MashaAllah, here it comes again, Alhamdulillah wa shukru lillah!
We were delighted when our new neighbor wished us qabul for this Ramadhan. He is one we dearly respect because he is a Makkah resident.
We have been getting plenty of good wishes for this holy month. In Malay they say 'Selamat Berpuasa' which literally means a safe fasting. Surely we want to be safe from all the mistakes that we tend to make during fasting. The younger ones will wish 'happy fasting', yes we are happy about the merits of Ramadhan but we cannot be too happy about fasting because we know not if the quality will be just average or that which belongs to the khawas (elite) - meaning our eyes, ears, tongue, heart and all other organs will observe fasting too.
We just loved it when our neighbor Shaykh Hassan said qabul. That's all that matters, qabul, bi-iznillah.
Ramadhan Mubarak to all. May Allah grant qabul to all our ibadah, our du'a. May Allah grant us the gift of Laylatul Qadar and that we will eventually and ultimately deserve a true victory InshaAllah.
Wassalamu 'alaykum warahmatullah.