One Minute Please…

One Minute Please…

Rasulullah (SAW) said, “Avail yourself of five things before five: Your youth before your old-age, your health before your illness, your wealth before your poverty, your free time before your occupation and your life before your death.”

We often hear this sentence “One Minute Please” repeatedly but have we ever contemplate the changes that take place in a single minute? One minute seems very trivial and a very short span of time, but on contemplation, one will realize what a human being can accomplish in just a minute.

In one minute a person can walk a distance of two hundred yards, utter a hundred and fifty words, run four hundred yards, write forty words and read and understand more than three hundred words.

In one minute a person can take in and release four hundred and ten cubic inches of air from his lungs.

In one minute his heart pumps approximately five litres of blood into his blood vessels. In one minute the blood of a human body circulates in the entire body and returns to the heart. In one minute a healthy person’s heart beats about seventy two times. In one minute a person breathes in and out about eighteen times.

These are the changes that occur in a human body. If we look around us, we will be shocked to learn of the changes that take place in the world in just a minute.

In one minute the earth revolves around its axis for a distance of nine hundred and fifty miles.

In one minute one thousand four hundred cubic feet of rain falls on the earth.

In one minute thirty five thousand tons of fresh water is released into the seas by the rivers.

In one minute the world’s population is increased by one hundred and fourteen whilst it is decreased by one hundred.

In one minute forty three marriages take place whilst three divorces take place.

In one minute six hundred thousand cigarettes are smoked and one hundred and ten thousand newspapers are sold.

In one minute two hundred and ten thousand telephone calls are made.

In one minute mankind drinks sixty three thousand eight hundred gallons of water and consumes four thousand tons of food.

In one minute three thousand three hundred tons of coal is mined.

In one minute seven hundred tons of steel is produced.

In one minute four thousand and six hundred shoes are manufactured and eighteen thousand cars are sold.

In one minute six thousand luminous meteors fall to the earth and thirty eight whirlpools appear on the earth.

How astonishing! All of this takes place in a mere span of sixty seconds for which we hold no value.

Rasulullah (SAW) he said, “On the Day of Judgment, one of the questions put to every person would be regarding his age (life) and how he utilized it.”

So now we should ask ourselves “How Are We Utilizing One Minute.”?

4 comments on “One Minute Please…

  1. MashaALLAH! a wonderful reminder! keep spreading… this is a big help to make us all realize what life really is. barakALLAHU fiykum wa jazakumullahu khayr. ;)

  2. sittie aisha says:

    mashAallah..very idealistic hadith..hope everyone cn read this and understand the that everyone will be enlightened…TNX FOR SHARING IT…

  3. Muhammad Baqar says:

    very nice artical, may by the help of ALLAH we never waist out time in future, and treasure every second of our time, and try to utilize in good cause, and inshallah i will also try my best to use and utilize my time wisely, may ALLAH guide all of us, and may ALLAH givr u gaza for reminding us the importance of time, thanks a million may ALLAH bless u and ur family always

    • muslimah says:

      As sala’amu alaikum
      Jazakulmullah for your duas, Aameen to them.
      Walaikum as salaam
      “O Allah, make my love for You the most beloved thing to me, and Your displeasure with me the most fearful thing to me, and instill in me a passion for meeting You; when you have given the people of the world the pleasures of their world, make the coolness of my eyes (pleasure) in worshipping You. Aameen Thuma Aameen

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