‘Tis been quite the year, Alhamdulillah. There’s not much left for me to put into words at this point…all the words are already written and published in the posts you may or may not have seen these past few months right here on this blog. But I will say a little to sign off for the year from Submissions, MSA, and Rutgers too, seeing as commencement is in less than 12 hours.
I found the name for this blog intriguing right from the get go. Submissions. As in, the posts and pieces of writing people submit right? Well, yeah. But the word submission itself is supposed to be our ultimate goal in life—submission to Allah subhana wa ta’ala.
يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا ادْخُلُوا فِي السِّلْمِ كَافَّةً وَلَا تَتَّبِعُوا خُطُوَاتِ الشَّيْطَانِ ۚ إِنَّهُ لَكُمْ عَدُوٌّ مُّبِينٌ
“O you who believe! Enter into submission one and all, and do not follow the footsteps of Shaitan; surely he is your open enemy.” [Qur’an 2:208]
So I loved that play on the word itself. Shout out to whoever came up with that name.
And another shout out to all the bloggers, guest writers, commenters, tweeters, sharers, readers, etc. etc.—thanks a lot for spreading the word about different posts. It seriously made my night every time I saw a tweet or a comment or yes—even a Facebook like for Submissions. Insha’Allah at least one post you read on here either taught you something new, made you laugh, or served as a reminder.
I had such a blast working on this project, and I hope you had a blast reading it. Any feedback will be much appreciated, in the comments section below or via the contact page above. Insha’Allah, next year, Submissions will see an even better variety of posts and writers as well as more clicks and interaction from readers.
(I feel the need to credit where I found the featured image, so that’s why this link is here, but it’s probably unnecessary. Yeah.)