- Time is life, as some people do say, because the success of every human being depends on how he uses his time
- In the holy month of Ramadan, fasting Muslims are to make judicious use of their time, from Day One to Day 29 or 30 of Ramadan
Either inside or outside Ramadan, every Muslim should take note of what he does with every minute of his life. Almighty Allaah will ask every creature how he spent his life on planet earth. The way a person uses his time will determine if he would be a dweller of Paradise or an inmate of Hellfire on the Day of Judgement.
Some fasting Muslims have been using their time well, as Ramadan for this year becomes 19 after sunset today. These categories of Muslims are already in the mood for the last 10 nights of Ramadan.
One of the strange things about time is that before a person closes and opens his eyes, years would have gone by. For instance, a person who is a University graduate, will feel as if he spent just a few days at the University before he graduated, however he spent years. Ditto, our lives.
Some of the sayings in English language about time include: ‘Time and tide waits for no man.’ ‘Make hay while the sun shines.’
According to some Muslim scholars, they do say ‘Time is like a sharp sword. That if you don’t use it for your benefit to cut/slice something, it will turn against you, and cut you.’
On the Day of Judgement, some people will regret that they wasted their time on earth, not worshipping Allaah, but engaging in evil deeds and their likes.
It is incumbent upon every Muslim to know that time waits for no man. Therefore, they should dedicate their time to reap rewards from Allaah, by serving Him in all their ways of life.