Ramadan Thoughts – We made it!

The month of Ramadhan is one that most of us look forward to. Sometimes we anticipate its commencement as soon as the month of Rajab is ushered in and at other times, we feel the nervous excitement dawing and only once we’re a few days into Ramadhan do we remember exactly why this wonderful, sacred month is so beloved to us.

For a major part of the year, we are all caught up in the drama of our lives – the highs and lows. There are times when we feel giddy with excitement and others where our days are darkened with minor or major calamities. Our spiritual states aren’t always at a peak and we find ourselves engaged in a host of activities that continue to drain at our connection to Allah, leaving us frazzled and out of sorts. Often we are unaware of this and seek cures in various other avenues, not knowing the true reason for our unrest.

The intrinsic nature of a human being is to be at harmony with Allah. To embrace ones spirituality, not just stipulate it to a certain day or a certain time period but to fully live each day with the awareness of Allah. This is how we thrive, mentally and physically. Alas, it is easier said than done and that’s why when Ramadhan comes around, we are given an excuse to try to achieve that. For an entire month, we are focused on Allah and in strengthening our bond to Him, the bond of Creator and creation, Master and slave, one that is forged through love and loving submission.

For me, going into Ramadhan is like entering a protective cocoon, where my starving, spiritually bereft and ravaged soul is given an opportunity to heal. I feel safe and loved. I feel at peace and calm. Ramadhan affords me the ability to experience the benefits of a pure lifestyle.

I wish you all a joyous Ramadhan and I make duaa that Allah Ta’ala grants you and I the ability not only to make the most out of it but to keep with us all of the goodness that we’ve attained throughout the year.

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