Recently I was listening to the tafsir of surat Al-Asr in English (you can find it in this link) and they were saying that sadly enough, even though the surah itself was talking about the significance of human being’s limited time on Earth and how he should utilize it, people tend to read it quickly during salaat when they’re in a rush to go somewhere else. Unfortunately this is the common attitude; there’s a class lecture in five minutes? Read surat al-asr during salat because it’s short. There’s a football match soon? Read surat al-asr during salat because it’s short.
About a month ago, my facebook timeline was inundated by the image of this facebook status.
Later on that month, a friend of mine got into a car incident similar to the one we got in last september. All praise is due to Allah, the girl came out of it shaken but with minimal injuries. “But you know,” she told me, “it was the best thing that happened to my life.” She continued describing about how it made her realize that life can end within seconds, so she’s just learning to make the best of everyday without complaining anymore.
News like those just make us stop and wonder about life, and how we never know what would happen next. So when you wake up and get the blessing of a new day, be grateful to Allah for that blessing, because no matter how much you try not to think about it, this blessing will not last.
That’s it for today.
Quote of the day: Life is too short to wake up in the morning with regrets. So, love the people who treat you right and forget about the ones who don’t. And believe that everything happens for a reason…if you get a chance – take it; if it changes your life – let it. Nobody said that it would be easy…They just promised that it would be worth it.