Finding Yourself

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Ramadan is a month of reformation , self reflection , where a believer can ponder over spirituality, piety and bring a change for the better ūüĎĆ.

It wasn’t so long ago we were welcoming Ramadan,¬† now we’re preparing to say goodbye.

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It would be so terrible if Ramadan goes and there are no changes in us. We’ll definitely be among the losers.

Okay,  so you wanted to achieve a lot this Ramadan but along the line your Eeman started running on empty and you were wondering what was wrong .
How?¬† Aren’t the devils chained down?¬† What’s happening? were the questions running through your mind.

It’s simple really.¬† The answer is clear.¬† You aren’t sinning because you can’t help yourself against the whisperings.¬† You are sinning because you’re a slave to your desires.

With this known to you,  the next thing is to make a change.  For the better.

This can be achieved by repentance (Tawbah), making dua to Allah,¬† seeking knowledge ( I don’t mean Wikipedia),¬† surrounding yourself with righteous friends, increasing in the remembrance of Allah,¬† improving your salah etc.

Last year’s Ramadan was my turning point.¬† When I truly found myself.¬†¬† It was my big change. Leaving my days of jahiliyyah – despite being born Muslim.

It was a very difficult time but alhamdulilahi,  I met wonderful sisters who helped me .

Ibn al-Jawzi said: :

‚ÄúWhen the race horse knows that it is nearing the end of the track it exerts all of its effort to win the race. Do not allow the race horse to be more clever than you. For verily, deeds are judged by their conclusions. So if you didn‚Äôt do well with welcoming Ramadan then perhaps you will do better bidding it farewell.‚ÄĚ

Ibn Taymiyyah said:

‚ÄúThe lesson lies in perfection of the conclusion of a thing, not in the shortcomings of the beginning of it.‚ÄĚ

Hasan al-Basri said:

‚ÄúImprove your performance in what is left (of time) and you will be forgiven for that which has already passed. So take special care of the time you have left because you do not know when your soul will be turned over to Allah‚Äôs Mercy.‚ÄĚ

It’s not too late to change.

Change
As every Ramadan¬†comes to an end, we are fill with regret that we didn’t do more. It is the foretelling of what the rest of our life will be like.

Make that change today.  Find yourself.

Assalaamu alaikum ūüôā


About the Author:

Nusaybah Abdulfattah.¬† I’m an Aspiring Psychiatrist. An Amateur Photographer. An Avid Reader and Passionate Writer.¬† Trying to balance my deen and dunya life. I blog at struggleswithmynafs.wordpress.com




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  • Habeeb Adebisi

    JazakiLlaahu khayran ya uhktee Nusaybah for this very enlightening and Maa shaa Allaah post. Indeed Allaah has blessed you with such a amazing gift, AlhamduLilaah.

    Thank you for writing this piece and sharing your knowledge I felt like it was talking to me personally. Please keep up the good work.

    May Allaah in His infinite mercy continue to guide you, enrich you more with piety and safeguard you from pride and arrogance, aameen. May Allaah ease your affairs…

  • Habeeb Adebisi

    Wa alaykumus salaam wa ramatuhLlaahi wa barakatuhu. Silly me, I forgot to reply the teslim in my earlier comment…

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farewell to ramadan