Last year during Ramadhaan, I felt a change within me. It all started from a Nasheed I heard which left me in tears.
The Nasheed made me realise how low my Imaan was, how much changing I needed in order to feed my soul more than my body. The words touched my heart, encouraging me to listen to more Nasheeds as well as praying Tahajjud more often even after Ramadhaan.
I immediately became addicted to reading the Holy Qur’aan during school days. Focusing in lessons became so much more easier, especially when it came to the exam period. I felt more calm, prepared and hopeful to ALLAH that He will guide me, support me through everything in life.
As well as appreciating all the good I have in life, I started appreciating all the downfalls I’ve been through. If it wasn’t for all the hardship, I wouldn’t fall on my knees and beg Allah for help, for more strength to get through it all.
Allah is the only one I can turn to, in times of sorrow and in times of happiness. The most beautiful thing I realised is that Allah already knows what we wish for in our hearts. He knows what we want even before we realise it. But, still, The Almighty listens to what we have to say no matter how many sins we have committed. No matter how many times we haven’t tried our best, The Most Merciful, The Most Kind not only listens to us, but responds to us.
This Ramadhaan has been no different, I can feel the beauty of Islam sinking inside me, my soul.
This is the experience project which started from the day I was born, and this is the experience project I shall carry on taking until I die. I hope that the outcome will benefit me on Judgement Day In shaa Allah.
Reflecting is always beneficial, something we always do. What matters the most is how we take reflection into consideration and try to change ourselves. Remember, reflection is not always for Ramadhaan. Everyday is the perfect day to cleanse our souls; to seek forgiveness and guidance from Allah.
“Allah will help him who moves in the way of Allah”
Yes, we say “Laa ilaaha Illallah” every day, but will be able to say it when it comes to our time of death? Will we be able to utter it by our tongues if we do not LIVE by “Laa Ilaaha Illallah”? If we do not live by “La Ilaaha Illallah” by staying away from haraam temptations and desires, there is no way we will be able to testify on our death beds. It will be almost impossible. I ask of all my brothers and sisters: PLEASE, for the sake of ALLAAH dedicate your life to HIM. Think about whether your actions will please him or hurt him. Do you want to displease him? I hope not. Allah is the Most Merciful, the Best Helper. Put your trust in Him, avoid the temptations and everything will seem easy for you. Don’t just say “Laa Ilaaha Illallah”, live by “Laa Ilaaha Illallah” and it will be easy for you to say “Laa Ilaaha Illallah” when death comes to you. Earn your mansion in Jannah. Earn your opportunity to see the face of the Almighty. To see HIM smiling at you! May Allah make it easy upon us. May Allah keep us strong through all our hardship. May Allah keep our Imaan high, may Allah support us to increase our knowledge about our beautiful religion. May Allah help those who have been led astray by the shaytaan. Please dont forget to make du’ah for them, one du’ah can change a lot!