Looking at Our Past, Our Present, and Our Future

The shaikh, Dr. Muḥammad ibn Ghālib Al-ʿUmarī, may Allāh protect him, said:

What has passed will not come back, and what’s to come, we might not come to; there’s only [this] day of ours, the one we’re on.

So our looking to the past [should] only be with [an eye to] seeking forgiveness for [our] shortcomings, fixing [our] defects where possible, and drawing lessons [to keep in mind].

And to our future, [we only look] with optimism and determination to do deeds of benefit; and to [this] day of ours, [today], [we only look] with [an eye to] planting seeds of good, while seeking Allāh’s help, putting our trust in Him.

Source: twitter.com/m_g_alomari. 15 Dec 22.