From the people are those who preoccupy themselves with the faults of others, and forget their own faults.
Then, on this occasion (the eve of Muharram) I say, perhaps it is most appropriate for a person to conclude [the passing of] his year with contemplation, and reflection on what he has done and what he is doing.
So we should take advantage of our life – in obedience to Allaah Subhaanahu wa Ta’aala, because life is short, and time is passing [us by]. Time is [but] moments, not days, nor hours. Rather it is moments that pass by quickly.
Many people habituate their child[ren] to keep away from undesirable things by using the word[s] ‘[That’s] shameful; don’t let the people see you [do that]. You’re letting the people see you [do that]’.
During hardship, the believer is commanded with patience and acceptance, and when [having committed] sins, to seek forgiveness and repentance.