In the light of the Holy Hadith
Kill your laziness
Narrated Abu Huraira Allah’s Apostle said, “Satan puts three knots at the back of the head of any of you if he is asleep. On every knot he reads and exhales the following words, ‘The night is long, so stay asleep.’ When one wakes up and remembers Allah, one knot is undone; and when one performs ablution, the second knot is undone, and when one prays the third knot is undone and one gets up energetic with a good heart in the morning; otherwise one gets up lazy and with a mischievous heart.”
(Sahih al-Bukhari, Book – 21, Hadith – 243)
Dear brothers and sisters,
In this hadith of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), you’d notice that laziness is associated with Prayer because it is the most difficult of the daily obligations. A Muslim must pray Salah for five times a day without fail. An interesting point to make here is that whoever is lazy in his Prayer will be lazy in other acts of worship, and whoever is not lazy in his Prayer, he won’t be lazy in other aspects of his life. It’s obvious from the above hadith that laziness is not something to be taken lightly and needs to be addressed.
Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) used to seek refuge in Allah from laziness that he used to mention it daily in this dua: ‘O Allah, I take refuge in You from anxiety and sorrow, weakness and laziness, miserliness and cowardice, the burden of debts and from being over powered by men.’ To get rid of laziness, we should also do this dua.
Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired. It isn’t merely a physical phenomenon, about being a couch potato and watching cricket all day. Laziness is a mental puzzle which is made by Satan. So you should know the true value of time, and enjoy every moment of it against Satan. Idleness, laziness and procrastination makes one failure. Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today. Kill your laziness, or it will kill your success.
Jobayer Al Mahmud, Student, Uludag University, Bursa, Turkey