It’s About Time
Channel: Hasan Ali
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This lecture was delivered at the Youth Tarbiyyah Conference 2013.
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Rahman hamdulillah alameen wa salatu salam ala Sayyidina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi
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Lobby the restrictive brothers and sisters firstly As salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
The topic is about time, it's actually called, it's about time. And it has two ways of looking at it. One is that it's about time as in the whole topic is about time, which is obvious. And it's about time, as in it's about time for me to make change.
Allah azza wa jal has given us this life, brothers and sisters in this life is going by the minute by the hour, by the second by the day by the week, it's going,
this life is continuing, and there's no stopping to time. The early Arabs, they said, in the Prophet sallallahu, Ellison's time, they said, Yoo hoo, licona illa de, they said, nothing actually destroys us except for the passing of time. Nothing destroys except for the passing of time.
In the Hadith, we find in a hadith could see you could see that Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his he reports from Allah azza wa jal and Allah says yes to both Adam and the son of Adam, he curses time he curses time.
Why How does he curse time? Because every time you come to a particular moment in your life, when time has run out, you feel frustrated. Yes or no. The frustrated man was getting ready for his exams. You know, he had all September October, November, December, they went nice, you know, cruise control. Later on, he goes towards, you know, February, March to Doom Doom Doom, Doom, as it comes towards May June. You know, times when they got now when you look at it, so vanilla, you know, you preparing for exams in September, October, you got time on your hands, you take your time, like, you know, you're reading your book, and you just sip your drink, then reading a book, and then your
phone buzzes, you just look at your phone, you know,
reading a book again, trying to revise it, that's fine. By the time it comes to February March is a bit less of that by the time it comes to May June.
The man don't want an easy given follow up to his phone.
Amanda wanna know, by his phone? Yeah. Forget about friends, anything else? You know, like he's there the night before the exam every moment? totally true. Not every second is precious. So tell me yes or no. A guy's getting ready to go to, you know, a country abroad, going to Pakistan or Bangladesh or somewhere else. Okay. Now he's got he's got a week to prepare, you know, so he starts to get the luggage out, he starts to put this piece in there that piece in the fine. Or if you're like me, you pack the night before the morning. Right? So what you do is you pack but then what happens is when the time of your flight is coming nearer and nearer,
the time gets so constrained that every second first it's the the hour is really important because you got so many things to do before you actually go. You got to get this lecture done. You got to get this phone call done. And so I'll do that on the way to the airport. I'll do this. I'll do that. So you start thinking with every moment how you
can manage it properly
and to get most effective time out of it. And then what happens is you come to the actual moment itself oh my god it's 77 in the taxes outside of the brothers outside who's picking me up you know, you know your your things going in your luggage first they're going in neatly then they were flying in, you know, you're just throwing them in, then you try to just get get the zip just to close as you know. bismil I'll see on the other side, forget ironing anything I'll get to the other side on See, right, every moment becomes a moment of panic time, especially like you've got a train or something to catch. People who got trains to last they know by 903 in the morning, that train is
leaving. Now you have to leave from your house to get to the train station, you have to probably have 12 minutes walk. Now if you've got 12 minutes, that's fine, you're going to walk normally, but if you've only got
nine minutes or 10 minutes, then you're going to walk a bit faster. If you've only got five minutes or six minutes and you have to get there in 12 minutes and 12 minutes time get there in six minutes is double the time you're going to be running you can run together if it's less than that Yella Allah have mercy on you, in order to know what you're going to do. If you're in the car. Sometimes people don't see green traffic lights, they see red truck red is green, green is green. Everything's green. You know the guy just goes through you know his times. Time's up. Now this is how a man goes through life. You know, a woman is trying to prepare for a for a dish for the family you know women
they prepare things and humbler Mashallah please give a lot of credit to our sisters for for doing all these jobs you know, they they really get they really get down when you when you haven't when I haven't given them some credit for what they've done or what they're doing. They're continuously doing it. You know, sisters do you agree with me?
There's only seven of them that agree with me sisters negrini Mashallah good yeah gives them some credit you know, every day they're running around and all that stuff whether that's a side thing so the sisters they're preparing for guests that are coming to the to your house or something when the time comes eight o'clock guests arriving you see near the end of the time, you know, the who was being you know, the who was basically doing the marathon run your house? The who was running around your house, you know, tell you kids Yeah, pick this up. You don't get to come they come in, they come in, you know, even her when she's cooking and so on. She's gonna she's gonna finish cooking
she's gonna go and have a bath not because she doesn't smell very nice. You know, I'm saying like, you know, and all of that has to be sorry man. In democratic California, you guys love louder than you should have. You know,
my sister She cooked here all that while of course, she needs to have a shower before she recalculate that type. Yeah. Now you should be doing the cooking right? smelling laughing. Anyway, so that sister she's doing she's doing all she has to calculate her shower time as well in between before the actual guests arrive and then she can receive the guests with yourself. Now each and every moment of this what happens when you get to the end time you're saying a damn if I had a bit more time if I had a bit more time. So Allah azza wa jal, he says yes. Even though Adam adopt son of Adam, he curses, although travie she curses time, because time itself becomes something that that
that really, really makes you feel that you're under a lot of pressure times that element that will make you feel that you're under pressure. But Allah azza wa jal he know what he says. He says, the son of Adam curses time. What I'm not done, yet I am time. Allah says I am time to listen to this carefully. This is a hadith in Bukhari, BIA de la one
in my hand, in my hand is the night and the day. What did a lousy job mean by he is time my brothers and sisters, one thing we learned from this is that don't curse time. If time is running out. Don't say anything about time. Because time is operated by a lot. The operator of time is a lot and how we operate time is very differently from one to another. You can see what you know one hour passes by you got one hour I've gone out Yes, brother you go on I'll go one hour, but Allah azza wa jal, he, the way he controls time is different for every single person sitting here. One person will spend one hour who's sitting here and you only get one hour out of it. Another person who says when one
hour, and you're only going to get 55 minutes out of it, because you've lost the bulk of time, you've lost the blessing of time, another person is spending one hour and they're only getting half an hour of it. Now that person is spending a whole hour and they feel that only 15 or 10 minutes have just passed by but a whole hour has actually passed by and the other way, a person has got one hour only Allah azza wa jal gives them one hour 10 minutes another one has one hour like is the one and a half hours another one has one hour Allah gives them almost two hours. You think that's not possible? The same hour? How can it No, no, no, no. You see the people of the cave. They slept for
yet they felt what
They slept for how long?
They slept for how long?
Part of a day or a day. That's how long they thought they slept. So what happened here is alarm made actual 300 years, seen a 300 years seem like half a day, a lot. He said no, Maria is a wrestler. He's gone up to the heavens, and he's going to come back. His time that he went up to the heavens and he's going to come back between that time between the two times it would have been 2000 plus years. But when he comes back, he feels as if he just left now and he came back alaba Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, he went from his bedside, he went to Jerusalem, he went to mercy laksa. And he went so fast he went with that buraq with the brain and MCI. From there, he he ready salada with the
MBA from the risala went to the first seven the second and third and fourth and fifth to the seventh. Each one he met a different Prophet, each one he sort of different incident until he gets the seventh one then he goes higher and degree says icon la Salaam says I can't go any higher. Rasulullah sallallahu then goes further he speaks to Allah azzawajal on that night he spoke to Allah. He sees Jana he sees Johanna, he goes around in so many different paths. He even goes into Jana, it goes in towards Jana, and he's not into but he goes to January sees the women screaming inside there and so on, you know, and the people who have committed now other people who are inside
that he saw the he saw the one who controls who is in charge of jahannam but he went inside Jenna Rasulullah saw someone inside agenda and when he went inside Jana blossoms heard the footsteps of Bella. And then he saw Satan or mother's house. And he was gonna go inside say the normal his house being told no, no, no, I want the amount to be the first one to goes in his house. And then he came comes all the way back then from the seventh and he goes back to the sixth and back to step back above and six and above and six why musala said I'm saying yo ma can be 50 prayers. So he's going up and down, up and down until it comes back down to Jerusalem. Then from Jerusalem, he comes back to
McCallum karma. And when he comes to his bedside, he still finds the warmth he left when he had gone out the bed.
He finds the wounds. This is the Hadith, Allah this is what this is a law soldier who controls time unit see, you know, you find a guy who works in a you know, let me give you an example of a guy. I'm telling these people who work in you know how businesses, he's got an alcoholic restaurant. The guy honestly, you know the way me and you count like 2013 and 2014 2015 he's probably counting 2013 2018 2020 to 2027. That's how the time is going.
Because the guy the guy, he goes to his restaurant, he goes he works there. His works, go back sleep, wake up work, sleep, work.
In between summarizes family in between somebody's family, and when he sees his family, he his wife says to me, Bill, pay
me to pay for the bill yet Is that okay? Okay, take the kids do these other dentists for
before he knows it. He's got years that have gone by years that have gone by. That's not what you call productive time. In fact, you know, one of the things that they do with their time they mess themselves up and I really feel sorry for my bamboo brothers. Some of them were in there. Now omamori brothers are in there. But those are in there. I'm asking you please just come out of it. Why? Because you sleeping when Allah has told you that you should be awake, and you're awake when Allah told you to go and get some sleep.
That's a pure fact. That's why they feel like a zombie. They feel like you should look at some of them the life the yellow eyes, you know, look at you drugged up, right and on the day off, they have they're going out there and they're playing some pool or something else or badminton and the time just goes on as the time goes so fast, but their weeks and their months are traveling so fast that you look at what other they ate so quick and then they feel that nothing productive has come up. I want to tell you my brother if you're inside there, just just get out of there because Allah told you what Jana laila Laila live as the night is a covering for you what the normal conservative I've
made the the sleep Why is for the night time for you to sleep. And when Allah azza wa jal has said we're gonna hamartia the daytime is the time when you go out and you're supposed to find, you know, your livelihood, you're working in a nighttime, you're sleeping in the daytime, and you losing that because productivity is what all people when they're awake. If you're awake with them, you get productivity, old people, or most people when they're when they're asleep. When you sleep with them alone, losing God, you're getting your productivity there as well. But when you go against that, when most people are asleep, you're awake. When most people are awake, you're asleep. You don't get
much productivity out.
And it has an effect on people's mind. But anyway, coming back to what I'm saying is that allows them gela has the control of time. And when he has control of time, the only way meaning you can get Baraka and blessing this time in time is actually to be with what Allah has said, when one of us does what Allah has told us to do, and we continue to do it and we show that we value the gift of time Allah is Baraka in how do I say this? Well, one of his teachers, he quoted a verse of the Holy Quran in surah, Ibrahim, and number seven
Shackleton, as he then went in,
in other Elijah deed, when you load announced, when you load announced, if you show gratitude, if you're grateful, I as Allah, I will increase you,
I will definitely increase things for you. Whether in tune, and if you show ungratefulness then my punishment is most severe in either B or D. What does that mean? The teachers explained to us they said, every single part has its own Baraka so for example, and its own way of increasing So for example, if you if with your eyesight, you're always looking at halaal You're always using it in the right right way. Allah will put Baraka inside your eyesight, he'll Baraka, even at old age, Allah will give you good eyesight. When you have Bara when you your tongue, you're always using it in a nice way in a proper way Allah Stoli the holiday using Halloween, that's the sugar of the tongue.
The sugar of the eye, the gratitude of the eye is to look at the sugar of the tongue is to talk about Hillel, the sugar of the ear is to listen to highlight the sugar of the hand is to touch Hello. When you do that with your entire body a lot was Baraka inside your body. The sugar of time is that you spend your time in a halal way when you do that a lot is Baraka in my time in your time, the coup for all the ungrateful attitude of the eye is to look at her arm is to listen to her arm, that's the cover of the ear of the tongue to talk about her arm to back back to some do something else that Allah told me not to do to touch something which is her arm and so on to take something
from someone which is hot arm and so on. And then to misuse my time. When I misused my time a lot takes the Baraka away from when the Baraka is gone, my brother, my sister, you will have the same hour as somebody else. But you will feel that your hour is only worth 10 minutes or is worth five minutes. I'll even tell you brothers and sisters. I've taught kids younger there's even a bark of a place. If you fill your house up with a lot of Vicar of Allah. If you fill your house up with tilava of the Quran. If you fill your house up with the Quran remix of Allah, of Salah of tilava of a bed, meditating or being someone that is good who's doing something halal in that house, you haven't got
Harlem's in that house, I can guarantee your house will have Baraka danti I'll give you an example. Try this. Try spending tries can go to a Masjid, where there's a lot of good actions going on. And spend time in that Masjid spend an hour in that Masjid and then go and spend time in another center or another another place and spend an hour there and start to think what felt more, the hour is going to be the same but what feels more is when you're in the masjid. I can guarantee you I've spent time a lot of time in the masjid. And when you spend time in the attic, I've got friends have gone spend some time inside the mosque for about 10 nights gone stay inside the masculine see how it
feels that when time passes by what the Baraka is about, I've taught kids inside the masjid, and I've taught kids inside a school and I can tell you straight away that there is a Baraka inside the same hours the same mornings, Saturday, Sunday mornings inside the masjid, there is a Baraka inside the school that is less of a Baraka less of a blessing. Why? Because the increasing of your actions in a place will bring a lot more Baraka and blessings to that place. And you will find that your time is being used a lot better. If you are sitting inside your house, and you're watching movies that you're not supposed to watch. If you're roaming around the internet and places you're not
supposed to roam around. If you're looking at things on your phone you're not supposed to look at if you're wiring in your house you're singing and other family members are singing or some are singing that sin will bring an effect of the Baraka being lost of time in that house. And you will feel that when you come house not only about the time you feel a lot of things you won't feel that the new the Barack you won't feel that you're all getting on you feel they're a bit distant from one another because it's the effect of sin inside the place inside the house. So what we need to do is when you when Allah azza wa jal Allah says via delay, you will now have in my hand is the night in my hand is
the day when I stick to what Allah has said when I use my time properly. Allah was Baraka in my time. There
The Quran says the Quran says, man you are marami mama wala Yun Kasumi, normally in Laffy Kitab in the 26 Jews of the Holy Quran, Allah has told us that there is not a single person who will gain a part of their life and increase in their life. Now this is in number 11 of surah number 35 pseudo fat faltered. Allah says, Man, you are moromi Mama, no person gains an extra amount of life. While Are you consuming? Normally no person has an amount of life cut off decreased from the actual amount of time except I have written in the book. What does this mean? My teacher model for I'm sorry, he said, he said when you do good actions, this Tafseer of this is when you do good actions a lot
increases your life a lot. You know you're supposed to only live to 55 you end up living to 59 or 63 or 74 when you do bad deeds, you're supposed to live till 74 but you die at at 69 or you die at 51 who knows what your real age was but a lot increases life because of good actions and a lot decreases life because of bad actions. This is from the Holy Quran. My friend what I want to say to you is you know we're in this world right now
number the most valuable thing I have in you have right now right now is what is a man What is it a man believe they will let go of that please and I'm gonna tell you a couple of things I really need to just stick it in injected in slightly you know what's going on in the media right now with a lot of a lot of attention on the Muslims first is like the sisters and then the carbs, then it's like, you know, you guys, you know, you're you're you're being a bit too to sort of Muslim Muslim Islam is you know, you're going to be too far you're doing this you haven't this halaal and that halonen has become about the segregation, you know, brothers, sisters, sitting separate sisters, sitting
separate whatever, in universities is become the big issue. Every other day, we're in the news. You know, whether that comes from that comes from progressive Muslims. I know those Muslims, yep, they're making the baking the baking their own Dean, I'm telling you straight up that baking their own own Dean. They don't listen to the sound of the profit and loss and then they're not into the Quran. Even if you quote the Quran to them, they'll give you a different interpretation of that. Why? Because they have got desires that tell them how they should be in the deen. I'm telling you, brothers and sisters, this is a very testing time for us. My simple message to you, you myself and
yourself is let's stick to the original part of the deal. You know how to confront all these people should I tell you, you know, if they're telling us that we're going extremist by having the beard or you know about growing two inches longer,
grown two inches long.
If they're telling you sister that you can't, you know cover up the cover of properly cover up the number of huge numbers of you should go on cover up what they're gonna do. Tell me what they're gonna do.
Tell me what they're gonna do. If you if the Sikhs in the 60s and 70s they said we're not taking our our turbans off the law change the British law change for the Sikhs, if a Sikh wants to ride a motorcycle today without a helmet, he has their right to ride it without a helmet because his turban is the helmet Allah whoever
you're gonna see me down to a 40
with this thing fly Another
thing is they changed the law because they stuck to the ground. Or hey, listen to me, you see my sister, listen to me, just do what you have to do just be who you should be. The law will change look that they the GA wise, who changed the law because they stuck to what they're going to stick to.
They changed the law, they brought the whole world dancing according to the tune. Well, that's them. Look, I got nothing against them. I've got nothing against them. That's them. They put a lot of pressure on they change what you meet can't be according to the Dean of Rasulullah, Salas and 1400 years ago, and we can't get people to change their laws. According to us what jack straw was in you know, black when he got all his votes from those Muslim law is out you know, is different. And to me, these politicians, they're going to look at me and you and I voting and they're gonna look at the power that we have on the ground. And we as Muslims need to understand the power of Allah azza
wa jal is much greater than anyone else's power. My brother, my sister, remember on the Day of Judgment, there is no democracy.
There is no democracy. You're not going to get to parties coming up. Please vote me.
There is no liberal democracy. There is no voting no voting, no voting booth booth a booth at the Mongolia's say the candles a voting booth Okay, I wish they would give all this problem boot proper boot
there's none of that under there Jasmine Brava there is no one's gonna come up and say you know, I have right here.
You know, you guys on this day of judgment, you know, you know you're not doing this Nah, nah, nah, brah. See, the thing is, you know what I'm saying to you about time on Earth, I'm gonna relate to this to this, right? You know, time is going by how long you're going to spend, how long am I going to spend? And how long are you going to spend in this world? So 6070 years, Rasulullah sallallahu. He said, Our moto moto binus 1607. He said, the average lifespan of my oma is between 60 and 70 years. So that's how long we're going to be here. If we're lucky, if we're lucky, if you're not lucky, then you go before that you don't know when you're going to go. Now. Next thing is how long
am I going to spend with my you know, with my house when each 10 years, 20 years, probably 30 years, you move on? Finish? How long are you going to spend with your mother and father as long as they live maybe 30 years, maybe 40 years finished has gone, how long you gonna spend with your wife? Well, the first few moments you mark to her, you're gonna spend 24 hours with her every 24 hours. 24 last turn faster, because then after that, it goes down, down and you start spending, you know, 18 hours a day, 16 hours a day, then you know, 10 hours with the end The end, you know, if asked you the same question about 10 years later, 12 hours, how long are you spending with your wife? We say
Are we talking about?
Because that one is like, you know, I'm sorry, I'm not saying you do that with your wife here. I'm not saying that you do that lavaca Don't get the wrong message here. All I'm saying the same thing can be said to the sister, how long do you spend with your husband, you spend so much time in the beginning and less, less less how long they spend with you time with the children, you spend a lot when they're growing up when they got to 1214 whatever, you know, you spend a bit more time with an Indian War In the end, you know, you don't want to see your son in the house. You know, he's basically he's been putting all the bills up in your house. The guy has a shower in your house,
right? He thinks that you know, it's it's his right to stay inside like a bedroom inside the bathroom. Get out of there, man, you know, he's burning your bills or whatever, how long are you gonna carry on? Soon, you're gonna say to him, you, your wife, whatever, and your grandkids, all of them get out of my house? You know, I say just we wait for a long time to you know, get them out. You know? I don't know why. But anyway, how long are you gonna spend? Not tell me this year the whole life, house, family, work, friends, colleagues, maximum you're going to say five years, 10 years, 15 years or 20 years is gone? How long? Am I going to spend with a law or the remembrance of
Allah when I passed away?
How long brothers
can save you forever for eternity?
Think about with Allah once I die, because the whole test is can I spend my mind with Allah? Can I spend my time with my mind with Allah while I'm alive? That's the biggest test mean you are here for? Because once I pass away, I'm going to spend my whole time thinking about a lot. There's no thinking about family. There's nothing about friends. There's nothing about technology or about you know, the house and the TV or movies or anything else. There's none of that. It's just a lie. It's about me it's what was gonna happen to me was I'm not gonna say to me what's going to happen when I stand in front of him? What am I going to say in terms of the sins that I've just brought with me to
the accuracy of my Allah, Allah forgive me, but you know what? You can't ask for Toba in the Grade brother. Sister you can't you don't want to say to you about the plane that's going on a train that you missing. Well, if you missed a plane let's say you missed the who's Mr. Who's Mr. playing piano gone?
You guys are guilty to admit to who missed the plane gone. You guys are good, man. I missed more than all of you put together if you miss a plane or you miss who's Mr. Train and put your hands up? Yeah, see your human being at the end of the day? Who's Mr. Boss? Put your hands up.
Everybody, not that they come on time anyway.
Just to the London ones you know you wait for like 20 minutes and then you don't see one and suddenly three of them combined. Same time. Which one will give me a choice? And this one? That one that one? This one is 2211221 this 1221 which wouldn't you like? But anyway, you've missed a bus you missed the plane you missed a train. But what can you do? You missed the bus. What do you do you just wait at the bus then you get another bus? You missed the train you booked your ticket again you get into the train next trade. If you missed if I missed my man, my actions for the Acura there is no going back brother. There is no going back. If you want to find the value of time I said to you
the number one thing is a man that you got as value thing. Number two, you know the most valuable thing after a man is my health.
My health or my time one of the two Rasulullah sallallahu has said in a hadith of Bokhari he said near Matan. Not Boone Fie Makati roominess. He said two gifts of Allah has given to every single one of us to give some Allah Most people are deceived regarding to these two gifts. He said a Suharto Well for one is good health. And the second one is time
having time because imagine a person is alive.
Let's say I'm alive. If I don't have a man, I'm finished. If I don't have a man, I'm finished number two, I'm alive. I've got a man. I'm a movement. I'm a Muslim. Okay, fine. I'm a Muslim. You know, my name is you know, whatever, you know, Montez, whatever. That's my name right? I'm a Muslim or Muslim right now. I'm not doing what am I supposed to do? Well, what's the point of that? Amen. I'm not using my time properly. Now. I've got good health. I've got good health. I could use it but I'm not doing imagine I'm a Muslim. And I'm in a coma. what's what's what's wrong and I'm a Muslim, I'm in hospital, one Muslim Do you know you don't feel like you don't feel like doing take using a timer
for Allah azza wa jal. But if you're a Muslim, and you've got you know, you've got the good health. And the next question becomes you got good health, you know, Muslim, but you're not using your time properly. Again, you're in loss. That's why Allah azza wa jal says in all occurrences, one last bite time I swear in, in Santa Fe, every single human being is at loss. Every human being right now, right now think about it. I'm not lost last year at loss how Allah says, What if you don't want to be lost? You do this first is in Latina Amman. First is you start to believe those who believe and not believe has two things. One is I said the Shahada. I came in the dean or I became a practicing
Muslim, the dean. The second thing is to renew that belief. Say even Abdullah Massoud said to another Sahaba this insightful Hadith said at least no means are they said, sit down, let us believe for a moment. You know, right now you hear you believing your belief is increasing when you hear the words when you heard the last last lecture that most of you believe increases, because when you hear good words, it increases you go to the marketplace. And then you know, everyone's like in a busy, busy, busy world. And basically everyone like you know, walking that walk like this, then you know, immense decreases in sand, you're going to chew, you're going underneath that you're seeing all
these, you know, people who are dead faces, they probably just come out of some zombie movie they're looking at you can't look at anyone in the tube. Can you? Really sad, sad reality? You know, what a part of the sadness in this country is, is the weather? I don't know if you know that. It's true. It's the weather. You go and have a holiday in another country. And it's nice and bright and so on. Have you seen how jolly these people are? They've never seen you. And man What's up, man? Yeah. Where come from man
to Jamaica. The same guy comes to this country in a smiling anymore.
If you go back to our countries, you go back to our countries into Bangladesh. You go there. You know, voila, Coca Cola time for you. You come especially to London or something you come down it is depressed people. You know, once I came back from Bangladesh, I was on the plane. And I said to I'm coming off the plane, right? So you know the cleaners are waiting in line to get inside the plane to clean it. You have all these other attendants waiting, right? So you know what I said? I've got to there and I said, I said I stood there and I said, Hey guys smile. The logo
as a smile.
You know why? Because the weather makes you it has an effect on you. But anyway, you're you're done in the tube and your Eman goes down. You're up somewhere else in the masjid your Eman goes up. That's the nature of how we are continuing. What then happens
what then happens is Allah azzawajal you know he's given us His He's given us this this time on this earth. We're going up and down. How do you keep it up? Well, first Allah said Amano you believe second thing is he said hamilo saw the heart. I've got to do good actions. You got to do good actions. When you do good actions. One is Allah plus Baraka blessing that time. Second is you're not a loser anymore. You know, Allah said all of a sudden loss. Well, you're not a loser anymore. What is Allah talking about? Well, I need to make my time productive, where I'm always trying to be with the remembrance of Allah azza wa jal, and you know what Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam said, you know
the way you miss your bus, you miss your plane, you miss your train, Professor lassman set you know gave us a hadith which almost implies some people will miss some people will miss
the preparation for the afterlife. They'll miss that. You know, you want to get to Jana in the moment I plan to imagine this right? The moment I pass away, the moment you pass away That's it. Your destination in general has been set your destination in the academic jahannam whatever has been said or gentlemen said or destinations that set it set. Now if I'm on the plus side and I'm going to get Jana is going to be one of the genders from the bottom of Ghana to the highest agenda, the agenda to the agenda to add the agenda something else from the US until it goes to Jenna to fill those now which gender Do we want brothers, sisters, Jennifer those now My time is running out to
try and get genital fiddles when I pass away. That's That's it. I can't do anything else except what I've got over there. In fact, when I go to the doors of Jana, whichever gender it is when you go to the doors of Jana, approximately
Mr. Lewis according to Heidi's activity, every man every woman is going to have one regret, that regret is going to be that regret is going to be, we're going to reflect on all the moments in our lives that we never remember the law all the moments we never remember the law. And every single moment will never remember the law is going to be regret in my head in my body at that time when we're entering into gentlemen.
In San Brava now you don't understand, you know, you're going to look at her, you're going to say, Man, if I didn't do my actions, I could have had that one day.
Now, the other thing, you guys are not awake, are you? You know, there's gonna be many beauties in Ghana, when a person is at the door of Gemini is gonna say, Mashallah Hamdulillah, the wife, I'm getting the woman I'm getting, she's really beautiful in general. But if I did the other action, I would have had that other one, you know, and if I did a bit more, I would have had that other one that would that will happen at the doors of Gemini, but once we get into gender is different, we're not going to have those feelings, because if you did, you know, I'm saying the guy would run a run away with your wife, you know, that'd be who the problems that won't happen a lot will take the hill
and that thing out of our out of our hearts. Now up to that moment mean, you're going to have that regret. Now imagine Rasulullah saw some to capture this, what did he say? He said, Man hoffa at the ledger. He said, Whosoever fears whoever has a fear that they're going to be late, they come out early.
Woman at the ledger, Bella Manziel. And whosoever comes out early, they get to their destination on time.
Whoever comes out early will get to the destination on time.
Whatever does he mean? He means that if you fear that you might not make your preparation for the next slide, because you haven't got till 60 I haven't got to 70 years old. I don't know it could be tonight. It could be tomorrow morning that I might be found dead in my bed tomorrow morning. May Allah azza wa jal give all of us long, healthy and past lives. Say I mean, we don't know. But he said that if you feel you prepare for it early you get you start doing it. Now. The question is my brother my sister is in as Rasulullah sallallahu said and what did you follow his words with he says Allah in Ciudad de la jolla, Allah in Seattle like Jenna, he said the commodity commodity of Allah
is very expensive. He said the commodity of Allah is Jenna. If I want Jenna to fill those, I've got to really be doing my best right now. For general for those. What I'm saying to you, brother and sister is let's look at our 24 hours in our 24 hours. I'm telling you productive time that we can spend for the ACA is probably only about two hours anyway.
A one hour if you're lucky, you think about it. Most people six to eight hours they're sleeping.
Most people six to eight hours of sleeping. If you're a man because Allah says that this is the normal routine for sleep. The six to eight hours most people some people sleep less than six hours. You get a bit older unit Leslie some people sleep more now because it says if you sleep more than eight hours, he said there's something medically wrong with you.
And I'm saying like you know, tomorrow morning, Sunday morning, some brothers are going to be inside that bed saying that said there is no time that goes by they're inside their brother if you're sleeping more than eight hours, and your body gets used to that there's something seriously wrong with it. You can train the body to sleep a long time. There are some some you know, women that are in certain households they got nothing to do except just to go go do a bit of you know better shopping, go to cooking and that's it. I'm telling some of our mothers they've ended up like that is very satellite, they've got nothing else to do they'll just sleep and they'll sleep and asleep if
you get your body used to sleep not that your body will want that. If you get your body used to eating three times a day you want three times a day if you want to if you want to eat four times a day and get used to you four times a day bro Are you going to have like some people have three meals and two snacks in between those five times a day they're eating Mashallah for the harasser. mckeeva yum yum yum yum. That's all the things he was he says three meals a day two snacks that's fine daily worships they have Hola Hola Hola. Hola. Without a miss they'll have that I'm saying. The other thing is look if you want to get down used to about two times eating a day, you can get used to two
times you want to get used to one time eating a day. You can get used to one time and you got to go through practice. This is practice. If you want to get yourself you know if you think about it, if you save Savannah like a person who's who lives for 60 years of life
and he sleeps eight hours a day. You know how many hours you know how many years of life he slept? Gone?
How many 2020 foot fishbone diagram is
20 years the guy slept so he's got 14 lips, right What did he do for the rest of the fortnight to think about it. He slept for 20 years if he had slept six hours a day instead of eight hours a day How many years did sleep
15 you know how much you saved. Five pure years without sleeping pie five pure years you save if you sleep if you just cut down your your sleep with one hour, you save two
half years of life Allahu Akbar,
Allahu Akbar. If a If a person thinks like this valley, you know, you think Whoa, whoa, you know how much time is going by, okay, eight hours, you slept six hours, seven hours you slept. Next thing is most people spend eight hours either at work at University at school, all right, or basically eight hours might be you know, some other thing that they're doing which is eight hours productive time a day because of the livelihood unless you sit down there and you just want to dole whatever you know. Sorry, mate, you know, this is not for you. Right? You seriously need to get up and do something right. You know, people who have a lot of time on their hands. They're the people that a lot of
mischeif you know, people who gossip a lot. How do they gossip? Well, I know who Joanie, did you hear about salons? Sit down the cup of tea is gonna get nicer each time I talk to you. And they've got time. One hour No, this Oberlin hobo hobo hobo was having this house that house this person, that person there are some people in the community they sit there like radio antennas.
Some of them are really bad because it because the local radios and some of them got so much time on their hands, they like a national radio, and the worst ones are international radio.
From here to Bangladesh, they're going to send news from Bangladesh to Riyadh, the news is going to go and it's going to travel back to you and you're going to be hit by all the news because they basically took almost nothing else to do they just got time. I really I really am scared of these people seriously, because they get information they got they got nothing else to do is like get that that Vanda diva and the backbiting spreading lies, information, and rulers last minute said what he said Kapha Bill Maher, you can't even be Colima Samir. He said it is enough for a man to lie, or a woman to lie if they just pass the information that came to them without verification.
You know, a text message comes Yeah, really? He did that? Forward 50 people straight
You didn't even you didn't even check verify what what was whether they happen or not while you're alive. Simply in a Muslim you're alive. Don't spend your time in these things to do things that will you know, haunt you later on anyway. You spend eight hours inside your inside your daily routine. Now that's brother you've only got sister you've only got about eight hours left. What do you do with those eight hours? Well thing is your necessities, your necessities, we'll just go with about another two hours you're eating, eating going to the toilet, you know, moving around, shifting around about another two hours is gone. What you got left? Well, you've just got about six hours
left. What do you do with that? Well, with that, you're probably going to spend a bit of time with your family. You're going to spend a bit of time here. They're socially whatever, you know, extra things outside work and so on. You've only been you're only going to be left with two hours of work, or two or two hours on your hands or one hour. If you're lucky. You're going to end up with that. Now what do I do with that brother and sister if I can't spend that time for the Acura
if I can't spend that time with the Acura, I'm a serious loss. You know, some people they've gotten themselves into a habit that they can't snap out of it. They can't snap out of it. It's like a constant thing that they have to do this then after this break, I'm going to tell you where you're breaking all of this brother and sister Listen carefully. If you want to get into making your time productive, I'm going to give you a few steps. Number one is you sit down and you stop everything just get people out of the way get people out of your way Get your phone out of your way Get the technology out of you or get everything out of your car no musala close the door all along sit down
and just reflect just think just think no you know what's in your head no one's talking to you no memories of the of the college you went to today What about no is a simple you and Allah? Where am I going? Allah says serious question for a gnat of heaven. Where are you going? That's the first thing when I spent five minutes 10 minutes thinking about it now then say to yourself man because Allah said he said Do you not understand today is yesterday's tomorrow. What does that mean? That means that yesterday you said Haiku tomorrow a callicarpa Adam said says they say Boca Boca inshallah the morning morning Sharla every time you go back to his office again he says oh you're lucky okay mocha
mocha inshallah. Every time you know, I don't know what this this this happens.
You go to Saudi Arabia and then you you know you go for hydro you go for online you see them this anything you do you know, they say the sub sub sub sub sub sub sub sub means that please just let me do one you know, sub sub sub sub. So you keep on seeing that suffer, suffer, suffer suffer, as in they don't want to do it for you. They just want to have more time delay time. I remember seeing we were in a taxi in Medina. We came past
Another taxi. And you know, they these other taxi almost cut into him. So this this, this other driver says to him to this driving goes to solo. And this one same with us he goes to
here in the summer, right? So all I say to you is that you're going to be in some part of life, right? Just cut out everything, cut out everything and say to yourself, look yesterday, I said tomorrow, I said tomorrow, I said next year, I said when I'm 40 I said when I get older, I said when I you know when I when I settle down, I said, Well, I'm busy, my business thrives. I said, when I when my family settles down, I said when all of this is finished, I said when this project didn't finish, I said, well my dissertation is over. I said this just stop, stop. How in the naval allow? And then think, what is it that I'm doing? Because if I carry on this thing, and every time
something else comes up on my life, I say tomorrow, tomorrow, tomorrow, because Allah has said do you understand today is yesterday's tomorrow? You promised yourself all this time. Today's day is tomorrow, this is the tomorrow you're in it right now. Second thing, what do you do? You say, look, I need to spend some time towards my Afro, and make a need to make a timetable and a routine. One of the most
I'm gonna say difficult things for some people is I've got to spend with you for about five to seven minutes inshallah. And then I've ended Yeah, they told me to finish a bit earlier. But I think talking about time, and the telling me, I don't have time to talk about it, I'm gonna say because I listen to the lecture. So
the thing is one of these moments gonna come in my life, when I'm going to be out run by my projects or my desires. Rasulullah sallallahu talked about that. He said, he drew a box, he drew a box. And from the bottom of the box, it is in the sand, he drew it from the bottom of the box, he drew a line that comes outside the box. And then within this within the box itself, he drew certain lines coming from the side of the box towards the middle, but not touching this line in the middle. So certain lines you draw on this side, and certain lines on that side, and the Sahaba submission of Allah what is that it's a beautiful way that he told us and said, What is that Professor Lawson said, he said
this box that I drew on the ground, this box is the agile, it's your life, you That's it, that's all you got to spend. You know, basically you can't go out of this you're dead if you got this and he said here is as your life moves on.
As your life moves on, it comes your life, you know, all your sadness or he is when from the bottom when he when he drew it, he said this is the unknown or this is the, this is the aspiration A man has. So basically your aspiration starts from the bottom a Kaizen Kaizen, and he drew it that he went outside beyond the top of the box, which meant that you will always have your aspirations further than what you will live and you will go with them to the grave. You go into the grave that's where you're gonna be. And these are the lines you drew on the side what were they he said these are the Messiah these are the tribulations of the world you know, your dissertation your these you're
going to get these if this doesn't catch him, that one will get him and if that doesn't get him then this other one will get him that's life brother sister You will never find a perfect day in your life when you've got nothing else to do. And everyone's off you know responsibility. You will never find that you've got to move on with all the responsibilities and still find time for Allah some people wait for the perfect moment. You know, when I've got my family settled on, I've got my job done. And I'm on the top of the you know, pyramid and I'm the boss and I say to that guy today make me a cup of tea. Yeah, yeah, by that time my friend you got a bald head
by that time you got teeth and a wobbling in your mouth how much time you got left you just killed yourself in waiting for this perfect moment and then there's some people who will have they'll celebrate on the passing of time have you had other people who celebrate on the passing of time some brothers they say it's called this kill time this kill time want to kill time you're gonna kill yourself serious say you're gonna have an old boss he said you have not had them in NACA anti yummy said Oh, Sana madam you are days when one he said he said you are time when one day has gone by part of you has gone by. When one day has gone by part of you. Can you kill time? How can you say okay
you want to enjoy yourself. Enjoy. Don't say you're gonna kill time. Don't say you're going to smash time. You're going to do something about time and then some people every year comes comes to the birthday. Happy birthday to you and they get so happy. So happy. It's my birthday. I am now 21 years old.
How great is this? The moment of Milan we took about 21 how long they got. I know you got to live. You got 21 years to live or 21. Now I went to one birthday once and I just said for the job.
You know there's always a seriousness in the job and I'll say happy birthday to you one more year closer to death deep down in your grave happy death day
celebrate you celebrate your birthday your deathbed, what are you celebrating but you don't know if this is the last moment of your life and you're gonna possibly you're gonna die and you're celebrating with candles you live that's going by and you get excited about it.
You should you know, slap yourself on weight yourself. Now, the next thing is, look, I've got a few minutes left. The next thing is that you need to make a timetable. The most difficult thing for some people is to stick to routine. No routine is very, very important. All the ASLEF all our predecessors, they had a routine and the routine you make it and you stick to that routine. What do you do rather well you say to yourself, look, I'm going to say say I'm waking up this time. I'm going to work this time. Now brothers, I'm being serious here. You say six o'clock I get up as I'm and sisters do this. As I'm ironing my clothes.
La ilaha illa Allah, Allah Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah. Allah didn't have to say loud you can say when you're in the mouth, right? But you're doing the thinking of Allah. You are using your time brother, you're going down this dance. Did you know the Sahaba made up the Sahaba made one every time they went down. Every time they went up, they say something when they went down, they said Subhan Allah Subhana Allah Subhana Allah Subhana Allah when they came up, Allahu Akbar, Allah when Allah when Allah when Allah This is this was the Sahaba his practice when you basically now what you're doing well, you're early in the morning, you've done your clothes, right? You've come out the
bathroom, whatever, you know you've gone downstairs you're getting your breakfast bowl ready.
So behind Allah He will be ham Li sobre la de la open the fridge door so behind Allah He won't be handy Don't forget to close it so behind Allah He will be handy super hard online a lot more data just pouring the milk I love to see you can see
you got us here mighty Subhana Allah He will be handy now when you eating don't have to walk.
Please take it easy there right? What do you do that what do you do that? Well, you know that a slap the people of the past they they made it wicked. They made a vicar for that. What is that wicked
Mashallah, they made it thicker and thicker was that they they made Allah Allah you know that you know the tongue, Allah, Allah, Allah. So when they're eating,
they can do the vicar of Allah, they made that record of so they could do that anyway, you go into your car. So the Panama Canal, the Susquehanna line and you're in your car, you're driving, do some liquor, do some tilava do something else, right? You've got to work you know, in between your moments. use that as best as you can. When you when you've gone from one you're waiting for the bus, you're waiting for something, just use the system to now have a task in your hand. You know, some people call this nice real shame. Some people think that you know, just carrying this is the biggest bidder actually was the biggest bidder. It's carrying this. That's the biggest bidder. Right? People
can't get off this right? Now. If this reminds me of a last words, it just reminded me of a law it is reminds me there's nothing wrong with it. You don't want this brother get the counting one digital ones. Get one of those, get somebody else. But basically this remind me of remembering the law all the time. And if you can do that you may be productive. And then the final thing I want to say is that you need to have a one to one with Allah azza wa jal in the date sometime. Whether you start with five minutes, 10 minutes, 15 minutes or something every day just do it just like you prepare for everything else every day. Please spend this one to one with a law and stick to the
routine every single day. Don't break the routine wake up at the same time with the same routine your body clock will ask you to do it again. You will look forward to doing it. My brother my sister exact noahide laws which are bless our time, Allah gives Baraka time, thank you for sitting this long, and apologies to anyone who has been delayed that they needed to go or the whole lot of the booking and so on. But hopefully that this has been productive, productive time together. Blah, blah, blah.