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July 16, 2012

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Ramadan 2012 Prep Tip #3: Get excited…

by Umm Muawiyah

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Assalamu Alaikum.

Yep, Ramadan is 3-4 days away.

How do you feel?

Are you EXCITED?

Or are you stressed? Anxious? Nervous? Worried about getting ready? Dreading that Ramadan is so close?

Stop.

Step back.

Relax.

Stop thinking so much. [Okay, I’m the last person who should be saying that…]

This is the best of months.

The most awesome time of the year.

The month where it’s easy to worship Allah.

The month where the doors of Paradise are opened.

The month where those annoying devils are chained up.

I could go on and on but I won’t.

All I have to say is:

I repeat:

Your condition should NOT be:

Rather it should be:

Too often, I’ve noticed that we don’t take enough pleasure in practicing Islam.

[This is something that I noticed in the survey answers and will discuss this in the Step by Step series when I resume it after Hajj season, insha-Allah. I did talk about this issue in this post and in this one though.]

Let’s change that this year.

Let’s feel excited that we’re going to be fasting.

Let’s feel excited that we’ll be doing taraweeh.

Let’s feel excited that we’ll get another chance at Laylatul Qadr.

In short: Instead of dreading the fact that Ramadan is so close, let’s get excited and feel happy that the Greatest Month is practically at our doorsteps!

Remember, we are:

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3 Comments Post a comment
  1. Umm Abdillah
    Jul 16 2012

    Wa alaykum salam,

    Jazakillah khayr…needed this positive reminder ma shaa Allah

    Reply
  2. Camilla
    Jul 16 2012

    Love it!

    Reply
  3. fulana
    Jul 16 2012

    Assalamu alaikum
    jazakillahu khayran
    baarakAllahu feeki

    Reply

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