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July 2, 2010


by Umm Muawiyah

Assalamu Alaikum.

Which of us wouldn’t want a second chance? A chance to start afresh?

Well, we get a whole month just for this purpose: to rebuild our relationship with Allah.

Unfortunately, many Muslims don’t think of Ramadan as a second chance. They think of it as a “special” month, where you stop eating in the mornings, stuff yourself in the nights, read the Quran (without understanding a word) and pray all night (without understanding a word). And after the month ends? Well, life goes back to normal.

Now, some people might be offended at this description but sadly it is the truth. I know because up until 2003, I was one of those people who treated Ramadan in the above manner. Ramadan 2003 was the first Ramadan where I actually saw this month as a opportunity to increase in ibaadah and do something different.

Here’s a nice lecture on this topic:

Ramadan: A New Start by Mutasim Al-Hameedee (Download)

Insha-Allah, this Ramadan will be a new start for all of us.

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