Capitalise on 5 before 5
Delivered by Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq on Friday 24th February 2017 at Al Kawthar Academy, Leicester (UK)
اغْتَنِمْ خَمْسًا قَبْلَ خَمْسٍ: شَبَابَكَ قَبْلَ هَرَمِكَ، وَصِحَّتَكَ قَبْلَ سَقَمِكَ، وَغِنَاكَ قَبْلَ فَقْرِكَ، وَفَرَاغَكَ قَبْلَ شُغُلِكَ، وَحَيَاتَكَ قَبْلَ مَوْتِك
This commentary of hadith emphasises on the need for a person to capitalise on their time before losing out. The gift of time from Allah is explained in detail and how a person should be grateful and use their time wisely. The talk does well to give warnings to those who wish to delay their time before acting on good deeds and explains how the rust of sins can affect a person over time.
Allah will question a person about their time in this world and how they used the blessings that He provided them. The barakah in time will reduce as the Day of Judgement draws near and this is explained with examples from scholars of the past.
The talk concludes by explaining how a person should hasten towards doing good and try to beat 7 things before it is too late.
Below are some of the timecodes and topics for this talk:
9:40 – Only four people appreciate the value of four things
13:20 – Time is a gift from Allah
21:35 – Commercial language used in the Quran
30:05 – 1) Capitalise on youth before old age
40:45 – Everything deteriorates with time
48:02 – Two things grow with man over time
59:38 – 2) Capitalise on health before illness
1:05:00 – 3) Capitalise on independence before dependence
1:12:36 – 4) Capitalise on free time before preoccupation
1:23:51 – 5) Capitalise on life before death
1:29:30 – Race against 7 things
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