Ramadan Feelings:“Time is like a sword, if you don’t cut it, it will cut you.”
Time is life, and indeed it is the capital with which you invest in that which will benefit you in the worldly life and in the hereafter. Time is also a favor from Allaah, and a responsibility that we will be asked about on the Day of Judgment. Unfortunately, many of us waste our time sitting in gossip circles, watching mindless tv shows, soap operas and films, etc…and when the month of repentance, mercy and forgiveness comes to an end, we feel intense regret.
Advice: Come, let’s take a long, hard look at our lives and how we spend our time. Let’s ask ourselves:
How much time do we devote to Allaah?
How much of what we do with our time will be on our scale of good deeds?
Will we be prepared when the Angel of Death – who never seeks permission before entering – surprises us?
Or will we ask for a forbearance period?
Abu Bakr ibn Ayyash used to say, “If someone lost some of his money, he’d spend the day invoking Allaah saying ‘We belong to Allaah! I’ve lost some money!’ Yet we waste our lives away, but we never say ‘We belong to Allaah! I’ve wasted my life away!'”
So glad tidings (toobaa) to the one who makes good use of his short lifespan, and invests in the Everlasting Life!