Monday, May 14, 2018

Time Management – Tide and Tide wait for none

Blessings & favors of the Almighty upon His servants cannot be enumerated. Can’t be expressed in words; Allah says in the glorious Quran 18:109

Say, O Prophet, If the sea were to become ink to record the words of my Lord, indeed the sea would be all used up before the words of my lord are exhausted, and it would be the same if we were to bring an equal amount of ink

“Words” are meant the marvelous works, creations, the excellences and the wonders of His Power and Wisdom.

TIME an irreplaceable factor – is among His blessings

Likeness of “Time” is that of razor sharp sword. If fail to use, it will use you. Same applies for your soul, if not indulged in good activities then it will lead to sins.

If there is an irreplaceable loss in the world, then it’s the improper use of Time. Those who followed effective time management, lead a dignified life

“Time and Tide wait for none”

Those who don’t manage and use their valuable hours, will regret later. On the Day of Judgment, one will be questioned on how he spent his life. Following two verses clarifies this:

"How long did you remain on earth in number of years?" (Quran 23:112)
قَالَ كَمْ لَبِثْتُمْ فِي الْأَرْضِ عَدَدَ سِنِينَ

“Our Lord, let us out (from Hell) so that we may act righteously, different from what we did before.” (They will be told): “Did we not grant you an age long enough for anyone to take heed if he had wanted to take heed? Besides, there came a Warner to you. (Quran 35:37)

ربَّنَا أَخْرِجْنَا نَعْمَلْ صَالِحًا غَيْرَ الَّذِي كُنَّا نَعْمَلُ ۚ أَوَلَمْ نُعَمِّرْكُم مَّا يَتَذَكَّرُ فِيهِ مَن تَذَكَّرَ وَجَاءَكُمُ النَّذِيرُ
On one hand, we see that there is no barakath in time. Year looks like a month, month as a week, week as a day and a day as an hour. People complain each other about 24 hours a day is not sufficient

On other hand, the term “Time Pass” has been in frequent usage in the recent past. People spend their time aimlessly and unproductively. Social media, television, entertainment and shopping culture attracts people a lot, which steal their valuable time

“Time is more valuable than money”

Our forefathers were very conscious in spending time than money. Money cannot buy you more time, it is irreplaceable.

Thank you!!

Arabic Translation Centre (ATC)