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5. Do not be disappointed by mistakes and setbacks

The beauty of repentance in Islam is that Allah the Almighty blesses us with opportunity to always return to Him after doing something less than we normally would.

We should remember that we are humans and that we will make mistakes. We should hasten to do good deeds during the rest of the month. Maybe these good deeds will compensate the lost days of our life.

Do not forget Ramadan is the month when our sins are forgiven, our prayers are answered, and our good deeds are multiplied. We would be terribly mistaken not to take advantage of it.

As we train in Ramadan to do many deeds of righteousness that fill our heart with emotions, we should continue doing these throughout the year. After all, we know that The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings 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.” (Sunan Ibn Mājah)

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During this month, remember Allah’s promise, if we patiently persevere, Allah the Almighty will guide us, thus making our paths easier.

Although it may sound difficult now, giving up the things that take us away from Allah the Almighty will get easier every day, until it becomes natural.

It is in man’s innate nature to seek Allah the Almighty, so it cannot be so hard after all. Allah says in a Qudsi Hadith:

He who draws closer to me by a hand’s span, I will draw closer to him by an arm’s length.” [Bukhari]

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