Alhamdulillah wa shukrulillah.
At long last we managed to publish this video which was supposed to be the first to come out on Al Falah TV channel. We planned this and that, we shall continue planning this and that but Allah's plans prevails everytime, all the time.
The lessons I personally learned while trying to get this short piece out was that you should not depend on a single person to assist you because there are people who would especially turn you down when they know you depend quite a bit on them. That Allah is always there to open many other doors. That a student can actually do a better job than a "teacher" sometimes. That one should not be so proud about having a particular specialist knowledge because there are many others who in fact have better knowledge and understanding. That we should be humble and persistent in trying to learn new things. One of my earliest guides once said, "Knowledge is like water. Water can only accumulate on low grounds. Knowledge, likewise, will accumulate in a humble heart."
Anyway, folks, please watch the video below. It may be short, but Shaykh Abdul Aziz spoke succinctly about inculcating in youth the love for Prophet Muhammad salallah alaihi wasalam; about incorporating Al Falah (success) principles in our daily lives; about explaining tasawuf/Sufism to young people; about timeless New Year resolutions a Muslim should make; and his views about Muslims in this region.
Oh, it's 3 a.m. I need to prepare for a road trip. Pray Allah will keep us safe and carry us to another "Heavenly Garden" bi-iznillah. Pray we are given the tawfiq to have high aspirations in everything we do. Honestly, I wish I could write more regularly but....
But of course I miss you too!
|Screencaptured the video|
on poor quality due to horrible internet connection at our new office.
Half a loaf is better than none.