2020 - A Muhammadan Year

Jan 02, 2020

This is a repost of an article that was first published on Cherished and Successful on 2 Jan 2020 

Happy 2020 to all my Cherished Readers.

I’ve been in my pyjamas all day!  And I woke up with a red eye! I think it's because a vessel must have burst while I was rubbing it, or perhaps it was because I was at a mawlid listening to Sidi Uthman Bhally describe Um Ma'bad (I love her) describe the Messenger of Allah, ﷺ saying the white of his eyes had some redness in them, so my eye thought to make itself red...? 

The last two weeks of 2019 were so intense! I was working on submitting my workbook manuscript which I successfully submitted yesterday morning at 10am, before heading out to Hounslow Jamia Masjid to have a bookstall while the masjid hosted an amazing exhibition of over 200 Prophet Relics. There was a news reporter from Dunya News who I answered (babbled nervously) some questions for, keenly aware that my friend had walked past and taken my photo to distribute to my mates.  

Needless to say, my house is a mess, we have had the messiest and most disorganised Christmas and New Year’s Day.  I’ve been having meltdowns before leaving the house ‘please can you all just help me get out of the house’ and certain others have been having meltdowns about how many glasses get left by the sink that have only been used to drink water…

A few days ago I lost my dear uncle who I loved lots, may Allah grant him paradise... so booked a ticket to visit my Aunty (Phuppo) in Pakistan and managed to book an Umrah at the same time!  Alhamdulillah, I will be taking my book to the Messenger of Allah ﷺ.  Funny how things work, isn't it?

Ao Madina chalen
 issi mahina chalen

Come, let's go / chalen to Madina
Let's go / chalen this very month / mahina

Thanks and love to all the ladies who helped me out over the last two weeks to get my workbook sent off.  I appreciate all of you.  And thank you to all those who visited my stall yesterday, I loved engaging with every one of you!  Hope to visit you in Peterborough, Accrington and Luton after the workbook has been published, inshaAllah!

And what a lovely 2020 pic, you see it spells out the word Muhammad in Arabic?  This beats the Nike and Cocoa Cola pics any day! 

Here’s to a new year and new start of creating a Muhammadan ﷺ life where we can emulate being a mercy to the worlds.

Belief in the full statement of ‘There is no god but Allah and Muhammad is His Messenger’ brings with it the responsibility to emulate God’s Messenger Muhammad, to be Muhammadan, to be a mercy unto all the worlds. It is within us, for it is our cultural inheritance. 

Shaykh Faid Mohammed Said
The Meaning of Muhammad and our Cultural Memory


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