It is a time for introspection, a time to make amends for the past and resolutions for the future. Moharram marks the beginning of a new Hijri year, a mere marking on the map of Allah’s scheme but a sharp reminder that our days on this planet are limited and that every year brings us closer to akherat. Our actions will determine our destiny: whether we drown in the seas of hayula or to make it to the shores of jannat. Awliyaullah (SA) have come to our rescue with the promise of najaat. Most substances can be easily moulded, but to mould man into a malak (angel) is difficult, if not impossible. This can be achieved only if he takes responsibility for himself and assists his Awliya in his own najaat by getting rid of his sins and transgressions, quite like a drowning person who helps his rescuer by shedding any extra load on his person.