I wanted to ask how to allot time better. I study Arabic in Damascus. I am working and I am doing sports. But I don’t know how to use my little time for my studies. I don’t have a schedule and I have problems to set and to stay on a schedule. I feel I will fail the exams. I also have problems with my concentration when I am sitting in the classroom or when I want to learn at home. A third problem is that I don’t know how to control my using of the internet. I use a big part of my LITTLE free time I should use to learn for my studies in the internet. I have too much distraction and I get so easy and fast distracted! Please pray for me and for my non-Muslim relatives. May ALLAH guide him to Islam! Wassalam
wa `alaykum salam,
You seem to have identified the problem, now you just need to develop the discipline to overcome your weaknesses. Try using time just after the prayers as enforced study times and move from there. You will be pleased at the results of even a small amount of self-discipline, insha-Allah. Mawlana Shaykh Nazim al-Haqqani always says la nizam bidun nazim, “there is no order without an ‘arranger’”.