Preciousness of Time – Surat Al-Asr
Channel: Mohammed Faqih
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Year 1440 of the visual of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is about to end and a new year is about to begin. And if Allah subhanho wa Taala allows us will have another chance to be in the law as urgent, once again, to witness
a new year that we hope would be a better year for the Muslim ummah and for our community. With the passage of time, we're reminded of the value of this very precious gift that Allah Subhana Allah has given us the element of time Allah subhanho wa Taala in the Quran, makes an oath.
And at the beginning of the year, we should be really reflecting and pondering upon what Allah subhanho wa Taala said about it, and see where we're at,
hold ourselves accountable.
Do an inventory if you will.
See whether we are closer to where we want to be.
Or have we drifted away from where we aim to be.
Because time is not waiting for us. Time is bringing us closer to our destination or it is bringing our end closer to us.
We can't save it. We can't do anything to it. We can't even kill it. We can't control it, we can't even manage it. We can only manage ourselves and our actions and our deeds and our choices within this
that is given to us.
Allah subhanho wa Taala in the Quran
swears by us.
And one of the sound opinions as to what it means is time
Allah subhanho wa Taala makes this oath to remind us of the precious
and great value of this of this element.
what happens oh Allah Subhana Allah to Allah.
What happens with the passing of time?
What is Allah Subhana Allah to Allah makes an oath to well ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah says in the scholar set say that every time there is a custom there is Joe up, there is a response to that person, there is usually a statement of fact, there is always a statement of fact, that follows this person. So what is this statement of fact that Allah subhanho wa Taala mentions in one of the shortest Sutras of the Quran, Imam Shafi says, if the only thing that was revealed was sort of a loss, in terms of a source of guidance and enlightenment, and inspiration, it would have been sufficient when I was
in Santa Fe hosts. The statement of fact that Allah subhanho wa Taala mentions and emphasizes, is the fact that man,
by nature and by default, and with the passage of time, in that in Santa Fe hos, man is in Los, every day, every actually moment that passes by, we're losing something.
And the only way we can offset that loss is by following the instructions and the director that is given in the following verse. But before I get to that, brothers and sisters, let us be reminded that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said
that time is one of the two greatest gifts that most people are deluded about.
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Most people are deluded about them. Most people don't realize the value and even if they realize the value, they don't really appreciate it or take advantage of it until it's gone.
I'll say that well, first off,
Health and time are free time.
People think they're going to have plenty of it and they're going to have it forever until it's taken away from them
or until something happens to them. That reminds them of the value of that and even
Then, right? They go back to their to the normal self and they tend to
lose track and forget about them. Near Mitanni Melbourne and V himmat cathedral madness and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam tells us Lentinula Kojima Abdi yarmulke Yama, that on the Day of Judgment, no servant of Allah subhanho wa Taala none of us none of the slaves of Allah Subhana Allah will be able to proceed or move forward. Take a step
towards in any direction, whether it's to Jannah or Hellfire lenta Azula Kodama, Abdi, Yama, Yama, no one will be able to take a step or go any further on the day of judgment before they're asked about four things.
And two of these four things, we're talking about 50%
of the questions that the person will be asked about. Two of these things have to do with time. One of them is life. And don't worry he, his wife, your entire life, the time that you were given the opportunity that you were given,
from the from, from the day you were born until the day
we pass away.
And Omar he the entire life, what was spent on
what consumed your life. And then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, there is another period of that time, that the person will be questioned about because that period comes with a lot of energy, and the strength, mental strong mental capacity and physical capacity. Right. So that specific period of time of the individual's life, they will be also asked about it. Why should I be female bla, their youth, their young age?
So out of the four questions, two of them have to do with life. A life is time, or time is life. You know, people say time is money, I say no time, time is much more precious than money. Time is life. And that's why when you give someone some of your time, you're giving them the most precious
possession that you have. When you give someone attention and you give them some of your time. You're giving them a gift that is priceless, because you're giving them part of your life.
So the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam says that we will be asked about it.
And most people are deluded. So it's of great importance, as a matter of fact, is the most important element or gift that we have because nothing is possible. Without time. If time is taken away from us, we won't be able to accomplish anything.
And we are running out of time brothers and sisters.
Yes, we do celebrate and we should, every time a year passes by every time our children
our children's birthday comes around, and some people still that some people may even celebrate their own birthday, right? People are so happy that that they they spent another year or one year of their lives is gone. Right? And we're hoping for something better in the future. People celebrate. Yes, we do celebrate. And I don't have any issues with people celebrating. But I think it's more important for us to reflect and ponder. And because there isn't really much to celebrate, unless we're really doing what we're supposed to do and unless we're progressing, and unless we are advancing in the right direction.
We're running out of time, and we should reflect and ponder and see what Allah Subhana Allah told us in that insight, and if he hurts, you are in loss. Right? You lose your energy. You lose your time you lose your life, you lose your focus, you lose your mental capacity and your physical capacity is diminishing.
With the passage of time, Allah azza wa jal says, however, there is an exception to all of this.
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is a group of people who are capable of offsetting the loss by using that time for what was intended for
that group of people the Prophet, Allah subhanaw taala refers to them as the believers except those who believe
they're believers who attain a man by seeking knowledge, getting to know Allah subhanho wa taala. And in this verse, though, it's not explicitly mentioned, it's implied when Allah azza wa jal says except those who believe and we know that belief is the result of what in knowledge. So in other words, Allah subhana wa Taala tells us except those who seek knowledge and learn and get closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala but
by getting to know him,
people who gain
knowledge with the passage of time,
who are more knowledgeable
and who are more aware of their purpose in life
and get to know Allah subhanho wa Taala better through seeking knowledge.
They're the exception. In the Latina Amande. Someone might say a word it's just said, Amen. Well, amen Brothers and Sisters in Islam is the result or the product of
ALLAH SubhanA. Allah says in the Quran for Allah Allahu La ilaha illallah
know that there is no one worthy to be worshipped except Allah. He didn't say believe or accept or feel, says Phantom.
You have to investigate. You have to learn. You have to research. You have to come to a conclusion, a reasonable conclusion. You have to have conviction. That's what a man is. And that is the result of failing. And that's why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam every morning we repeat this throughout every morning after failure. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam recommends and he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to make this drop every day Allahumma in me as a local ailment mafia?
Oh Allah asked you for knowledge that benefits, beneficial knowledge, useful knowledge. And everyday the believer is supposed to gain something.
Right? You're supposed to know more today than you knew yesterday.
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the companion of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
was not able, he used to reside away from the mercy of the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam, he got married. And then he had a house away from the masjid of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And he had some
family obligations and some business that he needed to take care of. So there was a period of time where he wasn't able to be in the masjid of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam every day. So during that period of time, he made an agreement with his neighbor.
They made a pact. They decided, he said, why don't why don't I go one day, one full day I spent with the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam in the masjid. And then the next day, you go there and he spent the entire day there. Whatever new revelation comes whatever knowledge the prophet had said, it was disseminating and sharing with the sahaba.
When it's my turn, I bring that back to you and I briefed you and I teach you whatever I learned. And when it's your turn to go, you come back and you do the same thing. So that they're not missing out on anything. You take notes for me, and I will take notes for you, because they did not want to miss anything. What can
I learn in the companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam a well known fact was that they were very keen when it comes to seeking knowledge and getting to know what Allah subhanho wa Taala wants from them.
Illallah Dena Armineh Allah subhanaw taala says, Well, I'm you know, Sally hat. The second element that is mentioned here is that they follow their Eman and their knowledge with practice and action. They are believers in action. They act upon their belief. They do righteous deeds, and Allah subhanaw taala says they don't just do random deeds that make no sense or that but they actually do righteous deeds. They're very, very meticulous, very particular about the quality of their deeds, Allah azza wa jal calls it righteous Well, I'm you know, Solly hat. And then I'm on Assad has a scholars stated, has two conditions to primary conditions. One, it has to be sincere, it has to be
for the sake of Allah two, it has to be sanctioned. It has to conform to the prophetic tradition. It has to be in accordance to what Allah and His Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam wants from us.
They don't worship Allah subhanho wa Taala and perform whatever they perform based on their own whims and their own desires. They don't improvise, you can improvise in many areas in life, but not when it comes to worship and when it's not when it comes to your relationship with Allah subhanho wa Taala we worship Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, not at our own terms, but based on what he wants from us. So they make sure that their deeds conform and that they are for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala and they maintain consistency and excellence SN in their deeds, these four elements, the two primary ones and the other two, SN and consistency excellence and consistency doing your best and
being consistent even if it's a small amount.
They are the
For elements that form, I'm gonna saw that
in Alladhina amanu, while I'm in Saudi hat, believing and seeking knowledge and knowing Allah subhanho wa Taala and doing the right thing.
It's not always easy.
It's hard. It's tough. So Allah subhanho wa Taala reminds them that they also engage in two very important activities.
They have two commitments to each other, as a community.
What I was hoping what I was on the southern Illinois arena and when I saw the hat, Allah subhanaw taala says, they enjoying the truth. They remind each other of the truth.
They backup each other. When it comes to the truth, they stand up for the truth. They talk truth, to power, they side with the truth.
They refrain from falsehood.
So they, as a Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam mentioned a dino Naziha. They give advice to one another, they support each other and doing the right thing because it's not always easy to do the right thing. You can easily lose focus, you can easily easily go straight. So the believers help one another. To do that, they come together. And this is a reminder that this is a collective work.
This is not something that we can accomplish individually.
In order for us to worship Allah Subhana Allah to Allah and in order for us to minimize our loss in this life, we have to come together and help one another as a community. So Allah azza wa jal says What have also been helped.
The truth isn't always easy.
That's why Allah subhanho wa Taala reminds him at the end of this I have one of the most essential commitments that the believers have. And one of the most important obligations towards one another, will also be sub.
They encourage each other to endure and to to be steadfast and to stand their ground. Sabra is not is not something that you either have or you don't have somebody something that you can acquire when you get to somebody so beautiful law.
And brothers and sisters, when you see other people enduring, it will encourage you to endure as well.
It's never, it was never meant to be easy to be a believer, and to be focused and to be to take advantage of your time in this life, and to worship Allah subhanaw taala and to do the right thing, and to speak the truth no matter what, it was never easy. And this ayah Allah subhanaw taala and many other verses in the Quran where Allah subhanaw taala mentioned several brothers and sisters
imply it's telling us there is right there, a hint in the Quran for us.
But the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam explicitly told us that the life of the believer is never easy.
But it's always good.
It's always good,
so long that the believer endures. And only the believer can endure. So brothers and sisters, we have to remember that Allah subhanaw taala did not promise of promises a life that is free of pain, or suffering or, or challenges. But Allah subhanaw taala says that if you endure, and if you are patient, and if you believe in me, if you maintain, I'm going to saw that,
then I will walk you through it. Now I'll be there for you, and you will be victorious. I conclude by saying that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam taught his companions, a very valuable lesson. Because every one of us with the passage of time, we want to gain, we want to profit, we want a victory. We want to make sure that we're progressing that we're growing. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says to those who are seeking victories in their lives, and your individual life, and your career and your work and your relationship with Allah subhanho wa Taala and your family. You know, if you're looking for victories, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
said what Allah and an Asana Asana know that victory comes with patience with sub. Ask Allah subhanaw taala to make you and I have those who are patients who are steadfast who stay upon the truth
and who remind one another of the importance of the truth and support each other we ask Allah subhanaw taala to make this a blessed year for all a poodle her the lady was so for Allah Hi, Lea welcome First of euro in the horn la foto Rahim
hamdulillah whoever salat wa salam ala Liliana suffer. But my dear brothers and sisters, let us remember in sha Allah to Allah on this day of Juma that Allah subhanho wa Taala has instructed us in the Quran with something that he subhanho wa Taala offers and his angels practice as Allah azza wa jal stated when he said in hola hola Munna et cetera who you saloon and then maybe then Allah subhanho wa Taala invited us to join him and the angels in this practice yeah are you hallelujah amen all solo Allah He was saline water steamer. This is one of the rights of our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam upon us. So we send our salutations and our greetings to our beloved prophet
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