As the New Islamic Year of Muharram begins on the 29th July, this is a time for you to reflect both on the past year and how you would like to set forth the coming year
Ask yourself the following questions:
What have I accomplished this year?
What did I struggle with?
How would I like to be in the future, and what steps can I take towards this?
The new Islamic year is a time of renewal, wherein the old becomes a lesson and for the future you prepare. Having just passed an entire year we can reflect on the nature of humanity and our own mortality, how time has passed and the time we had will not return.
The Prophet ﷺ has told us to take advantage of our free time before we become busy, so in these early moments before the year properly sets in motion, look at the coming year before you and see what lofty deeds you can plant into fruition as the year goes on.
This is also a time to contemplate Muhammad SAW’s Hijrah from Makkah to Madina, following persecution in Makkah.
Our Prophet Muhammad ﷺ began a journey in this month, leaving from persecution into peace. In the same way that Muhammad ﷺ took action when faced with a difficult situation, we too can learn to put one foot in front of the other and move out of our suffering
The word Muharram itself means Forbidden, it is the month in which it is forbidden to wage war. As one of the four sacred months, all deeds are weightier in it, those both good and bad.
It is also a time when we realise the many blessings that we have received in the past year, and show gratitude for it. It is said that gratitude, Shukr, is an action – not just a feeling, and one way to show your gratitude could be to give in Sadaqah to those who really need it.
Considering the sanctity of this month, multiply your deeds and click the button below to give your Sadaqah and prepare for the new year in a most beautiful way.