Channel: Yasir Qadhi
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dear Muslims, with the finishing of our previous Gregorian calendar and the beginning of a new year. Even though our Shetty is not based on the Gregorian calendar, and 2022, or 2023, does not have any spiritual significance. Since our lives are modulated by the Gregorian calendar, it's not true. Then when the new year comes, we think and reflect about the past year, we think about the future, we think about the friends and family no longer with us, we think about what we have accomplished and what we have not accomplished. And again, there's no spiritual significance to 2022 versus 2023. But if anything causes us to think about our time, then that is beneficial for us. So if we utilize this
change in the calendar year, if we utilize this arbitrary change of a number to cause us to reflect about our own lives, there's nothing wrong with that. And there is spiritual benefit, no matter when and how we obtain that benefit. It is true. This is the dawn of a new Gregorian year. And it is healthy for us to ask ourselves, What have I accomplished? What do I seek to accomplish? We always find ourselves thinking, I just don't have time. There's no time. I can't do what I want to do. I'm too busy. And then this thought process of there is no time, time flies by and the days turn into weeks. And the weeks turn into years, the months turn into years, and the years turn into decades.
Yet, if we look at our role models, if we look at the Prophet salallahu idea he was setting them, he lived a relatively average and maybe even below average for our time lifetime. 63 years. That's not that long. In fact, of the 63. The way he was coming down for 23 only, he was actively a prophet in the sense of the term for 23 years. And of these 23 Only 10 were in Medina, the bulk of the Hadith that you read the bulk of the Shetty or that you're familiar with the bulk of the laws and o'clock of Islam. It is actually in those 10 years in Medina. And yet how much was accomplished in those 10 years, the whole world was changed and Allah's Rama was manifested and it is still being manifested
for that short duration of the ye coming down. Look at any great scholar starting from the four great Imams or any for Malik Shafi I met him the amble they all lived average lifespans, none of them live 200 years. Even some of our great grandma lived much shorter than average yo mama no, we live for barely four decades he died a very young man in the height of his prime, only 40 something years old. And yet his name his books. His legacy is known to every single one of you. We read his real solid in we read his 40 IDT have a No way. Ibn Taymiyyah again an average lifespan. But Subhanallah he wrote for example, one of his most famous treatise, he's a question was given to him
after slaughtered Fajr he went home between Valhalla and answer. He wrote a booklet we spent one year in Medina studying this book that he wrote between Zohar and ISIL. We spent two years studying and he wrote it in a timespan that is only two hours. So when you really think about time, one myth we need to dispel completely is this myth of I don't have time, no by Allah, I have time and you have time. It is not the quantity of time it is the quality with which we use that time. We all have equal amounts of time per month per week, per day per hour. Clock times are the same. The hour that I'm spending and you're spending at admin Tamia spent clockwise exactly the same. True we have more
time on Earth than others. But in terms of actual day and week and month, we all have the exact same amount of time. It is not the quantity, but rather the quality of time, what you do with that time. So we need to maximize the time
quality of our time and today's brief holds up. I'm going to remind myself and you have three specific points from the Quran and Sunnah. Three specific tips about how to maximize the quality of our time how to benefit from the same clock time more than other people. The first of these point number one,
one of the worst traps of shaytaan is to make us think that wonder we are worshipping Allah subhana wa Taala we are spending too much time even the religious folks amongst us even those that are regularly praying five times a day when you stand up Salah to her shaitan comes and says oh you have this meeting finish up with Hurry up pray the whole quickly. Let's not do soon as today when you stand up from Agra for Isha, all of those itinerary points that you have in your mind. All of the logistical details of your day they come to haunt you and you say to yourself, Okay, today I'll shorten my salah today just quickly, no of God today, no sunnah and no nothing.
And we think that we are saving time when we don't invest time with ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada. Brothers and sisters, the number one tip for gaining quality time is to invest time in Allah.
The more time we spend with Allah,
the more time we will benefit from when we finish our salah. You want to Baraka in your time, you want quality in your time, then don't be stingy giving time to Allah subhanho wa Taala don't let shaytaan fool you. Oh, I have a deadline. Oh, my assignment is due I need to make a phone call before three o'clock a bit of quick finish up on Thor not at all. Never be stingy in your time with Allah, the busiest person in human history, the most responsible person in human history, the one who was tasked with the greatest task our Prophet sallallahu either he was seldom Was he ever stingy with his time with Allah. Was he ever stingy in cutting back his a bada with Allah subhanho wa Taala
yet he accomplished the most of all of mankind. When you stand up to pray, when you are doing you as God when you are connected with ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada realize every minute you spend, Allah will give you manifold back even in terms of not just throw up even in terms of your time Allah will give you back whatever you give to Allah, Allah will turns it many times over, don't we learn in the Quran? This is a Quranic rule. So why do you think think that when you invest your time with Allah that you're spending all that time on the contrary, this is the wisest investment, this is the highest ROI the highest return on your investment will be when you spend time with Allah subhanho wa
taala. So, point number one, let us make a commitment from today. To never rush through our Salah words, to never hasten our connection with Allah subhanho wa taala. In fact, after our Salah finishes when people are rushing back to their work, let us make a commitment to follow the prophetic sunnah and sit there doing our of God slowly, meticulously one Zik after another with the full certainty that every second I'm investing with Allah, Allah will give me manifold quality time back even today, when I only have half an hour left Hollis, I'm still going to pray for full and I'm going to sit doing my god and whatever time remains, I will see miracles and I will see myself
accomplish what I would never have accomplished unless ALLAH had sent me that Baraka in time And subhanAllah brothers and sisters, do you not realize that almost the entirety of our Shetty and our fic is time related? Look at any book of FIQ look at any book of fit through the perspective of time you will find so many chapters the beginning time of Salah the end time of Salah one is Salah encouraged when his Salah prohibited when is supposed to be asked what is the most blessed time of drop? When does Ramadan begin? When does insight began? When does the thought begin? When do we go for hedge? What are the timings of hedge when do we calculate Zika our entire lifecycle Wallahi it
is around the worship of Allah. You want to learn about time management follow the Shetty you will automatically learn time management. The Shetty is all about time management. It is as if your entire life is meant to be upon the time management cycle. And in Islam, we schedule our life around the worship of Allah We don't schedule the worship of Allah within our life. No, we schedule our life around the routine of the worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala therefore there is no greater Time Management then the perpetual routines of the worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala that is point number one
Don't be stingy when it comes to spending time with Allah. This applies to all actions of worship by the way, I give the example of solida but even the Quran doing your Quranic recitation daily add 10 minutes of your time to read the Quran will Allah you will see for yourself you will gain back an hour at least a day at least an hour back why because we know one good deed will give you 10 So if you spend 10 minutes Allah will give you back minimum 100 minutes quality Baraka, you will see it for yourself. Point number one, point number two, about time management about benefiting from your time so that yours don't pass by and before you know it, you're at the end of your life point number
two actively follow the Quran and the Sunnah, in in, in avoiding Lahu and lyb. The Quran warns us multiple times that this whole dunya is law who live and how can we take Arthur in Namaha they had to do Allahu Allah. The Quran warns us that there's a lot of merriment in this world, a lot of time wasting in this world. And so don't follow that path. Be careful. Look at your schedule. Do you know that the average American spends I kid you not to look this up today? Five and a half hours a day on social media and on television.
Let that statistic sink in. Then before you point fingers, ask yourself how much of that do I have? The average by the way, the average means 50% spent more than 50% less the average number of hours of the people of this country on social media and on flipping through television, five and a half hours not a week, a day on their phones on their iPads on their iPhones when they're five and a half hours a day is more than 1/3 of your average waking time in the day you sleep and then you're awake for how many hours five and a half hours. The average person spends literally killing time. Can you imagine if we took the Quranic advice if we follow the prophetic legacy system of actively
overcoming time wasting aspects, the Muslim The Mothman does not actively waste time. Can you imagine somebody taking some money and just burning it? You would think this person's a fool. Well, Allah He when we waste time, we are burning time. In fact, even worse than this because money we can gain back time we cannot gain back next time you sit down and you recognize that you're wasting time. Visualize yourself taking money from your bank account from your ATM and literally throwing it in the trash. Tell yourself what I ever do that? Would I ever take money from my ATM and throw it in the trashcan? I would never do that. So why am I doing this with something that is more precious and
more baraka and more potentially good than money? And that is my time. realize so many Quranic verses warned us that on the Day of Judgment, people are going to regret the time that they wasted. Allah Himself tells us in the Quran, what I'm no I'm miracle Maya to the Kuru fie mentor that God has an amazing verse. Didn't we give you enough time? Didn't we give you enough room over time, so that whoever wanted to benefit could benefit notice? Didn't we give you enough time so that if you really wanted to take advantage of it, you could have taken advantage of it. And that is why those who don't take advantage of time on the day of judgment to them this entire life will appear like a
millisecond. So many verses in the Quran sunnah to that era. Allah subhana wa Tada reminds us in the Quran Surah Surah Nazjatar excuse me, Allah subhanaw taala says yo Morona ha Lim el batho Illa Aashi yet an older ha ha when they see the Day of Judgment when they hear the trumpet they see what's going on. Let them yell by through Elashi yet an older haha, they're going to be certain that they were only in this world for a part of a morning or a part of an evening. They will think they spent only a few hours in this world sort of mineral and all that comes up with all the other the scene in The angels will ask, how many years will you on this earth? They're looking at the person and they
see nothing that is accomplished. So the angels are skeptical. How many years did you did you live here? And the person will say all the bees now young woman, Obama young. He will say I only had one day. Allah gave me one day actually no, he gave me a part of a day to live. And then in his arrogance, he is so certain he will tell the angels fuss Aladdin. Go ask the accountant keepers who took my ears. I am certain that Allah gave me one day to live because I don't have anything. I didn't accomplish anything. How could I have known about the Day of Judgment? How could I have known I would stand in front of Allah? How could I have believed in heaven and hell, and yet not prepared
for the day
In which is going to be decided where I go, it must be that I had no time. So he's gonna literally challenge the angels and say, go ask the bookkeepers go ask the hisab go ask the angels who wrote I am positive and Allah azza wa jal will say Paula Elizabeth from Allah kalila yes indeed this time for you was nothing if only you understood, it's worth a Zoomer Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us be careful unto all enough soon yah has serata for roto Fijian Billa Allah is telling us what's going to happen. Be careful. Don't be like the one who shall say there is a person who will say this many will say this. Allah says don't be amongst them. What is he going to say? Yeah has written Allah for
rato Fijian Biller, Woe to me how much I wasted my time for a lot. I just spent time with nothing. I wasted all of it. Instead of spending time in the obligations of Allah subhanho wa Taala we don't want to be amongst them we don't want to be amongst them's yo mama, your own Ummah you are gonna let them yell by through enlasa item Mina how Allah says in surah off when they see what they have been promised them meaning the fire of help, they're going to be certain that they lived only for one hour of the day. They literally said one hour of the day. Then Allah says below. This is a warning to you by now but out here means like, listen to this pay attention. After mentioning the time
issue. Allah says pay attention to this. People are going to swear that they lived one hour only by now. I'm telling you from now pay attention Don't be amongst them. Brothers and sisters the righteous before us understood this point. Abdullah and Massoud Radi Allahu Anhu said nothing causes me more regret. Then when I see that the sun has set and I have not accomplished something useful for my algebra, the amount of regret I feel then nothing else comes close to this. And it has celibacy remarked that generations that I grew up amongst the Sahaba and Toblerone, the generations that I grew up upon amongst they would value their time with more eagerness than you value your
golden silver, they would value their time with more eagerness than they value your gold and silver. So this is point number two, actively engage to overcome time wasting. And you will see you will have plenty of time Wallah he we should stop saying I don't have time, the correct thing to say I prioritize other things over what you want me to do. This is the correct response and that would be factually correct. I prioritize watching television I prioritize scrolling the internet I prioritize taking my iPhone I prioritize wasting time over what I want to do what my family wants me to do what my job wants me to do what my Lord wants me to do be technically accurate. It's not that you don't
have time is that your list of priorities is different. So let us follow the prophetic sunnah, which leads me to point 3.2 was we actively get rid of time wasters? Point number three a broad topic. Follow the prophetic lifestyle learn from the Sierra How did the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam manage his time and this is a whole longer hook but but some basic points here is that first and foremost, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would go to bed early. He would not spend late late nights wasting time No, it was his sunnah right after slaughter Aisha little bit after that, you know talk to Aisha for a little while and then he would go to sleep. He would love to go to
sleep early. He would hate late nights socializing. Number two, he would wake up early. This is sooner go to bed early wake up early, he would wake up early and he would wake up and actually he himself would wake up in the middle of a night for hygiene. If you cannot do that at least wake up before 500 at Fudger and try your best to not go back to sleep. Number three, he would be productive in early morning. Most of his routines. He would meet delegations early morning the Sahaba would come talk to him early morning. And in fact he told us Allah has blessed the early mornings for my Alma Boudicca, the Almighty Hebrew Korea. Allah has given baraka to my alma in the early mornings
book order means right after fajr so take advantage of this early timeframe also of his sunnah is that he would maintain a very rigorous schedule of his sunnah is that he will be actively engaged you know, the prophet system, the Sahaba the tabby rune, they didn't need to go to the gym all day they were visiting the sick climbing Mount or going to go Koba. They were actively engaged, their lifestyles were good and healthy lifestyles, our profit system never ate to his full he never ate more than two meals to his full a day and we're all guilty of this. Our lifestyles need to be improved physically. So follow the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in this regard,
and in fact a verse in the Quran seems to indicate this one of the Tafseer of diverse for either for all the funds of
which you all know the surah one of the tough seers of this ayah is when you finish doing one chore, start another chore don't waste your time for either follow up when you now have free time from sub stand up and do something else. This was the sunnah of our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to conclude brothers and sisters that three pointers Number One Number one, understand that when you invest time in Allah, this is not a waste of time there is nothing more blessing than doing this number two, actively engaged to eliminate time wasters in your life number three in your lifestyle in your eating in your drinking in the your your entire daily routine, follow and mirror as much as
you can the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam realized your Muslims our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said near him a tiny moon on fee Hema cathedral minuteness I'll say how to well for all two are the blessings the majority of mankind are deceived regarding them. They've been cheated. They don't understand these blessings to or the blessings most of mankind have been cheated. They don't understand these blessings. What are these blessings number one, good health and number two free time for all you have some free time invest in it for your deen for your dunya for your, for yourself for your family, take advantage of this and don't waste it may Allah Subhana
Allah Allah bless me and you with through the Quran. And he may he May He make us of those who is versus they understand and applies halal and haram throughout our lifespan. I ask Allah's forgiveness, you as well ask him for his lover for and the Rockman.
Alhamdulillah All praise is due to Allah, the One and the unique. Here it is when we worship, and it is his aid that we seek. He is the Lord of the oppressed. And he hears the prayer of the week as to what follows dear Muslims, one of the things I remind myself and all of you especially as we start this new Gregorian year, and again, as I said there's no spiritual significance but there's nothing wrong and obtaining spiritual wisdom at any time of the year Subhan Allah one of the things that I reflect upon and it worries me personally, is how quickly we forget the power of Allah that we saw demonstrated throughout the Coronavirus, entire escapade entire two years, it is difficult to
imagine, and every one of us has lived through this. It is difficult to imagine, barely two years ago, we had no idea what was up ahead. It is difficult to imagine how quickly the world shut down. Well, Allah he it was as if yesterday, I'm standing here and the masjid is empty. And I have to speak to the video camera. And you guys are watching at home for six months. Nobody prayed here for another five, six months, we had this social distancing. And we had four or five batches of, of tarawih and also have a Serato. Juma and whatnot. And we all remember that sense of dread. We all remember that sense of fear the unknown, we were all humbled when we saw the might of Allah and we
saw how puny and how weak and how feeble we are, despite all that we have achieved. And there was benefit in that humility. But what worries me now that we are beginning to see the end, beginning to see the end, it's not fully over, but we see the light at the end of the tunnel, and the world is going back to its status quo. What we said what I said what so many other people said, is that of the wisdoms of why Allah is doing this is to humble mankind. This is Quranic This is from the Sunnah, it's not from me, Allah does not send down such plagues except for a divine wisdom. So we had better learn from this entire last two years that have taken we had better learn those lessons.
And don't be like Allah says in the Quran, Walter Kuno, Catalina Otto, Kitab and Makalu photon are they him on us at Hulu, boom, don't be like those who they saw the signs, they had the book. But when time went on, their hearts became hard. They forgot about how things used to be, don't be like them. So as we're moving on from Corona from this COVID crisis, as we're moving on, and we pray Allah subhanho wa Taala eliminates this. We want the virus to be eliminated, but we want the lessons that we learned to remain with us until we die. That is the key point. Because if those lessons are gone, if that humility that who Sure. If that trembling and all is gone, well then Subhanallah what
is going to happen except perhaps more than what has happened in the past, because the purpose of this was to show humility bring humility in our hearts. So even if the world has gone on, even if the rest of mankind has neglected and forgotten, we as believers we as Muslims should never forget. We as Muslims should learn the lesson. the fragility of our existence, never feel that sense of arrogance.
Never feel that sense of false confidence. No, we are mock look we are more boob. Allah is the rub and the Holic La hawla wala Quwata illa Billah, nothing can happen without him. We are dependent upon Allah for every microsecond of our existence. And we all felt a little bit of that during the pandemic last two years ago. But now I feel people are forgetting we need to remind ourselves of how we felt and especially because I think every one of us we lost family and friends, even though we're coming out of this, we are still here, Allah has allowed us to remain a time will come when we do have to go. So let us benefit from those last two years. Let us take with us those lessons, let us
forever be appreciative of that which we took for granted this community the blessings of being together, the blessings of Jehovah, the blessings of coming to the masjid, the blessings of visiting one another, the simple blessings that we took for granted. Allah showed us he can take it away in a millisecond because he is indeed I will call we ICS so let us be appreciative of this and show humility and show thanks to Allah and pray to Allah Subhana Allah to Allah that we never ever see a plague or calamity like we have already witnessed Allahumma NIDA and aminu Allahu Allah Tada. If he has it, you won't be them. But in love of Hatha wala Hammond Illa for Raja wala Jain and Illa Kobita
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