Are you getting ready for Ramadan?
Are you looking forward to the best month of the year?
Many of us make the mistake of wanting to reach the level of perfection in Ramadan. Most of us do our best in the first days of Ramadan, but we usually do too much all at once.
Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, said:
“Take up good deeds only as much as you are able, for the best deeds are those done regularly even if they are few.” (Ibn Majah)
Within a week or so, most of us are drained from the fatigue syndrome, and mosques gradually lose many worshippers till the last 10 days of Ramadan start, and the mosques are full again in search of Laylatul Qadr.
But the real goal of Ramadan is not for us to suddenly become perfect angels. The main objective of Ramadan is for us to increase in taqwa, and that this is reflected in better manners and more mercy towards others.
Month of the Quran
Ramadan is also the month of the Quran. It is not for us to simply complete reading the whole Quran once or twice is a fast reading of Allah’s Guidance. It is to benefit from what we read and listen to of the Quran and implement it in our lives, through more mercy and kindness to our families, neighbors and communities.
If we prepare for Ramadan with this mindset, we will increase in taqwa and benefit year round and benefit others around us.
So don’t search for perfection through the quantity of your extra good deeds, but also through their quality and impact.
Allah (SWT) is the Most Merciful and He loves that we deal with others in a kind and merciful way, Muslims and non-Muslims.
May this be our best Ramadan ever, and may Allah (SWT) accept and raise us and the whole Ummah of Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, in grades and acceptance, by His mercy.
Thursday, Mar. 24, 2022 | 19:00 - 20:00 GMT
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