We therefore encourage our brothers to increase in supplicating to Allaah (’Azza wa Jall)…
By Allaah, were the hearts sound (pure), they would be saddened at missing out [from goodness to be attained]. How many are the hours which pass by us, and we are prevented from benefitting from them?
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.
[So] how pitiful is the one who is prevented from goodness in his old age for sins committed during [his] youth!