The Spiritual Spring of Light and Truth
The month of Rabil’al Awwal has great spiritual importance for all of us. This is the month of the birth of Rasulullah (SAW), who brought light into a dark world.
In the same way that Rasulullah (SAW) brought light into a dark world, the month of Rasulullah’s (SAW) birth brings light into our life. It follows the dark month of Safar, the month of trials and difficulties, and just as the sunrise ends the dark night, the light of this month ends the dark difficulties and challenges that we have faced.
As well as bringing light, Rasulullah (SAW) was also sent to end the period of Jahiliya (foolishness and ignorance). Likewise, Rabil’al Awwal also brings an end to our Jahiliya, it is a month of light where we begin to see where we have been foolish, through ending ignorance with the spiritual understanding that this month brings us.
Rasulullah (SAW) also narrated that on his birthday, his son, who will reunite his ummah and bring truth to it, will be born. Imam Jaffar as-Sadiq (AS) shares the birthday of Rasulullah (SAW) and his name literally means spring (Jaffar) of truth (Sadiq).
In the same way that Imam Jaffar as-Sadiq (AS) was a spring of truth, this month is the beginning of our spiritual spring of our truth, where we reunite that which is good within us as we continue our journey towards understanding our true self, and through this, strengthening our relationship with the one who created us.
May Allah (SWT) grant us all this spiritual light (nur) in our lives so that we can end our own darkness and Jahiliya and can benefit from the springs of truth that Rasulullah (SAW) and the Ahlul-Bayt (AS) left for us, to help us get closer to Allah (SWT). Aamin.