Wasting Time Is Worse Than Death:

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Time is a Blessing on all of us — We should concentrate on how we use time according to Islamic perspective. Allah(swt) has clearly stated the value of time in Quran.

We should make the use of time wisely to increase our Faith in this life and the hereafter too.

Work is the vocation of the living; idleness is death.

Time idly wasted, according to Imam Ibn Al-Qayyim, is even more severe than death:

“Wasting time cuts you off from Allah and the hereafter, whereas death cuts you off from worldly life and its people.”

Allah(swt) has mentioned everything in Quran which is the source of Guidance For us. Similarly, Allah has stated the importance of time in Quran:

Indeed, we displease Allah the Most High when we misuse time. We must remember that time must be spent to Fulfill our very purpose in life that is to worship Allah during our lives.

Allah(swt) makes the importance of time very clear in the Quran when He says: “I have only created Jinns and Men that they may serve Me.No Sustenance do I require of them, nor do I require that they should Feed Me.

For Allah is He Who gives (all) Sustenance, Lord of Power, Steadfast Forever).” (Quran — 51:56-58).

From this verse we can say that we should use our time to Worship Allah instead of doing some other useless things.

For every True Believer knows that life on earth is temporary and its eternal accomplishment lies in terms of pleasing Allah (swt) and living its life according to His Commandments.

Allah(swt) says in the Quran in Surah Al-Asr about the importance of time: “By time, indeed, mankind is in loss, Except for those who have believed and done righteous deeds and advised each other to truth and advised each other to patience.” (Quran, 103: 1-3).

The Ayahs explain the worth of time in life of a Muslim — The Creator of the world of the worlds declares time as a great measure of one`s Success or Failure. The Exalted One says that with every advancing moment of existence, human has a great warning that is associated with it.

Prophet Muhammad (saw) said: “Allah said, ‘The son of Adam wrongs me For he curses Ad-Dahr (Time); though I am Ad-Dahr (Time). In My Hands are all things, and I cause the revolution of day and night’”. (Al-Bukhari).

So,the point is that — The one who is misusing the time is doing things that are beyond Allah’s commandments. And those who act against Allah’s commandments will be in loss in this life and in the Hereafter too.

We should value our time because the life of this world is short and we have come here to earn the Success of the Hereafter. Therefore, one should take time to please his Lord by doing Good deeds.

May Allah(swt) grant us the opportunity to invest our time in Good deeds. (Ameen).

JazakAllah (May Allah Reward You [with] Goodness)For Reading.


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