Spring Foundation

Spring marks the transition from winter to summer. It is the time when the cold fades away, flowers start to bloom, and everything starts afresh. Spring is a time of growth, prosperity, change and renewal. The word for spring in ‘Arabic is ‘Rabi’ which again denotes a sense of freshness, tranquillity, growth and change. Just as spring brings about changes to our natural environment, sacred knowledge, acquired through the medium of the Qur’an and the Sunnah, has the potential to bring about tranquillity, freshness and renewal into our hearts, minds and souls. It is for this reason that the Messenger of Allah (saw), used to supplicate: “O Allah, make the Qur’an the spring [light] of my heart (Rabi’a Qalbi).” [Reported by Ahmad & Ibn Hibban on the authority of Abdullah ibn Mas’ud (ra)]


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