I feel like I just began to prepare for the blessed month Ramadan’s arrival, and here it is leaving us already. Taqabbal Allahu minna wa minkum (May Allah accept (good deeds) from us and you) Allahumma Ameen!
The sadness that showered me as the announcement of the sighting of the moon (of Shawwal) was made is not easily put into words. It is as if a dear friend, whom I yearn to meet yearly, but only once I do, I see leave so soon after. But, there’s also hope; hope that successful completion of this month (and all the ibaadah done within it) will be result in Allah’s favors and bounty!
May Allah allow us to taste the sweetness of this month again, and again for years to come. Only increasing us in Eeman and allowing us to reap its benefits! May all of the good done within this month continue, May we uphold the good character we obtained, May we continue striving in the way of Islam & earn Allah’s pleasure, May all that we left off (which is displeasing to Allah) be just as easy once we’re outside the covered of Ramadan. Allahumma Ameen!