Enlivening the Last Nights of Ramadan

  • It feels like it was only yesterday that we felt a strong yearning to usher in the blessed month of Ramadan. And suddenly, Ramadan is almost leaving us. Whether we realise it or otherwise, we will soon be left with only the last ten nights of Ramadan. This means that we have to increase our efforts to reap the many opportunities presented in this month – from seeking for forgiveness and cleansing ourselves of our past sins and mistakes. No matter how busy with are with work and other commitments in life, we need to realise that the sustenance (rizq) that we gain belongs to Allah and is a gift from Him.
  • Let us strive to ensure that we are always close to Allah s.w.t. and that Allah s.w.t. is also close to us. We should know that the path towards Allah s.w.t. is straight and clear. When we feel in our hearts, the desire to return to Him and to seek repentance from Him, then that very moment is when our journey to bring ourselves closer to Allah begins. Hence, plant the intention to improve our relationship with Allah s.w.t., especially in these last ten nights of Ramadan. Do not forgo the golden opportunity to seek Lailatul Qadar. Let us increase our acts of worship and good deeds in the last ten nights and let us strive to attain the night where mercy and forgiveness are bestowed upon every servant who spends it in worship and prayer.
  • We do not know if this is our last Ramadan in this world. We do not know if we, or our families, will be able to fast, pray terawih and pray together in the next Ramadan. Hence, just as how we are excited with Eidulfitri preparations, we should be more excited and diligent to reap the merits of Lailatul Qadr and Ramadan. May Allah s.w.t. grant us the opportunity in this Ramadan to cleanse our souls and our wealth, so that it may bring us peace and prosperity in this world and the hereafter.