In the name of Allah, the Most Kind the Most Merciful.
May Edition | May 12, 2020
THE HOLY MONTH OF RAMADHAN
I hope and pray this messages reaches all of you in the best of health.
Two weeks of Ramadhan has sadly passed us by too quickly.
We are blessed to have so many virtual majlises online to choose from. During these past two weeks, I have learned a few things listening to Syed Asad Jafri from Toronto. I enjoyed his tafseer series on the story of Nabi Musa AS. There is so much to learn that I wasn’t aware of, and it is a beautiful story. From the time his blessed mother had to let go of her own son in a basket on the river Nile for his own safety, to the time he parts the sea with his magical staff for the safety of his own people. This is the one of the many magnificent stories found in our Holy Quran. Many other stories from Nabi Nuh, to Nabi Yusuf to prophets uncle, Lahab are all there. And the main reason is for us to read and take lessons from.
This life is full of individual stories. Your story is different from your own parents or spouses story. Even different from your child’s, as they will grow up in a different age, and face different challenges. But the one thing you should remember is that you are in charge of your own destiny. Facing challenges is a guarantee in life, but how you face and overcome them is one story that will be written in your book. So make it a positive one. Make it one that inspires the reader to follow your example.
Now, I realize no one is perfect. That is why we have the Holy Quran, and the stories of our Prophets and Holy Imams to refer to. In fact, the story of our 12th Imam is still being written. And we have a chance to merge our story with his. Let’s take every opportunity to make him yearn for our company. Let’s make him proud of reading our story and wanting to choose us as his ultimate soldiers.
With the remaining two weeks, let’s make this Ramadhan one for the books. It is never too late to make a change in the next chapter of your life. And it can be as soon as today.
Improve on your story so that we are all victorious on the day of Eid.
Please remember all of humanity in the Nights of Power.
FAMILY: The promises of Allah in the Surah of Victory, The Qaem in the Holy Qur'an, Qualities of a True Believer, Virtues Loved and Vices disliked by Allah (from the Qur'an) by Zakira Shyrose Jaffer Dhalla,