Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Ramadan 1434 Hijri


Alhamdulillah, here it is, the most auspicious time of the year. Rejab has left us. Shaaban too and here we are standing before the most special month. Some of us might be offering the first Teraweeh prayers on Tuesday. Some of us are fortunate to be in Makkah/Madinah this Ramadan. May the blessing of this holy month permeate from the Holy lands to each and every Muslim soul.

Sometimes we have a feeling we could have done better in Rejab and Shaaban, but God knows best. It's better to feel inadequate like a faqir before God than to feel confident about our ibadah. So we stand before the heavenly gate of Ramadan with khauf (fear) and raja' (hope) that it will be, in the eyes of Allah, better than the Ramadan of the previous years. 

This is the 5th Ramadan we shall witness together on this shared space. Though you may be far, though we have not met, we all convene and mingle in the blessed spirit of Ramadan, you and I. 

I seek your forgiveness if my "voice" appeared harsh sometimes. Yes there is a voice in a piece of writing. I just hope some of you have heard the softer voice of my soul. Pray our souls belong with those who are gentle and needy. In our gentleness we yearn for strength from Him. In our neediness, we pray the Almighty will grant us more. And more so in this blessed month of Ramadan bi-iznillah.

Ramadan Kareem!

p/s Wishing TM, SF and LC umrah mabrur!

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