Friday, July 19, 2013

10 days gone...



WE WERE WAITING FOR IT. IT HAS COME. WE CAN SEE IT GOING SLOWLY...IT IS ALREADY 10 DAYS GONE...ONLY 20 DAYS LEFT. DID WE DO SOMETHING IN THESE TEN DAYS TO FEEL THE SPIRIT OF RAMADAN?
WE HAD SOME IDEAS BEFORE THE BEGINNING OF THIS MONTH. WE REALLY WANTED TO SPEND THIS RAMADAN BETTER THAN OUR LAST ONE. WE HAVE BEEN GIVEN ANOTHER CHANCE. 
  • DID WE DO SOMETHING TO MAKE THIS RAMADAN EVEN BETTER THAN THE LAST ONE?
  • DID WE EAT OUR SUHOOR WITH THE INTENTION OF GAINING THE BLESSINGS THAT IT HOLDS?
  • DID WE MAKE INTENTION OF FASTING BEFORE WE PRAYED FAJR? 
  • DID WE RECITE DUA WHILE PREPARING THE SUHOOR?
  • DID WE LISTEN TO THE QURAN? 
  • DID WE READ THE MORNING DUA AND QURAN AFTER FAJR?
  • DID WE PRAY OUR FAJR NICELY?
  • DID WE UTILIZE OUR TIME OF FASTING IN USEFUL THINGS LIKE READING, WRITING, RECITING AND REFLECTING ON THE QURAN?
  • DID WE PICK UP SOME HADEETH BOOK AND GO THROUGH ONE HADEETH?
  • DID WE SHARE GOOD THINGS WITH OUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS? 
  • WERE WE GENEROUS TO THE POOR?
  • DID WE MAKE OUR IFTAR TIME OUR DUA TIME?
  • DID WE PREPARE A SIMPLE IFTAAR WITH NO WASTAGE OF FOOD?
  • DID WE RELAX FOR SOMETIME DURING THE FAST?
  • DID WE GO FOR TARAWEEH?
  • OR DID WE PRAY TARAWEEH AT HOME?
  • DID WE READ 4 PAGES OF THE QURAN AFTER EACH PRAYER?
  • DID WE FIND EXTRA TIME TO MAKE LOTS AND LOTS OF DUA FOR US AND OTHERS?
  • DID WE CHECK OURSELVES FOR ANY UNACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOR? 
  • DID WE STOP OURSELVES FROM FIGHTING, USING BAD AND USELESS LANGUAGE AND WATCHING UNHEALTHY AND MEANINGLESS PROGRAMS? 
  • DID WE FEEL THE LOVE OF ALLAH IN OUR HEARTS BECAUSE WE ARE FASTING JUST FOR HIM AND NO ONE ELSE?
  • DID WE INVITE SOMEONE OVER FOR IFTAAR OR PROVIDE SOME FOOD TO BREAK SOMEONE'S FAST?
IF WE DID ALL THIS OR SOME OF THIS UP TILL NOW THEN INSHA ALLAH REST OF OUR DAYS IN THIS MONTH WILL BE OUR BEST DAYS TOO...
RAMADAN IS PASSING SLOWLY...
LET US MAKE THE MOST OF IT NOW...


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