Calendar Updated

“What? Is it 2016 already? Time is ticking so fast!” Expressed the seventeen-year-old Muslim guy in awe.

Time sprinted so fast, that a month seemed such a week and a week seemed such a day. It is quite unbelievable that 2015 had just come to a finish two days ago. It feels like we just began the year six months ago. Despite of how 2015 had sprinted at a very high speed, a new year shows up and it is time for a brand new calendar. Alhamdulillah thumma Alhamdulillah for the new year.

First things first, a quick flashback is a mandatory matter before proceeding with a resolution to accomplish. It is more like a mission though. We need to ultimately complete every level of the mission for a huge victory. Not to neglect, a lot had happened during the past year – be it the positive ones or vice versa – which had really contributed lessons and experiences to myself. Let the negative matters which happened last year be personal. No one deserves to know about it, except for me. Those negative matters are not vital, yet the lessons are. What can be concluded is that 2015 had taught me the real definition of life – from a scope of love, family, patience, friendship, trust, good mindset, positivity, faith and life’s purposes.

Talking about all those positive matters and the negative ones, it kinds of a bit rare and relief that positivity took place at the end of 2015. That makes a lot of sense, as we all learn from the negative matters. We all get to improve when we realize the mistakes. Months before 2015 ended, I was ultimately attacked by positive vibes. There were lots of pleasant things happened drastically. One of it was winning the Arabic Debate Competition for Arabic Schools. If you follow me on Instagram, you might know about this as I posted a photo of myself delivering a speech. Not to forget, it began with hardships where my debate buddies and I found it quite stressful and difficult – from preparing for the points, to the debate texts, to the predicted questions to ask and answer, and the list of stressful things goes on. Added to that, we were more likely an underdog team from our school, as there was other team that represented our school as well, which was way better than us, but did not manage to make it to the finals, just because they screwed themselves during the first debate session. To be considered as the underdog team, it really pressurized us, and on the other hand pushed us to be the best and it also encouraged us to prove everyone that we could win the competition. Praises be all to Allah, victory was ours. Afterall, what I can say is that hardwork and hardship will lead us to the victory. That is no doubt either. As mentioned in the Quran:

Verily After Hardship Comes Ease.”

{Quran 94:5}

I am honestly saying that 2015 was not the best year, nor the worst year I had ever encountered. Honestly speaking, it was close enough to the worst though. It is because of the fact that negative things unexpectedly conquered the year. Tears, anger, negative mindset and hardship were my companies most of the year. When 2015 began, I thought happiness and positivity were going to be my very best friends, unfortunately they were not. They faded away just like that. Afterall, as I said earlier, those negative matters had contributed lesson for the soul of mine. Here is a rough statistic of my life in 2015:

Positivity- 40%

Negativity- 60%

I am glad that there were still positive things going on through the journey of my life in 2015. I hope 2016 will bring positive vibes to my entire life. Go away negative vibes. I will never devour you, except when I am hungry. Okay, that is one lame joke. 2016, please be grand and good to me. Or maybe I am the one that should be good and excellent to 2016. Let us pray together to Allah that we will improve beyond our expectations in 2016.

Time sprinted so fast, that it is time for a new resolution. What is my resolution for 2016? That must be the most asked question these days. As cheesy as it may sound, my resolution this year is to be better fom the past years and be the best out of the best from any scope of matters. I am also resolute to be a better Muslim day by day, who lives a lifestyle according to the holy Quran and the Sunnah. In addition, I will do my very best to accomplish each of my targets for 2016 – blogging/writing is on the list for sure. It is going to be a very HUGE year for yours truly. I will be having lots of vital things to do. One of it is an important examination of the year, known as STPUB examination. I am tremendously apprehensive. I am now an upper-sixth-form student. I have only one more step to a university life. The pressure is on. I pray to Allah that everything will go so smoothly and may Him grant me ease through my journey in 2016. I guess I will need to list down all those targets for 2016 on a gigantic paper and stick it on the wall of my bedroom, so that I will always focus on my targets and will not miss any of it. So have you updated your calendar my humble readers? Make sure you do so! It is already 2016! And what’s your resolution this year? Do you have plans for 2016? Drop your comment down, I would love to know! And last but not least, I wish each and every one of you a happy new year! May we all have a better and prosperous year!

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Until next time,

Shakeeb S.