Assalamu alaikum (peace be with you)
Greetings and wishes for a blessed and peaceful month of fasting, reflection, giving out, sharing and growing. I know these times are difficult and what almost everyone around the world is facing is unprecedented, strange and can therefore be scary. Nevertheless, upon reflection there is an abundance of reason to be thankful, and so in this time of hardship, remembering all the trouble we have faced and come successfully through, we give thanks and take hear and increase our hope. This time is one of purification or elevation. Both good things, and we pray they are easy and blessed. God willing more on these topics later.
For my dear Muslim brothers and sisters, here are two blog posts I wrote on the topic that I hope may help.
I did not intend to write long, and it has been a long while since I blogged here. The long silence was in part because I have been busy setting up a non-profit foundation and also publishing by God’s grace. Introducing both here today 🙂
The foundation is called ‘Irfa’a’ ; a beautiful Quranic Arabic word that means ‘to elevate/ raise up’. The first books published, are volumes 1 to 4 of a series that takes its title from another Quranic word; ‘Qabas’; which means a lit flame/torch or firebrand. I invite you to visit our foundation’s website and please look at the books. InshaAllah (God willing), perhaps later we shall write more about them.
Irfa’a Foundation – http://www.irfaa.ca
Qabas – http://www.irfaa.ca/rasalhaq
For now, I leave you with an image of the new crescent moon of the month of Ramadan. I was blessed to witness it last night. I hope you can spot it! May peace be with you all