Saturday 31 December 2022

A prayer for new year 2023

The first sun of the new year 2023 is about to dawn and expected to bring in new hopes for the next twelve months and many years thereafter. We always have expectations and hopes, though many wither away due to our follies, incompetence and shallow faith in God. The year 2022 has not been well managed by us and looking back is not much too easy. We have had wars, continue to continue from the previous years and no end is foreseen in the new year 2023.

Millions are dying in hunger, while trillions are being spent to kill more and more soldiers and non-soldiers for God knows which national interest of big countries. If somehow, we could harness aggression and stop wars and money spent on wars is diverted to bring peace and feed countless hungry mouths, the world will be a heaven on earth.

Looking back, let us thank God first for the countless blessings He bestowed on us, though we did not deserve at all
Let us thank God for the mercy He has shown on us and not brought His wrath on us despite our follies

To continue into the new year 2023, it is my life's earnest desire and heartfelt invocation that:
May God bless us all
Bless our homes, our children, homes and countries from the clutches of the war mongers
May God bless us happiness, peace and love for each other
May God shield our evil desires, our sins and deceit for others
May God forgive all our past mistakes, sins and wrongdoings and pave way for a error less life
May God save us from being dishonoured and have mercy on us
May God realize our spoken and unspoken invocations and supplications
May all hungry mouths be well fed
May wars and chaos be turned into peace and tranquility
May all our difficulties and problems be eased 
May all those suffering from life threatening diseases be given new lives and be healthy again
May hate and deceit be erased from us
May God instill love in our hearts so that we love each other
May this world become a living heaven for the entire mankind

Let us carry the sweet things that happened to us in the past years
Let us carry these into our hearts and spread love all over in coming days
Let us love each other once again and let the man live in peace forever

Our Lord, grant us what is good in this world and what is good in the World to Come, and protect us from the chastisement of the Fire
Our Lord! We do indeed believe in you alone and no one else, so forgive us our sins and keep us safe from the chastisement of the Fire
Our Lord! We have wronged ourselves. If You do not forgive us and do not have mercy on us, we shall surely be among the losers
Our Lord! Grant us Your mercy and provide for us rectitude in our affairs
My Lord, verily we are vanquished; so, come to our aid
My Lord, all those who are reading these lines, please bless them all
My Lord, we have deviated from your path, please show us Your light
And direct us on to the Straight Way - Siraat e Mustaqeem
My Lord! Enable me and my offspring to establish Prayer, and do accept, our Lord, this prayer of mine
My Lord, dispose me that I may give thanks for the bounty that You have bestowed upon me and my parents, and dispose me that I may do righteous deeds that would please You, and also make my descendants righteous. I repent to You, and I am one of those who surrender themselves to You


May Allāh (سبحانه و تعالى‎) help us understand Qur'ān and follow the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, which is embodiment of commandments of Allah contained in the Qur'ān. May Allah help us to be like the ones He loves and let our lives be lived helping others and not making others' lives miserable or unlivable. May all our wrong doings, whether intentional or unintentional, be forgiven before the angel of death knocks on our door. 

وَمَا عَلَيۡنَاۤ اِلَّا الۡبَلٰغُ الۡمُبِيۡنُ‏ 
(36:17) and our duty is no more than to clearly convey the Message.”
That is Our duty is only to convey to you the message that Allah has entrusted us with. Then it is for you to accept it or reject it. We have not been made responsible for making you accept it forcibly, and if you do not accept it, we shall not be seized in consequence of your disbelief, you will yourselves be answerable for your actions on Day of Resurrection.

May Allah forgive me if my posts ever imply a piety far greater than I possess. I am most in need of guidance.

Reading the Qur'ān should be a daily obligation of a Muslim - Reading it with translation will make it meaningful. But reading its Exegesis / Tafsir will make you understand it fully. It will also help the Muslims to have grasp over social issues and their answers discussed in the Qur'an and other matter related to inter faith so that they are able to discuss issues with non-Muslims with authority based on refences from Qur'an.

Note: When we mention God in our posts, we mean One True God, we call Allah in Islam, with no associates. Allah is the Sole Creator of all things, and that Allah is all-powerful and all-knowing. Allah has no offspring, no race, no gender, no body, and is unaffected by the characteristics of human life.

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