“Sprinting”, you say?
Yes, of course. “Winding down” = after Ramadan.
I’m in the process of listening to this lecture. Sounds good so far.
[I love blunt lectures. I wonder why?]
[Note: He says that some scholars say that the very first Laylatul Qadr was when Jibreel (alaihissalam) came to the Prophet (salallahu alaihi wasallam).
Perhaps this is the minority view because what I’ve read is that Laylatul Qadr was when the Quran was sent down from the Al-Lawh Al-Mahfoudh (the Preserved Tablet) down to the lowest heaven as Ibn Abbas (radiallahu anhu) said. And this is supported by the Arabic (it says “anzala” which means sent down at one time). Allah knows Better.]
[The audio quality isn’t great but please don’t let that stop you from listening to it.]
Sprinting in the Last Ten Days of Ramadan by Ahmad Jibril
Yes, another “common mistakes article”. We seem to have a lot of these, don’t we?
And what happens? We still continue to make these same mistakes!
Why does that happen, you ask? Well, I’m not sure but if I had to guess, I would say:
1) We read these articles assuming that other people make these mistakes, thereby completely forgetting to take ourselves into account.
2) We read it and realise that we make the same mistakes. However, we forget this when the situation arises, leading us to make that mistake.
What can we do?
Well, I had written a post about a Ramadan Journal. We can summarise these lists (we can exclude those that we definitely never do) and write them down in that journal. After this, all we need to do is go over the summaries every few days in Ramadan. I think we could also do this for all the Ramadan articles and lectures.
So, we can all start with the following article: