A Humble Reminder to myself and all.
In every sphere of our lives as Muslims, we ought to have an unshakeable faith but as humans, we are not expected to go without the rise and fall of our imaan (faith).We constantly have to reactive our purposes in life and in so doing, the first point of call is our spiritual courtesy.
As the Glorious month approaches, it may or not knock at our doors. Death could eventually reach us before Ramadhan. However, we need to revive our imaan before the month reaches us.
No need for hypocrisy. Waiting for the month to begin before increasing our worship of Allah?! No need to wait till then to change our ringing tones into Qur’an verses (which is not allowed, anyway) or Nasheeds. No need to wait until then to clean up our houses and make everything ready for it. It should be done at all times but increased in Ramadhan.
We ought to, in all honesty forgive and ask others to forgive us. We should clean our hearts and clear our minds. Make our entire system devoid of any negativity before Ramadhan and not during. We should seek for forgiveness for the many months of disobedience and feel pure. In this way, we can simply exert all our energies into Worshiping and Praising Allah and enjoy doing so without fear of it not being accepted that is,(If the Glorious month reaches us before death).
I pray That Allah's Mercy be visited upon us before, during and after Ramadhan.I pray that as the month reaches us or not, He forgives us for the sins we committed openly or secretly, intentionally and unintentionally.
I pray that for God's love of the Prophet (S.A.W) and his Ummah, our genuine acts of worship are accepted in many folds and we go back to Him as clean as new born babies. I pray also that the month does not leave us still in distress of whatever issues we are encountering, In Shaa Allaah. Aameen. I wish you a Blessed Ramadhan to come.