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The year ahead is yours to conquer

With the beginning of a new year, many people have taken some time to reflect upon the year that has passed and plan for the new one. It is a time of introspection, self reflection and anticipation for what lies ahead.
Whilst planning is important, we must also realise that Allah is the best of planners and we must place our trust in him in all our affairs.
As Aaidh ibn Abdullah Al Qarni says in his book “Don’t be sad”:
“When a Muslim sets out to do something, he must do the following: he must plan with caution, and he must put his trust in Allah.
The Prophet (PBUH), who was protected by Allah and who had a stronger trust in Allah than anyone else, wore armour in battle. A man asked the Prophet (PBUH), ‘Should I tie my camel to the post or should I put my trust in Allah?’ The Prophet (PBUH) said, ‘Tie it up and put your trust in Allah.’
When you take appropriate steps to reach your goal, and when at the same time you put your trust in Allah, you have implemented two important principles of Islamic Monotheism.”
Advice taken from our beloved Habib’Allah is the best form of advice.
Let us strive to follow his guidance and Insha Allah we will see success.