“Muslim Standard Time” has become something of an accepted custom amongst Muslims – viewing it as acceptable to be late to appointments and other arrangements.
This is something that goes directly against the etiquettes of a Muslim, as it displays opens disrespect towards those transgressed against, and also shows a lack of appreciation of the value of time. During the closing du‘ā’ of Rihla 2014, Shaykh Hamza Yusuf repeated thrice: “Oh Allah, protect us from wasting our time.”
Unfortunately, this has also become commonplace amongst students of knowledge and often scholars of religion. So let this be a reminder to us, one & all.
Being late is a form of stealing. When you make others wait for you, you rob minutes from them that they’ll never get back.
Being late is arrogant and shows an overestimation of ones worth. Being on time shows your respect for others.
Being late is essentially breaking…
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