Thoughts in the rush hour (????? ????? ??? ??????)
Many commute to work in a hurry and in even more of a rush to our homes by the end of the day. We strive to squeeze the last few house of what remains in our day because we appreciate that time cannot be regained. Surah Al-Asr acts as a strong reminder of the real priorities and concerns that will save us from bankruptcy in this life and the next.
Imam Ali (ra) said:
How strange and foolish is man. He loses his health in gaining wealth. Then, to regain health he wastes his wealth. He ruins his present while worrying about his future, but weeps in future by recalling his past. He lives as though death shall never come to him, but dies in a way as if he were never born.