Winter is here…

Winter is here…

By Imam Shaykh Imran Ally

Winter officially begins in the Northern Hemisphere on December 21 with the winter solstice, the day with the least amount of possible daylight and the longest night!

Winter keeps us indoors, please benefit from the time indoors to create memorable moments with all your loved ones, relatives, and friends. 

Stop, relax, and enjoy the company of each other. We’re often so involved with our daily activities that we forget to enjoy family time. 

Family is a blessing. You can’t choose your family, Allaah has divinely chosen for you; accept them for who they are, it may not be easy at times, but breaking the ties of kinship is a humongous disobedience to Allaah.

During this time of the year, we may hear conversations about making resolutions, how about the resolution of changing the world? 

An idea that can be daunting, it’s not only easy but understandable to think, “I’m only one person; what can I really do?” 

If every person thinks that, nothing will get done. Here’s my list of resolution suggestions for the season: 

  • To please, only Allaah
  • To an enemy, forgiveness
  • To an opponent, respect 
  • To a loved one, your heart
  • To a friend, assistance 
  • To everyone, charity
  • To every child, a good example 
  • To yourself, love 

Use these resolution ideas to energize yourself in making the world a better place, one person at a time! 

Remember, not because you can’t do everything, doesn’t mean that you should refuse to do something that you can do!

Our Lord, give us in this world [that which is] good and in the Hereafter [that which is] good and protect us from the punishment of the Fire.

Yaa Allaah, we ask of You for Paradise and that which brings us closer to it of statements or actions. And we seek refuge with You from the Hellfire and that which takes us closer to it of statements or actions.