The Value of Time is a collection of amazing sayings, anecdotes and beautiful stories of the Classical scholars of the Muslim Ummah, which indicate the importance they attached to time. It is a book that will inspire the youth and the old alike to spend their time wisely, and constructively and avoid wasting time.
The stories narrated, unimaginable as they may be, are not fables nor fairy tales, but are all authentic events that have been well documented and described by scholars themselves. The author, Shaykh Abd al-Fattah Abu Ghuddah, was one of the prominent scholars of the 20th Century and a veteran leader of the Islamic Movement in Syria.
The book provides a vivid insight into a subject of great importance. The book highlights the value of time in the field of knowledge and its people.
About the author
Shaykh Abd al-Fattah Abu Ghuddah was born in Syria in 1917. One of the outstanding Muslim scholars of the 20th century, Shaykh Abu Ghuddah was a leading scholar in Hadith and the Hanafi school of Fiqh. He studied in Syria and Egypt specialising in the Arabic Language, Hadith, Shari'ah and Psychology.
He had many prominent teachers, amongst them Shaykh Ragib al-Tabbakh, Shaykh Ahmed ibn Muhamad al-Zaraqa, Shaykh Isa al-Bayanuni, Shaykh Ahmad al-Kurdi and the renowned Ottoman Scholar Imam al-Kawthari. He met Imam Hasan al-Banna in the 1940's and joined the Muslim Brotherhood. On his return to Syria, he became very active in his da'wah work and eventually, he became the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood in Syria.
He taught Usul al Fiqh, Hanafi Fiqh and Comparative Fiqh at the University of Damascus. He also taught at King Saud University and Imam Muhammad ibn Saud Islamic University. He was buried in al-Baqi Cemetry in Madinah in 1997.