Monday, September 29, 2008

Farewell Ramadan...and Eid Mubarak!

Its that bittersweet feeling again. You know, the one where you look forward to celebrating Eid-ul-fitr with friends and family, but at the same time are saddened to see the blessed month of Ramadan come to an end. I don't know about you, but subhan'Allah I feel like Ramadan just started! I cannot wait for it to start up again next year insha'Allah (I pray that Allah (SWT) blesses me with the ability to witness another Ramadan) when I don't have any school so that insha'Allah I can devote all my time and effort into making the most out of this blessed month. Of course, school is not an excuse!

I find it funny how we (and by we, I mean me) take advantage of our young age and think that we are so invincible, I mean, how could we possibly get ill or die at such a young age. I am so guilty of it at times, I often find myself rationalizing my inability to attend tarawih because of my exam tomorrow morning with the idea that there is always next year. Subhan'Allah how naiive. When these thoughts creep into my mind I quickly remind myself of the friend of mine that is battling cancer and the 2 friends of mine that shockingly passed away earlier this year. They too were young, they too probably thought that they would live to see Ramadan again. How blind we are.

I am reminded of something I heard this Ramadan, during a program on the last ten days where the Sheikh said, 'if you live to see the morning, don't expect to see the evening, and if you live to see the evening, don't expect to see the next mornig.' How true it is, yet how many of us really think like this?

Anyways, I can ramble on and one, but I won't. I really just wanted to wish you all Eid Mubarak! Please remember me, my family and the Muslim Ummah at large in your dua's. Also, lets all make dua that Allah (SWT) blesses us with the ability to witness another Ramadan.

3 comments:

Mad Muslima said...

i love your words... i came to write a post just like it but read urs and realized, THIS WOMAN'S GOT IT COVERED, ill sleep instead! :)
jazaki allahu khairan for these reminding words...

we are all guilty of living this way, and subhanallah its true that when u figure out someone dear to u is losing life faster than u are, it pushes u to realize how little time we truly have! (hence the reason why i push to move faster and am shocked to see the community around me push to keep me slower)

take care and inshallah u have a fantastic eid -- whichever day u celebrate--

tee dimensionist said...

Eid Muabarak to you too!
May Allah bless you with increased faith and a life full of health and happiness!
Thank you for writing, it's a beautiful reminder that life is truly fragile.
InshAllah we witness another Ramadan, seriously, it's the best of months and inshAllah we take what we learned of it onto the next months so that by next Ramadan we're better human beings.

All the best to you!

Dubai Guy said...

Eid Mubarak to you too :-)