Today is Friday the 13th.
People fear it because it's supposed to be bad luck.
Here is a good article about luck around the world.
Do you believe in luck?
Muslims don't fear numbers on the calendar.
Muslims don't hold tight to four leaf clovers or rabbit's feet (which obviously weren't "good luck" for the rabbit). We should not believe in anything which wards off evil---even if it is from the Arabic culture.
Remember that a lot of pre-Islamic culture remains within Muslim countries today.
It's kind of ridiculous and funny to think of good luck charms and bad luck days.
Take a look at these cartoons: this one and this one too. It's laughable really.
Today, on Friday the 13th let go of all those silly talismans and symbols. Release the hold those man-made objects have on you. Throw away anything which you ever felt gave you "luck". Resist the temptation to put faith in magic or evil.
I fear only Allah. That means that everything comes from Allah and that I humble myself before Him only. Whatever I deem as, "good" comes from Allah and whatever I deem as, "bad" comes from Allah. I need not classify it really. I need only to say, "Alhumdulillah" in simple acceptance.
Today, I wish the Peace of Allah onto you. I wish the Blessings of Allah onto you. Isn't that better than wishing you, "Good luck"? Let's take that out of list of idioms.
And since it's Friday, let's watch a khotba together. Here is Imam Khalid Yasin.