Happy New Year 2009!!

Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

Happy New Year to all my Brothers and Sister of every faith and race and creed around the world!  May God bless you all this year with health, happiness, love and wisdom.  I can think of no better resolution for the New Year than to repeat this beautiful prayer.

Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
Where there is sadness, joy.
Grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
To be understood as to understand;
To be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

- Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi
Ya Haqq!

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10 Responses to Happy New Year 2009!!

  1. Achelois says:

    Happy New Year, dear brother Irving! It is exactly midnight as I type this :)

    Inshallah we will hear two beautiful news from you in 2009!

  2. UTP says:

    your blog has been on the best things happening to me this year…thanks and keep doing the good job u r doing…

    happy new year to you too…

  3. Maithri says:

    Amen dear Brother, Amen!

    On the wings of this new year
    I send you and yours

    a world of peace,
    soft light and
    deep, enduring love,

    I believe in you and the power of your spirit,

    You are a shining light in this world and I pray that more and more souls will be touched by your gracious presence in the coming year,

    All my love to you and your family dearest brother Irving,

    Maithri

  4. Umm Bilal says:

    Assalamu alaikum
    Dear Irving Darvish and loved ones,

    Let us cast away the sin of deception —- so that we will mislead no one in word or in deed, nor pretend to be what we are not.

    Let us cast away the sin of vain ambition — which prompts us to strive for goals which bring neither true fulfillment nor genuine contentment.

    Let us cast away the sin of stubbornness — so that we will neither persist in foolish habits nor fail to acknowledge our will to change.

    Let us cast away the sin of envy — so that we will neither be consumed by desire for what we lack nor grow unmindful of the blessings which are already ours.

    Let us cast away the sin of selfishness — which keeps us from enriching our lives through wider concerns and greater sharing, and from reaching out in love to other human beings.

    Let us cast away the sin of indifference — so that we may be sensitive to the sufferings of others and responsive to the needs of people everywhere.

    Let us cast away the sin of pride and arrogance — so that we can worship God and serve His purpose in humility and truth.
    From here:

    http://wahiduddin.net/views/resolutions.htm

    Wassalamu alaikum

  5. quest says:

    Assalamu alaikum!

    Happy another chance at life to all of us :-) St. Francis of Assisi always knows how to put things beautifully. My best to you and yours inshAllah!

    Quest

  6. Lilian says:

    Indeed a beautiful prayer.

    Happy New Year

    May we all be blessed with enough Love , freedom and Peace.

  7. Ismail Radpour says:

    Amen Ya Allah!
    Thanks to share this beautiful prayer.
    Happy new moments and new breaths of this year with our new master Pir Alireza Nurbakhsh.

    Ya Haqq!

  8. krishna.n.c says:

    Beloved Papa Irving,
    Alhamdullilah and ameen to this Blessed prayer :))
    What a beautiful start to my new year!!
    Wish you a very Happy new year sweetheart :)
    May Allah always keep you in His Arms and may your Path be filled with roses :)
    Thank you so much sweetheart for being a part of my life for i am truly blessed to have you as my Beloved Papa Darvish :))
    A big bear hug, lots of love, heartfelt prayers and a kiss on your cheek from this tiny daughter and your biggest admirer ;)

  9. Memeh says:

    Amen
    A;ssalam aliekum,
    happy new year to you
    Hijiri 1430
    &
    2009

  10. Ruth says:

    Happy New Year dear Irving, to you and all your family.
    I had a picture of St Francis feeding the birds on my bedroom wall when I was a child. He was always rather a special saint for me, becasue of his affinity with nature.

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