Reminders Real Vs Relative Time
Channel: Mirza Yawar Baig
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In under Allah salat wa salam O Allah, Allah Allah, he was happy home and voila, my dear brothers and sisters, there are two aspects to time there is a real aspect and there is a relative aspect, the real aspect of time is the actual time that passes the number of minutes and seconds and so on. The relative aspect of time has to do with the,
with how it feels when time passes. So, as I said, there are two aspects to time there is a real aspect, which is the actual amount of time that has passed. And there is a relative aspect, which refers to how it feels
when time has passed.
Now, if you look at these two, let me give you an example to illustrate what I mean by relative aspect. And the real aspect is quite clear. We measure the real aspect, but the relative aspect is not measurable in terms of actual actual time passed. So let's see, let me give you an example.
My submission is that it's highly, highly unlikely that you have ever been stuck in a traffic jam for more than one hour, 60 minutes by the clock The next time you get stuck in a traffic jam. And I think that's not such a rare
We seem to have horrible traffic in every country in the world. The next time you
get stuck in a traffic jam,
I suggest you turn on your stopwatch and we all have phones and watches with stop watches in them. And actually measure the number of minutes that pass. And I can almost guarantee you that
the time that passes is maybe 15 minutes, 20 minutes, 25 minutes. But it feels like eternity and you get angry, you get upset.
You you hopefully you don't do that. But people will curse each other, they will curse the government, they will cost the state of the country and all sorts of things.
But if you look at it, the amount of time that has passed is maybe 20 minutes, 25 minutes.
So I'm saying to you that I guarantee you that in your whole life,
it's highly unlikely that you ever spent more than one hour in a traffic jam.
And I also guarantee you that in your whole life, it's highly unlikely that you spend less than one hour in a movie theater,
it's highly unlikely that you spend less than one hour in a movie in a cinema theater.
But when you are in that cinema theater, and you're watching this movie, or you're in front of your television, and you're watching World Cup, something which you enjoy, you don't hear anyone cursing anybody and you don't hear people lamenting their fate that they have to be here and so on and so forth.
So there is a relative aspect of time, where time that is spent in doing pleasant things that we enjoy seems to pass very fast. Whereas time that we are compelled to spend doing unpleasant things which we would much rather not do, maybe standing in a queue at a government office in India, or standing in a queue, you know, waiting for something to get something at the end of it, or in a traffic jam and so on. Time that is spent in essentially unpleasant activity that you don't enjoy that you don't really find any value in and
time that is spent there.
never seems to pass seems to take a long time. So the relative aspects of time, and the real aspect of time. And the relative aspect of time, as I said is, the more enjoyable the experience, the faster the time seems to pass. And the less enjoyable the experience, the slower the time seems to pass. There's another little test on this, which is what is your dominant feeling at the end of that experience? When you're finally out of the traffic jam? What do you feel? Do you feel a sense of relief, you feel a sense of regret? to say Thank God it's over you say Oh, I wish this traffic jam lasted a little longer. When you're at the end of this movie that you're watching or your End of the
World Cup or end of whatever pleasant experience that you were engaged in?
Is there a sense of regret? Or is there a sense of relief and just thank god it's over which one
The reason I'm saying this is because with Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam
when he was stressed, when he was feeling tired,
method of getting relief, his method of alleviating his stress was to say to say their ability
to call their son
and he would say for a nap
he would say give us relief with this give us relief through this now to watch
was so laser solemn and we this hour is
the way to get relief from stress, the way to get rid of tiredness. The way to rejuvenate themselves was to stand in Salah because the minute the students Alliance Allahu Akbar, all the cares fell away. All this stress fell away, all their tiredness fell away, they were rejuvenated, they were re energized.
Now, I want you to keep in mind the example that I gave about the relative
aspect of time and this aspect of the lives of Nabi sallallahu, Sallam and the Sahaba and related to what happens to us when we are in therapy.
when you are in therapy, what are we doing? And we know all of this cognitively. Let's see what we know cognitively. And then let's check and see what we do with that cognitive knowledge experientially
what do we know cognitively? What are we
tarawih is the gift on the gift
tarawih is the blessing on the blessing. The first blessing is Ramadan al Karim itself, which Allah subhanaw taala sense one of the many things that Allah doesn't have to do what he did, he sends us a month in which every novel Salah is given the reward of a foot Salah every novel act of goodness is given the reward of a fourth act of goodness, every further act of goodness is given the reward of 74 right.
So in this month of Ramadan, Allah subhanaw taala gave us the Salat of tarawih
this Salah after Isha. Most of us pray 20 rakaat irrespective of how many rockets will play.
In each rocket, we hear the recitation of the Quran.
And this is a gift on a gift or a gift.
That is a gift in which Dharavi is a gift, the reward of which is equal to first Salah in other words in the other month. And the gift on that gift is that when we recite the Quran, or when we listen to the recitation of the Quran, it is as if a hash Antarctica is running full speed. Because every letter not word letter, every letter of the column of Allah that we hear, or we read, or we recite Allah Subhana Allah gives us has an ad 10 for every letter, because we know that these armies are seldom where he said I do not say that Alif Lam. Meem is one letter Alif is one letter. Lamb is one letter meme is one letter. So yeah, so the mom said Alif meme and we listened to that
attentively and he and us, we got 30, Surat, and then we have the call of arriba with Allah Delano, who said that the Hadees of an aerosol Salaam, where he mentioned that the reward is one is to 10 refers to reading the Quran by itself outside of Salah, but when the Quran is read in Iam, Allah subhanaw taala gives 100 Hashanah for every letter that is recited and the treasures of my robe are boundless.
And of course, as I always say, Allah subhanaw taala is not an accountant, Allah Subhana Allah gives and then he gives in keeping with his majesty and grace, because it is.
So we listen to the column of Allah, and we are getting this Sonata. What are these hazama brothers and sisters? These are not for which on the Day of Judgment, for one of which people will shed tears of blood that they wish they had this one has and this one good deed this one act of goodness, people will shed tears of blood on the Day of Judgment. Oh, I wish I had Oh, I wish I had this. Oh, I wish I had said Zohan law one more time. Oh, I wish I had prayed to Ricardo Salah. Oh
I wish I had made one such the more on that day, people will pay anything. absolutely anything to get that one Hazara, but that one has an eye on that day of judgment will be completely and totally impossible to get. You cannot you will, you will not even be able to get it from your mother, from your father, from your children from your closest and dearest friends, your brothers and sisters, nobody will part even with one Asana because that has an A is so critically important for them. That one has an A can make the difference between Jenna and Johanna. And that has an hour, which is so valuable on the Day of Judgment, we get it free, we get it free. For most of us. taraweeh means to
go and stand in the master silently behind the map. That's all it means. That is all it means. We don't even recite anything, the email is the one who's doing the work, he is reciting the Quran, and all that we are doing is standing silently and listening attentively. And for that Allah Subhana Allah has given us 1000s upon 1000s of Asana, those of you who have nothing better to do mighty would like to do some calculations of this, which is go and usually in Salah in most places, when they do therapy, they decide one dose of the Quran, one japara, and usually a little bit more, but let's keep to one, just take any random use of the Quran and count the number of letters
that if you have nothing better to do away, there's not a great activity. But if you want to do that, just to get an idea of what we're talking about, count the number of letters and multiply that by 100. That is what you got last night for standing silently and attentively and listening to the Quran. Now, take this into and compare it with our experience experience of this. How many of us stand in taraweeh? And at the end of the 20 record, we should we say Thank God it's over. I'm not saying you say that we do you actually say that. But that's the overall feeling. That's the overall feeling. How many of us come out to the masses and we complain, you know, this guy decides to slowly
I wish he would recite faster. How many of us are in positions of authority, who actually make the Imam recite faster? And may Allah protect us? We live in countries where these Imam who read the data, Valerie turabi, these people are poor, and they are doing it because in expectation of the fact that he will pay them something and they know what you will pay them. And so if you tell him Please decide faster, he resets faster. It doesn't matter that the Kalam of Allah, Allah Allah, God mutilated in the process, it doesn't matter the meaning change, he's doing it because you're forcing him to do it. The fact that you are earning sins instead of has an ad. Neither he is aware of that
or cares to hoods, neither are you aware of it nor did not do you care to boots. So instead of now earning since your account is ticking backwards, and you're earning instead of instead of earning Hassan at your counter sticking backwards, and you're earning since now,
what shall we do with this difference between what we say and what we do? Allah subhanaw taala said yeah, you Allah Xena Amano, Lima Hakuna Matata follow you believe? Why do you do Why do you say something that you do not do? My brothers and sisters, I want to remind myself when you that Allah subhanaw taala described the quality of the believers, as people who love him beyond everything else who love him over and above and more than anything else, when levena Armando eyeshadow Bella, as well as the believer that people who love Allah more than anything else, to where is this love of Allah, because we know the relative aspect of time, when we are with our beloved, when we are with
our closest friends, when we are in wonderful company that we enjoy, Time passes so fast, the whole day will go and you will not even realize the couple of hours will go and you will not even realize. Whereas when we are in the company of people we really basically don't care about we are in the company of people in an unpleasant company, which we find a burden, time doesn't pass time doesn't pass we spend half an hour and we say my god why? I hope this thing finishes I hope this this function, whatever it is, or who wants to listen to this politician who is talking nonsense, you know, speeches only a half an hour in duration, but it feels as if he's been talking all day.
Where are we with regard to therapy? Where are we with regard to therapy at the end of the day, we find a sense of regret to say so while I wish that would go on longer. I wish I could listen to more of Allah. I do not know whether I will be alive tomorrow or not. I don't know whether I will get the chance for another therapy or not. Can I let me enjoy this Alhamdulillah I thank Allah subhanaw taala that he gave me this opportunity to earn all this Asana or am I saying I wish this thing would finish faster. I saw this sorted so long. It's
So late and so on and so forth, which one is this? My brothers and sisters, let us not end Ramadan,
earning the displeasure of Allah. Because Allah subhanaw taala said whether in Chicago to La da da da
da da Vila did Allah subhanaw taala said those who are thankful to me, I will increase by a blessing for them, and those who are ungrateful to me, let them be aware that my punishment is severe, let us not get the blessing of Allah, Ramadan, and tarawih and recitation of the Quran and earn the anger of Allah instead of his blessing, by being ungrateful to him by showing our gratitude in our actions, by our attitudes, by the nasty expressions on our faces, or by our tongue by actually saying these things, may Allah protect us, let us not earn the anger of Allah subhanaw taala that would be very, very
senseless for us to do that to earn the anger of Allah, instead of earning his pleasure. If you if you get tired in therapy, it is much better for you to to read instead of reading 20 rakaat, you finished you do eight or 10 or whatever it is, and you go home and you relax and you sleep in peace. And and thank Allah subhanaw taala Alhamdulillah Allah gave me the opportunity to enjoy the rocket rocket and go home. No problem, right? No problem. But if you have appreciation for if you have real belief in akhira, if you have an appreciation for what Allah subhanaw taala has given us. And think about this, that when you leave Dharavi, Midway, and you go home, what are you doing, you're
actually saying no, to the blessing of Allah subhanaw taala, which was available for you for free, but you decided not to take it. So Allah today we have reached a stage in this oma, where if it was gize, if it was, if it was permitted, for us to pay somebody to pray for us, we would have done that, like the Hindus do. They give money to the pujari. And the Buddha goes and does their puja for them. They don't even have to go to the temple for that. That is what Muslims today would be very happy to do. There are many Muslims, who will be very happy to pay something to somebody to go and pray and realize why Allah We are the kind of people if I'm paying someone to pray for me for me,
then I will make I will insist that this time is nice and long, that the man spends three, four hours standing behind the Imam, that the email resets very nicely and slowly. And if this fella finishes his dive in 45 minutes, or 20 rocket and comes back, then I will say oh, you know, what is this? I mean, how come you thought I was finished so fast. I'm paying you but when I have to go and stand in the lobby, I want 20 rockets to finish in 45 minutes 20 rocket in 45 minutes. Is Is it a is what we aim for the Havana hotel Villa you want to you want half a minute, per capita or two minutes Baraka two minutes barakaat soheila ajeeb two minutes Baraka May Allah May Allah forgive us? How is
it that we are going to justify this to Allah subhanaw taala on the Day of Judgment, that this is what we did with this column. This is what we force other people to do with this column. How are we going to justify this to Allah subhanaw taala my brothers and sisters, please remember this, there is a real aspect of time. And there is a relative aspect of time. And the relative aspect of time ism is a measure of how much we enjoyed and appreciated the activity that we were engaged in. If that time passed fast. And if there is regret at the end of the activity, then Alhamdulillah we appreciated the activity and we enjoyed it. If that time just couldn't pass if it passed very
slowly. And at the end of the end the at the end of the activity. If we have a sense of relief, then it means that essentially we disliked that activity and we did not like this activity. I want you to seriously think about what your attitude is with regard to Tara we do essentially enjoy it and appreciate it and thank Allah for it or do you essentially dislike it and you don't enjoy it? And you do not thank Allah for it. May Allah subhanaw taala make us among those who earn Hashanah and goodness and the pleasure of Allah subhanaw taala in Ramadan and not an Allah subhanaw taala anger when we meet him inshallah, on the day of judgment, may Allah subhanho wa Taala make it
may Allah make it easy for us to earn his living and to do on his pleasure. And may Allah Subhana Allah be pleased with us was Allah Allah Allah will Karim Allah Allah He was obvious may be radical