I pray that Allah’s blessings and peace be upon you and your family as we enter the year 2018. It is a tradition, and Muslims are no exception, we make new year’s resolutions and there is nothing wrong with that. Our resolutions, however, must go beyond the normal resolutions of physical appearances, and must not be a yearly thing for us, but a daily effort on our part to become better in our living as Muslims.
Let the year 2018 be a revolutionary one that will change our lives for years to come. Let us make our resolution a family resolution:
- Let’s start with making salah in congregations at home, especially Fajr and Isha. If you can take your family to the Masjid, that is even better.
- Recite Surah al Mulk and other prophetic Azkar (remembrance of Allah) together every evening.
- Be involved with the Masjid activities. Remember the saying of the Prophet, a Muslim away from the jama’a, is a target for Satan like the lone sheep is a target for a wolf.
- Contribute to the community at large that we live in. We are obligated to improve the quality of life for all, not just Muslims. You do not have to this alone, we the Masjid have several opportunities to do this throughout the year
Let your resolution be reachable goals and Inshaa Allah we will see a difference in our lives for the better, both in this world and the next.