Muslims Just In Ramadhaan?
It is now time for us to re-evaluate our Imaan. Question ourselves, and in process improve ourselves. We claim to be Muslims, we claim to believe in Allah, but do we really believe in it with a firm heart, or is it just something we say? We claim to “believe” in the Unseen Allah, but we see the harmful effects of drinking, clubbing and smoking, yet we don’t avoid them. Ask yourselves that if we don’t even believe in what can be seen, do we really believe in the Unseen? Just “believing” in the existence of Allah does not make us Muslims, Shaytaan also, by the way, “believes” in Allah. We must act like Muslims also. We must also do in actions that what we say in words and that what we know in thoughts. We say we’re Muslims, but are we really? He is not a true Muslim whose hands and tongue are violent. Several of us stopped cursing and backbiting and lying during the month of Ramadhaan, but now what? When Ramadhaan is over, should we return to those faults? Are we Muslims only in Ramadhaan?
Every Muslim has to pray 5 times a day, every day, and no exceptions. Several of us would do that very promptly during Ramadhaan. When Ramadhaan is over, than what? Would we give up those prayers when Ramadhaan is over? Are we Muslims only in Ramadhaan?
We make duas because we understood that indeed it is Allah who listens and grants. We sought forgiveness from Allah because we realized our faults and felt guilty. We improved our conducts and lowered our voices and controlled our tempers because we realized that a Muslim is he whose actions represent peace and nobility. When Ramadhaan is over, will we go back to our same old self? Are we Muslims only in Ramadhaan?
We try our best to close our ears to that which was not permissible to hear, we tried our best to stop our tongues at times when we were about to say something which we are not allowed to say, we tried our best to lower our gazes at sights which we are not allowed to see. When Ramadan is over, do those things become permissible to us? Are we Muslims only in Ramadhaan?
We refrained from going to clubs and watching movies and listening to songs during Ramadhaan because we realized these attributes do not represent Muslims. When Ramadhaan is over, should we return to our previous lifestyle? Are we Muslims only in Ramadhaan?
We were awake at nights, not spending time in clubs or with friends, but instead we were awake at nights to do Ibaadat for the Will and Pleasure of Allah. When Ramadhaan is over, are we relieved of our responsibilities? Are we Muslims only in Ramadhaan?
We refrained from dawn to dusk, not only from the Haraam, but also the Halaal. The purpose of this abstinence was to create patience and virtue, and realize that if you want you can even stay away from the Halaal, so why can you not avoid the Haraam? Sure you can. You just need the will. When Ramadhaan is over, can we go back to eating, talking, watching, doing, and thinking Haraam? Are we are we Muslims only in Ramadhaan?
Let us do our best to really improve our character throughout not just Ramadhaan but our lives, to always do our best to do those deeds which would make Allah happy, earn us reward in the Hereafter, and to have such good and noble characters to that which Rasulullah (SAW) would be proud to call us amongst his Ummah. May Allah grant me and you dear reader the ability to do be that and much more for the sake of our Akhirah and Islam ,Aameen Thuma Aameen.