Thursday, 1 January 2009

A New Year

As a new year has begun both Islamically and in the Western world. Many people will look at the year ahead of them with many ambitions and resolutions planned. However, we must not forget the past years of our lives as they are instrumental in explaining who we are today. We must not look at the past and think that it is done and dusted but we should take lessons from the mistakes we have made and make sure that we do not return to them. Many people are stuck in the thought that we will make this year one which is fruitful but fail to assess why their previous years on this planet have been a shambles. As Allah Ta'ala says in the Qur'an, "So, relate the chronicles, so that they may ponder." Similarly, after narrating the entire story of Yusuf (peace be upon him) Allah Ta'ala says "Surely, in the narratives of these, there is a lesson for the people of understanding." From this we understand that it is not just crucial to plan change for the coming years but to understand where we went wrong in previous years. Inshallah, through this, we will be able to rectify ourselves.

When a student reads the Qur'an to a Qari, the Qari will highlight his student's mistakes with a pen and send him back so that he can rectify his recital before he proceeds to his next sabak (lesson). In the same way, we should highlight our mistakes to ourselves and then rectify them so that we can proceed into the new year confident of not making the same old errors as before.

May Allah Ta'ala give us the ability to rectify ourselves and stay away from mistakes we have promised not to return to. Ameen.


Anonymous said...

jazakallah. i think this is really important for all of us. we must look at our mistakes and improve ourselves. may allah help us. ameen


Anonymous said...

salaam bro

brothers could you please talk about whats happening in gaza. im hearing it a lot brothers, but i wanna hear it from you guys. just general fings, and bout how we can help (particularly the way sisters can help)

brother, i no u get these kind of comments a lot but you are truely missed. last year was very nice especially since we had ypu brothers and the other great sisters helping out with the isoc. im not saying this it is dull, but just miss you bros and sis from last year. so sad how time goes by and everyone just moves on, and how we meet new friends one year and we say goodbye the next.

i really do hope that Allah gives you all success in this life and the hereafter inshallah.

jazakallau khair for all your beautiful efforts. i really hope to become like you brothers one day interms of your beautiful characters.

keep up the good work, and may allah make things easy for you inshallah.
my exams arent going so well, so please could you make dua for me.

Abu Huzayfa said...

Assalamu Alaykum,

Ameen. We ask Allah Ta'ala to grant you success in this world and the hereafter and keep you in the service of Deen. We pray that Allah Ta'ala guides our societies and the people we socialise with on a regular basis. Ameen.

Jazakallah for your kind words, my dear brother, you are very generous towards a sinner. I request you to continue making dua'a for me.

I have requested Abdul Baasit saab to write an article on what you have asked for. He is far more able than myself. Inshallah it will be up soon.

Perhaps you could also sit in the circles held in the college canteen?



Anonymous said...

^Brother I think the above comment was made by a sister.
But anyways Ameen to your dua. Look forward to reading the post.
When do the circles in the college canteen take place?

Anonymous said...

salaam , actually yes ur write i am a sister who wrote that comment b4 abu huzayfa. lol. i just read abdul baasit's article and it was very good and will be very beneficial inshallah.
sisters have circles in the prayer room too alhamdulillah, so i join them. hope inshallah, that allah makes us more active in dawah. ameen.