Sunday, 25 November 2012

Time: Lost and Never Found

Allah says
By time, Indeed, mankind is in loss, Except for those who have believed and done righteous deeds and advised each other to truth and advised each other to patience. (Surah Al-Asr 103:1-3)
The Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said   
"Take advantage of five matters before five other matters: your youth, before you become old; and your health, before you fall sick; and your richness, before you become poor; and your free time before you become busy; and your life, before your death." (Al-Haakim)
Abdullah Ibn Mas `ud radhiallahu ‘anhu said,
“I never regret for anything, except when the sun sets and reduced my age, but my deens not increased.”
Ibn Qoyyim gives the parable of the time:
“Numbers of years in are like a tree, while months are like the branches. Days were like twigs and hours like leaves, and breaths like fruit. When his breath he used to worship, the fruit is good. ”