THREE LESSONS RELATED TO TIME ⌚
These lessons can transform ✨ your lives. Read to know more.
بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ
Alhamdulillah who alternates the day and night. He brings the dead from the living and the living🌳 from the dead.
تُولِجُ اللَّيْلَ فِي النَّهَارِ وَتُولِجُ النَّهَارَ فِي اللَّيْلِ ۖ وَتُخْرِجُ الْحَيَّ مِنَ الْمَيِّتِ وَتُخْرِجُ الْمَيِّتَ مِنَ الْحَيِّ ۖ وَتَرْزُقُ مَن تَشَاءُ بِغَيْرِ حِسَابٍ
You cause the night to enter the day, and You cause the day to enter the night; and You bring the living out of the dead, and You bring the dead out of the living. And You give provision to whom You will without account.“ (3:27)
Time is a powerful concept. Through it, mountains 🏔️ are blown away, forests🏞️ turn to deserts, generations replace other generations, and everything change and perish 🌐.
كُلُّ مَنْ عَلَيْهَا فَانٍ * وَيَبْقَىٰ وَجْهُ رَبِّكَ ذُو الْجَلَالِ وَالْإِكْرَامِ
Everyone upon the earth will perish. And there will remain the Face of your Lord, Owner of Majesty and Honor. (Surah Ar Rahman, 55:26-27)
The Prophet ﷺ said,
قَالَ اللَّهُ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ يُؤْذِينِي ابْنُ آدَمَ، يَسُبُّ الدَّهْرَ وَأَنَا الدَّهْرُ، بِيَدِي الأَمْرُ، أُقَلِّبُ اللَّيْلَ وَالنَّهَارَ
Allah said, ‘The son of Adam hurts me. He abuses Time while I am Time: in My Hands is the command, and I cause the revolution of day and night. (Bukhari 4826)
Scholars explain the hadith to say that Allah is the creator of time ⌛.
My dear brothers and sisters, I will share with you three lessons I learnt in relation to time.
1. Do Things in their proper time 📆.
Part of wisdom is to understand what to do when. If you leave off something for later that should be done now, it will hurt you badly later. Also it will interfere with what needs to be done later.
It is reported on the authority of 'Abdullah that the Messenger of Allah said:
أَفْضَلُ الأَعْمَالِ - أَوِ الْعَمَلِ - الصَّلاَةُ لِوَقْتِهَا وَبِرُّ الْوَالِدَيْنِ
The best of’ the deeds or deed is the (observance of) prayer at its time and kindness to the parents. (Muslim 85e)
The Satan 🔥 if he cannot cause you to do sins, will try to make you waste time or be preoccupied with less beneficial things.
So take caution, o you of vision.
2. Target to be early ⛺.
I was always getting late to prayer 🕌. Upon contemplation I realized I was targeting the due time for iqamah (start of prayer), and when I targeted 10 mins before it, I was arriving in time for prayer or earlier.
Always target to be early ⏰. If you have your goals higher than the target 🎯, and you fail you may hit the target. But if your goals are just the target, the due date, the deadline, if you fall short, you’ll miss it.
إِنَّهُمْ كَانُوا يُسَارِعُونَ فِي الْخَيْرَاتِ وَيَدْعُونَنَا رَغَبًا وَرَهَبًا ۖ وَكَانُوا لَنَا خَاشِعِينَ
Indeed, they used to hasten to good deeds and supplicate Us in hope and fear, and they were to Us humbly submissive. (21:90)
3. Use the blessed morning 🌅
The early hours of the morning are very productive. All of us I think have experienced this. Waking up and starting early brings in a lot of good.
The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said,
اللَّهُمَّ بَارِكْ لِأُمَّتِي فِي بُكُورِهَا
O Allah, bless my nation in their early morning. (Tirmizi 1212, who said it is Hasan)
Therefore start early. Utilize the early hours.
And praise be to Allah, Lord of the worlds.
Samet Faruque - Admin of the Honored Quran Institute, Imam, Engineering graduate, project management student, writer, Qur'an tutor, and more :) Welcome to my page.