One of the hardest task in this 21st century is for the youths to spend 30 mins without “touching” their phones! Almost everyone is now a phone addict. It’s the last thing you touch before you sleep at night & the first thing you touch when you wake up at dawn. Some even put earpiece on their ears over night. Some still wake at night to download films but they can’t wake up for tahajjud.
Some are always “online” chatting, as early as 6am they are online. They remain online till midnight.
They have thousands of friends online whom they chat with but they don’t relate with their families at home, they isolate themselves in their rooms. Some argue till midnight about aqeedah issues, yet by fajr time, they are sleeping and snoring.
Immediately after the tasleem in salat, you see people pressing their phones again, no time for adhkaar! As if all their past and future sins have already been forgiven!
When accidents happen, instead of saving lives, you see people snapping the victims with their phones When a house is burning, instead of quenching it, you see people snapping so as to be the first to upload it on social network.
When a person loses a loved one, instead of thinking about the funeral issues, the first thing the person does is to upload the news on social network perhaps to get comments!
We are so addicted to phones, we even chat when we are on motorcycles Some still chat in the exam halls.
Some play games with their phones in the masjid. SubhanAllaah!
Some watch films in the masjid What a fitnah befalling the ummah.
Along the road, some keep pressing their phones, until perhaps dey narrowly dodge an accident or until a banana peel slips them.
Even when we have guests, we still concentrate on our phones than our guest.
Some ignore their spouses because they are chatting with “mere friends” on Facebook!
Some read Suratul Asr to hasten their salat because of their phones, not knowing that Suratul asr is talking about spending time on righteous deeds.
Many are those whose phones have made them “hypocrites”. Many are those whose phones are leading them to hellfire.
Because of your phone, you are the last the person to come to Juma’ah and you are always the first person to leave!
May Allaah forgive us.
Allaah says (interpretation of meaning), “Draws near for mankind their reckoning, while they turn away in heedlessness (Al-Anbiya:1)
Shaikh Uthaymeen rahimahullaah said, Whoever does not spend his time for the sake of Allah, what is better for him is DEATH!…via Remlinks
…May Allah give us a better understanding & guide us to accept the truth