Time Management. “Time & Tide Waits For No Man”. What is Time?. It is a measure of the passing away of life? So…Time is Life! It is a precious resource… And we have only 24 hours in a day Something to be respected for oneself & others Something you can’t have enough of !
Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.
“Time & Tide Waits For No Man”
Allah (swt) says “Man is in great loss except those who believe and do good deeds and who enjoin Truth and Sabr (patience, constancy & steadfastness)
Ibn Abbas narrates that the Prophet (saw) said, “There are two blessings which many people lose: (They are) health and free time for doing good” - Bukhari
Allah’s Messenger (saw) said: “Grasp five things before five others: your youth before your decrepitude, your health before your illness, your riches before your poverty, your leisure before your work and your life before your death”.
Ibn Umar said Allah’s Apostle used to say: “Be in this world as if You were a stranger or a traveller” - “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.”
“O Allah, do not leave us in the dark (ie. Under the wrong impression about things) and do not make us one of those who are careless about time”.
Umar Farooq (raa) 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.
“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”.
Prophet (saw) 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.
“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 ACTIVITY
- 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 tales, aimless talks
sarcasm and doing activities which waste time?
- Where is my wealth coming from & how am I spending it?
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 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.”
The Prophet (saw) used to forbid Qil and Qal (idle useless talk or that you talk too much about others)
You have to pay a high price
or make sacrifices for it.
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.