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Thursday, August 13, 2009

Importance of time

Since last night my young son has been unwell. When I got
back from Work this evening I decided to take him to hospital despite my

There were many waiting; perhaps we will be delayed by more
than an hour. I took my number and sat down in the waiting room. There
were many faces, young and old, but all silent. Some brothers made use
of the many booklets available in the waiting room.

Some of those waiting had their eyes closed, while others
were looking around. Most were bored. Once in a while the long silence
was broken by a nurse calling out a number. Happiness appears on the
one whose turn it is, and he gets up quickly; then silence returns.

A young man grabbed my attention. He was reading a
pocket-sized Qur`an continuously; not raising his head even once. At
first I did not think much about him. However, after one hour of waiting my casual
glances turned into a deep reflection about his lifestyle and how he
utilizes his time. One hour of life wasted! Instead of making benefit
of that hour, it was just a boring wait. Then the call for prayer was
made. We went to prayer in the hospital's Masjid. I tried to pray close
to the man who was reading the Qur'an earlier in the waiting room.

After the prayer I walked with him. I informed him of how
impressed I was of him and how he tries to benefit from his time. He
told me that most of our time is wasted without any benefit. These are days
that go from our lives without being conscious of them or regretting
their waste. He said that he started carrying the pocket-sized Qur`an
around when a friend encouraged him to make full use of his time. He
told me that in the time other people waste he gets to read much more
of the Qur`an than he gets to read either at home or in the masjid..
Moreover, besides the reward of reading the Qur`an, this habit saves him from
boredom and stress.

He added that he has now been waiting for one and a half
hours. Then he asked, when will you find one and a half hours to read
the Qur`an? I reflected; How much time do we waste? How many moments of our
lives pass by, and yet we do not account for how they passed by?
Indeed, how many months pass by and we do not read the Qur`an? I came
to respect my companion, and I discovered that I am to stand for account
and that time is not in my hand; so what am I waiting for?

My thoughts were interrupted by the nurse calling out my
number; I went to the doctor. But I want to achieve something now. After
I left the hospital I quickly went to the bookshop and bought a
pocket-sized Qur`an. I decided to be mindful of how I spend the time.

Our Prophet (SAW) said; 'Whoever guides or directs to good,
then he gets the same amount of blessing (reward) as the one who does

The Prophet (SAW) also said 'Pass on knowledge from me even
if it is only one verse'

Thanks & Regards

Read Quran Regular Basis with translation
Worship the creator, not his creations.
Dhikr Allah everyday morning & evening.
Pray promptly and guide others to pray also..
Reach islamic messages to everyone,it's ur duty.
Drink or eat only by right hand, left hand used by Shait'an only.

Please don't waste water and food in your daily life, save for next

"Serulah ke jalan Tuhanmu (wahai Muhammad) dengan hikmah kebijaksanaan dan nasihat pengajaran yang baik, dan berbahaslah dengan mereka (yang engkau serukan itu) dengan cara yang lebih baik; sesungguhnya Tuhanmu Dialah jua yang lebih mengetahui jalan orang yang sesat dari jalan-Nya, dan Dialah jua yang lebih mengetahui akan orang yang mendapat hidayah petunjuk."
(Surah an-Nahl: ayat 125)

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