Ahlan Muharram!

“I said (to them): ‘Ask forgiveness from your Lord; Verily, He is Oft-Forgiving

‘He will send rain to you in abundance; 

 ‘And give you increase in wealth and children, and bestow on you gardens and bestow on you rivers.’ ”  

[Surah Nuh, 71:10-12]

 

It was narrated that Abu Hurayrah (RA) said: The Messenger of Allaah (SAW) said: “The best fasting after Ramadaan is the month of Allah Muharram, and the best prayer after the obligatory prayer is prayer at night.” [Narrated by Muslim, 1163.]

“But it was proven that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) did not fast any month in full apart from Ramadaan, so this hadeeth is to be understood as meaning that it is it is encouraged to fast a lot in the month of Muharram, not to fast the whole month.” [Islam Q and A, Fatwa # 21311]

Inshaa’Allah this year will be a glorious year for all of us in terms of more opportunities of khayr in this dunia to achieve khayr for Akhira. All of us have to make that extra effort now that we have been blessed with the awareness of the transient nature of this dunia. We all should have sincere determination to change and should try to take baby steps because the journey is long and the provision is negligible. With hardly any beneficial companions on this road, one should be one’s own coach to cheer oneself on by seeking His Help day and night inshaa’Allah. We should embrace the new year with its good and bad and at every instant be content with Allah SWT because He indeed is the One who’s our Only Wali (Protector) no matter how much people love you. Therefore, none of us can afford to make Him displeased. Let’s all fill this month with many acts of goodness such as fasting, seeking His Forgiveness, Qiyaam al layl and so on and so forth.

May we all achieve His Pleasure and His Love and that He appoints us to be resurrected amongst the Siddiqeen.Ameen.

Please remember me and the rest of the Ummah in your duaas. We all badly need them.

[Islam Q and A : Ruling on greetings for the new Islamic year]

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