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رسولُ اللهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): يا أبا ذَرٍّ ، إيّاكَ والتَّسويفَ بِأمَلِكَ ، فإنَّكَ بِيَومِكَ ولَستَ بما بَعدَهُ ، فإن يَكُن غَدٌ لكَ فَكُن في الغَدِ كما كُنتَ في اليَومِ، وان لم يَكُن غَدٌ لكَ لَم تَندَمْ على ما فَرَّطتَ في اليَومِ.

O Abu Dharr, beware of procrastinating with your [high] hopes, for verily you have today [at your disposal] and have not yet reached tomorrow. When tomorrow comes to you, then be in it as you are in the present; [that way] even if you do not have tomorrow, you will not have regret for all that you neglected today
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Bihar al-Anwar, v. 77, p. 75, no. 3; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 735

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) ـ فيما كَتَبَهُ إلى بعضِ أصحابِهِ ـ: فَتَدارَكْ ما بَقِيَ مِن عُمُرِكَ ، ولا تَقُلْ: غَداً وبَعدَ غَدٍ ، فإنّما هَلَكَ مَن كانَ قَبلَكَ بِإقامَتِهِم على الأمانِيِّ والتَّسوِيفِ ، حتّى أتاهُم أمرُ اللّه‏ِ بَغتةً وهُم غافِلونَ.

Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.) said in a letter he wrote to one of his companions, 'Seize what you have left of your life, and do not keep [deferring] saying, 'Tomorrow, and the day after tomorrow', for verily those before you were ruined because of their persistent wishful thinking and their procrastination, until suddenly the command of Allah [i.e. death] overtook them while they were heedless
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Bihar al-Anwar, v. 73, p. 75, no. 39; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 735

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): كُلُّ مُعاجَلٍ يَسألُ الإنظارَ ، وكُلُّ مُؤَجَّلٍ يَتَعَلَّلُ بِالتَّسوِيفِ.

He whom death overtakes early calls for more time, and he whose death is deferred continues to put forth excuses with further procrastination
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Nahj al-Balagha, Saying 285; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 735

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): لا تَكُن مِمَّن يَرجُو الآخِرَةَ بغَيرِ العَمَلِ ، ويُرَجِّي التَّوبَةَ بِطُولِ الأمَلِ ... إن عَرَضَت لَهُ شَهوَةٌ أسلَفَ المَعصِيَةَ وسَوَّفَ التَّوبَةَ.

Do not be like one who hopes for [bliss in] the Hereafter without performance of good deeds, and delays repentance by holding high hopes [of being forgiven] … when faced with a desire, he is quick to commit a sin but delays the repentance
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Nahj al-Balagha, Saying 150; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 736

الإمامُ زينُ العابدينَ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) ـ في مُناجاتِهِ ـ: وأعِنّي بِالبُكاءِ عَلى نَفسي ، فقد أفنَيتُ بِالتَّسويفِ والآمالِ عُمرِي ، وقَد نَزَلتُ مَنزِلَةَ الآيِسِينَ مِن خَيرِي .

And help me [by allowing me to] weep on account of my self, for indeed I have wasted my life away with procrastination and high hopes, and I have now stooped to the level of those who despair of any good to come
Imām `Alī ibn Husayn (a.s.)
Bihar al-Anwar, v. 98, p. 88, no. 2; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 736

الإمامُ الباقرُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): إيّاكَ والتَّسويفَ ؛ فإنّهُ بَحرٌ يَغرَقُ فيهِ الهَلْكى .

Beware of procrastination for verily it is the sea in which losers drown
Imām Muhammad ibn ‘Alī al-Baqir (a.s.)
Bihar al-Anwar, v. 78, p. 164, no. 1; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 736

الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): تَأخِيرُ التَّوبَةِ اغتِرارٌ ، وطُولُ التَّسويفِ حَيرَةٌ.

Delaying repentance is an act of self-delusion, and lengthy procrastination is an act of bewilderment
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Bihar al-Anwar, v. 73, p. 365, no. 97; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 736