Spirit of Ending Ramadaan
Just as the joyous moment of the starting of Ramadan came, now it is the time of the departure of this auspicious month. Like a flash Ramadan came and it is going. This is an indication of the reality we all have to face ie. All good things have to come to an end. And just as this auspicious month has its moment of departure, each one of us will have our moment of departure. Ramadan will come again, but will we be here to receive it again?
The way time is flying is also from the signs of Qiyamaah. Before we know it, it is one year to another, one decade to another. Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said: ”Time will become short and compressed.”
It is the general complaint today by everyone that time is less. Now in these limited number of hours at the end of Ramadan, we should remember:
“The ending of something is regarded as the deciding factor.” I.e. if something ends off nicely then we will say that all went well.
We should not waste these last and precious moments and be like those whom Ramadan came and went without gaining forgiveness of our sins. Rather at the end of Ramadan we should try to free ourselves completely and spend the time in the house of Allah (SWT).
On the last night of Ramadan the Malaikah ask Allah (SWT): “What is the reward of a labourer who has completed his task?”
Allah (SWT) says: “He should be rewarded in full.” Thus his reward or recompensation is given to him in the last night of Ramadan. Therefore the momentum of Ramadan must continue till the last moments of the month and for the rest of the year
May Allah (SWT) accept all our Ibadah and overlook all our shortcomings throughout this month.