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New Year (1440 Hijri) Message – Setting Goals for Personal Transformation

 

The new Islamic year (1440 Hijri) is finally here. A few days ago, people celebrated the beginnings of 2018 in many novel as well as traditional ways. One of the usual ways was to set new goals and resolutions for personal transformation and improvement. Although, setting resolutions and goals is a powerful tool to help you potentially shape your destiny, you should note that there is no concept of “New Year Resolutions” within the teachings of Islam. Instead, as Muslims you should constantly be assessing your lives and setting goals and making resolutions, rather than waiting for special days during the year to perform the exercise.

However, given the importance of personal transformation (something that lot of us need), this is an appropriate time to discuss this subject.

Let’s start by looking at the lives of all those who achieved remarkable successes by being committed to their goals. Among millions of examples, we see a powerful example in the life of Prophet Muhammad (saws) whose endless efforts and perseverance with the help of Allah, brought guidance to humanity at large and as a result of which we see more than a billion Muslims on this planet today. Thomas Edison, the inventor of light bulb and other countless inventions was committed enough to succeed even though according to him, he failed at least in 700 different projects. Abraham Lincoln who fought for abolishing slavery in the United States and became one of the most popular and successful presidents, actually lost many Congress and Senate races, and had nervous breakdown before he achieved his accolades and successes.

All these individuals were committed to achieving their goals. And through their wisdom, hard work, commitment, perseverance, and God’s will, they achieved what they had set out to achieve.

The question you need to ask yourself is where do you stand in setting your goals and what are you doing to achieve them?

goalsYou should know that the process of setting goals and making resolutions is mostly about you. If you don’t set your goals, you don’t move forward. If you set them and don’t follow through, you still don’t move forward. Resolutions are the specific steps that propel your life forward toward your goals while still immersed in the daily chores of life; resolutions are about how your behavior impacts other people’s lives; More importantly, resolutions are about your relationship with your Creator and how you strengthen that relationship by living life in accordance to His guidance.

If you are not in the habit of setting resolutions and goals, you should review the direction of your life and assess how your actions are contributing to your betterment and to your loved ones in accordance with the teachings of your Creator?

If you have a mere general idea on where you are heading simply because you are too busy to chart out a more directed course of action, you may not be fully harnessing your God gifted abilities. Setting goals and resolutions therefore enable you to step away and analyze the clutter in your life; they let you rise above the daily chores that keep you busy and keep you from organizing. The process is therefore about prioritizing and highlighting what is more important to make your life more meaningful. Here we recall a famous quote by Henry David Thoreau, who stated that “I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestioned ability of a man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.”

It is about self assessment and self evaluation – The Second Caliph, `Umar ibn Al-Khattab said, “Criticize and appraise yourselves before you are criticized and appraised….”. Therefore, setting goals and making resolutions is all about self improvement and to instill that attitude within ourselves. Abraham Lincoln once commented, “I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.”

The truth indeed is that you can not be better today if you did not set out to become better yesterday and took the necessary actions for that betterment.

It is about “actions” and execution – Setting a resolution is much more than dreaming, thinking and planning about what you want to change. It is about real execution – about doing something – about undertaking a course of action that actually starts bringing you closer to what you want to achieve. Many a people, organizations and countries fail in their lives and in their pursuits simply because of lack of execution. They plan but then can’t follow through; they talk but they can’t perform;

Even in the religion of Islam that emphasizes asking your Creator and Sustainer about your needs, there is an equal and parallel importance of your personal actions and deeds. Dr. Aaidh Al-Qrani in his famous book, “Don’t be Sad” says that once Umar bin Khattab got very angry with youth who were simply spending time in the mosque and told them: “Go out and seek sustenance, for the sky does not send down rain of gold or silver.” Confucious, a famous philosopher once said: “The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.” Florence Nightingale who had a lasting contribution in founding the modern nursing profession once said: “You ask me why I do not write something….I think one’s feelings waste themselves in words, they ought all to be distilled into actions and into actions which bring results.”

How many times have you planned but failed to execute? Isn’t it time to actually get on with a sustained course of action?

It is about using time wisely – Setting resolutions helps us maximize our time in life instead of squandering the valuable moments away. We all know how time flies but unfortunately many times we do not make full use of our time and life in general. Mu`adh ibn Jabal quotes the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, as saying: “A servant of Allah will remain standing on the Day of Resurrection until he is asked about four things: his life and how he spent it, his youth and how he used it up, his property and how he acquired and managed it and his knowledge and how he utilized it.”

We should therefore remind ourselves that we too have an end that is approaching. So, why squander our time away on nonessential pursuits?

It is about focused actions and tasks – Resolutions and goals help you focus on the right actions and tasks. Think about when you are about to take a long trip away from home. Our productivity in the number of tasks we complete before we take a trip is phenomenal simply because we have a deadline to meet and our energies are extremely focused. The closer you get to your time of travel, the more you ensure that you utilize each and every second available to you.

Can you imagine how much you will be able to accomplish daily only if you became half that productive and efficient?

It is about behavioral change – Setting goals and resolutions involves completely stepping away from behaviors you want to change – In Islam, this parallels the concept of “Repentence” or “Taubah” because the psychological, spiritual and physical dynamics is almost the same. Repentance in Islam entails stopping bad behavior, regretting past indulgence in that behavior, understanding the need to shy away from the bad behavior, making a strong intention not to return to the old behavior and finally substituting bad with good behaviors (better deeds).

Why not then apply the same dynamics to change any of your undesirable behaviors and habits, and embark on a major journey of personal progress?

It is about clarity of vision – Setting goals requires that you are clear about who you are and what you want to achieve. A confused mind can not set meaningful goals. A person not confident about his beliefs and values is rarely successful in charting out a meaningful course of action. This is why Sahaba (companions of the prophet) were able to unilaterally commit to the prophet and his cause. They clearly understood their role in this life. Once when in Madinah, the prophet had to send a group to Yemen for teaching new Muslims there about Islam. The prophet picked Mu’adh bin Jabal as their leader (even though Muadh was very young – perhaps in his early twenties). The prophet said, “The most knowledgeable of my ummah [community] in matters of Halal [permitted, allowed, lawful or legal] and Haram [forbidden] is Mu’adh bin Jabal.”

If Muadh was able to get that clarity at such a young age where he was chosen by the prophet (saws) to lead a group of mentors and teachers to a foreign land, why can’t we get clearer on who we are?

To conclude, remember this – The process of setting goals and resolutions requires that you actually take time to analyze where you stand and chart out what you want to become. More often, we are held back because of procrastination and habits that are difficult to change. However, we must realize that it is only we who can help our own selves cross that chasm.

So, start the change today – take the time to know yourself better – identify your weaknesses and commit to eliminate them. Assess your strengths and use them for meaningful pursuits. All in all, invest the effort to embark on a personal transformation that can help you, your families, the world around you and can make your relationship with your Creator even stronger. Because if you don’t take the step, Allah may not help you.

He says in the Quran:

That is so because Allah will never change a grace which He has bestowed on a people until they change what is in their own selves. And verily, Allah is All-Hearer, All-Knower. (Chapter 8 – Verse 53)

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107 comments… add one
  • Marzhan

    very helpful artcle. it helped me to understand my weaknesses about setting out any resolutions and focusing on the actions and what should i do further. Thanks.

  • tim

    very helpfull article

  • FAZELA

    VERY INTERESTING ARTICLE – HELP – WHEN SELF ESTEEM IS LOW.

    VERY VALUABLE POINTS I HAVE NOTED IN THIS ARTICLE.

    TO THE WRITER OF THIS ARTICLE – WELL DONE – KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK. – EXCELLENT…

  • Abdukkareem Thahir

    Interesting and educating. Happy New Year to Muslims all over the World.

  • ali

    beckon of hope for good and virtual life according to the teachings of islam

  • idris

    salam alayk, i’ve already had such plans on ground b4 alhamdulillah this article has strengthened me more. jazakumullahukhayran

  • zulfeekar

    My best wishes for all my brothers in Islam for Hijiri 1429.
    Indeed this is the intresting site for muslims to know more of our Culture and to show good guidence to our younger generations.
    Jasakkallahul khairan………..

  • Shujauddin

    The above aritcle is really a fodder for thought . In the present days resolutions are made taking into consideration of materialistic affairs but do not view through the realistic way i.e. follwing deen and pursuing your goals while not getting derailed from the track of deen. This article is an eye opener

  • Many thanks for this inspiring and educative article. It is highly stimulating and thought-provoking. May Almighty Allah increase you in knowledge and iman. Keep it up. Maa salam

  • Shoukat Ali

    Thanks IqraSense, Very interesting article- it really helped me….

  • Raji Kabiru

    the article is commendable but there is a serious need for us to understand the islamic calender. wishing every muslim happy new year. as for resolutions. as muslims the first resolution should be how to come closer to ALLAH. once this target has been set, achieving it entails doing away with vices. but resolutions should be an every day affair. not yearly. wonderful article.

  • Salam,

    This is an excellent post about ‘personal transformation’ which I hope can really transform any individual, if one puts it into action. I’m going to print out this article and also share it with my friends.

    Wishing all the Muslim brothers and sisters a very happy new year 1429 A.H. 🙂

  • nada

    ASSALAMALYKUM….

    MASHA ALLAH VERY GOOD AND VERY INSIGHTFUL ARTICLE…..INSPIRES US TO BE BETTER MUSLIMS AND BETTER HUMAN BEINGS!!
    INSHA ALLAH I WILL FOLLOW IT HENCE FORTH….
    AND WISHING ALL MUSLIMS BROS AND SISTERS IN THE WORLD A VERY HAPPY AND A BLESSED NEW YEAR!!

  • Jag

    Wow… This article is amazing. Thanks and a very happy 1429 for everyone 🙂

  • muhammad L Barau

    Wonderful packaged thoughts and educating

  • Hussein Moruf

    I wish all the muslims men and women all over the world that a prosperous new year and many years ahead. I must thank you IqraSence.com that you doing a great job. May Almighty Allah bless and be with every one of the members. (Amen). Keep it up, i know Almighty Allah reward you abundantly. (Amen).

  • Muhammad Yaqub

    much informative article and full of hope.it urges to be practical.

  • Abubakar Efuman

    The Messege is very good and Meaningful.Iwish all the Muslim Ummah Happy New Year (Islamic).Thanks and Best regards.

  • kazeem

    very motivating article.thanks

  • sani fari

    Very energizing article in the sense that it makes one feel ready to double their effort towards doing what is necessary in achieve their goals in this world and hereafter. I must commend the writer for a job welldone. Thanx and may God bless.

  • Nasir

    Very inspiring article, may Allah reward the writer with abundant blessing.

  • Kabir Oyediran

    You did a good job by going straight to the point. I am happy to read such atticle from islam perspective. Please keep it up, jazakum lahu aira.
    Happy new year to the muslims all over the word.

  • Nurudeen

    Salam to all muslims and greetings to non muslims as well. May Allah grant all belivers joy and forgiveness and the ability to worship as recommended – Ameen.

  • shura

    salamAlaykom wa rahmato Allah

    Thank you very much for this helpful and interestnig article .

    “Jazaka allaho khayran”.

    Subhana Allah, alhamdo li Allah ,Allaho akbar.

  • rashida

    very educative and a helpful one especially to the youth.

  • shahnaz

    thankyou for publishing such an informative and an inspiring article.
    may Allah help ease our way to keep our resolutions. ameen.

  • Abdul-Malik Sultan

    In the Name Of God The Beneficent The Merciful

    A productive article indeed.Provides a good starting point on how to set one’s goals.Quite inspiring too.
    Good Job!

    Wa Kullu 3m Waantum Bikheir! Happy New Year

  • Nurudeen Ademoye

    Glory be to God the owner of the world and all thats in it ‘Am happy for the writer and all that its wrote may allha reward u as people benefit from it please keep it up may the peace of God be with u Amen

  • musharraf mufti

    EXCELLENT AND MOST VALUABLE ARTICLE
    I APPRICIATE THE AUTHOR FOR HIS ARTICLE.
    PLEASE KEEP IT UP
    GOD BLESS YOU
    KHUDA HAFIZ
    MUSHARRAF

  • A very inspiring write up. The first step towrads failure is when when you fail to plan. It does not end at planning from the onset but assess your plan at the end of the day. Measure success or failure by evaluating whether you have met set goals and objectives. Success would move you ahead. Celebrate success. Whereas failure would teach you what you have not done well. Failure improves your skills.
    I join my muslim brothers and sisters all over the world to welcome them to first day of Muharram 1429 on Wednesday. Compliment of the season. Let’s live a just life so that the world would be a better place for us all. Ma salam

    Usman Al-Rashid
    Abuja, Nigeria

  • Thanks for the beautiful write up.Keep on the good work. May Alllah reward you.

    Khalid Adamu
    Abuja, Nigeria

  • Jerome

    This remind us on how do we do in our daily dealings with our self empowerment towards being a better servant of Allah. Mabrook IqraSense, you’re doing the right stuff for our brothers. Thank you.

  • Assalamu Alakium
    This is a New Year and all of the believers will be blessed (inshallah). Do not take what Allah(swt) has sent down as something that is bad. He will not give us a burden that we can not handle. We already have been BLESSED because we are Muslims. May HE reward all of us in this world and in the Heareafter(Ameen).

  • Garba Abdulrahman

    The article is very interesting and educative.Please keep it up.Happy new year in advance.

  • Nuraeni

    No any other word is ideal than for ALLAH’s reward to you all for an highly educative site.
    Pls keep it up !.

  • Muhammed Lateef

    Al hamdullilah, it is a right time to publish such articles in this busy life and if we planned according to such articles
    Inshallah we will success here & hereafter.

    Best regards and please keep sending such articles with Islamic point of view.

    Allah hafiz,

  • Kadara

    Inspiring!

    Many Thanks.

    Happy New Year to All.

  • Zakiyyah Abdullah

    Alhamdulillah As salaam Alaykum

    This article is right on time for me- I have been looking at myself in a different light and praying for Allah to strengthen me where I am weak and to make me stronger in my strengths. This artricle have put some things in perspective for me… I wasn’t far from the course. May Allah accept our duas. I will keep this article close – to remind me to stay focus on my goals. Have a bless and righteous new year and let us thrive for more taqwa (God conscious). May Allah keep us. ameen ameen ameen

    Jazaka allah khayran

  • Sikirulai

    Many thanks to the writer of this post.May Allah in His infinite mercy continue to increase your knowledge.

    To all my Muslim brothers and sisters. Happy Hidjiri

  • Abaa Sumayyaah

    Aslm’alkm,

    May ALLAH make realise the efforts of our predecessors so we can really appreciate what we presently have and thereby constantly give thanks to Allaah.

  • sambujang

    VERY EDUCATIVE, INTERESTING AND CAN EVEN CHANGE SOME ONE.
    I COMMEND THE WRITER FOR A JOB WELL DONE. THIS CAN CHANGE
    ONE BLESS BY ALLAH THE ALMIGHTY.
    IT REALLY REMINES US ABOUT HOW TO EVALUATE OURSELVES AT THE
    END OF THE DAY AND IMPROVED BETTER THE NEXT DAY.
    AUTOMATICALLY SUCH WRITERS NEED TO BE COMMENDED.
    I THEREFORE WISH EACH AND EVERY MUSLIM BROYHERS A WAY
    FORWARD FROM WHERE YOU STAND.
    ASALAMU ALAIKUM,
    SAMBUJANG JARJUE
    BANJUL,THE GAMBIA

  • Vicki

    Assalam Alaykum,
    This article was written to me, wasn’t it? How could you all possibly know that I am a procrastinator? I have shamefully become lazy since my disability, but this article was just the thing I need to get myself back on track. Thank you and bless you.

    Vicki

  • Dr. Asheikh

    New year greetings to the Muslim Ummah. The article is very educative and interesting. Jaza kallahu khairan

  • Alicia Markham

    Salaams to All!

    May Allah bless each and everyone of you during this blessed New Year!

    This article is quite the eye-opener.

    Take your time and reflect on your life, review what changes did occur in your life (good or bad), and understand that YOU are the one responsible. Go out in the world and make it better, with the use of education and spread the knowledge learned, inshallah, this place we call earth will be here for all to enjoy. Until that fateful Day of Judgement, let us all love and be truthful to one another.

  • I A Maiyaki

    Assalamun Alaikum,
    The article is infact an energizer for any muslim and non-muslim alike who wants to be of good behavior and aspire to be of benefit to his environment and the community and equally be an abdul to Allah. I wish you more thoughts and efforts to continue sending more Godly messages to humanity.
    Dhajakhumul-Lahu hairan.

  • ibrahim

    May almighty Allah continue to increase the writer in knowledge and iman.
    the article is a soul inspiring one indeed. The muslim umah should know that a mission without a vission is an illusion.

    Wishing all muslim umah happy new year(hijrah)

  • Musliu Oladipo

    This is an excellent and well-timed article.I say Jazakum lahu Khaera to the writer.I wish all Muslims all over the world a prosperous new year.

  • muhammad ali

    alhamdullilah……im very moved and inspired,as a human.we need constant reminder of what our daily lives are all about and this is indeed a very beautiful piece,i hope that more gd things would come in ouw way insya-ALLAH

  • Ahmedini

    Masha’Allah very nice Jasaka”Allahu Khair

  • Martin Brozik

    As salamu aleikom!

    To all muslim brothers and sisters I´d like to wish you succesful year 1429H. I´d like to thank to all muslims who showed me the beauty and sence of this religion. Thanks to them and thanks to Allah, I found/discovered the right way of my life. I´d like also to wish the muslims which are from coutries where is not islam fully respected a lot of joy, patience, determination. May Allah helps you and follows your steps.

    Martin Brozik, 17
    Czech republic

  • Anjum Butt

    Aslaam’O’ Alaikum, All Brothers & Sisters in Islam.

    Happy New Year (1429 Hijri) to all Muslim brother and Sisters.
    The most beautiful, educative, interesting and valuable article.
    I congratulate to the writer and hope we will have more beautiful words from him/her in future, please keep it up, Allah Bless You.
    Allah Hafiz.

  • Rebecca

    Thank you for this wonderful article. It’s an eye opener to better manage my time wisely. May everyone who read this article benefit from it, muslims and non-muslim alike. May Almighty Allah bless us all. Ameen

  • Troy Battle

    Very informative-Enjoyed the article.

  • El-Sanusi

    Assalamu’alaikum, This is a very important Da’awa as some of us understand the meaning of New Islamic Year in different way and which mostly goes against the teaching of the religion and the Sunnah of the Prophet (SAW). So may Allah continue to enlighten you with knowlegde and wisdom in order to achieve a greatest reward and may He unite all Muslems Ummah around the world. Barakallahu Feeka.

  • bappa

    salam
    Thank you all for the good work you are doing to islam. dear brothers and sisters in islam, wshing you a happy 1429 and may God make us to worship Him more harder than in 1428.some things we have to consider in this blessed year which we expect too see tomorrow. In our daily activities if we calculate our time for a day, we can see that the only time we have for Almighty God is not more than one hour; the remaining hours we use them to struggle for livelihood. Through out the day, our Tongues speak lies; our eyes looks at Haram, our ears hear what is Haram; our Hands takes or touches some things that is Haram; our legs walk to so many places that are Haram. Brothers and sisters in Islam in today’s world, many Muslims think that, Believing in Allah (S.W.T.), Believing in His Messenger (S.A.W.), Believing in His Books, Believing in His Angles, Offering the five daily prayers, Fasting the Month of Ramadan, Visiting the scared Mosque at Macca, Offering Umrah etc; is the only obligatory thing that man will do only to succeed. No, we have other voluntary work such as Reading the Qur’an, Nafilah, Sadaka, Visiting the sick, Speaking good words, Helping the needy, helping in building Islamic Schools and Mosques with your hands or your wealth, Planting a Tree, Building a well, Being kind to our parents and praying for them dead or Alive, Being kind to your wife and Children, Your brothers, sisters and relatives etc. Lastly, we have to engage our selves in remembering Allah (S.W.T.) and the Prophet (S.A.W.) as long as we are alive. happy 1429!!
    regards
    bappa

  • Ghazali Akeem

    The message is highly stimulating, educating and interesting with clarity of expressions.
    It is very true that most new year resolutions were never achieved, and as such to many, it’s
    been needless to make ay new ones. Al- hamdulillahi Rabili Aalamin, this article provided the
    driving force for a positive move. With much blessings on the holy Prophet MUHAMMAD (S.A.W),
    may it benefits all , amin-in.

  • Basirat Lawal

    Assalamu Alaikum All,

    As for myself 1428 was a year of profound realization, a year of becoming closer to Allah and realizing that entering a new decade in my life signifies maturity, strength, and making a choice to be happy. Al hamdulilah 1428 was the year I began to fully cover myself as a muslim woman should. Prior to that I had always covered myself but not specifically as prescribed for Muslim Women. I aslo realized that although some people may be good they may not be good company. At times I believe that as Muslims we forget how much our surroundings have an effect on who we become and what choices we make in life. 1428 I guess was a year of deep connection with Allah and with myself. In this new year that we have already entered in the Western world and is a day from us in the Islamic world, I anticipate prosperity, happiness, wealth both spiritually and materially. I anticipate more emphasis on prayer and dua’s and the entire Muslim Ummah coming together as one. We must obliterate even the idea of there being any kind of a division amongst us. Whether we’re black, white, pakistani, Indian, Arabian or whatever. Before anything else we are Muslims. As Bappa said above we must remember Allah constantly in everything we do. And if we do that we cannot have any space for prejudice. We should all learn to greet each other Islamically because too many people act like they do not even know what “Assalamu Alaikum” means. 1429 should be a year of discovery, of closeness with Allah, and surrounding ourselves with pious people. Ameen. Happy New Year 1429!!

  • A. Shakib Bakhshi

    Salaam,
    I found this article the greatest I ever read about changing attitude. I am greatly appreciative of the writer as well as all those who made it possible for people to access it.

    Allah j grant them a great reward

  • Many thanks for this inspiring and educative article.My best wishes for all my brothers in Islam for Hijiri 1429.esselamu aleykum from TURKEY

  • right on the point and on the time
    may Allah reward the writer(s).

  • very interesting and inspiring article. it is a guide to people who have not set their goals in life and fond of wasting time.

  • Muhammad Shakil Siddiqui

    It is intellectually penetrating article. It offers guidelines for setting goals and objective in an explicit manner. If life is a flower, Islam is its fragrance, if life is a diamond, Islam is its brilliance. We should set our goals for serving humanity as Islam is a religion of peace and respect to all. I wish every success to all my muslim brothers at the beginning of new Islamic year. May Allah bless us all.

  • Siththy

    Assalamualikum!
    This articale is very uusefull for the yougesters
    for their future.
    My advance new year wishes for every muslims
    in the world.

  • this is an inspiring write up, glory be to GOD Almighty that make the writing of this article possible. though it was written with the intention to educate the muslim ummah but it is good for all. to be honest, this article came at the time I needed it. jasakum lah hairan to the writer, may Almighty Allah bestow HIS mercy on all muslim ummah and save the oppressed muslims in the hands of their oppressors.

  • assalaam alaikum
    alhamdulillah a very good work it will work wonders inshaallah.
    and avery very happy new year to the ummah of muhammad (may peace be upon him)

  • Ambreen

    as-salaam a lai kum

    first of all lemme wish U all a “happy & prosperous Islamic New Year” i must admit the article is very inspiring and full of hope & faith its talking about both our spiritual n materialist needs and with excellent examples to be successful in life may allah bless U man keep up the good work

    allahafiz
    ambreen

  • AbdulHakeem Salau

    Assalam Alaykum,
    This article is wonderful as it serve as reminder to some of us and its the article of our time because after reading it you will be awaken if you are sleeping.

    May Allah(SWT) bless increase the writer in knowledge,amin.

  • sufia

    good one! must read

  • jamila

    Salam. May Allah (SWT) reward U all abundantly for ur efforts and accecpt our ibadah, Amin.

    This article has enabled me understand that even if God has destined certain things to happen to us ,whether good or bad, we have a role to play in who we actually become by setting goals and making resolutions as well as mapping out strategies to achieve these goals with the help and guidiance of Allah.

    This post, like a few others sent to me has made me understand that every second that passes shall be accounted for in the hereafter so should try as much as possible to make the best out of what life has to offer.

    May Allah spare our lives to witness many more years to come, in good health and obedience to the Will of Allah

  • Assalam Alaykum,
    Mashallah, well written, worthy guidence
    A very happy new year to all

  • Asalam

    A good, nice and interesting article
    Allah SWT rewards abundantly amin

    keep it up

    masalam

  • Kader - Singapore

    Right message on Right time.

  • salamAlaykom wa rahmato Allah

    Thank you very much for this helpful and interestnig article .

    “Jazaka allaho khayran”.

    Subhana Allah, alhamdo li Allah ,Allaho akbar.

  • Mohammed kamil Abdul Salam

    this is a very powerful message indeed. the authour was very concise and detailed. this is the best thing that has happen to me today. may the blessing of the almighty Allah be on the writer and may he continue to touch and inspire more live through his pen.

  • syed kaleemullah

    As-salaam alaykum…wow what a inspiring, educative and thoughtprovoking article…sure it will change the lives for those who are literally what to set goals and make resolutions on the occasion of New Hijri year…good work..Allah will reward u for this amazing try..jazakumullahu.

  • Teslim

    A very good begining, I’m blessed to have read this article. may ALLAH (SWT) bless and enrich the writer in knowledge and good health so he can dish out many more of the inspiring work. ma salam

  • assalaam-u-alaikum jazakallah so much for the very good article it’s beautiful and may we all learn and benefit from this i like to remind my Muslim brothers and sisters to give importance to the new islamic year! jazakallah!
    wasalaam

  • Hilal Ahmed Punoo

    Assaalamu alaikum

    It is very beautiful, inspiring, interesting and valuable article.
    We should set our goals for serving humanity.
    Islam is a religion of peace and respect to all.
    I wish every success to all my muslim brothers at the beginning of new Islamic year 1429 AH
    Allah Bless You.
    Hilal Ahmed ….

  • Mohammed Mukhtar Fakhroo

    Assalamualaikum Wa Ramatullahi
    Wa Brakatuh!I think it is very interesting and valuable article.At this moment i would like wish my all brothers & sisters in Islam for new Hijiri 1429.Indeed this is the intresting site for muslims to know more of our Culture and to show good guidence to our younger generations.
    Best wishes for new hijri year;

  • MUHAMMAAD ANEES UR REHMAN

    this is a very powerful message indeed. the authour was very concise and detailed. this is the best thing that has happen to me today. may the blessing of the almighty Allah be on the writer and may he continue to touch and inspire more live through his pen.

  • amal

    Asalam alaykum,

    What an absolutely peaceful and inspiring article. May Allah (SWT) bless the Muslim ummah and accept our duas.

    We must however ensure that setting goals isn’t restricted to the individual, but must encompass serving humanity.

    Finally, jazaka allahu khayran ‘IqraSense’ on a superb site. Insha-Allah you’ll be rewarded on your effort to engage the Muslim ummah worldwide.

  • shahbudin

    My wish for 1429H is that moslems all over the world will show more solidairity as the Ummah…more compassion and geared efforts towards helping our moslem brothers in poor developing or war torn countries through aids or othe form of donation.

    May Allah SWT bless us all, my moslem brothers and sisters!!!

    shahbudin

  • rubeena

    assalamualaikum,
    happy new year to all my muslim brothers and sisters
    indeed this article was splended and thought provoking
    which is very much needed for todays muslims many
    many thanks and best wishes for iqrasense.com

  • Hassan

    Assaalamu alaikum,

    Wow, what an inspiring, educative and good reminder to all and sundry on how to chase the worldly things through ALLAH and ALLAH only. I thank ALLAH to have brought me into this sinful world a Muslim.
    I wish all Muslims worldwide a very successful 1429 AH .

    ALLAH Bless you all.
    Hassan S.M

  • Jafaar

    well writtin…

    In this time and age you just can’t succeed alone. you need the tools and the support to help to move you forward. word of encouragement is good, but not enough. success in life, is how to be good and how totake care of your family

  • Jafaar

    well writtin article.
    Happy new 1429.

    you just can’t measure life for how much money you made or how successful you are in business.
    The most successful man ever. is a good family man. a man who knows how to take care of family and
    how to rais the kids of the future.there are so many things in life you could be successful in .and the money is not one of them.
    being happy in life and be satisfied with the little you have, that will open the road to more and better things.

    Happiness keeps you sweet.
    Trials keep strong.
    Sorrows keep you human.
    failures keep you humble.
    success keeps glowing.
    But only Allah can keep you going.
    So how many you get to day.?

    Because of you the true muslim ——————- The sun came up today

    —–Believe it ——-

  • Joseph

    Assaalamu alaikum,
    I wish all Muslims worldwide a very successful 1429 AH .What an absolutely peaceful and inspiring article.
    Islam is a religion of peace and respect to all.
    A very good begining, I’m blessed to have read this article.
    A very happy new year to all
    Once again I would Like to say Islam is a religion of peace and respect to all.
    Have nice day.
    Joseph.

  • Dr ibrahim salieu kamara

    i am deeply moved by this valuable and life inspiring article.it has motivated me to reshape my life for my betterment and that of mankind.i have forwarded to many friends in the world.in deed he who fails to plan plans to fail.but to plan on paper or mind without executing is fruitless.For many the salutation happy new year is a passing fancy as pessimissim has taken hold unto the minds of men.Prophet yaqub told his childreen to act towards divine hope as the soothing Mercy of Allah is closer to those who are sincere[to their relationship with Allah -see Sura Yusuf]
    i wish this wonderful article can be translated into many languages now and made availabe to all mankind.May Allah bless the writter and those sending it others.happy new year to you allllllllllllllllllllll.amin

  • faiz gouri

    An eye opener article cannot express my feelings

  • Saima

    Assamualikum Wa Rehmatullahi Wa Barkatuhu.. I Wish One N All A Very Very Happy New Year.. May Allah (SWT) Accept Our Siyam And Qiyam.. Allhamdullillah I Had Given This Thought Before, N’ By Reding This Article I Got More Strengthened..JAzakAllah..

    Itz really appreciable by giving quotes of Our PROPHET (Peace Be Upon Him) it really touched me.. and i sincerely wish All muslim bros and sis.. including me shud inculcate and shud remeber these moral thoughts and Inshallah our Lifes would be changed .. MAy Allah gives Hidaya to one and all AMEEN YA RABBAL ALAMEEN…

  • Saima

    Assamualikum Wa Rehmatullahi Wa Barkatuhu.. I Wish One N All A Very Very Happy New Year.. May Allah (SWT) Accept Our Siyam And Qiyam.. Allhamdullillah I Had Given This Thought Before, N’ By Reding This Article I Got More Strengthened..JAzakAllah..

    Itz really appreciable by giving quotes of Our PROPHET (Peace Be Upon Him) it really touched me.. and i sincerely wish All muslim bros and sis.. including me shud inculcate and shud remeber these moral thoughts and Inshallah our Lifes would be changed .. MAy Allah gives Hidaya to one and all AMEEN YA RABBAL ALAMEEN…

  • Houda

    Dear Brothers and Sisters,

    I agree that this is a good article but I also agree with the wrtiter #52 Bappa that

    “Through out the day, our Tongues speak lies; our eyes looks at Haram, our ears hear what is Haram; our Hands takes or touches some things that is Haram; our legs walk to so many places that are Haram.

    Brothers and sisters in Islam in today’s world, many Muslims think that, Believing in Allah (S.W.T.), Believing in His Messenger (S.A.W.), Believing in His Books, Believing in His Angles, Offering the five daily prayers, Fasting the Month of Ramadan, Visiting the scared Mosque at Macca, Offering Umrah etc; is the only obligatory thing that man will do only to succeed. No, we have other voluntary work such as Reading the Qur’an, Nafilah, Sadaka, Visiting the sick, Speaking good words, Helping the needy, helping in building Islamic Schools and Mosques with your hands or your wealth, Planting a Tree, Building a well, Being kind to our parents and praying for them dead or Alive, Being kind to your wife and Children, Your brothers, sisters and relatives etc. Lastly, we have to engage our selves in remembering Allah (S.W.T.) and the Prophet (S.A.W.) as long as we are alive. happy 1429!!”

    Self assessment and evaluation is good as is action and execution of ones goals. Definitely we need to use our time wisely, focus our action and tasks. We need to change our behaviour and have clarity of vision. All the things mentioned above deserve attention however……

    Let us not forget that nothing happens in the world without the permission of Allah. Good, bad or ugly, it all comes from Allah. So keep in mind that we must always cultivate the right attitude, constantly thank Allah for his bounty and what we have received this last year and years past. Thank HIM for all the bounty we are about to receive and the help. We must not forget to ask for forgiveness for our sins and ask for help in accomplishing those resolutions . Remember that nothing can be accomplished without HIM (Allah) so don’t beat around the bush ask straight out with true hearts what it is you require. Allah loves those who don’t waffle, act like a ninnies, or with doubt, but loves those of conviction and actual belief that their prayers are heard and answered!!!

    Each morning we must remember night prayer is a powerful tool. Allah loves those who increase their knowledge and apply that knowledge. He loves those who don’t meekly go with the flow but question each action. Is this what Allah wants? [You know you know what is right and wrong!! Why do you deny it in day to day tasks?]

    Did you help a fellow human being come closer to Allah each day? A smile goes a long way. Even a disbeliever can benefit from a word spoken in wisdom. Who knows if that word is what it takes to gently nudge them closer to Islam?

    We don’t live in this world alone. Even personal resolutions can have an impact upon this world and make a difference.

  • Asslamaualaikum everyone – I read all your comments with great appreciation and hope and pray that we all be committed to excellence moving forward.

    Along the same lines, I would like to say that sister Houda’s statements compliment the message of this article very well. She very rightly reminds us about His Will as a precursor to the results of our actions and about the importance of our obligations to everyone around us….

    Its time now to move beyond words and get on with actions…

    — The IqraSense.com Blogger

  • Anfaz

    Very useful article. We must make it a point to share this with many other people we know. This has useful advices to everybody. May Allah accept the efforts of the writer(s). Ameen

  • Isom Yusqi

    Assalamu’alaikum for all Muslim brothers and sisters !!!
    Very good article. May Allah create all Muslim in the world to be best people, Ameeen…..

  • abdul

    assalamualaikum everyone …I wish all Muslims worldwide a very successful 1429 AH

  • MOHD.YOUNUS HUSSAIN

    Assalamu’alaikum for all Muslim brothers and sisters ,
    One of the best article that i have ever came across from a muslim.I have seen thousand of books on this topic from non -mulims authors.Really good work.keep it up.May Allah guide us in the right path.

    Allah Hafiz

  • umar hamza

    salam.
    May Allah the almighty reward you amin.

  • kabir Muhammad

    I am really inspired. Keep up the good work

  • Anonymous

    Alhamdullilah……im very moved and inspired,as a human.we need constant reminder of what our daily lives are all about and this is indeed a very thought ful piece,i hope that more good things would come in our way insha-ALLAH

  • Abubakar Efuman

    Very intresting Pls,keep it up.Its very helpful.May Allah reward you aboundantly.
    Thanks and Best regard.

  • tareef us khuda ki jis ne jaha banaya.ya nice article.

  • A.sadiq

    an interesting article and has encourage me to remain focus on my goals

  • Hauwa

    great article..it really inspired me.i procastinate alot, i learnt d way forward..i will insha Allah move forward.
    May Allah reward d writer wit d best of rewards.

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