Ramadan was here, Mo became Muhammad again, he started going to the mosque for all his 5 prayers, he stopped watching haram and started lowering his gaze.
Sammy went back to being Samira, she started wearing hijab, listened to Sudais instead of Ed Sheeren and stopped flirting around with guys.
If only they’d remain that way for the rest of the year, but no, immediately after Ramadan the Hijabs come off, the Quran is put on the shelf again and the mosques become empty.
Ramadan is the month of change, but ‘lasting’ change. It’s really sad when everyone is at his best behaviour in Ramadan but after then, they just go back to their old selves, no change at all.
What is even more fascinating is that people outrightly say things like ‘i only cover up in Ramadan’ or ‘I’m not going to do this just because it’s Ramadan ‘ Do those people not know that the Lord of Ramadan is the Lord of the other eleven months?
Let’s try and make this Ramadan different from the previous ones. Make a firm resolution to keep up the good habits you’ve started and not go back to your old bad habits. Try and make this Ramadan your turning point in life; make plans on how to maintain this better form of yourself and make lots of Dua to Allah to help you.
May Allah make this Ramadan the turning point of each and everyone of us, ameen.
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It’s all about You!
“You must be willing to change. You must be willing to break the deal you made with the devils within. You must be willing to leave the past and not be tempted to rebound when times are tough. You must be willing to let go of everything and anyone that takes you back to your sins. You must be willing to have hope. You must be willing to have hope that you can change and that you will and that you will be better. You must believe you are worthy of change and you are worthy of improvement and you are worthy of being the best. You must be willing to set aside your negative notions about life, about hardships, about people, about things, about yourself. You must be willing to stop feeling sorry for yourself while looking at the world move around you. Get up and make something of yourself.”
—Imam Ibn Qayyim Al jawzyyah
Surah Ar-Rad, Verse 11
إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَا يُغَيِّرُ مَا بِقَوْمٍ حَتَّىٰ يُغَيِّرُوا مَا بِأَنفُسِهِمْ وَإِذَا أَرَادَ اللَّهُ بِقَوْمٍ سُوءًا فَلَا مَرَدَّ لَهُ وَمَا لَهُم مِّن دُونِهِ مِن وَالٍ
Verily! Allah will not change the good condition of a people as long as they do not change their state of goodness themselves (by committing sins and by being ungrateful and disobedient to Allah). But when Allah wills a people’s punishment, there can be no turning back of it, and they will find besides Him no protector.
Indeed, It wasn’t too long that we spoke of our land, Nigeria, as been immensely blessed.
-A lot of learned aalims (learned men) of the right aqeedah across the country
-an attraction site for foreign aalims
-Islamic schools every here & there
-free week-long islamic programs organised at a camp for muslim students from all over the country,
-& most of all, we lived in harmony, even with persons of different sects .
“What went wrong? What changed?” We tend to ask ourselves all the time. Why the senseless bloodshed, the conflict between aalims, the killing of learned people, the poverty, the heedless youths? & what is the solution to all of these?!
We mostly put the blame on our leaders, but our prophet said Our Lord will give a people a leader of their kind. So it all comes back to us. It requires a personal effort, personal contribution from each one of us, to seek the pleasure of Allah so as to regain our good condition.
Sheikh al-bani (one of those who were killed, may Allah have mercy on his soul) mentioned once that in order for us to see the end of all these, we should allocate some of our good deed and dedicate only for asking Allah for peace & security I.e do tawassul with such deeds seeking good condition for the ummah.
O Allah accept our hearts dua this ramadhan, & bring peace to muslims all over the world, ameen.