Chapter Scripts

Surah Al-Asr 103:1-3

In The Name of God, The Most Gracious, The Dispenser of Grace.

103:1 Consider the flight of time!

Explanation

The term “asr denotes “time” that is measurable, consisting of a succession of periods (in distinction from dahr, which signifies “unlimited time”, without beginning or end: i.e., “time absolute”). Hence, asr bears the connotation of the passing or the flight of time – time which can never be recaptured.

103:2 Verily, man is bound to lose himself. 

Explanation

Lit., “man is indeed in [a state of] loss, except those.”, etc

103:3 Unless he be of those who attain to faith, and do good works, and enjoin upon one another the keeping to truth, and enjoin upon one another patience in adversity.

President

The divine scriptures are God’s beacons to the world. Surely God offered His trust to the heavens and the earth, and the hills, but they shrank from bearing it and were afraid of it. And man undertook it.
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