Alhamduallilah, this Ramadhan, like all others, has been yet another blissful journey that I’m sorry to say is drawing to an end. But as Muslims, we all need to bear in mind that this unity and closeness amongst the Muslim Ummah does not need to come to an end simply because Ramadhan is over.
Why is it that during Ramadhan, there are masses of people who fill the mosques and do their best to attend taraweeh, and nafil prayer? And yet when it comes to attending the five daily prayers during the year, we don’t even see one full line in the masjids?
It is said that there is more reward in praying in a congregation, than alone. Thus, we should see Ramadhan as a way to revive our souls and our spirits, and keep it going. Yes, it is true that the Shayateen will no longer be locked up, but as long as we have taqwa within our hearts, and Allah knows that we are trying our utmost, we can achieve our goals.
There’s a lot that we can do: continue to read the Quran at least one page a night (with translation if you don’t understand Arabic). Follow the sunnah of the Prophet and fast on Mondays and Thursdays. Try to seek more knowledge and pass it on. Give zakat on a regular basis, and continue to visit your family and friends.
Ramadhan has come and gone, but our lives are still going on, and Allah sees and hears all that we do.
May Allah continue to guide us on the path of siraat al-mustaqeem and may He make us among those that enter the gate of Ar-Raiyyan. May he accept all of our duas.