- let us kick our habit of ritual TV serial watching, of being influenced by what the media mandarins would want us to believe. Rather let us look inward, let us find our true self, let us take this spiritual journey. Let us not be entertained but let us be a part of the joyous celebration, the celebration that will surely give you true bliss and an a'kherat, that each mumin cherishes and believes in. Let us celebrate our DEEN - roza, namaz, vazeba't, tilawat, munaja't, tahaj'jud etc: For 11 months in a year, we have been submitting ourselves to the whims and fancy of the media and the outside world, let this month be exclusively 'my space' Be proud of your space, let not the world interfere in your affairs.
- let us enjoy digestive peace, by doing roza, by taking nutritious 'ifta'ar' that benefits both our body and mind. Scientific studies have proved beyond doubt that balanced diet gives you the most essential micronutrients - Proteins, fats and Carbohydrates in required measure. Hadees of RasulAllah (S.A.) - The stomach is the well of the body, and the veins drink from it.If it is healthy, the veins pass on good health, if it is sick, the veins pass on poison. The arabic word 'himya' signifies both diet and precaution, which means extra care should be taken in how the food is cooked. The Tanzeem should have a 'dekho' at the most neglected aspect of hygine in the kitchen. It does not cost a world, it requires a little effort and continuous monitoring.
For 11 months you have not spared a thought on your digestive track, merrily gorging on rich fatty food, packaged foods, where much needed enzymes are destroyed. This is going to ring the alarm bells in the years to come, and you will surely regret, and will be a hapless victim facing regular medical bills and doctor visits, and diet restrictions.
- talk less and introspect more. Contemplation is not emptiness of mind or the absence of thought, but it is the art of bringing into focus, the divinity residing inside you.Do away with futile text messaging, the mobile companies have laughed their way to the Bank all these past 11 months, now wake up my young friends !! Learn self restrain, show that you are in control of your life, and not a puppet to gross consumerism. Become an example to your friends, because an ounce of example is better than a ton of compulsion. By your action prove to your peers that mobile is out, it is for dim witted, and iba'dat is the in thing
- ladies have 'me time' for your own self, by which I do not mean as the body and beauty experts have made you believe all these past 11 months to pamper your skin and body, and dress up to impress others, but 'me time' for your soul. Radiate the fragrance of your akhlaq by being very accommodating, not fighting over masallah space, I will not move an inch attitude. Shunning the herd and groupie instincts, when it comes to sitting in 'thals' for salvaat jaman.
THIS SEHRULLAH - LET US BE DIFFERENT and earn the khusi of our beloved Aqa Moula (TUS)
May Allah grant our beloved Aqa Moula (TUS) sehato-a'afiyat-ta-kiyamat. Ameen.