Time Is Like A Sword
Channel: Moutasem al-Hameedy
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All praises due to Allah we praise Him. We seek his aid and we ask for his forgiveness. We seek refuge in Allah from the evils of ourselves and the evil consequences of our own actions. Whomsoever Allah guides, none can lead astray. And whomsoever Allah leaves to go astray, none can guide I bear witness that Nan has the right to be worshipped. No one has the right to our ultimate love and devotion. But Allah subhanho wa Taala alone, who has no partner, and I bear witness that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa early he was seldom is His servant and His messenger. Or you who believe fear Allah as he should be feared, and die not except in a state of submission and Islam, to Allah to
your Creator, or mankind. be dutiful and thankful to your Lord who created you from a single person. He brought you into existence through one single person. And from that person, he created his wife and from them both He created all the women and women who came throughout time and fear Allah through whom you demand your mutual rights, and observe the rights of your relatives and your kinship. Surely, Allah is ever an old watcher over you.
All you who believe keep your duty to Allah.
Fear him and speak the truth. He will direct you consequently consequently to righteous deeds and will forgive you your sins. And whoever obeys Allah and His Messenger has indeed attained a great achievement.
The best of all words are the words of Allah. And the best guidance is that of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa early he was selling them. And the worst thing in matters of the religion, or the newly invented matters because all of those invented matters are considered to be innovation, and Buddha. And every bit as the Prophet SAW Selim is misguidance and every misguidance leads to the hellfire.
One of the great companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Jose Medknow forbids Cosima ibro third
of the time or during the health of Omar Mahatama. He became an old man very old weak man and he was expecting death to arrive on any date. She was ready for death.
I'm gonna ricotta notices that Jose Hema has a piece of land that he has not cultivated, he has not used he has not benefited from
so he says to him FL Flf Arasta of work Why didn't you cultivate your land? He said in the Roger room can be your own raw eel note our own mouth Uttara alamode note I'm an old man and I'm death is looming on the horizon for me I could die any time so I'm gonna have probably heard that this he insisted that he actually cultivates his land. So he says Tim comfort Risa
gonna take care of it. And that will help you out honorable HotJobs in the leader of the Muslim ummah at the time, the Khalifa, who has to discharge all of these great responsibility of an expanding nation at the time. He himself puts the time to help
whose aim is to cultivate his land, so they both cultivate it together.
And this is very clear and practical implementation of the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu sunnah where he said, either a farmer desire to wealthier the ahaadeeth phocoena to infill yoga in its Taqwa. And
if the hour false, you'll move to Yama false like towards the end of time, and you witness it, you recognize that's the end of time. And this is LTM is just a matter of seconds. And we would make the shift into the last day. Now, that's the end of this life.
The Prophet SAW, Selim says, and you have something to plant in your hand planted, planted, although no one is going to benefit from it.
It's not even going to grow as a plant or retreat, it's not going to have the time.
Because this is going to be the Day of Judgment. Yet the Prophet SAW Salem says planted. And in saying this, the Prophet Solomon is planting our hearts and our heads and attitude towards goodness in general, that whatever is good is intended in Islam, for itself for its own merit, its own value. Sometimes we, we don't appreciate an act of goodness, because sometimes we might not see the benefit of it. Or we might not see the point behind it, or the people who would benefit from it, or what's the outcome. Yet, the Prophet SAW Salem, he recognizes this, but he's saying, there's another aspect of goodness that just by getting an opportunity to do something good, even if you don't see the
fruits of it, and you don't, and you are sure that there will be no fruits of it, still do it. Because that's a reflection of your inner state of goodness. And that shows an inner state in Islam, towards building things and cultivating them regardless whether our efforts are fruitful or not. And this takes me to my point here,
in this coldbox, the main thing, it's one dimension of life, it's a very important dimension of life. And when ALLAH SubhanA, Allah created us he does he designed us in a way he destined us to live in that way. And this is basically that we are limited by other creatures that govern the very nature of our lives. And these great men and magnificent creatures, our space and time.
So we are bound by time, we are bound by this linear spread of time.
We live this life through a time scale. And we can only look at time in one from one direction as one dimension, that we have the past, we have the present. And we have the future. It's a linear process. That's how we relate to time. Yet time itself being intangible, is still a creation of Allah subhana wa Tada. It's not arbitrary, in the sense that we live within the boundaries of time because Allah designed us that way. Allah is not limited by time himself. That's why he knows the past the present the future, he knows that the past and the future are the same for Allah.
He has access to all of them. But we are bound by this linear, nonlinear nature of time, because we are the creation of Allah and we are not perfect.
And Allah subhanaw taala makes it clear here, that, although sometimes we think we are the best creatures, we are the most intelligent, we are the most sophisticated. We are human beings, on top of this hierarchy of what they call evolution, or existence, right. But we know as Muslims that Allah created us as a special creation. That's right. But Allah is sending a strong message to us, that when you become full of yourself, and you puffy, chest up, you're thinking you're too big for this universe and for the creation, or you're too great and too sophisticated, to believe in a God in a creator who brought this universe into existence, who runs the affairs of this whole universe,
of everything in the creation, and he runs it perfectly according to His plan, nothing gets out of his plan, and that the end of everything is to come back to Allah and that's why when we face a calamity, we say in Allah Allah, we're in LA Hara, do your own we belong to Allah, and Unto Allah we shall return that means I don't even on myself. I don't even on my future. The reality of me is that I came from Allah, he brought me into existence, and that's why I'm experiencing life. That's why I'm able to see you and you see me and I can see whatever I want to see in this world. That's why I'm experiencing what we call life. That's by virtue of Allah bringing me into existence then people
use all of these gifts of Allah, their consciousness, their mind that
thought that experience of life to deny the existence of Allah. But Allah is sending a strong message that when you think you are magnificent and so big, look at the simple creation of Allah time.
You can't reverse time you can't go back to the past and change it. You can't you're bound by it governs you. You can't do anything about it, you can't even stop time. Try to stop it, you can't stop it. People are dying, and people are paying millions and billions in order to stop the process of aging. They want to stop time they want to enjoy their youth. But no matter how much they invest, it's inevitable for them to go through the stages of life as they were designed by Allah subhanaw taala. And ultimately, they will end up dying and leaving this world and then they will be held accountable for how they related to this life.
So that's that kind of dimension, we are bound by it. We're also bound by space, Allah's puncture, Allah is not limited by those. He's not defined in terms of space. He's not defined in terms of time, who will will will ask him,
he's the first and he's the last. He's not bound by time, there's no beginning there's no end for him.
So the beginning and end is something that's designed for the creation. It has a beginning and it has an end, and it has a progress. But Allah Subhanallah is way beyond and way greater than all of these parameters and all of these measures that are used to help us relate to life. And this is where Allah subhanaw taala in miracles in the Quran, beautiful words, Allah subhanaw taala swears by time. And he says when asked by time,
and it's not an empty kind of word, is to draw our attention to the reality of this life. Your Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam points to the fact that most people because this powerful creation that governs our life is so tacit, that we don't even feel it. We don't feel it. We don't even realize that time is passing by when we don't know we don't even understand what's the texture of time. We don't know, in science, the trying to understand what time is and how it relates to space. And that's why you find it in the relativity theory. But still, they don't know what's the fabric of time. And they say there's nothing time is an illusion.
It has bound by space. And then they say space is an illusion, and it's bound by time.
So even a simple creation of Allah that's intangible, we're unable to perceive it. Most of the time we're unconscious of it governs our time, or governs our experience in this life. We don't even realize it. Yes, let Allah swans either swears by it says well acid in Santa Fe. In other places, Allah Samantha swears by different segments of time, or certain aspects of time when he says well lane by night,
when failure by the dawn, and so on and so forth, to draw our attention to the reality of time and that's why the Prophet Solomon the Hadith reported by Abdullah bin bass and collected by Al Bukhari, the Prophet SAW Selim says near metallic metal aneema, born on female cathedral meanness, to blessings from Allah, that most people don't make good investment of most people lose them. Most people become fooled when their approach to these two great gifts and blessings from Allah, a sad world for our good health,
Having time people don't realize it. People don't realize it is what I'd love, no matter what the Allahu Anhu said, either a sweater fell out and tuber, and Messiah. When you wake up in the morning, if it's morning time, don't expect to be alive when nighttime comes, be ready to lose, or to get out of this dimension that we call time. Sometime at some stage, at some point in time, you will be taken outside of that linear passage or structure of time. And you don't know when, because that exit ticket. Only Allah subhanaw taala knows it. You don't know it out and know it. No one knows it. Doctors don't know it. Doctors will say sometimes you have three weeks to live. And some of those
people lived for years later. Sometimes doctors you say oh you're very good health. You walk out of the clinic and sometimes something happens and you lose your life.
Because the moment of death, the moment is light of life is bound by Allah subhanho wa taala. That's something where Allah He gives indicators sometimes in terms of health, in terms of your, your, the state of your body, the state of your heart, the state of everything within you. These are indicators but they do not define when you live and when you die. So the prophets, Allah Allah says,
when Messiah if you are in the morning don't expect to live till the night be ready to live. What either Sita for Latin travelers
sabar, if you make it to the evening or to the nighttime, don't expect to make it to the morning time, that means be ready all the time to leave, be prepared to leave, because you can leave at any time we'll move to the fridge and we'll move to a better turn. Death comes as a surprise, out of the blue, it comes into your life and takes you away from it.
So and the prophets Allah made it clear that we will be questioned on the Day of Judgment by Allah subhanaw taala, mainly about our time because that's the context. That's the frame within which everything happens in our life. And whatever we do, we do it within that context. And the Prophet SAW Selim says that a Zulu Adam Abdeen, Yeoman piano to use Allah and Allah,
the feet of son of Adam of one of us will not move on that means from the point of reckoning and hisab when you will be held accountable, you will not be allowed to step forward from that point from that spot. Until Until you are questioned. And questioning means you will be asked about everything that means everything. For example, you be asked about your life, every second you will be asked about notice the passing of each second watch them on a clock, how they pass. So slowly, seemingly slowly, you will be asked about each tick. What do you do? What did you do with it? And you have to provide an answer for each one.
That's a Zulu other map dineo, multi Yamato use an Aruba
and Ohmori. He FEMA oblah. About his lifetime, your lifetime. What did you spend it in? What did you spend it in?
And the funny thing about time, and about your life is that you spend it in voluntarily. You don't have a choice to hold it back. It is being spent, it is being spent. The question is not whether you spend it or not, because it's being spent without you playing a role there.
But the question and the test is how do you spend it? And that's why it has an buslee Rahim Allah Allah, he tries to give us a powerful perspective. Sometimes when you create a new perspective, you help people see things in different light so they realize them.
So Al Hasan buslee Rahim. Allah says, you have been to Adam Olson of Adam in NEMA, and a young, you are merely a bunch of days. That's who you are. You think your blood and flesh. You think you might sometimes think you are what you own. You might think you are your degrees and certificates and your accolades. You might think you are your titles you might think your your house, your car, your clothes, you think your your your reputation, you think you are your brand.
You think yourself all of these things, you identify with the wrong things. He's saying, No, wake up, open your eyes and open up to the reality of who you are in Nama and a yam. Your reality is that you're just a bunch of days
kulana the Hatha Yoga woman, they have a Bible. Every day that passes, that's part of you taking away it's never, it's never gonna come back.
For either either by a woman they have a bad look. Any day that passes, that's part of you has been lost forever.
So he defines us by this powerful creation of Allah subhanaw taala. It's time. So when we look at ourselves, our lives, our lives as a bunch of days. So, for example, when someone celebrates their birthday, you're celebrating that, wow, that's a whole year of your life has been taken out. It's been lost. The question is not whether it passed or not, is how did you spend it? How did you use it? How did you benefit from it?
And that's the ultimate test of this life.
How are you going to spend this time? How are you going to spend yourself because you are merely days you are time you are seconds as the clock ticks, part of you has gone and will never come back and so on and so forth. That's why the early generations were very careful with how they spend their time. For example.
Abu Hatem Razia Rahim Allah one of the great scholars of Hadith, his son, Abdul Rahman says, my father was so careful with his time that when it was time to eat, he would get me or he would have me read for him so he could listen and learn.
And when he has to fix something at home, he gets me to hold the book and read
For him, and even it gets to the stage when he answers the call of neath nature. He goes, it walks into the wash room, he gets me standing, standing outside, waiting for him so he could listen and learn. That's how obsessed he was with his time. Now, I'm not suggesting you do this. And this is a, this is a person has been very careful with his time. But what I'm saying, don't waste your time. Don't waste your assets. Don't waste yourself because that's who you are. Make good use of your time. Another great scholar of the scholars of Hadith Ibnu Abby Hatem, that's another scholar Ibnu Abby Hermes is the one who wrote the great book of an anal and Hadith. So he says, that we spent in
Egypt seven months. So he came to Egypt to learn from the scholars. So he says, during the day, our time was completely engaged and full with classes with the scholars. And the nighttime we spent it, write it down on notes, you know, writing them down, arranging them well, so we could benefit from them in the future. And then this is how our time passed. And he said, For seven months, we never ate any cooked food, because we didn't have the time, no cooked food. He said one day, we were going to Halaqa. And the teacher did not show up because he had some mitigating circumstances. So we passed by the market, we saw some fish. So we said, we haven't eaten any kind of, you know, meats
for such a long time. Let's buy fish. So they bought fish, him and his friend, they bought fish that he said, as soon as we reached home, it was time for the next class. So then we went to the next class, this is for three days, we didn't get the time to clean the fish and cook it. So he said, we realized after that it was was going to smell. So they ate it without cooking it. They ate it without cooking it. He said because we don't have time to cook it. And we didn't want to waste it. So we ate it.
So these were people were careful with their time.
And you and I should be careful with our time.
Who you spend it with? What do you spend it on? What do you do with it? What have you accumulated in terms of assets for the day of judgment that when you stand before Allah subhanaw taala and Allah asks you as the prophets of salaam said he will ask you and ermotti he female Ibla your lifetime What did you waste it? What did you spend it in? You gotta have something to show Allah subhanaw taala Otherwise, otherwise, you have misused the great blessing of time, and you will have to pay for it. A whole lot. Only Heather was the former Hollywood
hamdulillahi rabbil Alameen wa salatu salam ala Sayyidina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi Ijeoma Hain for that?
How can we make use of our time? And in other words, as it hasn't honestly said, how can we make use of ourselves because we are just time, we are just time.
If you don't have a goal in your life, if you don't have a clear, well defined vision in your life as to what you want it to amount to what you want to do with it. And that thing should be linked to Allah subhanaw taala. Even if it's a worldly gain, even if it's a worldly success, even if it's your career, it should be linked to Allah subhanaw taala. So it serves both purposes. If you don't have a clear vision about that, you are bound to waste lots of your time, lots and lots of your time. You won't even feel the passage of time you won't even feel the fact that you're wasting yourself and you're wasting your time and your asset and you will wake up as Allah smart Allah says at the time
had either had the homeowner know to call or build your own when death comes to that person who says oh Allah sent me back. Why? Because you have wasted your whole lifetime.
Allah Samantha has given you enough time on this earth. I want him to Milcom Maya to that karate him into the cup. Allah smart Allah says, haven't we allowed you to live in this life long enough to remember the reality of your life and to respond to Allah haven't haven't really given that enough to you.
Then Allah Subhan Allah says in another Surah
that you will not be sent back women who are embarrassed that there is there is a screen there is a there is there is a blockage that these people cannot go back into this life. That's it. That's the end. And this is why the people who will be destined to the Hellfire people who made the worst use of their time. Allah Subhan Allah says about them. Yep, Oh, yeah. Tony cut them to the Herati he will say, I wish I have made good use of my time for my life. Because life is in the hereafter. I wish I've good. I wish I have collected enough assets for my life in the
Hereafter I wish I've designed my life. Well, for the sake of Allah, I wish I have prepared myself for this life on the Day of Judgment, I wish. But there's no, you're not going to come back. No one is going to come back. And that time could come any soon. Just last Saturday, last Saturday.
I prayed Janessa on one young boy, 18 years old, just joined University
18 or 19 years old, he had an accident and he passed away. He had the whole, you know, whole life promising life in front of him. He was very optimistic about life. He just started school.
He just started school in University of Ontario in Oshawa, and they just moved there. And they he himself had an accident with his brother, his brothers wasn't a critical thing. I don't know what happened to him. But this brother passed away
only at 19 years old, so he's not he's not different than you and me. Time, death will come.
And most time it comes unexpectedly. So be ready for it, be prepared for it. So how can we make good use of our times define a vision and a goal for yourself to do for the sake of Allah? subhanaw taala. Number two, look at the people you spend time with.
How much do they value time they are time wasters. I guarantee you are a time waster as well.
If you don't spend time with people are careful about their time and about their life. And about making sure that life is productive and fruitful and beneficial, and has meaning the most likely you will be like the people you hang around with. So be careful about the people you spend time with. And this is something that's very, it's a very unconscious process, you don't know how this contamination happens. So the people you spend time with how much they value time, most likely, this is how much you value time. So make sure that you spend time and that you choose as companions and friends, people who truly value time, they value themselves they value this beautiful asset from
Allah subhanaw taala and they want to make good use of it. The third thing is turn to the creator of time, turn to Allah subhanaw taala. Turn to Allah Subhana Allah and ask him to bless your life and to help you understand the value of time and to make good use of your time. If you're spending time talking about others, backbiting them. If you spending time watching a lot of TV, if you spent a lot of time on social media, trying to peek into people's lives and see what they do and what they ate and where they slept and what hotel they were in, and where they traveled to and all they talk to and what kind of restaurant they went to. You're absolutely wasting a very valuable asset to trying
to peek into something and understand something that doesn't benefit you in the least. And it burns your time and it burns your life. So make sure you put your time on something that's valuable and beneficial. We ask Allah subhanaw taala to make us aware and conscious of the value in time and time I make good use of it Allah my friend and let me know what you want me net well mostly Amina will mostly matter here even hormone and what Allah my feeling I don't know when it's rough enough you andina with a bit of them and I also know that Omen Catherine Allahumma Coonan masala phenomenal minion if equally makan female Shadowclan out of the womb of Libya, Allah Allah Allah Allah, Allah
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