Another year has passed … minutes move into hours, hours into days, days into weeks, weeks into months and months into years -  seemingly faster than ever before; yet every moment is a precious component of life and every moment counts. The pertinent question of tomorrow is what have I done with my yesterdays? We are commanded in the Qur’an to  carefully consider what we are sending forth  for the future. This introspective question should evoke a critical self-evaluation in each individual. What am I doing with my today? Our attitude towards time indicates our attitude towards the value of the capital of life. That is why the Qur’an exhorts us … to value the time we have before life is up [Q 63:10]; to realize that time is the measure of life, time is an amaanah (trust) and what we do with time is what we do with our lives [Q 67:2].

What is “my” role in a troubled world at a difficult time? There is a dire need for introspection, honest self-evaluation and self-criticism and a concerted effort to bridge the gap between values and actions, ideals and realities, sloganizing and activism, past glory and a viable future.

 

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