Saturday, December 10, 2011

'Killing' Time?


 بسم الله الرحمان الرحيم

If you feel like 'killing' your free time, then it's actually.......a problem! Because time is money, time is gold, time is sword etc etc...well, you know it better than I do. Let me share some useful tips with you. Nope, I did not figure these things out by myself, some good people on iLoveAllah.com did....you can read the full article there. May Allah reward you O' servant of Allah.

1-   Doing acts of worship such as reciting dhikr and wird, praying, reading Qur’aan, fasting and thinking about the signs and blessings of Allaah.  

Solah,Dhikr and reading Qur'an may sound normal, but think again. How much time do we spare to perform these acts properly? 1 hour 5 times daily? Can it be that the time we spend watching movies is more than the time we spend on our I'badah? Let's try this. If I watch TV for 3 hours (no hal...), I'll perform my I'badah for 3 hours also....(sembahyang apa lama sangat ni..?)

2-   One should pay special attention to the Qur’aan, memorize more so that one can memorize the whole Qur’aan, before one becomes burdened with the responsibilities of life. For (reading) each letter is a hasanah, and each hasanah brings a tenfold reward. And each verse raises one in status and increases one’s reward, as the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Read and rise (in status), for as you used to recite in this world, your position (in the Hereafter) will be determined by the last verse you read.” Narrated by Abu Dawood, 1464; classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in al-Saheehah, 2240. 

3-   Adopt a cause affecting Muslim in the country where you live, such as helping to teach Muslim kids, undertaking charitable projects, and so on. 

4-   Find good and righteous friends with whom you can meet and get together. 

5-   Read Islamic books in particular and useful stories in general. 

6-   Get involved in da’wah, women’s activities and children’s sports in Islamic centres. 

7-   Listen to tapes and lectures, and write summaries which you can distribute to those who will benefit from them. 

8-   Learn some useful areas of worldly knowledge such as cooking, sewing, etc. 

9-   Learn about computers and useful programs, for this is a vast area which will take up a lot of time and can be used to do a lot of good and useful things. This will take you away from sitting in front of the TV which does not help you in any way, and does more harm than good. 

10-   You should read some books which speak of the importance of time and how to manage it; listen to some useful lectures on this topic too.

"Since when do you listen to lectures???" 
"Excuse me? On Fridays....khutbah is waajib you know."
"So what do you listen to daily?"
"Music?" 
I agree, sometimes it takes more effort for some people to listen to Islamic lectures on a daily, weekly or even monthly basis. But, seriously, our Iman cannot live without it. It's food for souls. There are many good websites for this purpose, why don't try and search a bit? I'll give you a clue.....http://www.sacredlearning.org/general-talks/category (the website it's currently down, but it has really good ones.)  

3 comments:

dryuliana said...

All good tips, shows that there are so many good things around for us, but how many of us choose to be as above.

Itminaan said...

Dah lama tak singgah sini kan Doc? Semoga kita tergolong dalam kalangan mereka yang memanfaatkan tips yang dikongsi..

duke hiruma said...

wah.. semoga dpt beramal dengan segala tips2 yg diberikan.. jgn asik ng perut jer mkn.. iman pn nk mkn gak kan??