Wednesday, January 1, 2014

2014 - Turn over a new leaf


Alhamdulillah wa shukrulillah to breathe again and again. Alhamdulillah for the gift of time and thus the opportunity to turn over a new leaf in a moment, that is to reform and begin again. Reform, I think, means to turn back to the right form. That is tawba - the act of returning. Turn is the keyword.`

We get to choose the moment we wish to make that turn. But without the strength or tawfik granted by Allah, it can be difficult. But at least we can on our part make the intention to turn.

First January of each year, psychologically, to many people, is like a new blank, white page. We begin writing as in acting out our daily activities. As we write, I am reminding myself, to be quick and ready to rub off/delete any items that should not be there in the first place. And then begin again.  That is like renewing our wudhu. It's a simple act yet it can be difficult. Bless is a man who has a strong willpower to renew his wudhu throughout the day, throughout his life. I remember praying for that ability in front of the kaaba but still am struggling with it. Saw on telly this new year morning, a reputable motivator said, one reason Allah is not giving us is because we are not grateful and thankful enough for the things that He has given us. 

Alhamdulillah wa shukrulillah, for this beautiful day.

1st January 2014
Happy New Year greetings from Kuala Lumpur

Wish we would all be more wise, more knowledgeable, more positive, more productive, more healthy, more wealthy - more of all the good stuffs! Ameen.

Thank you for keeping me company on this shared space which is going into its 6th year. Praise be to Allah. Pray we can all learn something useful on this platform this new year, bi iznillah.
Aiming for 250 beneficial sharing in 2014 InshaAllah :)

Wassalamualaikum warahmatullah.

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