if God wills – insha’Allah

oh mom  
please forgive me  
of everything I did that make you sad
 
oh dad  
please forgive me  
for all delinquencies that make you angry  
 
oh my brothers and sisters  
I am so sorry  
on my nosy acts that upsets you  
 
oh my beloved ones  
I am so sorry  
for my behavior and negligence that disappoints you

oh my God please forgive my sins
and
thank you for the opportunity to worship in the holy month

with your forgiveness
I hope to fully past the holy month of fasting without hindrances
“insha’Allah”

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– mei –

The phrase insha’Allah means “God willing” or “if God wills it” in Arabic.
Muslims have to say “insha’Allah” when they make a statement about a plan to do something,
which means requesting God to bless the activity. The phrase also acknowledges submission to God,
with the speaker putting him or herself into God’s hands, and accepting the fact
that God sometimes works in inscrutable ways.

“And never say of anything, ‘I shall do such and such thing tomorrow.
Except (with the saying): ‘If God wills!’ And remember your Lord when you forget…'”
Al Kahf (18):23-24

In the Qur’an, Muslims are told that they should never say they will do a particular thing in the future
without adding “insha’Allah” to the statement. And a similar sentiment also appears in the Bible, in the
Epistle of James (A Warning against Presumption 4:13-15), which says,
13. Come now, you who say,“Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town
and spend a year there and trade and make a profit”
14. yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist
that appears for a little time and then vanishes.
15. Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.”
James 4:13-15

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Be blessed!

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