Assalam o Alikum WarhamTULLAHI Wa Barakatuhu!
Time management means to arrange and manage your time in such a way, that priority is given to the important things in life.
We have to understand this factor that in our life, there are mainly three types of things.
1. Important things
2.Semi important things
3. Unimportant things
Unimportant things are actually those mosquitoes that somehow enter in your life, and someway stick somewhere , so there is no need to invite these unimportant jobs in your life.
To understand this thing, take an example:
Take a small rounded glass jar or a fish jar, some magic balls (balls represent the imporatant things in life), some pebbles (pebbles represent semi-important things in life), and some water (it represents unimportant things in life).
Now fill the jars with magic balls (your important things in life), when it gets filled and there is no more space for the balls,, put the pebbles in, (your semi-important things in life), , pebbles will go and fit in the spaces between the balls. When even that space gets filled., pour the glass of water (the unimportant things in life), you will see that water being a liquid will go in easily and will make its residence there.
This is what is the way, if we start giving importance to the important things in life like our Salah, recitation, time with family etc, the unimportant and semi important things will still make their way in our lives ,, so no need to make them a priority in your life.
Because if we do start giving importance to the unimportant things, what will happen???
Do the experiment in mind once again but reversely.
Put first the water in the jar, when its full, put the pebbles, (your condition is that once you fill, nothing should come out of jar, so as the jar is filled already , you can just put few pebbles , otherwise the water will come out, and it must not happen). , Now when it comes on the magic balls, you have no space, you have no time to do your major and important rolls in life.
Today in our lives we do the almost same second method , we start our day with unimportant things , and keep doing the same whole day, least importance is given to the most important things, and when we start doing those important jobs, the day is over, there is no space in the jar .
That’s the reason we many times see people saying that ,it is kinda strange time we are living in, time passes so fast, hours and days go unfelt ,.
Do you agree with this, that really there is no barakah in time today??? Why?
Once i asked one of my class fellow, “Today there is no barakah in our lives, in our time, we sit to do some work and time runs so fast that its strange at times, , whereas our grand parents used to do long tough jobs in few hours , so do you agree that really time has shortened ??”
I was sure that she will agree with me, but she said something else ,she said
“Its not about the factor of not having barakah in time, but its about the fact of what our priorities are? Our priorities have changed, and we give preference to those things today that can never bring barakah in our life . She said , time is same, our preferences have changed, and that’s the reason we feel we have no barakah in our life and time.
Today i feel she was true in her words ,. What do we do and what do we expect???
Should we expect ALLAH to put barakah in our time so that we can watch more useless stuff on t.v ? Should we expect to have barakah in time while having chit chat on social networks?? Do we deserve barakah so that we can do more back biting?? , so that we can listen to more music, so that we can watch more movies????
This is the reason why we don’t feel barakah in our time today., our grand parents did not have all those rubbish stuff around them that we have today,they did not waste their time in unimportant things, they were the simple peaceful and sincere people, no hypocrisy , no back biting, and that’s why they had peaceful lives, and had barakah in their time.
ALLAH has power over all things, He has the power to bring back to us that harmony of time, but to have that barakah, to have that blessed time , we need to learn time management, we need to give priorities to the really important things, we need to stop wasting the amanah of time.
As the blessed month of Ramadan is just going to meet us, each & every moment of which is a great blessing, so let’s promise ourselves that this Ramadan we will do the best time management, this Ramadan we will put our magic balls in the jar first…… and then will do the same rest of our life.