Channel: Mufti Menk
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Salam aleikum, my brothers and sisters, I've had a message from a brother saying, I've quit my bad ways. But now I'm bored. I stopped my drugs. I stopped my smoking. And I've stopped a lot of bad things. I changed my circle of friends. But I'm bored because come Saturday, I've got nothing to do in the evenings. I've got nothing to do. Sundays, I've got nothing to do. What should I do, I used to engage in all of this. And I was so excited. I had something to look forward to. Now that I've quit everything, I'm lonely, and I've got nothing to do. Okay, that's the plan of shaitan. That's what he makes you do. In Islam, you're supposed to enjoy your free time when you're alone so that
you can connect with Allah, through the worship of Allah, through your extra prayer, you should enjoy washing yourself in what is known as we do, you should enjoy engaging in prayer, whether it is the compulsory prayer or the voluntary prayer, you should enjoy the remembrance of Allah repeating the names and qualities of Allah Almighty, or some of the other car, the statements of remembrance, that the Prophet peace be upon him, has taught us the praise of Allah, or you should be occupying yourself going to help the poor, or thinking up good things, doing learning something, reading something, perhaps even watching nowadays, you have videos like this one here, you can actually
spend your time watching and learning and trying to expand your knowledge be having a broad mind, remember, don't fall into the hands of extremists. Those who want to make you hate the rest of the world. You're the only one who's right. And that's it. Those are dangerous. Even if we disagree with people, we respect them enough to be able to reach out to them, help them, teach them and pray for them. May Allah Almighty grant us goodness. So my brothers, my sisters, it is definitely an effort that is required from you to make sure that you are not lonely and you're not feeling bored, as this brother said, because of quoting sin. When you could send you must occupy it, you must make an
effort to occupy that time with something good because time is a gift from Allah when it takes it never returns. May Allah Almighty grant us goodness and help us to utilize our times. There are so many beautiful series on YouTube for example, or online that you can benefit from, increase your knowledge, get involved in something good and start enjoying it. May Allah Almighty make it easy for all of us as Salaam Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh