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May the peace, mercy, and blessings of Allah be with you

Life after Ramadan, the struggle to remain spiritually active

Written by Abu Jabir Abdullah Penabdul 

Life after Ramadan, the struggle to remain spiritually active

I begin with the Name of Allaah, the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful.

The struggle to worship Allah consistently continues. You would probably be right if you say that if the mosques have eyes, they would have been shedding tears by now because of how gradually they’ve been deserted.

We should always ask Allah to make it easy for us to worship Him

Instead of outrightly condemning those that have stopped coming to the Masjid, please encourage them to build on the spirit of Ramadan. 

It was easy for us to worship Allah during Ramadan because the atmosphere was perfect for it. Everyone around us was spiritually conscious.

It was easy for us to attend study sessions of Tafseer because almost everyone wanted to attend. The collective Will of the people to worship Allah during Ramadan always has a dominant effect on our conscience. Let us equally encourage each other to continue through our actions.

It is now clear before our eyes that whenever we come together to do righteous deeds and compete with one another in doing so, our society will be a better place to live in.

When the Imam delayed coming out for any prayer during Ramadan, we didn’t complain because we saw an opportunity in waiting. We quickly picked up the Qur’an or our smartphones to read because the zeal to complete its recitation was real. Please, let us not complain now.

When we mend our shoes at home or sew our clothes or touch a few wires in our cars, we don’t become a shoemaker or a tailor or a mechanic. But he who does that everyday perfects it and assumes the title.

We will become humble servants of Allah when we worship Him always.

As for Tahajjud, it is a lifeline for the believer. Let us try and remain consistent in observing it. We can be moderate in doing so by maintaining the number of Raka’ats we can be able to do always. Even if it is three Raka’ah as long as we will remain consistent, it will be highly beneficial to us.

You can read a page or more from the Quran daily if that’s what will guarantee your consistency. 

The Prophet SAW said, ““The acts most pleasing to God are those which are done most continuously, even if they amount to little.” 

(Bukhari and Muslim.)

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