Thieves of Time

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

[If] someone takes up your time, [finding in that] a chance to vent his feelings, excuse yourself politely–your time is the [one] season you have to win your salvation, and it’s something you’re going to be asked about before your Lord.

Make use of your time [doing] what’s good for you, and make some time for others: [for you to do] things with [them] that you’ll benefit from [or] for [them to do things] with you that they’ll benefit from.

And watch out for those who steal time–from people or programs [of various kinds]. Their being close by is a terrible affliction [while] their being far away is a prize won.

Source: @m_g_alomari. 10 Mar 21.