. Surah 103 Al-'Asr
. In The Name of Allah, the Compassion, the Compassionate

The Corrosion of Time

(1) Time 

(2) makes people erode 

(3) Except those who have faith, do good deeds, and urge each other to stick to what is right and to have patience.


The impact of so short a surah on believers was such that whenever two of them met together they did not part before they read it one to the other and they shook hands and went away. That was probably to affirm the fact that they were the kind of people referred to in the surah who believed, performed good deeds and advised each other to adhere to what is right and be patient. For only such people, according to the surah, do not wear out with time but on the contrary they grow and become mature.
.. .Ibrahim AbuNab (1931-1991)