Daily Archives: August 6, 2013
Ramadan is upon us. It’s the most amazing time of the year where Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala (exalted is He) makes it so easy for us to get infinite blessings. It’s a time when it’s easier to work on our nafs (self), create good habits, and put intense effort into du`a’s (supplications). Allah is the Most-Merciful all year round, and Ramadan simply opens us up to more mercy.
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The Muslim should make Ramadaan an opportunity to turn over a new leaf by repenting, turning to Allaah, persisting in worshipping Allaah, always being aware that Allaah is watching at every minute of every hour. So after Ramadaan the Muslim should continue to obey Allaah and should avoid sin and evil actions, as a continuation of the way he was during Ramadaan and the things that he did then to draw closer to the Lord of creation.
Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):
“And perform As‑Salaah (Iqaamat‑as‑ Salaah), at the two ends of the day and in some hours of the night [i.e. the five compulsory Salaah (prayers)]. Verily, the good deeds remove the evil deeds (i.e. small sins). That is a reminder (an advice) for the mindful (those who accept advice)”[Hood 11:114]