Eid-ul-Fitr is here, and may Allah bless you and your families with a wonderful Eid.
Although there may be a tinge of sadness as we approach the end of Ramadan, this sadness should not prevail. We should be grateful that we have been able to participate in this blessed month, we should count our blessing that we have managed to fast, offer Sadaqah and pray taraweeh and qiyam. It should not be a farewell however as we should keep up all the good works we do in Ramadan during the rest of the year.
Ramadan is not merely a month, it is a way of life and the beginning of a new journey. Let us now say farewell and let us allow Ramadan to live within us so we can keep living it long after it has ended.
Fasting is not exclusive to Ramadan. The Qur’an should not be sent back to the bookshelves after Ramadan. The mosque is not only open during Ramadan.
I am hoping that our good deeds during this month are all accepted inshaAllah and that we can build on them during the upcoming year. Ramadan should offer us the opportunity to recharge our spiritual batteries and face the challenges ahead inshaAllah.
Sharif Kaf Al-Ghazal