📖Sahih al-Bukhari 6412
Narrated Ibn `Abbas: The Prophet (ﷺ) said: “There are two blessings that many people are deceived into losing: health and free time.”
- This hadith from Sahih al-Bukhari, which is one of the most authentic books of Hadith in Islam. The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) is reported to have said that there are two blessings that many people are deceived into losing: health and free time. This statement has a profound meaning and serves as a reminder to all of us about the importance of taking care of our health and utilizing our time wisely. Health is a blessing from Allah (God) that enables us to enjoy life and fulfill our responsibilities, but many people take it for granted and neglect their physical and mental well-being. Therefore, it is essential to take good care of our health by eating nutritious food, exercising regularly, and getting enough rest and sleep.The second blessing that the Prophet (ﷺ) mentioned is free time. Time is a precious and finite resource that should be used wisely. Many people waste their time on trivial matters, while others are so busy with their work and daily routines that they have no time for themselves, their families, or their religious obligations. Therefore, it is crucial to prioritize our time and use it efficiently to achieve our goals and fulfill our duties to ourselves, our families, and our communities.
In conclusion, this hadith highlights the importance of taking care of our health and using our time wisely. By doing so, we can make the most of the blessings that Allah (God) has bestowed upon us and lead a fulfilling and productive life.