bring on the winter

Oh the weather outside is frightful,
But the fire is so delightful,
And since we’ve no place to go,
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!

The air is dipping from crisp to frigid.   The days are getting shorter and the nights longer.  It’s dark when I leave for work, and dark when I get home.

Abu Nu’aym (ra) records in his Hilyat al-Awliya that Ubayd ibn. ‘Umayr (ra) the beloved Prophet (saws) said*:

It used to be said when winter came: O people of the Quran, the night has become long so you can pray (more) and the day has become short for you to fast.

So with that I recind my prior griping about the winter (for the time being at least) and say – BRING IT ON!


*I am not sure of the sahih-ness of this hadith.  But, even if it isn’t sound, it’s still darn good advice.


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