Organizing and arranging time has blessing in it, and loosing it has in it misfortune

Organizing and arranging time has blessing in it, and loosing it has in it misfortune which leads to the piling of actions and obligations

By our Shaykh, the ‘Allāmah, the Trustworthy Advisor, Abu ‘Abdirrahman Yahya bin ‘Ali Al-Hajūri – may Allāh preserve him –

Shaykh Yahya may Allāh preserve him and take care of him said: “So these days are short – meaning the last ten of Ramadhān – men and women busy in it with worship from what is the affair of revising the Qurān, and people the rest of the year are going about doing research, doing other actions, maybe he doesn’t give the Qurān its due right, everyone is busied, and Ramadhān comes and how in need is he of revising the Qurān, even these lessons we consider long according to us; except that we are relaxed in them, and something we are accustomed to we dislike discontinuing from it, had it not been for that then if a person dedicated to the Qurān it would be more appropriate for that, but when it was from the meaning of revising, if it is not chattery time and late night conversating, the time in it is very short as they say, and with organizing and arranging there is blessing, and with loosing it there is misfortune in it, and every time you arrange your time more, your time expands and there is blessing, and you have grasped your intent by the permission of Allāh, and every time you disregard it, and disarranged it, and misuse it, the things to do become more, and you become bombarded with obligations, perhaps the cause of that is narrow chest, and it could lead to relapsing if narrow chest occurs, so do not become bombarded with obligations, attend to every obligation through its proper lane, every obligatory or recommended action in its proper place and it its lane so it can be light, and from success is giving everything its due right, Ramadhāns right has come, the last tens rights have come, do not be diverted to anything except that it is from this affair, as the Prophet ﷺ and his companions and the righteous folk did, entering into prayer has its rights from remembrance and supplications and reading and what is of that nature, and time for rest has its right, the Messenger of Allāh ﷺ said:

إِنَّ لِنَفْسِكَ عَلَيْكَ حَقًّا، وَلِرَبِّكَ عَلَيْكَ حَقًّا، وَلِضَيْفِكَ عَلَيْكَ حَقًّا، وَإِنَّ لِأَهْلِكَ عَلَيْكَ حَقًّا، فَأَعْطِ كُلَّ ذِي حَقٍّ حَقَّهُ

“Verily yourself has rights upon you, and your Lord has rights upon you, and verily your family has rights upon, so give everyone their due right.”

And how good is what Shāfi’ē said may Allāh have mercy on him:

“And leniency with a small amount could be enough and extension with a large amount may not be enough.”

He is saying in what relates to ablution, that the Prophet ﷺ used to make ablution with a mudd (handful) and bathe with a sā’ (four handfuls), a mudd is enough if you made ablution with leniency and without squandering, and a sā’ is used for bathing and for this reason shāfi’ē commented with this statement, ‘yukhraq’ meaning extend in it, squander in it. So the time is short, if it is treated with leniency and put in its place it could be enough to what Allāh has made easy, and those who know the value of time, no gold or silver is like it, none knows the value of time except if they know the value of age and life, and where he is going, and he knows the importance of what he is in.

From the book of fasting by Al-Firyābi, chapter what has been relayed from the Prophet ﷺ concerning standing in Ramadhān

Transcribed to Arabic and summarised by : Abul-Majd bin Muhammad -may Allah reward him with good – on the 28th, Jumāda Al-Aākhirah, 1441H

Translated by : Abu ‘Abdillah ‘Omar bin Yahya Al-‘Akawi

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