Assalamu'alaykum wrt..may peace be upon you!
I have not posted in my little poor blog for ages. It has been almost a month since the last post but I feel it was like a few days ago.
Why is time passing by so quickly?
Have you ever thought about it?
How soon time seems to fly?
Do you feel older just because another year has come?
Days become weeks and weeks become months and before you know it's a new year! It reminds me of a saying of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) about time passing quickly when the end of the world is nearing, it was said that a year will be like a month, a month will be like a week, a week will be like a day, a day will be like an hour, an hour will be like a minute, a minute will be like a split second!
Both Al-Qur'an and Sunnah encourage Muslims to be conscious of time. We are reminded that life in this world is nothing but temporary and enjoyment of delusion (refer surah al-hadid:20). We never really know when death has been appointed for us but everyone shall taste death. Hence, we must value time for the satisfaction of Allah the Almighty. Ibnu Abbas narrated that Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said that there are 2 blessings which many people loss: health and free time for doing good (Bukhari 8/421).
We displease Allah when we abuse time. Remember that time must be spent to fulfill our very purpose of life that is to worship Allah throughout our lives as mentioned in Al-Qur'an: I have only created Jinns and Men, that they may serve Me. No sustenance do I require of them, nor do I require that they should feed Me. For Allah is He who gives all Sustenance, Lord of Power, Steadfast forever (51:56-58).
So, as a reminder for me and you: verily, time is very important for our success both in this temporary world and the eternal world to come. Treasure every moment that you have and treasure it more as you're sharing it with your loved ones, and remember that time awaits for no one. May Allah protect us from being lazy and wasting time and may He forgive us and give guidance to value our lives and value the importance of time insyaAllah.
Time - use it, do not abuse it! ^_^