Sayyidi wa sanadi Shaikh Mufti Mohammad Taqi Usmani (Allah preserve him) said,
‘These days most of us are preoccupied by the past events or future apprehensions. In doing so we neglect the present.’
An individual inquired,
‘In our era due to technological advances every day chores are done relatively quickly. Hence we have extra time available to us. This usually results in preoccupation with useless involvements including those you mention. How can we utilize time more effectively?’
Sayyidi wa sanadi replied,
‘I repeatedly tell the people the same and ask them what are they doing with the time they save by using these new technologies.
An individual has to develop the importance of value of time.
Once this importance is developed then it will be impossible for him to waste a single second. Moreover, Allah will give barakah in his time and he will be able to do more work effectively in the same amount of time.’
Makkah Towers, 3rd January 2012, After esha