A Pre-Ramadan Thought

// August 19th, 2009 // Blog

I left a comment on Organica's latest post, which I wanted to share here, mainly as a reminder to myself:

“It is much easier to do good deeds in Ramadan because your nafs is weakened by fasting, and the shayateen are locked up. This illustrates that there is something inherently good about humanity, which shines through when worldly temptation is removed.

It's a lesson for us to seek that [good] out within ourselves and others all year round, inshā’Allāh.”

An early Ramadan Mubarak to you all!

5 Responses to “A Pre-Ramadan Thought”

  1. Sadaf says:

    That’s very wise. Indeed, the nafs and the shayateen are the roots of all evil that exists. Ramadan is so great! :)

  2. shaz says:

    i like the new(?) theme! Ramadan Mubarak!

  3. Specs says:

    I like the part about having a soul that’s inherently good. :-)

    Ramadan Kareem and loving the new theme!

  4. Ameera says:

    I was thinking about this today… how my mind strays less often during prayer, how it’s easier to bring it back to focus… and how duas suddenly seem meaningful. In fact, I actually felt my own Nafs, when separated from its chief misleader the Shaytaan, was actually weaker than I thought it was. Reading a small portion of the Quran can seem difficult outside Ramadan but these days, you hardly feel a thing when you go on reciting and praying.

    Your comment also raises an important point… what is our real potential as slaves of Allah? When we feel sad that our hearts are not softening and that we cannot exert ourselves to be better Muslims, this is the thing to remember! Ramadan brings out the best in you.

    Jk!

  5. Ameera says:

    Oh and your blog is droolicious! Charcoal and green are perfect combinations. :)

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