SURAH 103: AL `ASR (Time Through the Ages).
In the name of Allah, the Gracious, the Merciful
1 By time,
2 Truly man is in loss,
3 Except such as have faith, and do righteous deeds, and encourage others to truth and perseverance.
These are the people who believe in the stability and strength of the unalterable principles of life and permanent values given by Allah the Almighty. They do righteous deeds which help sort out intricate problems of mankind, thereby creating equality (evenness) in society, which in turn develops every individual?s latent potentialities.
However, this cannot be done individually. It can only be achieved through collective efforts. As such, these people live a collective life where everyone not only performs his own duty and does the work assigned to him, he also persuades his colleagues to do their best and to face the difficulties which come their way with fortitude and steadfastness. Their common pursuit for truthfulness and firmness thus becomes a binding link between them. They firmly and continuously adhere to this attitude, leaving behind their imprints for coming generations.
These are the characteristics of the Jamaat, thus along ensuring their success and victory. The stories of the lives of other human beings are full of failures; and pages of history bear testimony to this fact!