Saying good-bye to Ramadaan is really truly like saying good-bye to a dearly beloved member of the family. I think this is the first time in my entire life that I fully realized that with every fiber of my being. (Yes, it took a while, but I finally got there.) It might have something to do with the fact that we saw the leave-taking of a beloved one, which is still bringing tears to my eyes at random moments. So too do I feel about the passing of Ramadaan.
What have we accomplished in the blessed month of Ramadaan, which we awaited so eagerly and saw pass by so rapidly? Arab Lady asked the question, “What did we accomplish in terms of our relationships with others, ourselves, and God?”
I don’t know how much of an accomplishment this is, but in terms of my relationship with others, I think I have finally seen a lot of people for who they are. Allah is our best Guide, and may He continue to show us what will keep us all safe from harm. I relish dearly the contact with people who love for who I am, rather than what I can do for them. In terms of myself, I think this month has opened a few more doors for personal independence, inshallah. It really was a life-changing month. I feel the sense of impending change…and I can only hope and pray that the change will be a positive one. Relationship with Allah…well, some things are just too personal 🙂 May Allah help me become closer to Him this year as compared to last…and closer next year as compared to this year.
How about you all? What changes has Ramadaan brought about in your lives that you might care to share? Or perhaps you all prefer being silent? 👿 Just remember, sharing is caring…so if you don’t share, I will just shut this blog down.