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It’s About Time!

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Last Updated on Thursday, 24 May 2018 08:01

(S.O.S. – ‘Saving Our Seconds’ Series – Part Four)

Every single person has different tasks, errands and responsibilities that he has to attend to on a daily basis. From basic human needs, such as eating and sleeping, to activities that are more leisure orientated, such as enjoying a cup of coffee with friends, people spend their time in different ways.

It is human nature for a person to be inclined to engaging himself in the action which interests him the most. Hence, household chores hold little appeal, while catching up with friends is highly enjoyable. However, a wise person will prioritize and ensure that the most urgent of tasks are attended to first.

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Wi-Fi Free

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 May 2018 08:25

We often see the sign “Free Wi-Fi”. In fact, we often search for this sign, as people fear becoming ‘disconnected’. Whether in a hotel, airport, restaurant or anywhere else, this sign is a sure draw card, attracting people to the premises.

However, it is doubtful that any of us would have seen a sign saying “Wi-Fi Free”, even though this is the sign that we all need to hang in our homes at the very least for the last ten days of Ramadhaan.

The last ten days of Ramadhaan are unlike the first twenty days. It is most probably during one of the odd nights of these ten days that Laylatul Qadr (the Night of Power) occurs which is more virtuous than a thousand months. Showing his Ummah the importance of these ten days, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) exerted himself even further during this blessed period.

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The Need of the Time

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Last Updated on Thursday, 24 May 2018 07:51

(S.O.S. – ‘Saving Our Seconds’ Series – Part Three)

Surah ‘Asr is a surah of the Quraan Majeed dedicated to the importance of time. In this surah, Allah Ta‘ala explains that every person is in a loss regarding his time, unless he holds onto four actions. Hence, we understand that spending one’s time fruitfully and productively revolves around a person engaging himself in these actions.

These four actions are; making effort on imaan, carrying out righteous deeds, encouraging others towards righteousness and encouraging people to remain steadfast and persevere.

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The Reality of Time

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 May 2018 15:33

(S.O.S – ‘Saving Our Seconds’ Series – Part Two)

When any person goes to a shop to purchase something, he knows that there will be a price to pay. If the item is small and insignificant, such as a box of matches, it will be cheap. However, if it is an exquisite and rare ‘designer’ item, it will cost a considerably larger sum of money.

Hence, when Jannah is the ‘ultimate’ prize that any person could aspire for, we can well imagine the price one will have to pay to enter Jannah! In the case of Jannah, however, the difference is that Allah Ta‘ala Himself gives us the capital to purchase it. We don’t have to earn any capital - all we have to do is pay!

This capital is our wealth of ‘time’. If we dedicate our time to Allah Ta‘ala, by worshipping Him, obeying Him and abstaining from that which displeases Him, we will be purchasing our Jannah. At every moment, we are receiving a small portion of the capital to purchase Jannah. The question is, “Will we use it to purchase Jannah or will we squander and waste it?”

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S.O.S. - Saving Our Seconds

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 May 2018 15:29

(S.O.S. – ‘Saving Our Seconds’ Series – Part One)

There was a woman who worked hard at home, producing the most exotic, delicious ice cream. Whether ‘seriously salted crack-caramel’, ‘passionate pistachio’ or even ‘intense espresso’, she painstakingly prepared the most delectable frozen desserts. She would then give these desserts to her husband who would load them into his ‘ice cream bike’ and cycle to the park where customers would eagerly await his daily arrival. He would stand in the park, braving the intense heat and patiently serving his patrons, until all the ice cream was sold.

Although this husband and wife repeated this routine every single day, the money they made was barely enough to meet their needs. Hence, they ensured that no matter what happened, they churned out the ice cream and sold it to their customers.

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