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December 5, 2010

Project “Recover Ramadan”- Step 10: Realise that you don’t have to wait for Ramadan in order to…

by Umm Muawiyah

Assalamu Alaikum.

In order to what, you ask?

In order to really change your life for the better and do good deeds.

Why not wait for Ramadan? Because we don’t know if we’ll get there. And we’ll also be wasting precious time by just waiting.

Too often, people say: “Insha-Allah, I’ll change in Ramadan or after Hajj.”

To these people, I ask the following questions:

1) If you really want to change, what is stopping you from doing so NOW?

2) What difference does it make whether it’s Ramadan or Safar? Allah is the Lord of the Worlds, not just the Lord of Ramadan or the Lord of Hajj.

3) Will you really be able to change in Ramadan or after Hajj? Chances are that you’ll delay it again. I’ve seen this happen to many people.

So, I advise myself and all of you: let’s do whatever good that we can do now, because we don’t know where we’ll be tomorrow. We can plan all we want to for tomorrow but Allah is the Best of Planners.

As the saying goes: There’s no time like the present.

And indeed there isn’t. The past is a fading memory and the future might as well be a fog. The present though is right here with us now so let’s make use of it.

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