Surah Asr Verse 1-3


وَالْعَصْرِ إِنَّ الْإِنسَانَ لَفِي خُسْرٍ

إِلَّا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ وَتَوَاصَوْا بِالْحَقِّ وَتَوَاصَوْا بِالصَّبْرِ

“By the time, verily man is in loss, save those who believe, and do good deeds, and exhort one another to truth and exhort one another to endurance”

Mufazzal Ibne Umar said, I asked Imam Sadiq (as) about the words of Allah in the verse, “By the time, verily man is in loss”

Imam (as) replied, “The time” refers to the time of rising of the Qaem (as), and “man” refers to our enemies.

“Save those who believe” refers to those who believe in our signs.

“And do good deeds” refers to comforting the brothers.

“And exhort one another to truth” refers to the Imamate.

“And exhort one another to endurance” refers to the period of occultation. (Kamaluddin volume 2 page 656)