In the name of Allah, most gracious, most merciful…
There’s no god worthy of worship but Allah, and Muhammad is the messenger of Allah..
“By (the Token of) Time (through the ages), Verily Man is in loss, Except such as have Faith, and do righteous deeds, and (join together) in the mutual teaching of Truth, and of Patience and Constancy. “ (surah al-asr)
Alhamdulillah, after a few busy days, at last I managed to come out with this. It’s just simply to share my view on a very typical but hardly practiced by Muslims topic which is TIME. Please don’t be confused. I’m not giving tafsir on that surah, but just give my opinion and relate it to our society today. I’m not an expert on that particular field anyway.
Well, as mentioned in surah al-asr, humans are somehow in loss except for certain kind of humans. Let suppose, I divide humans into two groups. One group, A is in loss and the other is having the characteristics mentioned in that particular surah, B.
Let’s compare it with our society today, which group we are belong to??(I mean Muslims as I’m a Muslim) Well, based on my observation, I would say A, but don’t be annoyed. It’s just a personal opinion. You can take it or just leave it. So, who does belong to B?? I guess u know the answer. Just look at Japanese and Korean whose live in society with full of discipline (which supposedly in Muslim’s side) and modern far ahead of us. Really ironic right? Don’t you know that discipline is part of akhlaq principle? So? Non-muslims are more Islamic than Muslims themselves??
Just look at our Malays. For ‘typical Malays’, let suppose they make an appointment to come at any particular time, it’s almost possible that they come approximately 30 minutes late. It’s common right?? I’m Malay too. But because of my family’s strict education style, so-called Islamic style (which Muslims nowadays claim that it is too cliché, I mean give a strip of rattan if your child didn’t perform solah or sumthin like that), I believe I’m already out of the ‘prison’ of typical Malay. Thank god. Thanks a lot to my parents too..Well, what I want to point out here is that’s why Muslims are left far behind.
Let look at another instance. In local university, it’s very common for students to come late to class. If you ask them why, I bet you 90% of them will give you a very stu**d excuse such as wake up late, go to toilet n so forth. Oh my God, you see?? This is our future leader’s mentality!! In War, late for 1 second means thousands of death. Can you imagine how much we lose just because of those immature excuses??
Ahah.. This is Muslims.. me and you… do you realize that?? I just feel pity. Poor Muslims.. We are hopeless and helpless.. Do you know why? Because of our own helplessness!!! We are full of ignorance!! When Allah mentioned something in Holy Koran, of course we need to give a very serious attention on it. When Allah said “By (the Token of) Time (through the ages), Verily Man is in loss”, means time is very important!! There must be good thing behind it. Allah gives us nothing purely evil. Plz take note, “PURELY EVIL”. It’s not only about the time, but every single thing mentioned in Holy Koran is important… please brother and sister.. me also.. keep improving.. keep ourselves closer to Allah… because it’s the only way to succeed in the world or hereafter.. don’t ever turning away from Allah.. Please..
I think enough for now.. as a human, I’m also committing sins.. and it is not just a few.. but I’ll try to improve myself slowly from day to day and pray that my life ending with husnul khatimah.. insyaALLAH..
Hopefully, what I write here is beneficial for both you and me.. any mistakes occurred, please tell me… I want to improve just like u all… so, let keep ourselves in the right path..