Ismail Kamdar – Time Management the Sunnah Way

Ismail Kamdar
AI: Summary © The speakers emphasize the importance of personal development, avoiding distractions, and staying healthy and fit. They also provide advice on managing time and finding one's own potential, emphasizing the importance of scheduling breaks and being open to advice. The speakers stress the benefits of flexible work arrangements, including reducing workload and maximizing productivity, and mention a webinar they will host about this topic.
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Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu

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Welcome back again to the reschedule session of i o us monthly webinar. Time management doesn't now way as you all know yesterday's session has to be canceled due to the internet issue. So before we begin today, I pray to Allah subhanaw taala to help us in conducting this session and future sessions also, I mean, inshallah, time management, the sooner way will be delivered by chef is mine kamdar and he will be giving tips on how you can accomplish your goals which has been a constraint due to lack of time, how to gain more kind your time, and many more tips in the light of Quran and Sunnah. Before that, let me introduce you share his mind. He lives in Durban, South Africa. She has

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mine studied at Darul uloom for seven years and graduated at the age of 20. And continued history of Islam under scholars from a variety of groups and meetups. But many of us know him as he's had tutorial assistant at Islamic online university and deals with important courses like this Arabic intercede. Chef is the author of having fun halaal the fun, the hallway entertainment in Islam and hosting weekly radio programs on radio silence on the divine connection understanding of Iran and dour dynamics. share his mind has lectured at various workshops, conferences and youth camps around South Africa and other countries. Yes, he's involved in a lot of things. So without dealing let us

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know from him. How does he do that? I invite Sharon smile to give his presentation time management The sooner Wait, what do you see a smile comes up? alum alikum warahmatu Allahi wa barakatu

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Can you hear me inshallah? Okay. Alhamdulillah.

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Okay, we'll just keep the chat box closed inshallah so that everyone can focus on the lesson. We begin by praising Allah subhanho wa Taala. And asking him to send his peace and blessings upon the final prophet, Muhammad even up the last of the LaGuardia he was solemn, and all those who follow his way with righteousness until the last day. And I'd like to thank all of you for rescheduling and being able to attend today. Yesterday was a test from Allah subhanho wa Taala to us all, to remind us that

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he is the one in control we can make whatever plans we wish to make. But at the end of the day, Allah subhanaw taala is the maintainer, controller and Sustainer of the universe, the ROB boo, I mean, the rub of this universe. So yesterday was a reminder of the heat of the Buddha, Allah is the one in control of everything. And that concept is actually very closely related to time management, because I was 100 A has informed us In addition, he could see that he is, you know, the hadiza could see literally states he is time, but the scholars explain it to mean that he is the one who controls time. So if time is in the control of Allah subhanho wa Taala, then that means that if we want to do

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well, if we want to have a proper management over our time, then we have to recognize a worship behind us control over time itself.

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So why are we talking about time management? What's this topic got to do with Islam?

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Many of you might be familiar with the thesis and verses on the topic of time, some of you might not be

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the most important headings related to this topic, would be the thesis about what we will be questioned about on the Day of Judgment. There are many pieces, indicating the different things which allows you to handle data will ask us about on the Day of Judgment, like our solar, and our health, and our lives, and our free time. Allah subhanaw taala will ask us on the day of judgment about what did we do with our free time? How did we spend our lives? How did we spend the time when we are not working? Or resting? How did we spend our youth all of these are things which we will be questioned about on the Day of Judgment. And so for a believer, it is vital and important that we

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maximize the benefits of our time, we maximize the utility of whatever hours Allah Subhana Allah has blessed us with. Now we know that some of us are able to accomplish more in a day than others. And reality is those people who are able to accomplish more than others, they have the exact same hours in the day as you and me. So what is it that helps them to accomplish more than us?

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That is the question which I personally asked myself about four

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years ago,

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I'd like to take you back with me to 2010 2010 was the year in which the Islamic online university had started the BA in Islamic Studies program, and 100 hours hired by Dr. Bilal Philips as one of the first tutorial assistance to join this program. And I spent that year teaching about three courses aqeedah pick an Arabic and 100. I also went for Hajj that year. And I met Dr. Bill Phillips in Aziza. So it was during the days of Hajj in Aziza, I was sitting with Dr. Bill Phillips, and he was asking me about my role at the online university, and how I am enjoying it. And I remember telling Dr. Bilal that I'm finding the work taking up a lot of time, you know, it's taken me very

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long to get things done. And Dr. Bill Phillips told me that this is just the beginning. As University grows, my responsibilities and role at university also going to grow. So I need to find ways to get things done faster and to get things done in less time. And that day, as I'm walking back to my hotel, my hotel was in Mena, Dr. Billa, was in Aziza. So I actually had to work from Aziza to Mina and gave me a lot of time to think that how is it possible that Dr. Bill Phillips is able to do so much in a day? And how is it possible that Dr. Zakir Naik is able to do so much in a day? And how is it possible that all the great scholars of the past you're able to accomplish so

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much in the day, and I myself am struggling just to teach three courses. So I spent 2011,

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studying time management from a variety of different sources. I studied some of the more Western books like the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. I studied some Islamic books, like time management for Muslims by Zora sawari, and a variety of other books I studied over the course of 2011 and 2012. And over those two years, every month, I change something in my lifestyle or habits that helped me to save time. So much so 100. Today as we begin 2014, I'm currently currently teaching five subjects for the Islamic online university. I'm also the head tutorial assistant and the credit transfer manager, and had handling the exam question project. And

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I'm homeschooling my children and studying with online university and 100, I'm doing other things on the sideline as well. So within a period of four years, I went from only being able to handle three courses a semester, to be able to do four times that amount within a day, and hamdulillah. And it's nothing secret, whatever helped me over this course of four years to change, it's nothing secret, it's something that you can find. But it, it meant me reading a variety of different books, and listening to a variety of different lectures, and taking from here and there. So to make things easy for you all, instead of you having to go through the full one or two year journey that I had to

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spend. in researching all of this, I have taken what I feel are the 10 most important tips I have learned over the past four years and present them to you in one package in a one one hour package. And as many of you might know, time management seminars and webinars are very expensive. But the hamdulillah at the online university, we are offering you one for free. So make dua for the online university. The last one was Baraka, what we do, because we really did our goal, and it is part of our motto that we offer whatever we can for free, because this is how Allah This is our efforts. So with that, inshallah, we will begin looking at the

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10 tips, which I feel are the most important for time management. And the first one,

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I've taken the title from Stephen Covey's Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. It's habit number two, and that is to begin with the end in mind, which very simply put, very simply put, this means you need to have a goal if you don't have goals, exactly what are you trying to manage your time around? Exactly What are you trying to put into your day, if you don't have a goal, you don't really have anything to make you serious about time management. And a goal is something which is long term, something which you want to accomplish in the long run. If you don't have a goal, then you might end up wasting your life and you can go on for hours and I was just talking about the importance of

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having goals. But from a time management perspective, the main point to take from you is once you have goals, you now understand what you want to put into your schedule. And once you understand what you want to fit into your schedule, you now are able to make

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schedule, right? And having goals is part of Islam. It is something that Muslims have been doing from the very beginning. You know, some of the greatest accomplishments in the history of Islam came about because people had very high goals. A very good example of this is the most authentic Heidi's book ever written. Sahih al Bukhari

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we go back to the third century of Islamic history, a period when people were writing many of these books, right, the Muslim of Imam Ahmed had been written, the motto of Mr. Malik had been written, and a variety of other books were being written in this period. And so during this period, there was a scholar, by the name of Muhammad, even smile, Al Bukhari, and his teacher told him, it would be really nice if somebody could compile the Heidi's book, which only had authentic IDs in it. And so, the mama bouhanni made this his goal, he set out with a specific goal, from all of the hundreds of 1000s of pieces, which he had memorized, he was going to take only those few pieces, which he was

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100% sure about the authenticity and compile them into one book. Because he had this goal, he was able to manage his time and manage his life around the accomplishment of this goal, and the end result was sahadi. Now if he did not have this goal, he would not have produced this book. Evidence of this is another book of his mama. He also wrote the book, Adam Alfred, and if you read audible move reading, which is one of the most amazing books on Islamic manners I've ever read. In that book, there are some weaknesses. So very often students ask, why is it that Mr. Bahari had some weak a decent in other bamboo thread, but only authentic reduces interior quality? And the answer is the

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goal for writing both books were different. Otherwise, move read was written for the purpose of presenting Islamic Nana's. Sahih al Bukhari was written for the purpose of only having authentic Hadees. And because the goals were different, the end result was

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another amazing example from Islamic history of somebody who set a goal and dedicated their life to accomplishing that goal was the great Sultan, and commander of the Muslim army, sallahu de la up

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celebrity or up rahima hula, he lived in a time when the Muslim world was in a terrible state, the Muslims redist united, certain parts were ruled by the extremists, my initials were oppressing the Sunni majority majority, the Crusaders, the Christian Crusaders had taken over many of the Muslim lands. And most importantly, the Crusaders had taken over Jerusalem. And Jerusalem was in a worse state than what isn't what it is in today. You know, if you talk about what's going on with Israel and Palestine, when you read what the Crusaders did in Jerusalem, it was even worse. In this period, one man made it his life's mission and his goal to liberate Jerusalem. And that man was Salah within

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a UB. And so when you read his biography, every step of the way, whether he was training an army, or conquering a territory, or teaching people about Islam, whatever he was doing, it was all working towards one goal. That goal was the liberation of Jerusalem. And because he had this goal in mind, and he worked towards this goal, Allah subhanaw taala helped him to fulfill this goal within his lifetime. And so we mentioned at the very beginning, if you don't have a goal, you don't know what to manage your time around. Each of us have different goals in life, each of us have different things that we are good at, you need to sit and think about this. And by the way, this is actually a

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part of time management that you actually need to take time to manage your time. So you need to take time to just sit and think about what you want to accomplish with your life. What what you want to accomplish this year, what you want to accomplish this month, and then formulate your schedule around it. To begin with the end in mind, begin with your goals already strictly formulated, so you know where you are headed.

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Tip number two is a quality education for tip number one.

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And basically tip number two is focus on a less pleasure.

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how this relates back to number one is when you are formulating your goals in life, make sure that your goals are pleasing to Allah subhanho wa Taala because there are many people out there who have formulated goals which are and pleasing to Allah. So if it is your goal to do something Haram, then you cannot expect anything which I teach you today to assist you in accomplishing your goal. Right? So we need to focus on the pleasure of Allah subhanaw taala and actually, tip number two is where Muslims will differ with what is mentioned in the western academic books on time management.

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Right. So for example, when you read the books on time management by Western authors, they say that you must set your own principles, and you must choose your own morals, and you must live by them.

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Now, the problem we have with this as Muslims is we don't set our own principles. We don't choose our own morals that's already been chosen for us by Allah subhanho wa Taala. And so we don't do this, we stick to what Allah has decided. And we focus our lives and our goals around pleasing Allah subhanho wa Taala. And the most important thing you can do over here that assist you with time management, is to establish the second pillar of Islam, aka Mr. Allah, establish the solo. And it's interesting whenever Allah subhanho wa Taala talks about Salah in the Quran, he does not say pray your Salah. He says Alchemist Allah establishes Allah, make it part of your routine. Make it part of

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your daily lifestyle, that you pray the Salah on time. And really if you look at the way our Allah has designed Salah, we are not allowed to please Allah whenever we want. You know in terms of the fight for Salah, we are not allowed to just combine all of them at the end of the day. No, they are set at five specific points in the day. Meaning a Muslim who is playing the five Salah on time, already has a schedule. You just don't realize it you already have a schedule, you have to be up at 4am for budget. No, you have to be you have to take a break at 1pm not for lunch was over. So you have to have swallow and you have to schedule your day around Salah. And this is where we see the

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difference between people who pray, we have established a prayer and people who have not people who have not established a prayer. You know they might say something like will pray to her after lunch.

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But somebody who has established the salah will say will eat lunch before you heard or will eat lunch after school. The difference being for one person to Salah time is flexible. For the other person. The eating time is flexible, the Salah time is not and that is how we are supposed to be. Our schedule we can make certain things flexible, but one thing we are not flexible with is our Salatin when it is the time for Salah, we pray Our Salah, and this is where the Baraka comes from. Baraka refers to the blessing of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And if we want the blessings of Allah subhanho wa Taala in our lives, not just blessings in our wealth, but even blessings in our time,

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because this is possible, then we have to begin by praying five times a day. So brothers and sisters, if you are not in the habit of praying five times a day or establishing the solo, then it does make this a habit. Otherwise, we cannot expect the assistance of Allah subhanho wa Taala and the Baraka that comes with that.

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So this is the second tip that we pray five times a day and we focus our lives and our goals around around the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala and that is when you will experience the help of Allah in accomplishing your goals, that is when you will experience the Baraka that comes from pleasing your Creator. And that takes us to tip number three, which is again linked to tip number two. And that is to make do out on a daily basis for success.

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Many of us you know we we don't really

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take to our as a weapon. You know, Dwyer is supposed to be the weapon of the bat. But it's supposed to be that one thing that we don't leave out, not a day should go by in which we don't make do are from the bottom of our heart for Allah to help us in everything that is important to us. I firmly believe that if something is important to you, you will make up for it on a daily basis. If you're not making do about something that means it's not important to save time management and accomplishing your goals is important. You will make the effort on a daily basis. If you look at the two hours of Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam very interesting Rasulullah Salman has taught us to meet

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you that you are also below him in our custody. Well actually, I seek protection in Allah from laziness and incompetence. I see potential in lazy from laziness and incompetence. And really these are the two things which affect our time management, right? I mean, most of us we end up not being able to manage our time because we feel that we are not competent, we're not able to do so or we just feel lazy to do so. So why not make the sooner dua everyday, we seek protection Allah from laziness and incompetence. It's also important to know which times of the day is

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the best time for making

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because if you want you to ask to be accepted, then you should make do at the time when you know to as accepted and the one time which each of us face five times a day with you as accepted.

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It is when we are in such.

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So many Muslims have the habit of just going into the sunset and coming straight out. And this is become a habit for many people, we just dive straight into the center, you see Shiva hanabi, Allah, Allah Subhana, Allah, Allah Subhana Allah, and we back up again. Sometimes we don't even say that. But the Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi salam would sometimes take so long and he said, when he was playing his Yama lane, that I sure would have to touch his feet, just to see if he's still alive. What was he doing so long in the sense that he was making up such that is the time when we are closer to Allah. So it is supposed to be the time of

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showing you are playing your Salah and you are in such that ask Allah for victory. ask Allah for success as Allah for protection of laziness. ask Allah to help you for your goals, make do up if you're not making Do or do not expect the help of Allah, because Allah loves to make to Allah. And he has promised to answer the two eyes of those who turn to him. So do are is a very important and vital aspect of Muslims time management.

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Moving on to point number four. And this is where many people tell me that they have a problem. And that is self discipline. And again, if you are a student of the Islamic online university, you will know that the only way to get online studies done is with self discipline. It's not possible for someone to study online, you know, without being able to discipline themselves. So how do we discipline ourselves and then the you know, this is actually

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purification of the soul. Let's get to knifes. Because self discipline means ridding yourself of bad habits, bad habits, like laziness, bad habits like oversleeping, no bad habits, like following your desires. Why? Because you are disciplined, right, so this is actually part of purification of the soul. And at the same time, it is part of time management. From a time management perspective.

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The best thing you can do, to discipline yourself is to make schedules and to stick to those schedules. A weekly schedule is what works best because you can plan your entire week in advance.

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And you get scheduled things for different days of the week, you can also make a daily schedule. And the most important part is not making the schedule.

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Most important part

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is to stick to your schedule and sticking to your schedule is what is crucial. So how do you stick to a schedule? Each of us is different. Some people just are making a schedule. It's enough to make them stick to it. Some people need to remind themselves every day. Some people need other people to remind them. Some people need incentives, right? Maybe reward yourself at the end of the week. Tell yourself advice. stick to my schedule the entire week. I'm going to cheat myself out at the end of the week, right to do something to discipline yourself. An excellent example of someone who scheduled his life really well is imaam Abu hanifa Rahim Allah. When you read the biography of Imani

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bharatmala one thing that stands out is how was the man able to be a good husband and father. At the same time a good teacher at the same time, a Mujahid at the same time having discussions with the students in private in making sure our them at the same time running a business, a successful business. How was he able to handle all of this is because he lived a very scheduled life in Abu hanifah Rahmatullah. He had a certain day of the week for family. And he had a certain day of the week for being with the students and discussing issues. He had certain times of the day for teaching in the masjid, he had certain times of the day for checking on his business. And of course, I am

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only the 100 was scheduled for the evening, as well as to Abu hanifa because he lived by a strict schedule, and he was able to accomplish something amazing.

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Right until today, he is a scholar who's revered by the majority of Muslims across the globe. So this is an excellent example from our history of a man who lived his life by making a schedule and sticking to it. And

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one more point on the issue of sub discipline is to make sure we discipline ourselves when it comes to differentiating between things, which are urgent and things which are important as

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an example of something which is urgent, is checking your email, answering a phone call, checking your Facebook, especially if you got a notification. These things, we tend to think of it as urgent, what happens, you sit down to study and your phone buzzes Facebook notification, you go and check it out. Right? And then again, you try to study again, the phone buzzes, you got a WhatsApp message, you go and check it out to reply, what happens? Time gets wasted. So we have to discipline ourselves. This is not important, not important. It's just urgent. I can check my messages later. So what a lot of people do is they schedule a certain time of the day just for checking the messages,

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and they schedule a certain time of the day, just for

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going on.

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Because at the time to date for answering phone calls, so this way, he can focus on what is important, and not be distracted by all of this. So it's very important for us to understand what is important in our lives and make time for it with the annual distractions, put away the phone and close your browser, your Facebook browser and you're in a browser and just focus on the webinar, because that's what's important right now. Right, unless you're posting the gems into Facebook, you can go ahead, but

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at the end of the day, you need to make sure what you're doing is important. Don't allow yourself to be distracted by things which seem urgent, because reality is not important in the long run. to self discipline is very key. Just to give you a perfect example of this, I myself the BI weekly schedule. So if you look on the board, you will see an example of how my weekly schedule works.

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So you can see I my schedule works from the time I wake up until midnight, I have scheduled a time for sleeping time for breakfast time for lunch, of course, the Select times not flexible time for homeschooling my children time for deciding to lock up on a Friday time for my live sessions, or one hour specified. Specifically for answering emails, you always specify specifically for preparing my online university classes. Everything is set for specific times. So you wonder how do I get everything done in a day is because I know, I only have one hour to answer my emails, I've got to answer them all within an hour, I only have half an hour to check the forums, and you check all the

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forums to half an hour. So everything is done timelessly, if you don't have a schedule, you might sit for three hours checking your email, and guess what you don't have time to study because you spent too much time on something else. So scheduling is very important. This is an example of how I set my schedule is very easy to do on Excel, you know, highlight those things which are most important to you different colors for things which are unique to the specific day, whatever suits you. But making a schedule is something which really, really helps you with time management.

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By the way, before we move on to tip number five, again, the students wanted to join but they were unable to do so because there was an error with the attendee limit.

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So inshallah the webinar will be available later for watching as a recording, and inshallah we hope everybody else gets the recording as well.

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So with that in Shall we move on to tip number five. And tip number five is something which comes straight from a studies of Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam led by Aisha radiallahu anha. Sula sallallahu Sallam said,

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the best of deeds are the most beloved of deeds to Allah are those which are small and consistent or constant. Meaning what does this mean in terms of Nevada is if a person plays the entire night of the 101 night, and because of that he's too tired to breathe 100 for the next one month, this is not something beloved to Allah subhanaw taala, what he's been able to allow is that you pick something small, but constant, meaning if you are paying to Raka of the 100 every night, the entire month, this is better, because this is now a habit is something you're doing all the time. And should we take the same concept of doing little but consistent in Nevada, and we apply to our worldly life as

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well. So if you have to grade assignments, or if you have to

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do assignments, or if you have to study the modules, whatever it is, instead of batching it all together and doing too much in one day and split it up. You know, I have three months to cover 30 modules, how am I going to do it? How many do I need to do each day. And then you find that not only will you get it done, but you'll be relaxed. When you're doing too many things at one time. You get stressed out and you do a rush job. But when you do things slowly. So for example, you're studying one module a day, now can take your time to study that module properly. You're able to relax, you're not stressed. And guess what because you set a specific time for doing it. You get done ahead of

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schedule, and you have a quality done job as well. So whatever it is, that looks bulky, if there is an extended deadline, if it's not something that's due tomorrow,

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piece yourself, don't leave it for last minute. Don't rush the entire thing in one day, divided into small chunks individually over time. This is one of the best things you can do for yourself when it comes to time management. And we see these chunks divided into small chunks even in how the Quran

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Allah subhanaw taala expect the Sahaba in one day to become

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to follow every commandment of Islam. Rather, first verses have to heed and Akito revealed in the verse. Allah will

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Review, and then the hyjal, and then fasting and Sokka and Hajj and jihad. And then the other politicians and the other commandments slowly over 20 years, the Sharia was revealed, it wasn't all in one day. So don't try to do everything in one day. In English Proverbs, they say that Rome wasn't built in a day, right? So we can make it an Islamic school over that see the Sharia wasn't revealed in a day. So don't try to do too much of one project in one day, split it up over time, and you find you get more done. And you get a by the way, this is how authors work as well. If you wonder how some people are able to write so many books, it's not that they just sit and write books all day,

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it's digital time, I write two pages a day, every day of the week, every week of the year, I forgot how many pages such a person writes.

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So it's about working in small doses, the writing two pages a day, I don't really feel it. But at the end of the year, you've accomplished a lot. So working chunks is very, very important for managing your time, and getting a lot of things done.

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Tip number six, and I've written an entire article on this topic is personal development, what's meant by personal development in the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. This is mentioned as habit number seven, and it's called sharpening the sword. And basically what it means is never stop working on improving yourself. And this is an Islamic concept. We know Allah subhanho wa Taala has created us weak, we know that we have mistakes, we know that none of us are perfect. And so as a Muslim, we are always trying to improve ourselves. So not only should we be constantly trying to improve ourselves in terms of Deen, but even in terms of our duty, our skills, our worthy skills,

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because the reality is Allah subhanho wa Taala has blessed every single one of us every single human being with amazing talents, and amazing potential.

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We don't know it, we don't know our own potential until you try something new. What happens is every day of the year, for your entire life, you are learning new things, over time, you will transform it to a different person, you will accomplish things which you didn't think were possible. And if you look back at yourself a few years ago, you wouldn't even you wouldn't think that you can do what you can do today. This is personal development, always working on improving yourself. And most of the successful people around today. He's scheduled half an hour or an hour a day just for personal development. And we just have this one hour way to sit back and think, how can I do what I'm doing

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better? How can I improve different aspects of my life. This is something so important for us to grow. And what will happen with personal development is over time, you will learn more and more and more ways to manage your time and put more things into the day and to accomplish more with your life. So never stop learning. You can see that's another way of putting Tip number six, never stop learning never stop growing, they will stop discovering your own hidden talent a potential.

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Moving on to tip number seven. And this is something that I personally feel is very important. And one of the reasons why many people end up leaving whatever seems a bit chasing

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is because many people if you have a dream, and you have a goal, and at the beginning we have a lot of children, we have a lot of energy, and we try ourselves completely into the project. But after a few months, a few years, we begin to get tired. Right? If you are an online university student, for example, you notice that disease you had in the first and second semester, it might be missing in your fourth fifth or sixth semester. So what happens is we get burnt out by this is burnt getting burnt out. We get completely tired of doing the same thing over and over again. Because your body needs a rest and if you go to the tradition of Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, he was so happy by the

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name of a Buddha. And Buddha was the kind of person who pushed himself to do ibadah always fasting always been kiama Lane, and it affected his marriage is affected his house. One day his bin Salman al Farsi told him, Allah has a right to you, but your family also has a right over you. And your body also has a right to give everyone their rights and Rasulullah laugesen approved what sama posse had said, we learned from day that your body has an idol. So you need to take a picture in your schedule. It should be time for a lot of fun, especially with your spouse and your children. Because the reality is that they have an item for you as well.

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So it's absolutely nothing wrong. If you had a productive day to spend time in the evening playing with your children or having fun with your spouse, having fun in Malawi. And if you don't know what are the hobbies of having fun, you can buy my book having fun to Malawi, and it's mentioned in details inshallah, but make sure that you schedule time

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Whether it is an hour a day, or a day of the week, or weekend, wherever it is a small weekend holiday, once a year, whatever. Each of us are different. Some people can go a full year without taking a break. Some people need a break once a month, some people need a break once a week. Some people need a break every day, you know your own limits, but make sure you do scheduling these breaks. Otherwise you get burnt up. Taking a break is very important to keep you keep yourself going and to have this time management

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constant. Otherwise, you may start off with very good time management for her for six months or one year. I didn't start slipping, and you will get it.

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Tip number eight is something I discovered

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a year ago, which really works like magic. This is amazing, amazing tip. And we look at the seat of luck. And you look at it in light of this stuff, you begin to understand how the last lesson was able to accomplish too much in one day. And it's such a short lifetime. And this tip is delegation. Meaning if you know what you want to accomplish can be done by somebody else, and they will do a good job of it. Delegate it to them, if you told him to do it. That way you free up more time to do other things yourself. For example, Rasulullah saw some did not

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found the Islamic empire all by himself. Oh, he had certain Sahaba who had good military command. So he made in the commanders of the Muslim army. He knew certain sahaabah were good at learning and teaching. So he needed this was a perfect example of delegation for the senior was how did Islam grow in Medina? Because the last lesson was living in Morocco and doing our in Makkah. So how did Islam grow in Medina Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam delegates delegated The Tao of Medina was such a big deal. He said Mr. Medina, so while Rasulullah saw me doing the Dawa in Makkah, Musab even me doing the Dawa in Medina and the Tao getting done in both places and Medina becomes the first

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Islamic State, all through delegation. Rasulullah Lozano in sub did not stepped foot in Medina until the hitcher.

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Tao was done to people, we had delegated it to my own personal life, I discovered the power of delegation. Last year, when my website Abu was set up. If you go to my website, every single aspect of that website, from the logo, to the design of the website to the actual hosting of the domain to the editing of the audio lectures, every single aspect of the website was done by volunteers. All I did was ask the volunteers and I tell people, you know, this is what I want. And each of them came together, different experts have different views. And they put together the website. So people are wondering how can I put together this website in two months

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teleties I did not. I did not put together the website. I delegated it to the professionals and he completed for me.

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So that's when I really discovered the power of delegation. And people do this thing. To some people who are authors, they actually have ghost writers, they have people writing their behalf, right, where the people might do my dictator that person or tell the person what they want you to write, that person writes it for them. Actually many things that you could delegate to other people. And this is something very important for time management.

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So delegation is something which I found very, very productive, and really, really helpful when it comes to time management. Tip number nine,

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come straight from the Quran, to the meeting and the description of the successful believers. Allah subhanho wa Taala has really described for us into the movie versus recipe for success. And right after Salah, the first thing mentioned, the recipe for success is to pray your Salah to please Allah but to allow you to concentrate in the Salah. We already mentioned the importance of Salah earlier. But the second thing mentioned if you don't want me doing

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as a quality of the successful believer is that they stay away from love from talk or things that waste their time from idle speech. That's the literal translation. It refers to things or speeches that waste your time. And this is really the difference between the successful person and the average person. Firstly, if something Haram is wasting your time, obviously you have to get rid of it. But this is not talking about the Haram that's obvious Haram is out. This is talking about the halaal.

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Now some people might not like this idea. And again, I'm not saying you have to do this. But if you are someone who really wants to make time to get things done, you can't be wasting your time with things which are hollow but not beneficial.

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So one example which people might find controversial, but which I feel is very important is the

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issue of sports. Right? or watching sports, many of us are fans of different sports, really the soccer or cricket, football, whatever it is. And what happens is, if you work out the amount of hours a year that you spend watching sports, talking about sports, reading up about the sports results, etc.

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If you put all of this together, and how many hours of your life was in sports, and you're not benefiting in terms of your team, you're not benefiting in terms of your worldly success leader. watching sports is not making you any money. It's not teaching you any skills, it's not getting you closer to Allah, he's not getting you closer to your spouse. In fact, most of the times, marriages are broken. So although watching sports might be halaal, according to many scholars, I personally feel it's a waste of time. So someone who's really

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dedicated to time management, D will cut down at least on how much sports they watch or eliminated altogether, and replace it with a more productive pastime, like playing sports, right? playing a sport is far more productive for you than watching it. You get to relax, you get to exercise, you get to learn a new skill, it's far better. So this is something that you need to think about. Islam is not just divided into halal and haram, even when it comes to halal. If you look out history, the most successful people reduce who avoided the halaal that was wasting their time. An example of this from the early generations is the mama, mama, mama nawawi, even as a child,

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when other children will be playing, you will be studying digital data. And sometimes the elders would approach him and tell him listen, you are a child and why don't you go and play with the other children. It's allowed, is nothing haram about playing with them. And you know, he would see just suddenly wasn't that he was a child. And you would see that that's a waste of time, rather study and should be one demand and only a short life. But he has written so many books. It's unbelievable. How did he get that done? He did not waste time. He was the type of person who eliminated the time wasters in his life, and he was able to get started. So each of us need to sit and analyze this.

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This is what happens when you make a schedule. Actually, when you make a schedule, you will realize in your own schedule, where you're wasting your time, and what time of the day you're wasting time and exactly what is wasting your time. And overtime you can eliminate it inshallah.

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Tip number 10

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is to learn the shortcuts.

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Understand that whatever you are doing, there is usually a faster or more efficient way of getting it done. Now, by shortcuts remember, as a Muslim, we should only adopt shortcuts, which do not reduce the quality of what we are doing. Because we aim for a son, we aim for excellence in everything, we never take a shortcut, which means a reduction of quality. But they are normally shortcuts which don't reduce any quality. An example which I thought about today, I saw a line of people waiting to pay the bills that waiting too long to pay the bills. And many of these people are young, and they happen to think to myself, these people just pay the bills online, they will see

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themselves in this whole hour that has been waiting in line. But the problem is either we don't think about it, or we're so used to doing things one way that we don't want to change. Reality is sometimes a simple change like that can save you an entire hour. Sometimes something saves you a few seconds to make these changes save me a few seconds, it could make a big difference in the long run. So for example, learning the shortcut key on your keyboard, like the shortcut keys to saving a document or copying and pasting will save you about five seconds every minute as five minutes every hour. It's hours of your life actually to see. It may look like a few seconds. But it's a lot. And

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we can link this back to our Dean by looking at hedis we actually are generated at the property the longest time said that or rather I should run and deleted the property the lovely salami ever he was faced with two options, both of which was halaal. He would choose the easier of the two handouts. Meaning

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if there are two routes to your master, one takes you 15 minutes and one takes you 10 minutes.

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You should not you should take the shorter route and the 10 minute route. Right receiving time. It's easier and it's

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right. So apply this to every aspect of your life is a shorter and easier week.

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Do something without reducing the quality over it. Of course, this will take some learning this will take some time. But one thing I realized in life is almost anything we do is a way to do it faster. Almost anything, even things which you never thought about. For example, a year ago, I learned that I can listen to a one hour lecture in half an hour, I can listen to a one hour lecture in half an hour. Do you know how many hours of my life I saved?

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Just play the lecture at speed times to absolutely everything, understand everything and remember everything. And hamdulillah I have saved myself hours, I can do a full 30 hour course in two hours. Because it is

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a shortcut to save hours of my days, you can learn things like this. To learn shortcuts, well day before websites will teach you different types of shortcuts. And if they are halaal, and you cannot affect the quality of what you are doing applied into your life. So with that Alhamdulillah we have completed the 10 tips. And

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I have done I want to give you some bonus for my site, I see these need to be 10 tips, but the reality that which tend to choose. So from my side, Here are six extra tips, which I feel I couldn't have left out and which are very important. For time management. The first one is to do with multitasking. Really, a lot of us these days, we get very excited about multitasking, we like doing a lot of things at once we feel like managing our time. Reality is multitasking is something which is beneficial at times and harmful at other times.

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If you are trying to have a conversation with your spouse, while playing Flappy Bird on your phone, that is a harmful form of multitasking. But if you are driving to work while listening to a lecture and the car radio, that is a beneficial form of multitasking. So really multitasking, you have to weigh the pros and the cons, what's known as the muscle higher antioxidant benefits in the Hub's it proves to be beneficial, no problem.

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Most important part

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really saves you time. Right. I myself have a very long drive I make sure I have a lecture in the cockpit listen to the time is not wasted two things at once. But if you if it's family time to do with the phone or spend time with your family, at that point in time, multitasking is not a official point number 12. Keep positive company Rasulullah. Like Sam said, each one of you is upon the religion of his best friends will be very careful who you choose as your friends.

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Your company could distract you. They could tell you don't waste your time. Let's go have some fun. Oh, this will watch all three lodgings movies back to back nine and a half hours of your life. All right, it will tell you that, you know, it could put you down to negative comments to criticism. It's really important to have good, positive and righteous companies, because they will assist you in accomplishing your goals.

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Point number 13 is to always be open to advice and correction. Let go of the ego. Humble yourself and understand that you don't know

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what you're doing, somebody else might do a better way of doing it. Somebody else might do way of doing it. It saves you more time. But if you're the type of person who's not open to advice, nobody's gonna approach you with that advice. However, if you are the type of person who is open to advice, then people will be okay to come up to you and tell you that isn't what you're doing. There's a better way to do it. And now you have this advice. You can formulate it. You have to follow everybody's advice. No, but you can always thank them for their advice. And if it's beneficial, follow it. So be open to advice and connection. Because this really is where a lot of

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the time management tips Which I Learned came from, I might be doing something and someone tell me but why don't you do this way faster. I never thought about that. So I followed the advice. And I'm saving myself even more time.

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Tip number 14 is one we many of us have a problem.

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learn to say no. But then how to be polite. So you have a goal. And you have a certain amount of time to accomplish that goal. But between you and accomplishing that goal, they are weddings, they are family celebrations, they are get togethers is already coming up. people wanting you to come over to the house, their friend wants to get together with you. All of these things are there. And you can't say no to most of us. He can't say no. But and see why not. Why not say no politely. You still maintain a good relationship with him. At the same time you end up wasting time. If you schedule time every week or every month for family, you can still say no So for example, if your

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family wants you to

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join them for holiday at a certain time of the year

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And this clashes with some very important tasks or goals of yours, you can politely tell them that I'm not available and that we can each other. Once I'm done with my goals, we can meet up, we can get together, and we can do something together. Right. And if you tell this to them politely ensure they will understand and you will not be breaking family ties, you will not be disrespecting your family. And at the same time, you'll be getting your goals done. So learn to say no, but learn to be polite as well. We have to explain to the person who just say yes, whatever people say end up not living our own lives, just doing whatever everybody else wants. And those who say no to this issue

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abruptly leads that they make the other person feel bad at the end up breaking ties with people that could have been avoided.

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Tip number 14 is to stay fit and healthy. And you might be wondering, what's that got to do with time? Well, if you're not eating healthy, the opposite of unhealthy is lazy. And laziness very badly affects how much you are able to do in a day. Firstly, if you're lazy, you're going to oversleep. If you're oversleeping, you're losing hours of the day couldn't be productive. If you are

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not healthy, if you are lazy, you don't have high energy levels, you get tired, you get burnt out quickly. You are unable to do as much as people were put, staying fit and healthy is a part of Islam. Right It is something which is part of our religion that we need to eat without overeating. We need to sleep out over sleeping, we need to take care of our bodies. This is part of our religion. And it is very, very important for time management. This is why Rasul Allah Simplot us to make dua against castle against laziness. Because laziness affects your ibadah it affects your time management, it affects every aspect of your life. So stay flippin healthy, and ensure that you can

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keep your energy levels high. For instance,

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the final top end of this

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time management webinar chalder is something that we hinting at along the way in many of the other tips, and that is to strive for excellence in everything that you do. laughs and a lot holy Islam said, they allow loves in every service, that's something he does it with son, he does it with excellence. This means that you strive to do your best. If you are writing a book, you are going to do the best job, if you are studying a course you are going to be the best student. If you are teaching, you are going to be the best teacher. If you are running a business, you will be the best at the most professional at the most ethical and the most Hello business, you are striving for

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excellence everything you do. Quality is what is needed. Unfortunately, we live in a time where in many countries, Muslims are known for the opposite of Yes, and we are known for bad quality, whatever we produce this change, this is an excellent and high quality is part of our religion. So whatever you do strive for quality. That's why I said even if you're adopting a shortcut, make sure that shortcut does not affect the quality, or the end result and the final product. That is what is important when choosing your shortcuts. So that now we come to the end of this webinar, covering 16 important tips on time management. And I hope that you all have found it beneficial. Again, there

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are many, many others out there. And each of these steps can be explained in a lot more details. You can go and read the books and visit different websites and

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explore different resources and learn more and more. This is something we can study for years and years on end. But this is just to get you started to get some new habits that can change our lives and free up time and help us to accomplish even more in the dating as possible.

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So whether hamdulillah we come to the end of the webinar, and we will take a few minutes of questions and answers. So how this is going to work is you can just type out your question in the chat box. And after the questions have approved the chat box and answer whatever questions have been typed out, make sure it's related to the topic and

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shut up. I will take those questions and then we will close off. So I'll give you a few minutes type of questions.

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And then we will accept each other.

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Okay, um, there's quite a few questions already came in. So I'm going to

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disable the chat and take these

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questions first and in what order what I'm going to do is I'm going to

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restrict it to those questions which are most relevant to the topic. Right and it's not really relevant the topic I want to get to. Okay, firstly, someone mentioned the comment about restricted 300 attendees. Again, there was a mistake when you're setting it up. Yesterday when you set it up to 1000 attendees we allowed more. Unfortunately when we're making the

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second lien

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There was an oversight in the apologize for that really once a lot more people attending disinterested. It wasn't intentionally integrated. And please forgive us for that. Okay. What books to advise regarding management? Well,

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amongst Muslims, the honors really many books written on this topic, right?

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There are many books by means of our bed to cover different aspects of time management. He hasn't really written one book on this topic specifically, when you read his different books, like 2010 or an entrepreneur's diary, or E business, family business or hiring leaders, all these different books by our beta do cover different aspects of time.

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Likewise, sir, what he has written the book time management for Muslims, which I believe is very beneficial.

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There are many, many books on this topic by non Muslim authors from the most beneficial ones. I have read his Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey, the four hour workweek, the four hour workweek by Timothy Ferriss, and again, if you haven't attended the meetings, just type them out and Google them later, you will find each other. So that's the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, the four hour workweek.

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Now, the one I read recently is Eat That Frog. Strange name, but very good one time management, right.

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Another one is called Getting Things Done a country with the author's name.

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But it's called Getting Things Done. It's a very good book on time management.

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Again, only the books by non Muslim authors you have to

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take what is good and leave things which are against our religion. Again, really, really critical and open mind

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being everything in light of Sharia. Right, so

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these are some of the books I would recommend.

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And also productive Muslim calm, productive is a very good website with many time management tips on it. I see somebody post a link to that below for that.

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Okay, quite a few questions are coming in about sleeping and napping.

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Power napping, fighting laziness, fighting with sleeping a lot of questions the topic okay. Firstly, everyone has a different amount of hours in the day.

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How do you work out

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when you have slept in other videos overslept, very simple. If you wake up in the morning, more tired than you went to sleep, that means you oversleep. If you wake up in the morning refreshed, that means you step just enough. Like I know for myself, personally, I need six hours sleep in my sleep for seven hours, I get lazy. If I sleep for five hours, I feel tired. So six hours is the right amount. I know some of the sheep they only sleep for three hours a day, or do a power nap as well. I don't power nap by the power nap as well. And that keeps them going. Right? So it depends on the person, the average adult needs between six to eight hours, you can change yourself to less for

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the average adult needs six to eight hours a day to be refreshed for the next day. If you are sleeping 10 hours a day. That's good for children. For an adult, it can be easy, right? So you need to work out for yourself exactly how many hours do I need to sleep? When I wake up? I feel refreshed. And actually now did you get apps on your phone that help you to work this out? Right, you actually can download apps, they can monitor your sleeping and give you the alarm will go off when you have just enough sleep. And it will warn you if you're sleeping. You get this type of apps available for your phones if you have a smartphone, so China search for some of them inshallah, and

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they are quite

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beneficial. So let's see guarding sleeping regarding a power nap. regarding a power nap. I don't do it myself, because I have a very overactive mind that just can't nap. It's just not

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even at night, I have difficulty falling asleep. I know, do you and those people doing our own study of hours a day, all of them I know they do power nap really sitting in the car changes to the eyes for five or 10 minutes, and they wake up refreshed. Right. And these need much less than the the power capping as well. It's very beneficial. You can read about it online and learn more about it. I personally do it because of personal reasons, but it's definitely

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How long do I homeschool my kids for three or four hours a day depending upon?

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How do you listen to a one hour lecture in 30 minutes? Well, certain

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software like VLC player right? The

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Via VLC player, it can play videos at speed times, you can actually reduce a double the speed of play or use a double the speed. So what happens is if you listen to the lecture at double the speed, it can take you half an hour to listen to a one hour lecture. And this this works specifically well the the litigants have speaking a very slow tone. So even as being it playing a double speed, it sounds like a normal or just slightly faster, and you get the full lecture in half an hour. I should VLC plays one type of document it does do this.

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Quite a few questions about parents, a woman who have Young Children, Toddlers, and how do you manage your time with toddlers there are some articles written on productive Muslim calm by mothers of toddlers for how they manage.

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And basically what they say is you need to have a schedule, but you need to have a flexible schedule. What do they mean by a flexible schedule.

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They mean a schedule

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is scheduled with an example if it takes you one hour to get something done, you schedule one and a half hours. So that means you now have one and a half hours to do something that takes you one hour, why wouldn't have hours in case the baby cries. It is your children miss the floor something or keys, you have to do something to get the kids to do make schedules, but the league is slightly more flexible. And it gives them more time to do tasks in order to accommodate the fact that they have a baby and they have a small child in the house. And they need to get things done at the same time take care of the child. So this is what I have read from mothers who are managing their time. This

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is how we're making the schedules slightly more flexible and giving ourselves more time to do each thing.

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And Allah knows best.

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The name of the book of having fun the holiday, it is called having fun the holiday. Right having fun the holiday that is the name of the book.

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Okay, the issue of making divine such there Can it be done in Buddhism that but Salah Can you be in any language? I'm of your opinion, as is many of my teachers, that it is permissible to make the law such that in Buddhism and parcela in any language? I know there is a difference of opinion on the topic. But that is the opinion I follow in a lot of this. I do that will open the floor to more questions

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near the question how to avoid distractions, how to avoid distractions? Well, that really is up to you, I myself want to avoid distractions, I go in the room, I lock the door. And I make sure only have open to my computer database. So I don't have my Facebook open, I don't have YouTube open. I don't have my Twitter, my WhatsApp open because these things will distract you. It will distract you tight. You see what I do, I used to dress up in a room, if I see anyone writing are going to close the door before my family. That's what I work to be alone, right. And I just cut up all the sections to my opponent silence nobody did for me during the time and get things done. You have to discipline

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yourself to get rid of distractions is the only way. If you are a mother of young children, then

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you want to make at least one hour a day where you have no distractions. They get your husband or another family member to look after the children for that one hour, and dedicate one hour to getting things done. Or do it in a time when the kids are sleeping with each other. For example, after budget or at night, and you shall be able to get things done.

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Okay, I'm just putting this on pause again. Because there's quite a few questions that came through and we still have 20 minutes, I take any question that I can.

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If your parents want you to always be at their servers, what would you suggest having a heart to heart conversation with them? Probably the only thing you can do to then talk with them with language speak again. But what do you want to accomplish with your life and how it has been explained to your parents that if I do this in my life, you will get rewarded because you're my parents. So you give me the time to get it done.

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You can always change anyone, show them how they benefit from it and ensure that they will use up and they will give you the time to accomplish your goals. Once they see the benefits

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once you make a schedule but couldn't stick to it. practical advice for sticking to your schedule? Well, there are different ways to do it. For example, to look at the early Muslims, some of them would actually

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see if I don't do this, then I will do something else. For example, we look at and she can assume you know him Allah one of the demands of us hubs. So he must have he disciplined himself into avoiding backbiting by ditching the conditional on himself. He said, anytime I backbite I will be challenged. I show me every time you bet by giving charity because I ran out of money. So this forced him to give up that biting

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Right. So you could do something similar. If I didn't stick to my schedule, then I'm gonna give some charity on the past for a day of I don't stick to my schedule, or if I stick to my schedule, I'm gonna keep myself to ice cream, to the family out to eat some motors creates a motive for yourself to stick to your schedule. Another way you could stick your schedule is to have it visible at all times. So stick it on your wall, have it as a checklist, you have to check the items of every day, right? and celebrate it, you know, I'm not in a hurry. I mean, like, for example, if you stuck to your schedule by yourself an ice cream or whatever it is you enjoy. To let yourself get the job, you

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start your schedule. So find the motive each person is different, find what works for you, and use that as a motive to make you self disciplined.

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Have any future questions you can contact me by a Facebook, somebody can put the link to my Facebook

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page over here.

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Okay, somebody asked about working in chunks, what to do with the work we a lot of consultants are done in the time allotted. You can't even do other things because the previous thing is not done. Okay? Basically, if you feel for example, if you have set your schedule one hour for answering emails, and it actually takes you one and a half hours to answer your emails on a certain day. What is advice day is to have some flexible time in your schedule. And this is the back to the slide on my schedule. Flexible time.

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You see, in my schedule, I have lunch scheduled for both before and after. Now, obviously, I don't eat lunch twice to only have one lunch. But the reason I have lunch scheduled for both times is because this gives me a flexible time. This gives me flexible time. So that means if I will half an hour overtime, answering my emails, I just end up having lunch after work. Right? But if I answered my emails, everything else on time, we have lunch before, and I do something else out the door. So this becomes flexible time. So having one hour of your schedule, which is mixable time, this can make up for days where you have to answer or you have too much of a certain project to do. And you

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can have to accommodate that. And tips regarding homeschooling is not related to the topic inshallah we can have a separate webinar on that topic, some other time.

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Tips for doing things simply but effectively, again, it depends what you want to do hundreds of tips today depends on what you are doing. You mentioned something specific. And I could give you specific tips on that. How do you manage to study many courses at the same time, speed reading, speed listening, memory techniques,

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speed typing, right? I just learned to do everything faster, I listened faster, I read faster, at job faster, learn the tricks of the brain, how to slow things in the mind faster, learn all of these things. And as I said, learn the shortcuts. Once you learn the shortcuts, it'll take you half an hour to learn what takes other people two hours. Because the brain is an amazing tool, it can do things that you didn't even know are possible. Once you study these things, you're able to learn a lot of things at once. Right? So perhaps you should do a course on the brain and how the brain works. So I did a study a full course on how the brain works, and how to learn how to remember

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things. And it really helped me in the long run to learn faster, right? As a student, how can you delegate?

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Well, it depends. It depends, each person is different. I mean, sometimes you can delegate other parts of your life, right? For example, if you're a student and a mother, you can ask someone to look after your children for a certain time of the day. So you could study during that time, delegated the task of taking care of your children for two hours to someone else. And two hours you're studying, right? Or if you're working and studying at the same time, then maybe certain parts of your job, you could delegate to someone else, right? If it's allowed in your contract, of course, if your job allows you to do that, right. But again, each person's case is different. This really,

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this really takes creativity and out of the box thinking you have to sit and think to yourself, what can I do different from what I was doing before and who in my life could assist me in what I write, it could take a while. But inshallah you might be able to think of someone that you could delegate something to, and they'll be happy to help you with that.

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Increasing memory power, again, study the brain and how it works. It really helps really studying the human brain and how the human brain works really helps you to increase your memory power, and how to such and that sort of thing.

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Okay, quite a lot of questions. Yeah.

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Hello. Did you

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get it now? Well, basically, I'm not saying

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was eliminated, I'm saying if you want to be successful,

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and something halaal is wasting your time, it's better not to do it. Right, something being halaal does not make it compulsory. If something is harmful, it means you have a choice to do it or not. So if it is wasting your time, why do you want to do it? Right? For the average Muslim, you could say someone's doing something good. But we're all selves. If you want to be more successful and give more time for accomplishing our goals, then you have to sometimes even get to allow things wasting our time. Right?

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Again, it really depends on the person. And someone asked what if watching sports is part of your time for relaxing, that's fine. Again, you shouldn't be taking up too many hours of your day and two hours of your life.

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He's been two to three hours a day on WhatsApp sharing Islamic messages. Again, people have been putting a lot, you really have to take that into consideration. Right? If you put out in the pudding, that is the thing to keep in mind and again, sending messages on WhatsApp. I'm very wary of that because half of the stomach messages I receive in WhatsApp are not authentic. So you want to be careful of that as well. Right? So just be careful of that inshallah. Okay, I wasn't able to take everyone's question because there's too many.

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Just open up books for shortwave more.

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How do you have some time in your schedule? That's a good question.

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Personally, I think my me time when I'm going to the masjid

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go to the master take a bit longer to walk home, or take a walk in the opposite direction before coming home. It's something you have to find immediately after budget will give you access to sleeping to protect yourself. Because reality is you do need time for yourself for personal development for protection, or just to relax yourself and

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how to learn to read faster to listen fast. Again, there are many websites which talk about this thing, just google speed reading it and show you the

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tips on how to do that.

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Okay, close the box again.

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How to balance between the bhaja and reading Pepsi's family schedule time for everything scheduled time for everything. By full schedule is not on the on the board. If you see my full schedule, I have certain hours of the day for spending time with my children, certain hours of the day for spending time with my wife, certain hours of the day for studying certain hours of the day to really learn, everything gets scheduled and everything will get done inshallah.

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Advice for mothers who have children, I already covered that a bit earlier. Imagine managing emergencies. Well that is what we have flexible time for. That's why I said have one hour in your schedule, which is flexible, that will help you to accommodate emergencies. Right. And sometimes you just can't stick to a schedule. I mean, someone's shot someone sick in the hospital, and do the days where you just have to kill your schedule out of the window and focus on emergency height. But for the most part, the average day of our lives, we can work with schedules, even if there's a half an hour or one hour emergency, fixable time will make up for that.

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shortcut methods really depends on what you are focusing on shortcuts for writing shortcuts for studying shortcuts for remembering shortcuts for using the computer shortcuts for using Microsoft Office. Everything has its own shortcuts. So really what you want to do just do a Google search on shortcuts wait and take the official ones and the bottom ones, right.

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Some halaal hobbies halaal hobbies could be for example,

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watching something beneficial, right? If you are in the habit of watching television, instead of watching movies and series switch to watching beneficial documentaries. Right now you're still watching but you're watching something that you actually didn't hate from such a beneficial club, right? Or halaal hobbies could be

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spending time with a family by spending time with your family. It's fun. Some of us don't spend enough time with our families. We don't realize it but it's fun, it's relaxing. And it is hard and it is actually a sort of sadaqa social reward for you. There are many other things you can do.

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Spending time in nature,

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doing some physical activities like swimming, horse riding, whatever helping recommended industry. All of these are

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halaal ways to enjoy yourself and again, as I said, I've written an entire book on the topic and you can read the book for more details.

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Okay regarding those who missed the lecture inshallah we will have the lecture

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recorded and available on YouTube. Okay, we that will have to pull it off soon.

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Again, people a lot of questions about what time do I sleep I sleep from 11pm to 5pm. I try to sometimes.

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But that's the schedule I'm trying to stick to, that's what I'm trying to do is just from 11pm to 5am, at six hours, exactly, that is four gems of sleep height that something will take. But that's exactly how I try to sleep. And of course, none of us are perfect. Sometimes we end up sleeping more, sometimes less. But that's what I try to establish six hours, exactly. And then back to work.

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And remember, we all humans, we all going to make mistakes, do what's perfect in attachment. If you feel you're not consistent, just keep trying. Just agree bada none of us are perfect, you know, ibadah, none of us are perfect in avoiding sins. But we don't give up on the train system, single time management, the schedule, you couldn't stick to it and try again, we reschedule you couldn't stick to it, try again and try again. Eventually, over time, you will become your habit and you want to stick to it. The same methodology we approach towards ibadah. You take the same with the dog, it was time management, and just keep trying until it becomes a habit and part of our lives.

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Again, some of you are constantly scheduled for too long, have it on your wall, have it on your door? No have it where you can see all the time.

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Okay, there's quite a few questions here, which are not directly related to the topic. So I'm not going to go into details as time is really up. And we need to stop now. So I hope that whatever was covered in this one and a half hours is beneficial for you all. And really, I apologize to all those who are unable to attend because of the

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system error from like you were supposed to have 300 more than 300 attendees. But somehow he got stuck in the

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shadows were unable to attend. Hopefully they benefited from the changes posted on Facebook and Twitter and hopefully they will inshallah

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be able to watch the recording. And surely in the future, we hope to have another webinar on

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the topic as well.

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So with that intro, I need to close off now. And please make waffles

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we ask a lot to help us all to be healthy, and to be good and to avoid laziness and to stick to our schedules and to manage our time efficiently. And to be from those who live lives that are such that on the Day of Judgment, Allah asked us about our time and what we did with it. inshallah, we have a lot of creative

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people and all that a waste of time. Really, this is this issue of Time management is related to the day of judgment and you will be asked about it and why we'll deal with things which we say our time are things which are Haram, we can use the time to build up our deeds and be able to answer the question in a positive way on the last day and pass the test of life.

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So when the next lecture will be I do not know the alternate different teachers every month each other so probably after six months or so.

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Then inshallah we will

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alameen salaam alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.

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The local affair shakers smile. Indeed that was an amazing session and a wonderful question answer session also, just to clarify the point unfortunately, visiting visit didn't allowed attendees above 3300 though the request was sent to them and they accepted to increase the limit. But still some technical glitch from them their site, so we apologize on behalf of visit Viz IQ. Anyways, the session has been recorded and anyone can watch it in Sharla. So with that, I would like to close the session. Thanks for joining us. We will be back next month with another webinar insha Allah de la fere Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh

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