Islam is a deeply introspective way of life. In welcoming 2014, let us hope to engage in more self-reflections (muhasabah) and consciousness by constantly engaging noble values within the choices we make in our lives.
With the passing of each year, we garner immense wealth of experiences, both good and bad, joys and sorrows - but being men of Faith, they all are invaluable life lessons in our individual journeys. They remind us of how we got here today.
But we need to keep the past in the past. Learn what they have to teach us so we can be wiser and have more courage in facing the coming days ahead. Then chin-up, and bravely face the future, in the comfort that we are in the best of handholds - that of The Almighty.
For everything that we leave behind, we pick up new things along the way.
Keep moving, and make 2014 an even better year for you than 2013.