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Ramadhan Kareem 2013

Assalamualaikum...
 
Salam Ramadhan Kareem! It is the first day of this glorious month, which every Muslim in the planet should cherish with all their hearts. I know I do. It's a cause for rejoice and celebration for sure, and I am so grateful to Allah s.w.t that I get to wake up this morning to see it here in the moment. Alhamdulillah...
 
Every year, Ramadhan is a month where I feel like it's my chance to do good and redeem myself in the eyes of Allah. It comes with it's own set of challenges as you suddenly realise the bigger devil inside is you and not Shaytan. Apart from the hunger and thirst, there's the patience and abstaining from a lot of things that one needs to master during this month. Also the challenge to perform your duties to Allah s.w.t wholeheartedly and dilligently. Sometimes, amidst all that you realise that you're your biggest temptation to do all those naughty things that you have always blamed the devil for. Astaghfirullah...
 
I usually feel humbled by the glory and opportunity this holy month gives. But there are times, being me and I am only human, I take it for granted and do not manage to make the absolute most out of it. So this year, I would like to do more than I have done in the last Ramadhan and be a better Muslim and servant of Allah, Insyaallah. Pray more, recite the Quran more, be more patient, refrain from overspending and overeating, be healthier overall.
 
Here's hoping and praying that you will have a wonderous Ramadhan too! May we be guided and given strength to get through this month with Allah's blessings.

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