A Beautiful Exchange

Ramadan is a training period, the best time to get into shape and get one’s act together, the best time to shun the haunting bad and to embrace the desiring good, inshaAllah. It’s easier, mainly because in Ramadan the doors of mercy and forgiveness are wide open and the devils are chained which leaves us with only one rival to battle with; our own nafs (the lowly self prone to sin). It’s the time to reflect, ponder and connect with Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala). 

Does it sound like a lot of work? If I were to tell you that there was an amazing sale at a mall and all the precious items are being given out for free, wouldn’t you leap to grab this opportunity despite the struggle that it would require? Doesn’t Allah offer us better; in fact the best deal ever? If we reshape and redefine our intentions, deeds and goals, in short our life, as per the pleasure of Allah and Rasool Allah, then He promises the treasures and comforts of His Jannah, which is permanent bliss in return for temporary striving. What a beautiful exchange! Allah o Akbar.

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Maria K. Siddiqui

Maria is an artist, counselor and art therapist in training.