Ramadan Reflection Day 5, 2019

The news will keep coming and going.  Havoc will reap and some good things will shine their light, but Ramadan only comes once a year.  Friendships can be sustained as rizq decrees, but Ramadan only comes once a year. Just as it’s mentioned only once in the Quran, it is a special blessing that arrives for a small amount of time: a single month solely to fortify your iman and relationship with Allah swt.

Tawba

Let go of the things that keep your life tied with yusra and usra. Set it aside for those few hours you have with yourself from your day to day schedule and let yourself be cleansed with the remembrance and glory of Allah swt. Our hearts need cleansing with seeking forgiveness because really, there’s no way knowing what sins have been committed and what sins Allah has omitted.

Taqwa

Become aware of Allah swt as if you see Him watching over you.  Let your hunger pangs be witness to Allah’s mercy- the iftar you are anticipating at every moment of fatigue experienced.   Now fast forward to your very own passing.  The pangs of mawt squeezing each breath of life out of you.  Al hamdulillah, as Muslims, we anticipate al Jannah. Belief in this great anticipation is the true  end of sorrow in this world, and evolves sabr into ihsan- content that brings joy even through all the sad suffering experienced, not only is it content, it is control and hilm.  The kind that Prophet Ibrahim As had when he was getting thrown into the fire.

Now what is it that gets into our way when striving for such sakeenah?  What corrupts our hearts and distracts our minds from deep belief in al Akhira?  What takes us far away from Allah swt, The Creator of everything?

You are Responsible for your Iman and its cultivation.

The mindless complications of life, of course!  It’s not just sin that hurts us.  It’s leisure and irresponsibility in handling our circumstances.  Fight your hearts from becoming lazy and giving into to easy joys of life.  These things cloud our vision and make us settle for less!  And I’m talking about worldly things here.  There’s a difference between being thankful (shukr) for what we have vs settling for less out of laziness.  

I think I should write more but I need to help my mom in the kitchen 🙂

JazakAllahukhairan

May Allah strengthen our sanity with hilm, rushd, and ihsan ^_^

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splendid manners of the wise

your poetry is just words and lies

if your tongue speaks with envious eyes

and you hold anger in your heart, further engraving your demise.

Because poetry reflects feelings; and the best feelings are of truth

And truth begets knowledge, and begets splendid manners of the wise

 

 

Contemplation

Oh Allah I used to cry to you all the time
Until you dried my tears away
but then just as my eyes became dry
so did my heart
because when I’d moisten my eyes with my tears
so would my heart remain moist

and despite the tears of sadness
I’d find through the rivers
cooling streams
giving my reluctance security
giving my shyness integrity

yet, now I’m treading on my own path

using my imagination to lay down bricks

that make their turns on rifts

 

Oh Lord, turn these scorched roads

into meandering runoffs

that lead to secret gardens

and profused abodes

before my heart completely hardens

and becomes spitefully zesty with nothing more than

ugly scoffs

 

 

So I pray to my bewildernment
as I sit hear with my hands up high
begging for my eyes to never dry
lest these amateur paths my hands pry

crumble nigh without knowing why