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By Dr. Emdad Khan
Allah swt states, in Surah Asr:
By the ˹passage of˺ time!
إِنَّ ٱلْإِنسَـٰنَ لَفِى خُسْرٍ ٢
Surely humanity is in ˹grave˺ loss,
إِلَّا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوا۟ وَعَمِلُوا۟ ٱلصَّـٰلِحَـٰتِ وَتَوَاصَوْا۟ بِٱلْحَقِّ وَتَوَاصَوْا۟ بِٱلصَّبْرِ ٣
except those who have faith, do good, and urge each other to the truth, and urge each other to persevere.
— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran
We are all busy. Sometimes we are ready to give someone money but not the time.
But sometimes, some of us have free time but we waste that time.
Here Allah swt is swearing by time and reminding us that we are all at a loss.
Except those who are believers and doers of good deeds.
Also reminding us to encourage others to be with truth and to be patient.
Let us think if a day is gone it will not come back in our life.
May Allah guide us to take care of time as believers and doers of goods and encourage the truth and to be patient.
With Salaam and Regards