Rabi’ Al-Awwal, 1432
Indeed, all praise and thanks are due to Allaah. We praise Him; seek His help and His forgiveness. We seek protection from Him from the evils of our own souls and from our bad deeds. Whomever Allaah guides, no one can misguide him, and whomever He sends astray, there is no other guide for him. I testify that nothing has any right to be worshipped except Allaah alone, having no partner, and I testify that Muhammad is His servant and Messenger-may the peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him, his family, companions and those who follow them in goodness until the Day of Judgment. To proceed:
Assalaam alaykum wa rahmatullaah wa barakatuuh.
Safar (last month) was a struggle, I struggled to remember the islamic date, struggled to catch up on my late start for the monthly recitation, struggled to find a dua in each juz of the Quran and struggled to post something up daily, phew! Alhamdulillaah, its a brand new month, the month of Rabi’ Al-Awwal which literally means the first or beginning of spring so its a new opportunity to improve upon my islamic calendar skills and renew my determination, inshaAllaah.
This month I’m picking a theme that
strengthens the resolve,
lifts the spirits,
chases the blues away,
brightens the day,
comforts the soul,
gladdens the heart
and finally reminds us why being a MUSLIM is SO the right thing to do both in the short and long term inshaAllaah.
This month I’m making a list via my posts of all glad tidings: joy, mercy, health, wealth, children, contentment, forgiveness, name it and ultimately JANNAH and joy of gazing upon Allaah’s face, Noble and exalted is HE. So join me on the discovery of goodies (its going to be like a child let loose in a candy store) hidden in the Quran as Allaah, exalted is HE says:
بَشِّرِ ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوا۟ وَعَمِلُوا۟ ٱلصَّـٰلِحَـٰتِ
25. And give glad tidings to those who believe and do righteous good deeds
إِنَّآ أَرْسَلْنَـٰكَ بِٱلْحَقِّ بَشِيرًا
119. Verily, We have sent you (O Muhammad Peace be upon him ) with the truth (Islam), a bringer of glad tidings….
(to be continued,inshaAllaah)
PS: Congratulations to my “aburo” and avid reader who had a baby boy last month, may Allaah increase both the mother and son upon good!