“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:
- Time spent in obedience (taat)
- Time spent in sin (maksiat)
- 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. :)