TIME IS THE CAPITAL OF YOUR LIFE WHICH IS PERMANENTLY DWINDLING...
"Your time should not be without any structure, such that you occupy yourself arbitrarily with whatever comes along.
Rather, you must take account of yourself and order your worship during the day and the night, assigning to each period of time an activity that must not be neglected nor replaced by another activity.
By this ordering of time, the blessing in time will show itself. A person who leaves himself without a plan as animals do, not knowing what he is to do at any given moment, will spend most of his time fruitlessly.
Your time is your life, and your life is your capital: by it you make your trade, and by it you will reach the eternal bounties in the proximity of Allah.
Every single breath of yours is a priceless jewel, because it is irreplaceable; once it is gone, there is no return for it.
So do not be like fools who rejoice each day as their wealth increases while their lives decrease. What good is there in wealth that increases while one’s lifespan decreases?
Do not rejoice except in an increase of knowledge or an increase of good works. Truly they are your two friends who will accompany you in your grave, when your spouse, your wealth, your children, and your friends will remain behind.”
Hakeemul Ummah Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thaanwi Sahib رحمه الله has said that the love of the world are found both in men and to a greater extent in women. We have to bear in mind that the teachings of Sayyidina Rasoolullah صلى الله عليه وسلم surpasses all other advices and teachings. What Sayyidina Rasoolullah صلى الله عليه وسلم has said is in fact from Allah Ta'ala جل جلاله. However, a great excellence in women is that they do not harbour doubts regarding the commands of Allah Ta'ala جل جلاله and Sayyidina Rasoolullah صلى الله عليه وسلم. No sooner do women learn of the commands of Shariah, they lower their heads in submission.
A unique quality in women is that even if they do not act on the teachings of Deen, they will not probe into the wisdom of any injunctions. This is contrary to the case of men who fall short in the department of submission; particularly these days where the worship of intellect has reached such a stage that reasons are sought for everything. Every aspect of Deen is weighed on the scale of intellect and judgements are passed on the basis of personal opinion whether the aspect fits within the parameters of intellect or not. The beauty of women is that they accept and submit irrespective of whether they understand or not.
Another trait in women is that notwithstanding their understanding of Deen; if a matter of Shariah is explained to them correctly, they will submit without objection. Hakeemul Ummah Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thaanwi Sahib رحمه الله has said that disease of the love for the world is so spiritually destructive that all our pious predecessors have warned us repeatedly about the dangers thereof. Hazrat Thaanwi رحمه الله has given an abridged translation of a Hadith;
"The world is the home of that person who has no home."
In other words, the world is not a place to be regarded as home. We can relate to the fact that everyone loves their home and this is particularly apt for the women because they spend the bulk of their time at home. People love their homes for the ease and comfort they experience. Some love their homes because of there not being any imposition from others; very simply they can do as they please at home.
The gist of the discussion is that the sum total of relief from anxieties is summed up in the word 'home' - all the bounties of Allah Ta'ala جل جلاله, be it in honour, wealth, children and food are included within one's home.
The Saalik should not imitate the Mutaqaddimeen in their eating and drinking habits. The Mutaqaddimeen ate one almond for six months. They would drink so much water that fits in the hollowness of the thumb. They would make Sehri and Iftaar with this amount. They never slept for thirty years! They would commence Nafl at night and finish in the morning, thus not getting the opportunity to sleep.
Today if someone has to do that, then his parents will complain that my child has become insane. Strengths have diminished therefore never follow the Mutaqaddimeen in these aspects. In fact, I heard from Hadhrat Wala that our Dada Peer Hadhrat Haji Saheb Rahmatullaahi Alayh used to say: Miyan, eat well and work well!
Ahqar (Hadhrat Maseehul Ummat) says that ‘well’ means a good amount and also good food. This means to eat good food to your stomach’s fill. Through the Taufeeq of Allah this I substantiate from the Qur’aan Shareef:
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14 November 2017
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وعن حكيم بن حزام رضي الله عنه عن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم قال: "اليد العليا خير من اليد السفلى، وابدأ بمن تعول، وخير الصدقة عن ظهر غنى ومن يستعفف يعفه الله، ومن يستغن يغنه الله” (متفق عليه)
Hakim bin Hizam (Radiallahu Anhu) reported that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said, "The upper hand is better than the lower one; and begin (charity) with those who are under your care; and the best charity is (the one which is given) out of surplus; and he who wishes to abstain from begging will be protected by Allah; and he who seeks self- sufficiency will be made self-sufficient by Allah."