Surah Al-Hadid, Verse 21:
سَابِقُوا إِلَىٰ مَغْفِرَةٍ مِّن رَّبِّكُمْ وَجَنَّةٍ عَرْضُهَا كَعَرْضِ السَّمَاءِ وَالْأَرْضِ أُعِدَّتْ لِلَّذِينَ آمَنُوا بِاللَّهِ وَرُسُلِهِ
Race one with another in hastening towards Forgiveness from your Lord (Allah), and towards Paradise, the width whereof is as the width of heaven and earth, prepared for those who believe in Allah and His Messengers…..
Allah tells us to gather all the energy we need, use all the momentum we have, and race with one another for His forgiveness, & His paradise, for that is indeed the supreme success.
And what better time for such a race than now?
Its the last 3/4 days of the best month of the year. Wherein lies days that are filled with His mercy and nights so blessed. A time wherein Allah’s mercy & forgiveness are at its peak! The prophet (saw) said:
“Whoever tries drawing nearer to Allah by performing any virtuous deed in this month, for him shall be such reward as if he had performed a far (obligatory observance) in any other time of the year. And whoever performs a far, for him shall be the reward of seventy in any other time of the year” [bn khuzaymah & Bayhaqi]
So whoever you are, wherever you may be, start sprinting to paradise now! Don’t let the other days of ramadan spoil these last few ones, its never too late, even an hour in ramadan is of great great importance. Keep your tongue moist with His remembrance! This is not a time for sleeping to ones content, rather it is a time to race and receive the best of prizes (jannah), in shaa Allah.
May Allah accept our all deeds, & answer all our duas, ameen.