The onset of winter can be quite draining and depressing, and the freezing temperatures make it quite common to hear people complaining. Winter arguably is not the most favorite season in the year for anyone, but contrary to popular attitude, Islam has the formula of success in this month. We don’t need to suffer from the ‘winter blues’ because winter is the best time to develop yourself spiritually!
Whilst many of us slow down our activities because of the conditions around us, our past predecessors actually rejoiced at the arrival of winter. It was said by Imam al-Hasan al-Basri (may Allah have mercy on him):
“The best season to a believer is the winter, its nights are long for those who wish to pray, and its days are short for those who wish to fast.”