Time Management

May 10, 2009 at 5:59 pm 1 comment

“Whoever makes what does not concern him his business will fail to deal with what does concern him.”

– Sayyidina Ali krw

Last week I had the opportunity to hear Shaykh Rohimuddin Banten speak (May Allah help him and raise his ranks and bless him always). One of the things that has really struck me is this: He said that time is divided into 3:

  1. Time spent in obedience (taat)
  2. Time spent in sin (maksiat)
  3. Time spent doing things that are permissible (mubah)

And he said that what sets awliyaullah apart from us normal folk (amongst other things) is not because they do excessive worship but because they either cut down on the time they spend on the mubah or they convert the mubah-time into taat-time.

He says they engage themselves in serving others, in doing social work, in helping the community etc. In this way, their mubah-time is converted into taat-time because they incorporate good deeds into seemingly normal, daily activities.

May Allah give barakah in our time and help us to worship Him in every moment of everyday, in acts of worship and acts out of it. Amin.

Here’s a video that was sent to me by a sister long time back. May Allah bless you and also those involved in the making of this video. :)


Entry filed under: Allah SWT, good deed, heedlessness, quotes, Sayyidina Ali RA, videos.

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. nis  |  May 11, 2009 at 2:53 pm

    I just heard something that imran learnt from ustaz mahmoud alkhatib and I think is extremely valuable.
    You were talking bout social work etc…well that is very good and well encouraged. Alot of people these days don’t realize that good works outside the door of home is secondary compared to what is obligatory at home.
    For example…there are husbands out there who follow habaib all around or teach outside so often but abandons the wife at home, his parents and don’t give enough attention to his children. (in fact in a fajr kuliah with habib omar this year, he said that the most hated deed in Allah’s Presence in the day of Judgement that will receive severe chastisement, after shirk is men who neglect their duties as husbands in educating their children and wives in deen when they themselves know something bout deen)

    Ustaz Mahmoud said that the fastest way to get near and close to Allah is to excel and do best at what is obligatory. The nawafil is simply back up.

    As Allah has said through His beloved messenger pbuh, “..you can do nothing that will preserve your good acts better than being content to concentrate on your own responsibility..”

    Also..”the best of you are those who are best to their wives/family”

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