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Praise be to Allah Lord of the universe, Creator and Sustainer of mankind; and may His peace and blessings be upon our beloved Messenger Muhammad, his family, Companions, and those who follow them until the Day of Judgement.

A man would be regarded as a brave when he is a sharp-witted in seize the opportunity to work without procrastination in doing goods nor postponement in hope, because there will be no remedy for what has gone.

Procrastination and postponement of deeds to another time when the heart will be empty or template is a sign of frivolity, foolishness and delusion of Satan. Who assures you that you will reach that time, even if you lives to the time, who secures you of not be filled up with another service because be empty of anything is rare.

It is reported that, the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “There are two blessings which many people do not make the most of and thus lose out: good health and free time.” Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 6412.

It is necessary for the energetic person to take matters into his own hand and act upon his energy. The energetic finds the time to do things and does not procrastinate and he turns away from just dreaming. The one who has a real fear of Allah does not feel safe of punishment. The soul never stops in its dispute about evil and facing the good. Nevertheless, it always expects that it will have plenty of time to complete the good. One of the early scholars said: “Beware of procrastinating. It is the greatest of the soldiers of Satan.”

The serious, non-procrastinating person and the one who rests on his hopes and puts off working are like two who are passing through a city while journeying. The serious, energetic one buys his provisions early and waits for his traveling out of the city. The procrastinator says, “I will wait, as perhaps we will stay here a month,” and continues to put off buying his provisions and preparing for his departure, until the last minute wherein he becomes rushed and mistake prone.

This is how people are in this world. Some of them are prepared and alert. When the angel of death comes, he is not sorrowful. Others are deceived by thinking they can procrastinate and they will despair when the time to move on comes. It is part of one’s nature to love laziness and dreams but then Iblees comes and builds upon that. This makes it difficult to struggle against him in that matter.

Satan comes to the Muslim from this direction to prevent them from doing good, to deprive them from the rewards of obeying Allah, and to cause them to commit the sin of refraining from obeying the Commands of Allah. Thus, the scholars warned the Muslims severely against procrastination and postponement in hope.

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “Make the most of five things before five others: life before death, health before sickness, free time before becoming busy, youth before old age, and wealth before poverty.” See Saheeh al-Jaami’, no. 1077.

Al-Hassan said: "Whoever postpones in hope becomes neglectful in his acts, thus worsening." Shaddad Ibn Awas said: "I warn you against procrastination." Ibn Mubarak narrated: "We were informed that the majority of the inhabitants of Hellfire say: How much procrastination is awful!"

*Al-Harith Al-Muhasiby said: "Procrastination prevents a person from doing good deeds."

*Ibn Al-Jawzy said: "Postponement in hope is a form of delusion; and there is no attribute worse than it. Except for it, you would not find any negligence. A person may indulge in sins and desires and delay repentance due to postponement in hope.”

Ibn Rajab said: "The believer should embark on doing good deeds before being unable to do them due to illness or death. Also, they may be afflicted with anything with which no good deed is accepted."(Jami` Al-`Ulum wal Hikam)

I do not know if I postponed in hope* I may get up and die at night

Do not you know that in the morning of every day * Your lifetime becomes shorter than the previous day


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