Islamic Date

16 Thu al-Hijjah

English Date

25 July

Overtaking Cars

The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said:

“He whose two days are equal, is a loser.” [Daiylami]

A farmer had a dog who used to sit by the roadside waiting for cars. As soon as one came he would run down the road, barking and trying to overtake it. One day a neighbor asked the farmer "Do you think your dog is ever going to overtake a car?" The farmer replied, "That is not what bothers me. What bothers me is what he would do if he ever did overtake one."

Many people in life behave like that dog who is pursuing meaningless goals.

Each dawn is a new beginning. Let each day dawn on a resolve to make it better in any one tiny way: Determine which useless or wrong deed you are going to give up today or which additional good deed you are going to do today to draw closer to Allah (subhana wa ta’ala).