The Time Of Earning


Hadrat Imâm-i Rabbânî says in the 89th letter of the second volume of his Maktûbât:

My dear and merciful Sir! The time of earning has been going past. Each moment past is a subtraction from your life, since the time of death is approaching.

If we do not pull ourselves together today, we will obtain nothing but sighing, wailing and repenting on the morrow. In this few-days’ time of health, we should try to live suitably with the brilliant Sharî’at! In this way only are we hoped to get saved.

Worldly life is the time of work. The time of comfort and pleasure is further ahead. The rewards of what is done in the world will be obtained there. To spend the time of work amusing oneself is like a farmer’s eating his seeds, thus depriving himself of the harvest which he will get later on. I hesitate to write any more lest I cause your head to ache.



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