Friday, January 01, 2021

Year 2020 - The Divine Teacher

بسم الله الرحمان الرحيم

Look what we just left behind!
A complete year, the strangest of its kind
We had taken for granted the Qur'an - a reprimand
To teach us a lesson, this is what Allaah planned!

HE put a full stop to our plans of advancement
HE caused us to ponder our ways of entertainment 
HE made us introspect our process of development
He taught us that patience is the only healing ointment 

Some lost their loved ones and some lost their wealth
Amidst this Divine strategy we realised the value of good health
While taking precautions against a virus with each breathe
At last we did realise that there is an imminent reality called death!

But Allaah has promised, HE cteated for every ailment a cure
With HIS will, of course, this pandemic will soon end, be sure
This world will once again continue in its efforts to lure
To corrupt our hearts, to make our intetions impure

Oh Slaves of the Almighty! Before you move on further
Turn back and reflect the bygone year for a look another
Those twelve months have moments, each in itself a teacher 
For a succesful purpose of your creation, study them deeper 

The virus of disobedience will always remain prevalent
Take precautions as long as you are alive against this invisible serpent
This virus affects our Duniya - in ways which are so evident
Siraat al-Mustaqeem is the only path to escape eternal torment

That Promised Day is very near, the Day of Standing before Rabb Al-Aalameen
The Day on which the followers will be blessed with the intercession of Rehmat al-lil-Aalameen (ﷺ) 
But that intercession and forgiveness is only for those who strongly believed in this unseen
And lived their lives upon this earth as strangers, wayfayrers they had been

Oh Ummah of Muhammad (ﷺ), understand the uncertainty of this Duniya
Know that the true destination of a Momin is the priceless Firdaus Al-Aala!
Find refuge in the protection of Sharee'ah, find peace in following the Sunnah!
Oh Creations of the Almighty Creator, prepare well for YOUR AAKHIRAH! 


Note: There is no concept of New Year celebration in Islaam (not even the 1st of Muharram), but since we use the calendar and our days and months depend on it, let us try to never forget the year 2020, it was a teacher - what we have learnt defines how wise we are. May Allaah help us to embrace each upcoming breathe in preparation for our Aakhirah. May Allaah bless us with good in this world, which helps us to prepare for the best in our Aakhirah. 

May Allaah be pleased with our deeds and save us from His wrath in Duniya and Aakhirah. 

Rabbanagh fir lee wa li waalidaiyah wa lil moomineena yawma yaqoomul hisaab! 

Ameen ya Allaah!

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I am nobody, but a stranger, only a simple wayfarer,
My journey is this life till I reach the Hereafter..
Traveling all along the footsteps of my Teacher
For I have to, in time, reach the destination promised by MY