Allahumma Ballighna Ramadhan

Less than 10 days to go, Ramadhan vibes on! I found such a beautiful sharing recently on the net in connection with the upcoming, most awaited blessed month of the year. 

“Just before Ramadhan, the hearts are heavy, some are broken, some have lost precious souls, some are drowning in sin and some are simply trying to stay a float. I ask Allah to heal us, protect us and allow us to reach this blessed month – a month of true reformation.

It is said that Ramadhan comes when our hearts and souls need it the most. May Allah allow us to reach this blessed month of Ramadhan.”

Oh so true!! I can’t stress enough how much I am so yearning for Ramadhan this year. It’s totally different this time. It’s like waiting for the time to pause for a particular moment for my body, mind, heart and soul to rest. To stop and rest and heal before it has to start breathing again for another roller-coaster ride. 

Yes, life has been like running on a crazy roller-coaster track these past few months until this point of time, I am breathless already. I miss Ramadhan. I really hope you and I are gonna make it there, amin.

I wanna wake up every single night and I want to finish the whole Quran. I hope we’re all gonna meet the most blessed night The Lailatul Qadr.

While fasting is definitely the focus, this year, we’re training our two boys to fast. They’re 9 and 8 year old now. We did train them last year but it only lasted for a week. Let’s see how they behave this year! 

QURANIC ACTIVITY

As Ramadhan is also known as the month of the Quran, I would like to share something I heard from a lecture by Sheikh Ali Albarghouti on YouTube. There was a question raised to him on how we should connect ourselves with the Quran during Ramadhan. Whether; 

  • a) We should spend all our time reciting the whole Book and khatam by the end of month without understanding what we recite, or
  • b) Should we focus on certain chapters, recite them in arabic, read the translation in our language to understand the meanings then tadabbur on the stories to extract the messages conveyed through the verses?

That’s such a good question, right? Because I also once came to query myself the same. I have always been reminded by my mother to multiply my Quran recitation during Ramadhan and to khatam if I could but kinda wondering what’s the point of doing a lot without understanding anything?

So this is the answer from Sheikh. He said…

It depends on your relationship with the Quran, outside Ramadhan. How do you usually connect with the Quran on your regular basis? Is it daily, weekly, monthly or rarely?

If let’s say it’s already your practice to open the Quran at a specific time of the day, everyday or anytime you feel like to, now during Ramadhan you may choose option a).

But if let’s say, the Quran is something like a stranger to you, you don’t always do Quran activity due to busyness or simply it is just a rare occasion and now that Ramadhan is coming and you’re feeling like making a difference, then choose option b). 

The point here is, do something that will give an impact to you once this Ramadhan ends. Got it? 

Because if it’s already your habit to work with the Quran before, it’s okay to just go quantity without fully understanding the meanings because eventually you’ll still come back to do more Quranic activities later like tafseer, tadabbur, memorization etc. Hence, Ramadhan is the time for you to multiply the rewards as much as you can, through recitation.

Option b) is more qualitative in hope to make you find the gems hidden behind the calligraphy. With the intention to search for guidance from Allah, there must be something revealed for you! For us all, insyaAllah. And so we’re gonna leave Ramadhan with a new companionship, that is The Quran. 

Such a profound insight, right? Either way is purposeful depending on our state of self, and our personal relationship with the Book of Revelation. It’s all about wanting to be a little better than yesterday with the blessings of Ramadhan. 

Allahumma Ballighna Ramadhan
Allahumma Ballighna Ramadhan
Allahumma Ballighna Ramadhan

Ameen. Ameen. Ameen. 

As ever,
SALZY

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