Friday, 1 January 2010

New Year Resolutions

A new day. A new month. A new year and a perfect platform for us to make a change in our life! It's like a new peice of white clothing, maybe a handkercheif, or maybe a table cloth, or maybe just a simple white peice of paper, fresh with no folds! You can even smell the freshness in the air! This is the common feeling amongst people, that we have a new start to make the most of this year, list out all our targets what we aim to hope and do. Do we wish to quit smoking? Stop swearing? Spend less time on msn and facebook? Whatever it is, make the most of it. What do I mean?

A bride to be, wearing her white expensive wedding dress will take extra precaution in if it is clean or not and making sure it doesn't get stained or dirty. Although we may have previous sins on our name and on our account, put the past behind you and make the intention that from today I will put an end to whatever bad habits I may have. That way it will keep your record from the begining of this year sparkly clean! people during the year normally say, "ahh I'm not ready yet," or, "I'm going to change when I get married," and other such statements. This is the chance to change. This is the opportunity to grab a hold of. Just because you may have been something last year doesn't mean you have to carry on being that same type of person this year. If you keep doing that you won't ever change! What has happened yesterday can never be changed so ask for forgiveness from Allah Ta'ala and let it go. If people around you haven't moved on in terms of what they think about you then it doesn't mean that you have to stay in that same thought process with them and hold the same opinions about yourself. Just keep on moving forward. Don't let nobody keep you down. If you make a mistake say sorry, make taubah and get on with your life. I don't know how much to stress the potential of this day even though this day has no significance in the Islamic calendar and there is no virtue in this day but due to the psychological factor of this day I felt that it should be slightly neccessary that someone says something about it.

A man can go throughout this life walking in his shoes even if he needs to go to birmingham. But others in life will proceed from their feet to a bicycle and from a bicycle to a car and then using that car they get to birmingham much quicker than the bloke who decided to walk. In this same way take the example of us, we can either stay as we are and at that image that we either created for ourselves or of the image that people have of us or we can move through the ranks and proceed in life. We can go from being that guy who takes his steps in his nike trainers to a guy driving in a nice BMW down the motorway. Set some targets and try and stick to them for both deen and wordly purposes e.g I will sit down every night for an hour to read Qur'an and do some revision. Inshallah in doing so not only will it prove beneficial in this world but also in the hereafter.

May Allah grant me taufeeq and hidayat and all you brothers and sisters reading this aswell. Ameen.

Jazakallahu khair.

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