Friday, June 3, 2016

Renunciation | Awaiting Ramadhan


It's a little hard to believe that this is the last weekend in Shaaban. It's a little hard to believe, though grateful we should be that we might once again be given the opportunity to experience Ramadhan. How many people we know who have passed away last week or last month who almost made it to the holy month. It looks like we are a bit more fortunate as the Ramadhan is almost here, we might make it.

Yet we cannot be so confident about the number of days in Ramadhan we get to experience because life is fragile as we approach our deadlines, literally.

Last year, the team at Al Falah TV came up with Ramadhan Bites of Wisdom by Shaykh Abdul Qadir Al-Jilani. Below is a quote from one of them. His words are usually heavily loaded with meanings. A novice like me needs plenty of time to digest them and reflect on them. It's something which you cannot just read through and comprehend right away, let alone think you are it that you have attained what the Shaykh is saying. To me, his words are like the moon which appears quite near but in reality it remains an object of admiration from afar, very far. And it's something we will never tire of watching and contemplating.  

Wish yáll a blessed Friday.

As we await Ramadhan, I wish to apologize for any unfitting words I have inadvertently uttered in anger, frustration, hatred, arrogance or ignorance.

If there is any good found in this space, it is surely from Allah. The husks have got to be from my lower nafs. Nobody likes husks, so I have blown some away. May this space remains for the truthful among us and let the non-genuine passersby, just pass by and fly in the wind.

May the winds of change of Ramadhan, make us better servants of the Lord and make us a better person at least to the next person, no matter where we are. Ameen.

WaSalamualaikum warahmatullah.

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