It carries over no balance, it allows no overdraft. Each day it opens a new account for us. Each night, it burns the remains of the day.
If we fail to use the day's deposit, the loss is ours. There is no going back. There is no drawing against tomorrow. We must live on today's deposit. Invest it to get the utmost in health, happiness and success!
To realize the value of 1 year, ask the student who failed.
To realize the value of 1 month, ask a mother who gave birth prematurely.
To realize the value of 1 week, ask the editor of a weekly newspaper.
To realize the value of 1 hour, ask the lovers waiting to meet.
To realize the value of 1 minute, ask the person who missed the bus.
To realize the value of 1 second, ask the person who just avoided an accident.
Remember that time waits for no one. Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is mystery. Today is a gift..that's why it's called the present!
1. By Al-`Asr (the time).
2. Verily, man is in loss,
3. Except those who believe (in Islamic Monotheism) and do righteous good deeds, and recommend one another to the truth (i.e. order one another to perform all kinds of good deeds which Allah has ordained, and abstain from all kinds of sins and evil deeds which Allah has forbidden0, and recommend one another to patience (for the sufferings, harms and injuries which one may encounter in Allah's Cause during preaching His religion of Islamic Monotheism or Jihad).
- Surah Al-`Asr (The Time) -