Tuesday, May 6, 2008

a Muslim's Birthday

One's Muslim birthday is, of course, the date upon which one was born. Far from considering it incidental, Islamic tradition regards one's Muslim birthday to be fraught with meaning and relevance and, a day to commemorate a life lived in service and submission to Allah SWT!

The Quran says:
"Our Lord is He Who gave to each created thing its form and nature, and further, gave it guidance." [20:50]

Birthdays are a time to celebrate with joy the creative ability of Al-Khaaliq and the guidance He has blessed us with in our life.

The Muslim birthday is the perfect day for reflection about our lives as believers and is an auspicious time to make new resolutions to perform good deeds and to deepen our commitment to the Quran and sunnah and the role they play in our lives.

On one's Muslim birthday it is customary to get together with family and friends to celebrate Islamically. At the celebration one should say a du'aa of thanks to Allah SWT, perhaps give money as sadaqah, and recite some of the Quran...etc ;)
"And ye certainly know already the first form of creation: why then do ye not celebrate His praises?" [56:62]
ps : Sannah helwah my beloved Bashir, ;)

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