The Value Of Time

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Value Of Time – The Dangers Of Procrastination


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The importance of time in Islam is discussed, including the need to avoid evil speech and deeds and prioritize good deeds and values. It is emphasized that prioritizing one's time and avoiding procrastination is crucial to building healthy conversations. The importance of regular practice to improve one's behavior is also emphasized, along with setting goals for the day to improve productivity. Procrastination is also discussed as a natural process and a natural act of ecstasy, with a focus on balancing usage with others.

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hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen

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wa salatu salam ala rasulillah Karim, Allah Allah He was Hobie woman is standing episode Natty he Ramadan.

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All praise is due to Allah And may Allah Peace and blessings beyond the last prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and an all those who follow the path of righteousness until the last day,

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the value of time

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about which the profits a lot of a sudden Lem had said,

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for in Allaha, who had de

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la de su Buddha her do not curse time.

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For in the law who had done

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the obvious meaning is for indeed a law

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he his time

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as a result of this hadith

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some people include a dahar among the names of Allah.

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But this is a mistake. Because when the wrongs are seldom said, for in a law ha, hoo Adar, it means he is the Harlequin is the creator of time. Now that he himself his time is a metaphorical usage. He is the creator of time. And we know that because in some other narrations, it mentions where a law says or con liberal Layla won the heart after saying that he was time. He said, I flipped the night and the day I changed the night and the day. So it's clarified what he meant by saying he was time He is the creator of time.

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is a period in which things occur.

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It is not itself an actor, it is not a door. It is a period, or point at which something occurs.

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In our common usage in English, we have time, we make time, we find time. We save time. We lose time. We buy time, we spend time, we waste time.

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All these things we're doing to time. Time is money.

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Time flies, time passes,

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we have a lifetime. We have a bad time. We have dinner time. There's all kinds of things about time that we possess, we do with etc.

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Allah subhanaw taala on the other hand, says while asked by time in in Santa Fe,

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indeed, human beings are in a state of loss.

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All of this time that we had we lost we bought we saved etc. All of it

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from a loss $1.

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if we are not able to utilize it, as it was meant to be utilized,

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we are lost.

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So the time

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which we have,

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which has been allotted to us by a loss of 150,000 years before the creation of this world. That time has particular value to each and every one of us.

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If we don't use it, as it was meant to be used,

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it becomes a curse for us.

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If we use it as it was meant to be used, then it becomes a blessing

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that time

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That we have

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may be spent in three ways,

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either in thoughts

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and conversations or inactions.

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We should strive to make our thoughts, good thoughts.

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But this is an area of challenge, because we don't control our thoughts. Some of them, we initiate, but then others of them

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come from other sources that could come from the people around us. They people slander, whisper things in our ears, or they could come from satanic sources. The jinn,

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Satan, whispers.

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So a lot doesn't hold us

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accountable for our thoughts, whether good or bad,

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those thoughts become conversation, or actions, once we turn them into words, we have now vocalize them, or we act on them, then we become responsible

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for them.

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the struggle that we have, is to try to make our thoughts as much as possible,

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in accordance with Islamic teachings.

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To do so, it means we should be in contact with the source of the best thoughts. The source of the best thoughts, of course, is none other none other than the Quran itself.

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So if we are to have good thoughts, then we need to attach ourselves to the source of the best thoughts.

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If we are to have good conversations,

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again, we should be doing so in accordance with what Islam teaches.

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And if we don't have good conversations to make, then we should do as the Prophet salatu salam told us. Finally,

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be quiet, be silent. So in that way, we protect our conversations from falling into error being counted against us. And of course, our actions

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to establish good actions, then, we need to first and foremost establish the good actions which Islam has prescribed.

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Those good actions begin with declaration of faith, five times daily prayer, fasting and Ramadan giving Zakah making all of these are good actions,

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righteous deeds,

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obligatory deeds, depending on whether we have the finances or we have the means, etc. which are geared towards developers developing our own actions, as the Lord told us in the salon, tanha. And in fact, I will Moncure Sala prevents evil speech and evil deeds. That is what it's supposed to do.

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However, for most of us, we make salah and it has no impact at all on IDs. So when we find in this realm of actions, that we are not getting better, we're not becoming better people. Ramadan after Ramadan

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no change. In fact, maybe we're getting worse.

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It means that our Salah as a fundamental principle in our lives is not serving the function that is supposed to to do. So the time which our actions are taking, which our actions are consuming,

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is of no benefit to us. It is harmful to us. So we need to assess

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and how do we give value to our time?

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How do we make it it's valuable already? But how do we give it its

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proper value by making sure that we get the most out of it. So, Salah, for example, which is supposed to prevent us from evil speech,

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fascia, while non current evil deeds, if it is not impacting on us, then it means we are wasting time,

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we're doing actions which are of no value, we keep doing them over and over and over again, and they're not producing any results. You know, this type of

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behavior, you know, is considered sick. A person who keeps doing the same thing, expecting different results, but they keep getting the same results and they still keep doing it, this person is considered to have a mental problem. psychiatrists try to treat such people. So we don't want to be in that category. We don't do that in other areas of our lives. But we seem to do that very easily with our Islam. We treat our Islam as a cultural habit that we do because our parents do it. Our family does it.

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It's the norm. So we just do it, but that time is wasted time.

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So we said that in order to build good thoughts, we need to connect to the Quran.

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In order to build good conversations, we need to also connect to good deeds,

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guidance which the province wa sallam has given us, and in our actions, the Pillars of Islam and those principles connected to it. In the case of conversations, our conversations should be guided by the principles of our human

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actions guided by the principles of our Islam. There is a connection.

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Prophet Mohammed Salah salam,

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on one occasion said,

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I do Nia maluna

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Malone mafia, this world is cursed, and everything in it is cursed.

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It seems like a very negative look at the world. If you just take,

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take that statement.

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on face value problems are some numbers very positive. And so many things that he said.

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So why this negativity? What is he referring to? What makes this world a curse,

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it becomes cursed when we are addicted to it.

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Because we have to live in this world. A lot has created us in this world. We're not supposed to run away from the world, go sit in the top of a mountain somewhere. So you don't have to deal with any of the bad things. No, this is not Islam. We don't have monasteries, like you know where the monks go, and they cut themselves off from society. No, this is not the Islamic way.

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Instead, we just have to be careful in how we use our time,

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where we become addicted to the things of this world, then our time is wasted. Our time is consumed in useless matters.

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things which are of no benefit.

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the way forward.

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The prophet SAW sent him went on to say

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in law, the crow law.

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So it didn't just leave us with the cursed world. It said among the things in this world

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that are not cursed, that in fact beneficial, which we if we engage in it, if we become addicted to it become attached to it, then it will benefit us

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is the remembrance of Allah Allah, the Quran, Allah, wa Allah and whatever helps us to remember Allah.

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These are two

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elements, which if engaged in on a regular basis, they

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When our time is preserved, our time becomes valuable.

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Our time becomes beneficial.

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Why lemon como tala

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scholar, the teacher and the student.

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So, in terms of our goals,

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what each and every one of us should set for ourselves

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is to be either a teacher

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as Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam was the ultimate teacher

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and or a student

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because this is the blessed relationship in which time

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is fully valued, we get the maximum out of our time when we teach

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as Rasul Salamat said, Hydra comenta animal Khurana wa llama, the best of you are those who learn the Quran and teach it to others. It's that teaching element, which makes

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us the best we can be. So whatever knowledge you are gaining, as a student, that's a blessed state to be in as a student, that is a good use of one's time,

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outside of the remembrance of Allah, then we should be a student, which is why problems are solved amatola tolerable enemy for a Muslim,

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that seeking knowledge is compulsory for every Muslim so that we would be using our time constructively.

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So we'd be using our time constructively.

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if we then utilize our time, and study,

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we are gaining knowledge, we are attaching ourselves, first and foremost, with Allah. Because when we are told to be a student,

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the knowledge which is of most importance, is the knowledge of Allah. That's where

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proper knowledge begins.

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The most valuable knowledge is the knowledge of Allah.

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The most reliable and truthful knowledge is the knowledge conveyed by revelation. So this is the place to start. We start with revelation, which teaches us primarily about the law.

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By knowing a law,

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knowing who he is,

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knowing his attributes,

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we can then worship him, as he deserves to be worshipped.

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Then we start to focus on utilizing our time, whatever opportunities we are given, we strive to utilize that time and opportunity. In the worship of Allah.

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We turn whatever we're doing, which may not be in and of itself worship, we turn it into worship,

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by fulfilling whatever conditions are necessary,

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following the way of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam in doing it, following his guidance, guidance of having the right intention, etc, then

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those acts become acts of

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So the dunya is only cursed for those people who have missed out on the remembrance of Allah seeking knowledge and conveying it.

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It is cursed for those who don't have that consciousness, or are not engaged in those activities. So if we are to value time, that we have to make sure we're involved in one of these three,

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if not all of the three.

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In terms of

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the ways in which we spend our time we said it's either time spent in thought

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in conversations or actions

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That time is interrupted at certain points.

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We cannot control and stop interruptions. We might be thinking deeply, somebody comes, they ask us something, whatever we have to attend to them.

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We cannot take outside except by isolating ourselves, we said that's not the way to go, putting yourself on the top of the mountain. And you can think all you want to think that's not the way the way is still within

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society. As the popular sentiment said, and mentality, you holida NASS, we used to be raw home, I remember.

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When I used to be Rolla down, the Muslim, the believer who mixes with the people and bears their harm

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is better than the one who doesn't mix with the people and bear their harm.

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Though in both there is good.

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There's good in both, because once a person is a believer, then there's good in them. However, the better believer the better way is to be amongst people, once you're amongst people, then you cannot ensure

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thought which is uninterrupted by the world in which we live.

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Similarly, our conversations, while speaking, we get interrupted.

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And our actions while doing we also get interrupted, we're unable to complete actions etc.

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But the the most important thing is not so much to eliminate interruptions because interruptions are natural, it's going to happen like it as they say or lump it is going to happen. You cannot guarantee time exclusively for yourself. But what you can do is to control that time

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which you spend in dealing with

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those interruptions.

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You don't let them take over and run away with your time the interruptions are coming, you can't stop them, but how much do you let them interfere

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some of them are needs which need to be taken care of others are wants or others are yet just diversions. So you control them accordingly. That which is a need you need to pretend to you have to give more time to it. That which is

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a want somebody has a want this is a person who depends on you, etc, then you spend some time in providing for their wants. And when it's just a waste or a time waster, it's just eating up your time time is going with no value, then you try to minimize it. So it means you must

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You have to prioritize and utilize your time effectively. To do so you must prioritize those things which are most important, most urgent, these are the things that you need to be doing regularly getting them done.

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In that way we put value to time.

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Those things which are not important,

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which are not urgent, we should try to avoid them. They're not important.

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Leave them in the back. If we can drop them off together we drop them.

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But if they still do have to be done at some point in time, we need to deal with them, but we leave them at the end of our list.

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The profits of them gave us further guidance with regards to our time in another Hadeeth in which he said

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near mahtani mamoun Fie Hema Catherine milanes. There are two

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things about which most people are deluded,

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well for our

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good health and spare time.

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spare time.

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We think we have time.

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What that leads to is, of course, procrastination. That's how we are deluded. We're deluded into thinking we have time. Time is ours. We have enough time.

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We can do it later. We can put it off until later. This is a satanic delusion. Satan whispers that into our ears. You don't have to do that now. You can always do it later. There's plenty of time.

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So what happens in some communities is that when a young person wants to make Hajj,

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the elders will say to them, no, don't make Hajj now.

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You're still young.

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You're still young.

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there's still a lot of sins you gonna end up doing right? So don't do the Hajj now. Right. Save it until near the end.

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The latter part of your life, then you go and make your Hajj and clean up everything.

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So you find communities all over they discourage young people from making Hutch hedges just for old people. And that's why you see these statistics. People go every every year people are going for hikes. People are dying.

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Just walking up the plank getting onto the airplane people fall, they're dead. walking off the plane when they hit the boom, they die. Just left and right. Why because only old people mostly are going to make heads and this is not what Islam prescribed. Islam prescribed that Hajj is supposed to be made once you have the means

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you have helped you have means you're supposed to make Hajj it is haram for you to delay your Hajj

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it has become an obligation once you have the means.

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So we have to break this pattern.

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Go against what the elders advise because the reality is that if one continues in a sinful life,

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when the time for Hajj comes do you think you're going to be able to flip and become an angel?

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During your Hajj

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when Allah says Well, our office Allah for Sukkot Balaji dalla village that we're not supposed to be talking bad and arguing and being harsh with people rough etc. Corruption

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you think we're gonna be able to make through hides that way? Of course not. If you've been living this other kind of life. When you come to make Hajj it's the same you You haven't changed.

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So when you make the Hajj, you will do all the things you're not supposed to do.

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I was a hedge guide for about four years, five years from Qatar. And I have seen and heard things which say what are you coming here for? Are you coming for half joy? You're looking for a five star

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You know, any little thing going wrong? people were complaining

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even when they had

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group, you know, gave us sleeping bags. Some people got blue and some people got green. Was that green? We're complaining? Why didn't you get blue? The ones who are blue. Why couldn't we get green?

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See you here for Hajj, leave those things. It's not important.

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But because of the fact that they were not prepared for Hajj. They were not mentally, spiritually emotionally prepared for Hajj.

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They were just rolling into Hutch. And of course, they were doing things after they did it they will come and say

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I will have to do that.

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You should have asked before if you don't ask after you've done it, you know now what do I have to do?

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This whole approach to HUDs very, very, very poor.

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Very sad. So many people destroy their Hajj because they don't prepare for it. In the dunya we make all our preparations. Whenever we have to do anything. You go in for a vacation.

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You prepare you find out all about the place you're going to you know you go on internet you find out you download you read you study, you know to make sure that you have a good time in your vacation. Very careful to make sure things go well. But when it comes to hire just where's the ROM? How do you put on the ROM putting it on this way that way and just get on the plane

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Then you're gone.

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You figure you find out along the way, or you just do what everybody else is doing. And plenty of times everybody else is doing the wrong thing. So you end up just doing the wrong thing along with them.

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Also, another area, big area in our lives.

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Were this attitude of time, spare time, we have time You don't need to do this now is the area of marriage.

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Young people, when they reach the age of marriage, parents are saying to them, don't get married now.

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Wait, finish your studies and

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wait until you've got a job and you earned enough when you can build this thing and that and yeah, that's the time.

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So that doesn't happen until the IQ 30s. Right. That may be okay for the men. But for the women, it becomes a problem.

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It becomes a problem

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delaying marriage.

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And the prophet SAW Selim told us Yama Ashura Shabaab minister Thurman komaba

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are young people who have whoever among you are able should get married. He said get married young.

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Get married, young.

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And we delay. So what happens? Those years,

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which are the most critical years, the years in which hormones are flowing,

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desires are strong.

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We tell them don't get married.

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So what happens? People just turn it off and say, okay, turn off the desires carry on? No,

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they end up in corruption. Either they're watching

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you know, pornographic stuff, which they shouldn't be watching the channels, etc.

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Now that these things are all available in the society,

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or they're engaged, get caught up in masturbation or something like this, you know, somewhat whatever, they're gonna end up doing things that they don't need to be doing things which are harmful to them, harmful to the society.

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That's the consequence. Once we delay, it

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brings in corruption.

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Worse than that, you end up with

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lesbian ism.

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gets born under those circumstances.

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So the harm is great. We should marry young.

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We should marry our children young.

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And just so that you don't think all he's saying that.

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It's easy for him to say that? No. My son was 16 years old. I got married at 16.

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His wife was 18.

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They now have six kids live in Dubai.

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Having a happy life, a good life inshallah.

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My other son who just turned 17

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he's gonna get married

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in August in Sharla.

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His wife is 15.

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So it can be done.

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You know, who am I?

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I'm a convert Muslim.

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When I was studying in Medina,

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I met one brother, Saudi. in Medina. He had gotten married when he was three years old.

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I was shocked.

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Yeah, he got married. His wife was two and he was three.

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Not a problem. hamdulillah they're happily married a bunch of kids.

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Sure, when the brother saw Sam said, marry young and have a lot of kids. Yeah, you see.

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He has all the opportunity. I mean, you'd be able to, to to play with your great grandchildren.

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You know, you would not be so old. You can't even you know, you lying on the bed or you can just look at them. You can actually go and play with them, your great grandchildren. So, you know have the law. I'm not going to say that you have to go out and do that with your kids now, but I'm just saying that you know it

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works, there is no harm in it. In fact it prevents corruption and prevents corruption.

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the guideline that we have with regards to spare time, all for all

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profit bombs are Sallam told us to be wary of it because it gets abused.

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The last one to Allah addresses that spare time saying, try it out for

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once you have finished the time necessary to do one act of worship, you should move on to the next act of worship. In other words, you should be striving to make all of the time of your life of our life, a time of worship. And that is enshrined in the famous verse, in which a last month Allah said, all in Salah T. One Suki mama Hiya, Mama Mati lillahi, Rabbil aalameen, indeed, my prayers, my sacrifices, my living and my dying are for a law, the Lord of all the worlds.

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That is the ultimate goal that all of our time becomes

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time for worship.

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Some of it is time for specified worship. And some of it is time for unspecified worship, but we are engaged in worship all the time meaning, we strive to please a law that whatever we do, regardless of the circumstances, the timeframe, etc, we do what is pleasing to Allah. That is the ultimate goal. Why? Because doing what is pleasing to Allah is the essence of worship, what is worship in Islam, but doing what is pleasing to Allah,

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that is the essence of it.

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we have been created,

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utilizing and given this act of worship, as our way that we can utilize to get to the ultimate goal

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of our creation,

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which is

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to enjoy the bliss of paradise.

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This is the goal.

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This is what we are created for.

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Allah didn't create us for hell.

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But he gave us a choice, He created us for paradise every single human being created was created for paradise.

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That's what the prophet SAW cilona said, for every human being the place in paradise for which they were created is there. There's a place in paradise for every last human being.

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However, we were given the choice of whether we want to go there or not. So for that choice to be meaningful, there had to be

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hell, hell was created for the choice for the purpose of the choice. And, of course, it meant also that in hell there is a place for everyone.

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If everybody decided they want to go to hell, there is a place already created for them.

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But ultimately, Allah created us for paradise.

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important for us to understand this principle, because there are people who will raise this issue Oh, you say your God is a merciful God. So why does he put people in hell

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to understand that mercy

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which is not tempered by Justice

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becomes wrong, becomes evil becomes harmful, unfair, unjust, all of the negative terms happens once Mercy is no longer just is not tempered by Justice. So

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if we go back to our original

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the value of time

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each and every one of us

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has been given a fixed amount of time.

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We don't know

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how long it is.

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Some of us may walk from this auditorium and die on our way home.

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Or go to sleep tonight and not wake up tomorrow.

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That is reality. It is happening all around us. We don't have knowledge of how much time we have, there is a set amount, we don't know when it runs out.

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So what can we do? It means then that we have to focus on the time that we do have, which is now what is available to us. Now.

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We need to focus on it and make sure we are getting the maximum we can out of it.

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To use it, to utilize it, to benefit from it in the best way that we can.

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If we're able to do that, we will be successful. For unable to do that, we will fail.

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It's very simple.

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when we leave here tonight, at least

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take away with you. This reminder, a reminder concerning the value we place on our time.

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I asked him as $1

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to give us the wisdom

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and the commitment

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to utilize our time as it deserves to be utilized to make the best of it

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to spend it wisely.

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To use it wisely.

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I asked the last one to Allah to protect us from the evils of procrastination,

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of being diluted. As the prophet SAW Selim warned us

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being deluded by the forces of evil into thinking that we have lots of time. We have spare time. We have time to kill as they say.

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We don't barakallahu li

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walakum wa Rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh

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salaam alaikum.

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Anyone those who have questions may ask him now from brothers and sisters.

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So this is the sister side have a question. Could you please comment on how important it is to balance and acquire both the worldly education and Islamic education and not leave either so as to you can set an example of a true Muslim in short for our purposes, and at the same time work towards benefiting the oma for the sake of Allah.

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As I said earlier, that seeking knowledge, as the prophet SAW, Selim informed us is obligatory on every Muslim. That knowledge we said, began with the knowledge of a law that's most important is what we call foreign

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knowledge, which is an individual obligation on every Muslim.

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We also have foreign key fire knowledge, which is necessary for the community to function. We need people who have these skills, to build buildings, to

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do operations,

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to teach all the different skills which are necessary for a community to function effectively. We must have people with this knowledge. So

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we are then encouraged to go and get knowledge of

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what we may call the dounia.

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knowledge of the dunya in order that we

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benefit our community, our community grows and in fact benefits the world.

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The profit loss element said hi to

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NASS and follow home. The NASS the best of people, are those most beneficial to the masses of the people. So we should have this care, this concern to be beneficial to add value to give of our time, to the community, whatever field we might be in.

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On one hand, we should

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make sure that that field, in fact, does not harm the society, that we are actually benefiting the society, in our business, our work, etc.

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Secondly, we should also take from the time that we have what we called our spare time, some of that should be used to voluntarily serve the community, this becomes like is this zakka of your profession? Whatever field you're in, this is a cow victory of the curve, the model of the of the wealth that is there, but does the car have the knowledge is

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given when we take from our time, and we voluntarily pass it on to others.

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education in both areas, education, knowledge of the deal is critical. Each and every one of us has to learn as much as is necessary to function properly.

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In our given circumstance, you don't need to learn about Hajj. If you're not planning to make Hajj, you don't have the means there is no way you don't have to go studying how much you should know has, of course, in general, but to go study all the details and to be unless you're going to be a teacher, that's not for you. What you need to focus on is the area you're working in having sufficient knowledge to do that particular working area properly islamically. So we need to have people with what they may call worldly skills, as well as knowledge of the deen in order to have that balance, which I talked about earlier in the previous lecture that we are, as a law said, well,

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kundalika jalna cometan wasapi. That way we have made you a balanced nation, all members are balanced. We're not into Deen so much that we ignore the dunya nor are we into the dunya so much that we ignore the deal, but we try to find the balance between the two and

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serve a law and serve humanity at the same time.

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Next question is from the brother side, what immediate steps can a person who is a C serial procrastinator take from a spiritual and temporal point of view?

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What can a serial procrastinator take from take from a spiritual and a temporal point of view?

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I mean, what cure?

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Here, you can maybe repeat the question maybe?

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can they do? Yeah. In other words, what can

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a serial procrastinator meaning somebody who's addicted to press procrastination, it is just their way? What can they do to cure or to tackle or to treat this element? Well,

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for one,

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I would say you need to have a good friend who is the complete opposite.

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Right? If your good friends are all serial procrastinators like yourself, there is no hope you're lost. That's the point. You have to have somebody around who is consistent getting things done, who's going to be reminding you encouraging you etc. This is you need that contact, you need that support.

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in terms of your activities,

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if you

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What you have to do

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in some kind of a diary or whatever, you know, you have a plan where you can actually see things because oftentimes we procrastinate when we say, Okay, I have this to do, but we don't write it down anywhere to remind ourselves. Right? We just have the thought. And of course, you can forget the fact, you remember two days that Oh, yeah, I had to do this thing. You know, that becomes your means of procrastination, that's support for your procrastination. So if you are writing things down, you have a whiteboard.

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You know, before you leave the house, you have written on there all the things you need to do today.

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As a reminder, maybe you want to get to work, you've got yellow, stick it on your table, you have to do these things, you need to put them in different places, reminding yourself constantly that you have to get these things done, take them off as you do them. You know, so these are, we have these modern means we have watches now and, and mobiles where you can program in things, the bell rings, you know, whatever. Oh, right, I have to do this. Okay. These are all things that will remind us, we can utilize this technology to help us. But even more important, as I said, is to have a good friend who does things on time.

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I think it's from the sister side. You said our prayers today don't change us. How can we correct our prayers to rectify this to make sure our prayers changes? Like they should?

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Again, you said our prayers today.

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You said our prayers don't change us. Our prayers. And the prayers, prayers don't change Erin's prayers, sort of. So there's sort of, sorry for my sorry, set up, don't change us. How can we correct our salad to rectify this to make sure our salad changes they like they should, okay.

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If we recognize that our prayers have no effect on us, then it means that we are not doing the prayers which were prescribed.

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We're doing our version.

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Perhaps that's the one that we were taught. Like the guy who came in the masjid problem homes are selling and sitting with his companions. He comes in and makes his tour a guy comes over to sit down before he can sit down promise. Awesome says go back and pray cuz you didn't pray.

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So he went back. He prayed. Came back again.

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Before I could sit down, Sam said go back and pray because you didn't pray.

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went back and did the prayer again.

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Came to sit down prophet SAW Selim said go back.

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I don't know any other prayer than that is telling me what am I supposed to be doing? So now then the prophet SAW Sal corrected him.

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He told him what needs to be done. Because he was making that

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90 miles an hour. Salah,

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the one where you stand up. And by the time you say Allahu Akbar, you're going into record as

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soon as you finish saying Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar. You're going down into the core. Say, how did you say in between that?

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Yeah. What kind of it I was that? How long? I mean.

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It's become habit. Now. We don't realize what we're doing. So it means we have to go back and tackle these various steps in the prayer as abasa Sallam said standard to your back. All the bones fall into place.

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When you bow you bow again until all the bones fall to place, stand back up, make the doors make the prayer. As promised, as Solomon said, Son, Lu salata, Medina, that you should make a farewell prayer.

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If somebody told you that

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this is the last prayer before you die.

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That prayer that you're going to make now is the prayer that we need.

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To be making all the time, that is the goal, to make that farewell prayer.

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And if we think keep that in mind, keep that as our goal all the time check ourselves,

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make sure each element of the prayer follows that.

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inshallah we can make a prayer, which will change our lives.

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just a point of reference

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we make will do before the prayer

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will do his preparation for the prayer, we tend to think that that preparation is just a physical washing,

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we just wash the dirt, you had dirty hands, whatever, you know, maybe food leftover from eating for washing it off your face.

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But actually, the prophet SAW Salaam told us that the prayer is not merely a physical cleaning, it is

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the element is there. But that's not the primary element. Because he said that with every drop of water, which falls from our bodies, our limbs that we wash when we're making we'll do our sins drop off with it.

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Our sins? Is that a physical thing on our bodies? No.

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So we're talking about spiritual

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cleanliness. Now, if some individual and you do have individuals out there, who claim to have certain spiritual qualities and position,

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peer, so on, so our check molana, whatever we tell you, I can see the sins that are dropping off your body parts.

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Know that you must run away from this man the way you run away from a lion

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danger. That is the red flag. danger.

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It's a pure, it is a spiritual purification.

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So As above, so I sent him I said, when you wash your hands, you're washing your hands of the sins that your hands have committed.

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So that should be in your mind, when he's telling us that that's what he's telling us that we should be conscious that in this physical washing of our hands, we are washing our hands of the sins that our hands have committed.

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When we're washing our face, the sins that our mouths have said, our eyes have seen, our ears have heard, and so on so forth, our feet, where our feet have taken us to all of this is fundamentally spiritual purification. And that's why when we're finished, we say what, a lot of my jalna minute

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though I've been with john nominal matahari.

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All along law makers amongst those who purify ourselves who

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constantly repent, and those who purify themselves. So this act of Voodoo is actually an act of repentance that we repent before we engage in Sabah.

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We come into Salah with an attitude, a repentant attitude.

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We have purified ourselves, we have sought to purify ourselves. So when you come into Salah with that type of attitude, obviously, your approach to Salah is going to be much different from what we're doing now, where we run into the prayer.

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We're watching cricket.

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And this is the break between

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for the commercials we run quickly. We'll do a break. And of course as soon as you stand up, your head is just filled with the cricket game and how it this guy bald and now this guy scored or whatever and this and the other.

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And you end up with the appraiser. Wow, I can't you know my mind is just so confused. So much thoughts coming. Why? What do I need to do? How can I pray properly? Well, you can't because your will do wasn't preparation, your prayer you have not do not had that preparation for the prayer. So naturally you go into the prayer you take with you whatever you were doing before the prayer.

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This is reality. So we have to feel that prayer to have the kind of impact we need.

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To prepare ourselves properly with proper kind of will do. And then we prepare, then we make the prayer in a way in which we are reflecting on what we're saying. We're praying in a slow, deliberate way.

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This is the prayer, which was prescribed.

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circuit. We'll take one more last question. Okay. If you can explain about barkoff time, and I'm trying to lead my life and time effectively, but I still feel there is no enough time in a day coming in. I still feel know that there's enough time in the day, if you can explain about Baraka of time Baraka of time.

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Well, the Baraka of time is that,

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when we utilize the time, we are blessed. We are blessed in it. We're blessed in it, we gain the Baraka of the time when we do what is pleasing to Allah. It's as simple as that.

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If we think we don't have time,

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then we need to

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list the things that we do in a day.

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We just take a few days, each day just list what you are doing. Actually, from the first listing, you will know where you're wasting time because for sure, you're wasting time. Nobody has no time. There is no such thing. People only say that they waste their time in different ways. And then they claim they have no time. So by assessing our day, we can identify where time is being wasted, and we can put that time to good use. Bar coffee comm