The daily cycle had a big impact on me.
A day, like our life, begins with the hopeful dawn of birth, the first light of a new beginning.
We wake up groggy, like a newborn, taking our first steps in a world of uncertainty. As the morning progresses, we find ourselves in the prime of our youth, full of energy and vigor, like the bright and shining sun at its peak.
By midday and zohr, we reach adulthood, the pinnacle of our strength and wisdom, like the sun at its zenith.
As the afternoon sets in, asr, we enter middle age, the sun slowly descending, casting long shadows and a hint of melancholy.
The early evening, maghrib, brings old age, the sun sinking below the horizon, the darkness of Isha creeping in
And finally, we drift off to sleep at the end of the day, during the night of isha, knowing that resurrection awaits us the next day... or maybe not!
"Allah takes the souls at the time of their death, and those that do not die [He takes] during their sleep." (24:47)
"Surely, in the alternation of night and day and in what Allah has created in the heavens and the earth, there are signs for a people who are God-fearing." (3:190)
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