On Being Idle

The shaikh, Dr. Muḥammad ibn Ghālib Al-ʿUmarī, may Allāh protect him, said:

Your getting to bed at night after a day full of

  • [Islāmic] knowledge
  • acts of obedience [to Allāh]
  • good deeds
  • useful social contact [with others]
  • [and] beneficial reading

is getting [to bed] upon joy and triumph and getting ready for another day full of good things and accomplishments.

Ibn Masʿūd, may Allāh be pleased with him, said:

I really detest seeing a man idle–not [involved] in any [kind] of work for this life, nor [any] for the Hereafter.