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Making life changes for the New Year
In the name of Allah most gracious most merciful
Reflecting over the past year
There are no prescribed celebrations for the new year in Islam, however, it’s always good to take such occasions as opportunities to reflect on how well (or badly) we have performed over the past year, in terms of dunya (wordly life) and akhira (the hereafter), as well as what we want to achieve over the coming year.
When reflecting back, if we see that we were successful in achieving lots of good deeds and doing good works, then say “Al-Hamdulillah!” and ask Allah for more in the coming year. However If like me you see otherwise, then ask Allah for forgiveness and start a new sheet with the new year promising yourself to do better, inshaAllah.
The World in Three Days
It is reported from Al-Hasan Al-Basrî – Allâh have mercy on him – that he said:
The life of this world is made up of three days: yesterday has gone with all that was done; tomorrow, you may never reach; but today is for you so do what you should do today. Al-Bayhaqî, Al-Zuhd Al-Kabîr p197.
So it is a wonderful time for reflection and to better ourselves. To start a new clean fresh sheet. Forget the past now but let us take lessons from it so that we can do better in the present. The past does not matter as it is gone. The future does not matter as much as it is not certain we will see the future but what matters is NOW. That we make the best of now and every second we have left.
The Angel of Death has been Assigned to You!
It is narrated that ‘Uthmân b. Áffân – Allâh be pleased with him – said in a sermon:
Son of Adam! Know that the angel of death who has been assigned to you has not ceased to pass you and move on to others, ever since you have been in this world. But it is as if he is about to pass someone else and move on to target you, so be careful and prepare for him (by correcting your deeds). And do not forget him, for he does not forget you. And know o son of Adam, if you are heedless about yourself and do not prepare, no one else will prepare for you. You must meet Allah the Mighty and Majestic, so take for yourself and do not leave it to someone else. Peace be on you.Abû Bakr Al-Daynûrî, Al-Mujâlasah wa Jawâhir Al-Ílm 2: 73, 74.
A New beginning
So let the new year be a new beginning for us. A new fresh start. Let our goals, desires and ambitions be that of the hereafter for that is all that should matter to us. If we chase the this world then it will go further away from us. But if we chase the hereafter then we will gain both this world AND the hereafter - Thats 2 in 1.
So let us chase that which will last forever not that which can end at any second. Let us internalise these changes and prepare our minds so that we may embrace a life where we strive to get closer to Allah and do everythinhg we can to please him. We will all trip and fall for that is human nature, but we should get into the habit of asking Allah for forgiveness for he loves it when we ask of him and beg of him for mercy. He loves to forgive. He waits for his slaves to ask of him so that he can forgive them. He looks for every excuse to forgive us. What a merciful lord he is. So let us turn to him. Let us make our goal the hereafter.
Do we not want to see the face of Allah in Jannah? Surely we should crave to see his beautiful face for ONLY the believers will be able to see. Not evern the angels have seen the face of Allah. That pleasure is reserved for the believers. Subhanallah. The higher our Paradise the more we will be able to see Allah each day.
The Meeting with Allah in Jannah - Very emotional
Can you imagine seeing Allah each and everyday? But we will only be able to do so if we get to the higher ranks. For that we will have to work hard in this world. But what is working hard for a few years compared to an ETERNITY OF PLEASURE?
Wise are the words of the one who said ... "I expect to pass through this world but once; any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now; let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again."
Give preferance then to Eternity over this temporary existence
The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: "He who loves his worldly life will harm his Hereafter. And he who loves his Hereafter will harm his worldly life. Give preference then, to that which is eternal (The Hereafter) over that which is temporary". (Ahmed)
Focusing on our main goals everyday
Surely then from now on our goals must be to live for the hereafter which is eternal. To live everyday pleasing the one who created us and yearning to meet with him in Jannah. This is what should motivate us each day and what we should live for. This is what should drive us to make the best of each second that we have left.

Hamid al-Qasyrasi (rahimahullah) said:

“Though we know death is certain, we have not prepared ourselves for it.

Though we know paradise is definite, we have not worked for it.

Though we know the hell fire is certain, we have not feared it.

So why are you delighted?

What are you waiting for?

Death is the first visitor from the Almighty bringing good or evil tidings… so get closer to your Lord!”

Change your life forever. Watch and reflect over these amazing short clips:
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Repent and choose a life devoted to Allah - Very touching

Soul touching Qur'an recitation

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As Usual! Very timely post and a good one!

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A New Beginning from TODAY!


Although no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.


So let us repent from our past sins and have a fresh new beginning today and make a firm conviction to try to fulfill our obligations unto Allah and do everything to please him and refrain from anything that may anger or displease him.


Let us live for the Hereafter which is FOREVER for our life in this temporary world may end at any second.

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The time to change is NOW



The to change is NOW as tomorrow may never come!


There is no time like the present to make changes to our lives lest death takes us and without doubt death is a certainty.


Almighty Allah says, “Everyone shall taste death. And only on the day of Resurrection shall you be paid your wages in full. And whoever is removed away from the fire and admitted to Paradise he indeed is successful. The life of this world is only the enjoyment of deception (a deceiving thing).” (Aal-‘Imraan 3: 175)


So let us not be decieved by the deception of this world for we can die at any second and if we have not prepared for the Hereafter then we will enter it empty hand.


So our only one chance is at this present moment. If we waste this very little time that we have in useless pursuits then there is no doubt that we will be in utter regret forever.


Therefore let us heed the words of the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) when he said:


"He who loves his worldly life will harm his Hereafter. And he who loves his Hereafter will harm his worldly life. Give preference then, to that which is eternal (The Hereafter) over that which is temporary". (Ahmed)

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Important dates in Muharram 2021:

9th Muharram - Wednesday 18th August.

10th Muharram (The Day of Ashura) - Thursday 19th August.

11th Muharram - Friday 20th August.

New Year New Me - The virtues of Muharram:


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