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Better Late than Never: Month of Goodies & A Blog Launch

photo (3)How do you feel when you manage to get up long after your alarm goes off?

What about when you miss your bus to school or work?

Or realise the first ten days of Dhul Hijjah (last month of Islamic calender) is almost over?

Those are moments you may feel like you have missed out on an opportunity. But, it is also at such times that it is good to remember – ”Better late than NEVER”. There is still a chance to seize whatever is left of the opportunity.

The first ten days of the month of Dhul Hijjah may almost be over but the opportunity for good still remains; goodness from charity, words of remembrance (from increasing in Tahleel, Takbeer and Tahmid); and sacrifice.

You also have the day of Arafah for absolute devotion and reflection – offering you an opportunity for reward upon reward.

”Fasting on the Day of Arafah expiates for the sins of the previous year and of the coming year ”[Muslim].

If you missed out on the fasting & good deeds of the past few days, go ahead and get started – grab the golden chance. It is ‘better late than later’ or not to try at all.

If you have an unfinished project; a plan that has stagnated or ideas gone rusty; pick yourself up NOW. You have a choice to revamp your plan/project and bring it back to life again, even if later than planned.

You may have to sacrifice more time, energy and resources but it is still your choice.

After much ado about my blog launch, a simple plugin update caused some minor glitches on the new site. Then my tech. assistant went AWOL.

Well, since the lesson for the month is that ‘it’s better late…’; here we go with a late launch.

Take a tour of my new Blog here. The site is all about Youth & it’s Opportunities.

Don’t pay too much attention to a few things that may look out of place, as some minor operations are still going on behind the scenes. Hope to get it sorted out real soon In Sha Allah [God Willing].

Enjoy the tour and share the goodies on the site with all those you care about.

Last Word. Maximize your day of Arafat – it’s not too late to seek the goodness of the blessed month….

Youthful Reminder

Hasan Basri Quote

Cherish your youth. But remember that not all opportunities in youth are meant to last your lifetime. If you invest wisely in your youth, what you desire of worldly gifts will be your plus those gifts of the hereafter without measures.

Now is the time for you to take a step towards positive change.
Utilize your youth before old age…!

Beginnings

Whether it is the start of a career, moving into a new home or working on a new project/ piece of writing; A start always evokes a sense of excitement and the thought of a fresh beginning adds some mystery, regardless of the unknown hurdles looming ahead.

But, even with the awareness that it will not be a simple track to achieving the new goals, such energy sparks from within linked to that sense of hope that comes from the breathe of possibilities.

The newness carries with it bright lights pumping actively towards the goals and dreams.

With such beginnings is the readiness to travel along a bumpy road, even when the bright lights fade out to a wondrous end – marking an accomplishment with rewards beyond measure.

As we begin Ramadan (Month of fasting), it comes with such feelings … Excitement to hope & joy … All directed at rewarding deeds of the blessed month. 29-30 days of opportunities building up from a fresh start.

An opportunity for a brand new relationship with Allah. Knowing Him, getting closer to Him & submitting to Him.

It all begins with an intention, let’s make it pure – seeking only His reward and pleasure as we glide into the month highly faithified.

For all those ready to accomplish their goals, purify your heart and reboot your faith. Moving from the beginning of hope to the wonderful end filled with gratitude and faith.

“Whoever fasts in Ramadan with Iman and seeking reward (from Allah), his past sins will be forgiven”. (Bukhari)

Ramadan Mubarak!

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