Contemplation and Wisdom
The Holy Prophet of Islam took lessons from watching the sky, the moon, the sun, and every other thing in nature, and these phenomena attracted him to their Creator more than to themselves. Prophet Mohammed (pbuh) always used to contemplate the Greatness and Majesty of Almighty God, the Glorious and the welfare of the human race. He closely followed the affairs of his people and the spreading of the light of Islam. He talked only when necessary and when he did; his speech was devoid of any rhetoric and unnecessary words. It was precise, to the point and full of great meanings.
He (PBUH) was punctual, active and energetic, and led an orderly life in the strict sense of the word. He was so devout and pious that not even for a single moment was he enchanted by any luxury or pleasure of this mortal world. In short, the Holy Prophet of Islam was a perfect model of all excellent virtues and sublime human qualities. His day was divided into four periods:
- A time for worship.
- A time for his household (Ahlul-Bait) and wives, during which he behaved like any ordinary family man giving the finest example of social behavior.
- A time for rest and contemplation.
- A time for public affairs such as receiving Muslims, looking into their needs and requirements, answering their questions, teaching them the tenets of Islam and expounding to them the glorious verses of the Holy Qur’an.
Some of his sayings on “Time”:
- Blessed be my people for their early rising up.
- Too much sleep does away with both religion and the world.
- O People, you have certain (special) characteristics, so get to (emphasize) them and you have an end, so get to (be prepared for) it…, a servant of Almighty Allah should take (make provisions) for himself from his self: from his world (life) for his hereafter, during his youth before his old age, and in life before death. By the One in whose hand is Mohammed’s soul after death there will be no blaming, and after this world there is nothing except Paradise or Hell.
All praise belongs to Almighty Allah, and may salutations and benedictions be upon the Messenger of Almighty.