Utilize the Time in Best way

Since last night, my young son has been unwell. When I got back from work this evening I decided to take him to hospital despite my exhaustion. There were many waiting; perhaps we will be delayed by more than an hour. I took my number and sat down in the waiting room.

There were many faces, young and old, but all silent. Some brothers made use of the many booklets available in the waiting room.

Some of those waiting had their eyes closed, while others were looking around. Most were bored. Once in a while the long silence was broken by a nurse calling out a number. Happiness appears on the one whose turn it is, and he gets up quickly; then silence returns.

A young man grabbed my attention. He was reading a pocket-sized Qur’an continuously; not raising his head even once. At first, I did not think much about him. However, after one hour of waiting my casual glances turned into a deep reflection about his lifestyle and how he Utilizes his time.

One hour of life wasted! Instead of making benefit of that hour, it was just a boring wait. Then the call for prayer was made. We went to prayer in the hospital’s mosque. I tried to pray close to the man who was reading the Qur’an earlier in the waiting room. After the prayer, I walked with him. I informed him of how impressed I was of him and how he tries to benefit from his time.

He told me that most of our time is wasted without any benefit. These days go from our lives without being conscious of them or regretting their waste. He said that he started carrying the pocket-sized Qur’an around when a friend encouraged him to make full use of his time. He told me that in the time other people waste he gets to read much more of the Qur’an than he gets to read either at home or in the mosque.

Moreover, besides the reward of reading the Qur’an, this habit saves him from boredom and stress. He added that he has now been waiting for one and a half hours. Then he asked, when will you find one and a half hours to read the Qur’an? I reflected; how much time do we waste? How many moments of our lives pass by, and yet we do not account for how they passed by? Indeed, how many months pass by and we do not read the Qur’an?

I came to respect my companion, and I discovered that I am to stand for account and that time is not in my hand; so what am I waiting for? The nurse calling out my number interrupted my thoughts; I went to the doctor. But I want to achieve something now. After I left the hospital, I quickly went to the bookshop and bought a pocket-sized Qur’an. I decided to be mindful of how I spend the time. If this information is beneficial to you, then please do forward it to your friends and relatives.

Our Prophet (sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) said : “Whoever guides or directs to good, then he gets the same amount of blessing (reward) as the one who does it”

The Prophet (sallallaahu ‘alaihi wasallam) also said :
“Pass on knowledge from me even if it is only one verse”


9 Responses to “Utilize the Time in Best way”

  1. sanjana Says:


  2. Maidul islam Says:

    Sometimes when we forget real menaing of life and waste our valuable time just by keeping ourself idle then reading this kind of NICE ARTICLE bring ourselves back to the right track. Realy Nice One. May ALLAH give all of us good time both in material and spiritual life

  3. Girish Says:

    these types of situations makes the people to change their lives as how others are utilizing time in their lives. but most of the people ignores the situations as he did first. Even that man looking differently to others, but he has some meaning being like…. he’s utilizing time as wel showing some message to ohters.. that message is different meaning in different peoples means how they accept it.
    if they think him as stupid( because he’s simply reading, not interacting with others or objects), they are thinking -vely.
    if they try to know/ learn from him different things, they are thinking in right way.
    So “THINK POSITIVE” slogan always takes first priority.

  4. Girish Says:

    nicely described story.

  5. Dharani Adhikari Says:

    Wonderful article!! very inspiring!! I always feel that I am wasting a significant amount of my time doing nothing or just regretting how I killed my precious time. This article gave me chance to think creatively on how I can best utilize my time despite busy schedule.

  6. shalini Says:

    yes.. this article is very good. i like it. because times did’nt stopped for any person. so in our life 1minute even 1 second is most important. you spend carefully.

    • Sumit Says:

      Nice shalini G
      i m motivated.

  7. Sumit Says:


  8. moralsandethics Says:

    Now a day’s it more easy as we have Noble Quran, and othe ebooks (pdf, word,txt) in Smartphone & ipad which makes life even more productive and utilizing the time in a better way. But here too some people waste thier time on FB, chatting and playing games…..nad this way they are being away with the so many important resources avilable for the progress…

    Think Again !!!!

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