By Anonymous

Bidding farewell to Ramadan is a hard task for any Muslim. Many of us worry that we won’t be able to keep up the good habits that we have worked hard to develop in the last few weeks. We worry that our relationship with the Qur’an will deteriorate, and our visits to the masjid will become seldom.

But why should it? Ramadan may have ended but our chance to learn and grow certainly hasn’t. The Lord of Ramadan is also the Lord of the other months, the same Lord who continuously watches over you regardless of time and place.

Maybe the fasting in Ramadan has ended. But remember Allah has blessed us with more opportunities to fast. Like the 6 days in Shawwal, fasting on Mondays and Thursdays, and even for 3 days during the middle of the month, and fasting on the days of Ashoora and Arafah.

Maybe the nights of standing in prayer during Ramadan has ended. But remember, the voluntary night prayer for every day throughout the year.

Maybe the chances to give to charity in Ramadan have ended. But remember we still have obligatory zakat and sadaqah.

Maybe pondering over the Qur’an during Ramadan has ended. But remember, the Qur’an is still available to reflect over.

Maybe Ramadan has ended. But remember righteous actions are for all times, and forbidden actions are forbidden at all times. Remember Allah is still watchful and still Merciful.

May we continue fasting, continue standing in prayer, even throughout the night, continue giving to charity and continue strengthening our relationship with the Qur’an. Above all, may we be steadfast upon the sharee’ah of Allah until we meet him whilst He is pleased with us.

Advice to prepare for Ramadan is available everywhere and easy to find, unlike the advice for leaving Ramadan. Having said that, below is a link to 10 tips that’ll help you keep those Ramadan habits. May we all take heed In Sha Allah:

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