he acquired his
property
Allah’s Messenger (s.a.w) said:
“Grasp five things before five
others: your youth before your old
age, your health before your
illness, your riches before your
poverty, your leisure before your
work and your life before your
death.”
Abdullah bin Umar (r.a.a) said, “ Allah’s
Apostle (s.a.w) took hold of my shoulder
and said, ‘Be in this world as if you were
a stranger or a traveler.’
Ibn Umar (r.a.a) used to say, “ If you
survive till the evening, do not expect to
be alive in the morning, and if you
survive till the morning, do not expect to
be alive in the evening and take from
your health for your sickness, and take
from your life for your death.”
(Bukhari)
Abu Bakr Siddiq (r.a.a) used to pray:
“O Allah, do not leave us in the dark
(i.e. under the wrong impression
about things) and do not make us one
of those who are careless about time”.

Umar Farooq (r.a.a) used to


ask Allah for Barakah
(abundance & blessings) in his
time (to do more in less time)
and to enable him to use it for
the right purposes.
Sh. Abdul Fattah Abu Ghuddi
said:

“The people who do not


value time and waste all
their spare time are truly
deprived and at a great
loss. A person’s life will
pass away in the twinkling
of an eye and he will be left
truly empty-handed”.
Making the maximum use of
their time..
• Ibn ul Jawzi wrote about 1000 books in
his lifetime.
• Ibn Jarir Tabari used to write 28 pages
every day & not waste a single
moment of his day.
• In Jahiz Ibn Rashid’s life, there were
only 2 nights he did not read.

Ibn ul Jawzi said, “I feel sorry for those


people who are busy in play and
amusement, roaming around without
any specific purpose, sitting in the
market-place staring at every passer-by
FROM THE QURAN,
THE SUNNAH OF THE
PROPHET
(S.A.W), & THE
PRACTICE OF THE
SAHAABAH (R.A.A)
WE LEARN HOW TO
PRIORITIZE, PLAN,
ORGANIZE & ALLOCATE
OUR TIME TO USE IT IN
The Prophet (s.a.w) said: “It is
incumbent on every intelligent person
that he should spend some part of his
time talking to his Rabb.”
This can be done in prayer, Quran, Dhikr,
while alone and amongst people. Share your
feelings and thoughts with Allah.
Quran (59:18) :
“And let every soul look to what it has put forth
for tomorrow – and fear Allah. Indeed, Allah is
acquainted with what you do”.
DO A REGULAR CHECK & REVIEW OF
YOUR ACTIVITIES
- What am I doing for my tomorrow (my
Hereafter)?
- What are my duties & am I doing them
(worship, etc)?
- What are my dealings with people? Am I
giving them their rights?
- What is my character, manners & habits
like?
- Have I stopped lying, backbiting, telling
A believer is never ‘free’; he
does not have excess time
because there is too much to be
done. If you have time left
over from your duties, help
others. If you are already
doing this and still have time,
do some more.
You can do Dhikr –
Remembrance of Allah

“So when you have finished


(your duties) then stand up (for
worship) and to your Lord
direct (your) longing.” Quran
94:7,8
The Prophet (saw) used
to forbid ‘Qil’ and ‘Qal’
(idle, useless talk or
that you talk too much
about others)
• Laziness

• Lack of focus or identifying what one


wants
• Too engrossed with one’s own personal
problems
• Lack of self-control or self-discipline
• Ego in thinking oneself indispensable
• Leaving things half done
• Taking things & people’s criticism too
personally
- Identify your goals
- Make a list of these goals making sure you
balance your different life roles
- Prioritize and make a list of things to do
- Make time-tables & stick to them
- Be focused on what you are doing for ex. active
listening saves time
- Set realistic targets (monthly,weekly,daily) plan &
achieve them
- Review & amend as necessary
- Train people to respect your time & schedules
-Find out the ways of doing things correctly.
-Knowledge will stop you from wasting time
in making mistakes
-Be determined to succeed. Develop a
winning attitude
-Do not impose limitations on yourself. Do
things confidently
-Be honest with yourself & be realistic
Prayer is the best training
(physical & mental for us in
learning to be punctual,
focused, single minded,
self-disciplined & goal
oriented. So pray the right
way, with the right
movements, humility and
concentration.