السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكُمْ وَرَحْمَةُ اللهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ
It’s Wednesday 25th November 2020.
Let’s talk about the ‘Muslim Welfare Institute (MWI)’ today.
Today was a day of mixed emotions. It was sad in the sense that we, at the MWI, moved out of our premises after 23 wonderful years. It was also a happy occasion in another sense, as we moved into our new office and new environment.
Having started the MWI in 1992, for the first 5 years, we had no office and also no paid staff. In 1996, we purchased a premises here in Blackburn and used it as our offices until today. Today we moved into Suite 301 in Daisyfield Business Centre. Pondering upon the move, it brings the reality of life closer to home.
Our stay in this world is very temporary. If we take the average age of a human being as 65, the first 10 years of life can be regarded as childhood. That leaves 55 years. We spend one third of our life (8 hours daily) sleeping. That leaves 37 years. Just how short is life? And, as we experienced today, we are not here forever.
We are like travellers who have set out on a journey with the final destination being the Hereafter and Jannat ul-Firdaus, اِنْ شَاءَ الَّلهُ. As we move through the different phases of life, let’s not lose track of the real purpose of life. Making our Creator happy is our ultimate goal, and ending up in Jannat ul-Firdaus, is our ultimate destination, اِنْ شَاءَ الَّلهُ.
Almighty Allāh take us at the MWI from strength to strength, and grant us all the ability to understand the purpose of this temporary life, Āmeen.
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جَزَاكَ اللَّهُ خَيْرًا
Request for Du’ās
وَالسَّلَامُ Hanif Dudhwala
(CEO, Muslim Welfare Institute, Blackburn, UK)