12 April 2022
By Sr. Tabassum Siddiqui
Since Ramadaan is just around the corner, we all are excited and feeling the vibes of the blessed month already – Alhamdullilah. From deep cleaning our houses, getting groceries done, to getting our eid outfits stitched: reasons could be varied and may differ from person to person, be it children or adults. However, in the midst of this holy thrill, let’s not forget the main purpose of Ramadaan…
Allah Subhanawataala says in Quran:
“O you who have believed, decreed upon you is fasting as it was decreed upon those before you that you may become righteous” [2:183]
So, the primary objective of Ramadaan is to attain ‘Taqwa’.
Now, what is Taqwa?
It is the fear of Allah.
It is being conscious of Allah at all times.
So, how can we attain Taqwa?
The most obvious answer is by the remembrance of Allah. You must be wondering…’but we all do remember Allah already’. This Ramadan, let’s make a conscious choice to remember Him a little more with much love, longing and sincerity!
Let’s put some more effort into perfecting our prayers by prolonging our Ruku’ and Sujood. Let’s make an effort to not just recite the Qur’an, but also to understand, reflect and act upon it. Let’s make our feast after fasting simpler to remember destitute and oppressed people around the world. Let’s plan to make our Eid celebration a little less glittery – yet more satisfying – by not being extravagant for the sake of Allah.
Worship is not just what we do in our prayers at specific times, rather it can be any action done just to gain the love of Allah SubhanahuWata’ala. So, this Ramadaan let’s make a firm endeavor to remember Allah a little more in all our daily actions to attain the higher level of spirituality, so that this Ramadaan could be our best Ramadaan yet, bi’idhnillah.
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