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Sunday, 1 January 2017

2017: YOU CAN'T CHANGE THE WORLD, so change yourself!

Welcoming 2017
Months & Years Come And Go
Good Deeds Live Forever

You Can’t Change The World
But Can Change Yourself!

(M. Javed Naseem)

وَقَالُواْ مَا هِىَ إِلاَّ حَيَاتُنَا ٱلدُّنْيَا نَمُوتُ وَنَحْيَا وَمَا يُهْلِكُنَآ
إِلاَّ ٱلدَّهْرُ وَمَا لَهُمْ بِذٰلِكَ مِنْ عِلْمٍ إِنْ هُمْ إِلاَّ يَظُنُّونَ
“And they say: "What is there but our life in
this world? We shall die and we live, and nothing
but time can destroy us." But of that they have no
knowledge; they merely conjecture.”
(al-Quran 45:24)

Another year is gone by; another number has changed. Your age has increased but your life is decreased by one more year! Be grateful for every day you are given to spend on this earth but don’t forget that you would be questioned how you spent it.
Don’t try to change the world because you cannot! You are not running the show. The only thing you have the power to change is yourself! If you change for the better, the chances are that your world would follow you and would also change for the better. All you can do is try honestly and sincerely within your time scale.

لِّكُلِّ نَبَإٍ مُّسْتَقَرٌّ وَسَوْفَ تَعْلَمُونَ
“For every Message (there) is a limit of
time, and soon you shall know it."
(al-Quran 6:67)

Study the history of mankind and learn your lessons! You cannot live for ever but the good things you do for others may live forever! There are also lessons in the mistakes of others and in your own mistakes. Be smart and wise, and draw your own conclusions to avoid disasters!
Allah is your best Guide and the Quran is your best guidance! Allah is your best Friend, best Protector, best Helper, best Provider and the most compassionate Guardian. Seek His mercy again and again, after every mistake, after every failure. He loves your repentance and loves to forgive. So, do it before it’s too late!

كَمْ أَهْلَكْنَا مِن قَبْلِهِم مِّن قَرْنٍ فَنَادَواْ وَّلاَتَ حِينَ مَنَاصٍ
“How many generations before them did We
destroy? In the end they cried (for mercy) when
there was no longer time for being saved!”
(al-Quran 38:3)

Remembrance of Allah is your best defense, your best strategy and your best shield against all odds, all evils and all enemies. And it’s now or never!

أَلَمْ يَأْنِ لِلَّذِينَ آمَنُوۤاْ أَن تَخْشَعَ قُلُوبُهُمْ لِذِكْرِ ٱللَّهِ وَمَا نَزَلَ
مِنَ ٱلْحَقِّ وَلاَ يَكُونُواْ كَٱلَّذِينَ أُوتُواْ ٱلْكِتَابَ مِن قَبْلُ فَطَالَ
عَلَيْهِمُ ٱلأَمَدُ فَقَسَتْ قُلُوبُهُمْ وَكَثِيرٌ مِّنْهُمْ فَاسِقُونَ
 “Has not the Time arrived for the believers that
their hearts in all humility should engage in the
remembrance of Allah and of the Truth which
has been revealed (to them), and that they should
not become like those to whom was given Revelation
aforetime, but long ages passed over them and their
hearts grew hard? For many among them
are rebellious transgressors.”
(al-Quran 57:16)

Months and years are just numbers. They come and go. The real recipe of success and the key to Paradise lies in the simple formula of:
Faith in Allah;
righteous deeds;
promotion of Truth,
Patience and Constancy.
وَٱلْعَصْرِ إِنَّ ٱلإِنسَانَ لَفِى خُسْرٍ
إِلاَّ ٱلَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ وَعَمِلُواْ ٱلصَّالِحَاتِ
وَتَوَاصَوْاْ بِٱلْحَقِّ وَتَوَاصَوْاْ بِٱلصَّبْرِ
“By (the Token of) Time (through the ages),
verily Man is in loss, except such as have Faith,
and do righteous deeds, and (join together)
in the mutual teaching of Truth,
and of patience and constancy.”
(al-Quran 103:1-3)

Have a great year in 2017!
May Allah give you the courage and strength to stand up for Truth and Justice!
May Allah grant you the means and resources to help the orphans, the widows, the needy, the poor and the down-trodden!
May Allah bless you with true Guidance, peace, happiness and prosperity! Aameen.


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