Muslims are going to bid farewell to the first ten days of Ramadan soon. Yes, the ten days have been passed in a blink of an eye but the most important question raises at the end of first Ashra, And that question is, “What did these days record in favor of us and what did they document against of us?”
Although, there are numerous questions coming to the mind as every one of us has set some targets to achieve in this holy month. But let them prioritize.
1. How Much Effort Did We Make Into Changing Ourselves?
Humans live like other creatures but the thing which makes them different is their goals and desires. With the start of Ramadan, we pledge to keep away from regular sins like listening to music, backbiting, lying, making buzz during the traffic jam, getting annoyed with family members for no reason and much more. But did you succeed in doing it? Or are you still thinking about doing it? Because there are still 20 days left. Keep in mind that,
They were satisfied to be with those who stay behind, and their hearts were sealed over, so they do not understand. (Surah Tauba, verse 87)
2. Did We Start Reciting Quran With Proper Etiquettes?
Many of us are unaware of the correct pronunciation of Arabic letters. But with the emergence of modern technology, everything is available on the internet. Have you tried doing that? Are you still just READING the Holy Quran and not reciting it? Allah says that,
And recite the Qur’an with measured recitation (Surah Muzammil, verse 4)
3. Did We Succeed In Offering Daily Prayers, Nawafil And Taraweeh On Time?
Due to the barakah of Ramadan, the first thing which makes our life easy is discipline. We eat normally, we sleep on time and we offer prayers punctually. We usually keep this rule of punctuality for Fajar, Zohar and Asar prayers only, when it comes to Maghrib and Esha or Taraweeh, due to eating or drinking too much water, we are unable to offer the prayers. Some of us take rest for a few minutes which then converts into half an hour and then we missed the precious time of prayers. Holy Quran states that,
So woe to those who pray [But] who are heedless of their prayer (Surah Maun, verse 4, 5)
4. Did We Fast Because Of Its Real Means?
Ramadan is not about fasting or feasting, it is the Holy month which reminds us our forgotten spiritual values. We have made it a ritual although it is more than that. So, in the past 8-10 days, have we kept our fast with this thought? Or are we fasting because Islam or our family have asked us to? Think about it!
Let us bid farewell to the first ten days of Ramadan and pray to Almighty Allah that may He protect us, save us and list us among those who have been forgiven.