Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Ramadan Reflections: Day 29 ( Last day)

Bismillah... In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful

Today is the last day of Ramadan. I know I should be glad that it's Eid tomorrow. But I am sad that Ramadan has just left us. This was a great month to feel more closer to my Lord. I am tuned into Ramadan TV watching the fund raising event by iERA. Brother Hamza was saying that Ramadan is the time when you find yourself. Allah subhana wa ta'ala says in the Qur'an that the people who forget Allah, Allah makes them forget themselves. Subhanallah what a profound statement! During Ramadan we are so busy with the worship of Allah, that our life becomes so meaningful mashAllah. It all bogs down to the fact that we truly realize during Ramadan, what our purpose is ! And that is to worship our Lord. That's the one and only reason He subhanahu wa ta'ala has created us for! O Allah, please give us the ability to worship You with this realization through out the year and through out our life, ameen, ameen, ameeen! 

As soon as Ramadan leaves us, we feel the hardship in worshiping Allah subhana wa ta'ala. We can easily pray so many raka' of prayers during the nights of Ramadan, and when Ramadan is gone, praying only two raka' extra becomes a struggle! During Ramadan we can recite the Qur'aan ( most of the time 20 pages! ) every day but when this month is gone, reading one page a day seems like a huge task! 

Satan is out now, must be busy in ruining our lives. This month was the month of reflection for us. A month to get properly trained so that the rest of the year we can fight back our enemy , Satan and our enemy within, the nafs ( negative bits of it) . Let us remind ourselves that Ramadan is gone but the Lord of Ramadan is here and will be here with us forever, inshAllah. 

Let us ask our Lord to help us in fighting our ego and Satan with the best of our abilities. Without His help we cannot achieve anything in life. If we feel kind of proud that we have worshiped Allah so much during this month, we must remind ourselves that nothing is possible without Allah's help. We done everything because of Him. He made it possible for us. There are plenty of people around us who also had the opportunity of witnessing Ramadan, but they didn't fast or even pray ! Only Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala guides and gives us the ability to listen to Him. I love this small dua, La Hawla Wa Laa Quwwata Illah Billah. There is no power  or might without Allah's Help. We cannot do anything good without His help and we cannot save ourselves from sins without His help. This tiny but such a powerful dua keeps us grounded. May Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala accept our humble deeds during this great month, ameen! May Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala help us in leading a righteous life through out the year! May Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala enable us to witness more Ramadan in future, Ameen! Please keep me and my family in your precious duas.

تَقَبَّلَ لله مِنَّا وَ مِنْكُمْ وَ اَحَالَ الله عَلَيْكَ 

Taqabbal'Allahu minna wa minkum!

May Allah subhanahu wa taala accept our fasting, our Qiyam (night prayer), our reading of the Quran, our charitable acts and all our Ibadah (acts of worship) that we committed for the sake and pleasure of Allah alone. May Allah forgive our sins and all our shortcomings.
May Allah make us steadfast and righteous and allow us the blessings to see another Ramadan.

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