Sadly, now that Ramadan is practically over, we are preparing ourselves to happily celebrate Eid: feasting, visiting family… enjoying a lawful celebration that Allah has bestowed upon us by His mercy.
But the end of Ramadan is not about preparing for Eid, but preparing for next Ramadan. And I don’t mean next year’s menu for Iftar, or the guests you will host. I mean perpetuate what you got started during Ramadan.
During Ramadan, we prayed more, read the Quran more, were more generous, more forbearing, and the obvious, we fasted more. We proved to ourselves that we are capable of these things during a whole month, so let’s perpetuate Ramadan’s essence throughout the whole year.
We can pray a few Raka’ah before sleeping, or just before Fajr; we can read a daily Witr (section) of the Quran; we can give Sadaqa more often; we can be more patient with our family; and we can keep fasting on Monday’s and Thursday’s.
Basically, we can stretch out Ramadan throughout the year and condense it during… Ramadan!? I guess?!
I think that makes sense!
What do you think?
Eid Fitr Mubarak