Muharram Mubarak: poem for a blesséd New Year المحرّمPosted: November 15, 2012
New Year’s Resolutions:
a poem by Wayfarer
The first of Muharram has arrived
– Alhamdulillah –
Another year we have survived
This year we strive to do so much better
Practice our Deen down to the letter
Complete all our Salaat on time
Do many good deeds in our prime
Give Zakat without hesitation
Of the Holy Qu’ran make frequent recitation
Treat all we come across with kindness
Constantly ask for forgiveness
Muharram Mubarak to you, and
May all your Duas come true
– Insha’Allah !
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Glossary of Arabic phrases and Muslim terms:
Alhamdulillah: In Arabic – God/Allah be praised
Deen: In Arabic – the way or code of life
Salaat: Arabic for proper prayer ritual
Zakat: the giving of a portion of one’s wealth to the poor or needy – a practice initiated by Muhammad
Muharram Mubarak: Blesséd Muharram – an equivalent to Happy New Year in English. Muharram is the first month of the Islamic lunar calendar. In 2012 New Year’s Day is November 15th and marks the beginning of year 1434.
Dua: calling out to/summoning God – one’s personal invocation to Allah
Insha’Allah: In Arabic – God/Allah willing, If God/Allah wishes it to be so.
A special Thank You to Wayfarer for this Muharram poem!
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