It was narrated about ‘Āmir ibn ‘Abd Qays, one of the ascetic Tābi’īn, that a man said to him, “Talk to me.” – ‘Āmir ibn ‘Abd Qays replied, “Hold the sun.”

What he meant was, “Stop the sun for me or prevent it from continuing its movement so that I can talk to you.” For time is ever moving and does not return once it has passed, such that its loss is an irreplaceable loss that cannot be regained, for each time has its own actions to fill it.

[The value of time, Shaykh ‘Abd Al-Fattah Abū Ghuddah, Page 9]

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