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#16 [Permalink] Posted on 26th February 2013 23:08
Sayyiduna 'Abdullah Ibn Mas'ood رضي الله عنه said,

"I have never regretted anything as much as my regret over a day on which the sun sets and my life span decreases while my good deeds have not increased."


[The Value of Time, Shaykh 'Abdul Fattah Abu Ghuddah رحمه الله]
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#17 [Permalink] Posted on 27th February 2013 22:41
'Umar Ibn 'Abdul 'Azeez رحمه الله said, "Night and day are ever working on you, thus work in them."

Al-Hasan al-Basri رحمه الله said, "O son of Adam, you are but days, such that with every day that goes by, part of you departs with it. I have seen people who were more protective of their time than you are with your money."


[The Value of Time, Shaykh 'Abdul Fattah Abu Ghuddah رحمه الله]
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#18 [Permalink] Posted on 28th February 2013 09:31
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#19 [Permalink] Posted on 4th March 2013 16:36
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#20 [Permalink] Posted on 22nd August 2014 09:50
Your postponement of deeds till the time when you are free is one of the frivolities of the ego. [18]

When man becomes involved in worldly affairs, there is no end to its ramifications. When there is no end to man's worldly indulgences, it is simply the indolence and stupidity of his ego to postpone righteous deeds, moral reformation and spiritual uplifting for the future, under the notion of obtaining a time devoid of worldly affairs.

Man [in this sense] destroys his present time and in his stupidity waits to acquire a time of which he is uncertain. Life can come to an end without the servant ever obtaining a period of free time - for death often makes a sudden appearance.

An intelligent man, therefore, is the one who values the time he has obtained [in the very moment that it exists]. He does not postpone the work [of the religion] for a later time; nor does he wait in anticipation of free time, the attainment of which is improbable.

If, however, the worldly affairs [that occupy one] are permissible activities, one should continue therewith and involve oneself simultaneously in invocation and righteous actions. If these affairs are unlawful, one must abandon them.

Kitab al-Hikam (The Book of Wisdoms)
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#21 [Permalink] Posted on 26th August 2014 09:34
That part of your life that has gone by is irreplaceable, and that which has arrived is priceless. [209]

No compensation can ever be offered for man's time that has expired. Therefore, the time that one obtains at present is priceless. The entire earth with all its possessions cannot buy such a thing, which has the potential to bring everlasting happiness for one who uses it wisely. It is precisely for this reason that the pious predecessors (salafus saaliheen) treasured their breathing, taking a constant reckoning of every breath. Never would they destroy a single moment.

According to a hadeeth, the moment that a servant spends in forgetfulness will be a cause of regret for him, but at that time [in the future, once one has passed from this world] remorse will be of no avail.

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#22 [Permalink] Posted on 26th August 2014 11:45
Waste not your Lives

“There were pious people who came before us and have passed away, and there are pious people who exist today.  At the time of birth, we and they were granted the same abilities.

However, they utilised their capabilities in the right manner and achieved many great things.

We on the contrary are wasting these potentials.  If we were to put them to use by exerting a little effort, we will also experience many achievements in our lives.”

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#23 [Permalink] Posted on 26th August 2014 11:52
How To Safeguard Your Time

“The great tābi‘ī, Hasan al-Basri rahimahullāh once said:

O son of Ādam! You are but (a collection of) days: when a day goes, a part of you goes.

A day that has passed will never return. Every morning at sunrise the day says:

Whoever is able to do some good should do it, for I will never return to you.

Just think! Our childhood days have passed; for many their youth has passed; others have reached old age and are waiting only for death to come.

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#24 [Permalink] Posted on 3rd March 2015 08:38
This is true that everything is depended upon time so we should understand the value of time and try to utilize it more good way. May Allah guide us all. Ameen
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#26 [Permalink] Posted on 19th November 2015 16:44
"Self reckoning (muḥaasabah) is to call ourselves to account for wasting our precious moments and 'breath' (nafas) in other than different sorts of devotions to Allaah سبحانه و تعالى. [The time for self-reckoning is usually at the end of a day.

At the beginning of the day comes the 'setting of conditions' (al-mushaaraṭa). This means that we say to ourselves, 'Here is the start of a new day, a day that will bear witness for or against you. So make every effort to fill its hours with what brings you closer to Allaah سبحانه و تعالى, for had you died yesterday, you would not have had the chance to achieve the good that might be your salvation today.'

This self-reckoning should be done as night approaches and in the time before dawn as well."

[Shaykh Aḥmad Ibn 'Ajība رحمه الله, Mi’raj at-Tashawwuf ila Haqa’iq at-Tasawwuf]
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#27 [Permalink] Posted on 19th March 2017 18:55
This thread made me want to cry...the amount time I wasted in my life..!

The Reality of time by Shaykh Suleman Katani. youtu.be/OlriPCI6XKE

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#28 [Permalink] Posted on 22nd March 2017 04:15
A beautiful reminder.
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#29 [Permalink] Posted on 24th March 2017 11:51
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#30 [Permalink] Posted on 24th March 2017 11:52
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