A month of blessings, from Allah to increase our taqwa and draw closer to Him has gone, gone too soon.
It was a month of training for us, easy training to do ibadah whilst the shaytaan was away. Ramadan gave us a routine of ibaadah; it prepared us for the months to come. Now we should establish goals, and maintain our schedule of ibaadah. Fair enough, many of us may be back to work, or school, but that doesn’t mean we should allow the training to go down the drain.
The condition of our good deeds the very next day after Ramadan; the castle of good deeds we had built comes crashing down, we see women adorning themselves, showing off and becoming a fitna and men not even offering obligatory prayers while enjoying themselves. Allahu Akbar.
Some useful tips to be consistent in our i’badah:
Read little of Quran every day, at least 20 ayahs or 10, it won’t even take 10 minutes. Remember the Quran was revealed for guidance, not just to be read in Ramadan.
Night Prayer (Qiyam ul layl):
Now that you have made a habit of praying in the night just continue it, waking up 10 minutes before fajr and praying won’t disturb your sleep pattern.
The Prophet (SAW) said, “The evils caused for a man through his family, wealth, and neighbor are expiated by prayer, fasting and charity.” Moreover, you will be more likely to gain admittance to paradise through the gate of Al Rayyan.
Give charity remembering that it doesn’t decrease your wealth, but Allah gives you more and with it you receive countless good deeds. Give little or more, but regularly.
Remember praying, giving charity, fasting little will eventually will form a river of good deeds. Insha Allah.
May Allah make us consistent in our i’badah! Ameen.