39 years old today

Alhamdulillah. I am 39 years old today.

I seek a life full of Allah’s beneficent force that flows through the physical and spiritual spheres as prosperity, protection, and happiness; I seek good health and a tranquil heart. I could feel it in my heart that the next one year is going to be much heart-shaping, foundational year that the remaining years of my life and influence will be built upon. My prayer too at this moment, “Dear Allah the Almighty, make me part of those You can trust to lead and impact a generation. Let it be so this year, dear Allah. Let it be so.”

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Significance of the First Ten Days of Zul-Hijjah

[Note] The following is from a mailing list I belong to. This year, 1 Zulhijjah falls on Wednesday, 17 October.

The First Ten Days of Zulhijjah are especially significant and are among the most magnificent days in the Islamic calendar. It is reported from Ibn Abbas (radhiyallahu anhu) that Rasulullah (sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) said: “There is no day wherein any good action is more beloved to Allah Ta’ala than these ten days (the first ten days of Zul Hijjah)”. Continue reading