seasonal Muslim in Ramadan

The seasonal Muslim in Ramadan

The seasonal Muslim in Ramadan

The seasonal Muslim in Ramadan

seasonal Muslim in Ramadan

The glorious month of Ramadan, the spring in the year of worship! The hype, the heightened emotions, the softening of the hearts, the sprinting of the souls toward their Creator, and the time when the Masjid is the place to be – any time of the day. Wow, it’s really here! We departed a short while ago and here we are again. So there is a good thing about how time passes quickly after all! The glorious month of Ramadan, the spring in the year of worship!

The hype, the heightened emotions, the softening of the hearts, the sprinting of the souls toward their Creator, and the time when the Masjid is the place to be – any time of the day. Wow, it’s really here! We departed a short while ago and here we are again. So there is a good thing about how time passes quickly after all!

In this short article, I would just like to offer the readers of this magazine a quick reminder and some sincere advice. Having gone through this beautiful month of discipline, commitment, and energy; think of all the wonderful habits that you have picked up. Think of this powerful constructions zone you have built for yourself through your own commitment and sincerity.

You prayed in the Masjid more times than ever until the walls of the Masjid became accustomed to your shiny face and the road had become familiar with your footsteps. You have been diligent in your prayers, praying them on time, and counting your Sunnah as if they were a collection. You opened up the book of Allah and you kept it in your hands and your heart. You moistened your tongue by preserving it to glorify Allah and praise his beautiful names.

You shook the human desire to sleep to please your Lord and His Messenger by waking up for suhoor. Your family saw so much of you and you relived that beautiful bond that Allah has created amongst relations and you thought to your self where have I been all this time? You tried your best not to disappoint Allah during this month, you were religious, honest, and respectful and above all, you enslaved yourself to Allah and his commands…

This is an achievement to embrace and be proud of. The angels were proud of you, Allah always sees what you are doing, and the Messenger too would be so proud and impressed. It is a job well done. My dearest sister, my beloved brother, don’t lose this. Don’t let all of this accumulation, this construction, this beautiful picture just wash away and wither into an abyss of distraction and neglect. Don’t.

Is this how you would treat the friendship and relationship you have established which Allah has treated with so much happiness, reward, and value? Is this how you wish to honor something which Allah, His Messenger, the angels, and pious people celebrate? When Ramadan is over, do you really want to place all this on top of the heap of garbage like people throw out their unwanted presents?

I didn’t think so.

So my advice is simple: beloved brother and dear sister: before, during, and after Ramadan, continue in your attempts to please Allah. Continue in competing with the pious over the quantity and quality of worship. Continue to strive to please Allah who is the Lord of Ramadan and Lord of every other month. Don’t stop. Don’t throw it all away. Continue and keep this serene picture going and may Allah assist you in that…

May Allah support you and me to remain steadfast on the truth, never rejecting guidance after it had come to us. He can do that and He is the Lord of Success.

Ameen.

seasonal Muslim in Ramadan

 

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