Since it is the month of Rajab, take the time out to read the Qur'an. Even if it is just one verse. Subhanallah, if we start planting our seeds in Rajab and Sha'baan, we will, Inshallah, see the beautiful fruits in Ramadhan.
Allah has granted us another opportunity to cleanse our sins and become closer to him. 😢
Wallah, don’t let these two months pass by without having prepared anything mentally, physically and spiritually. Don’t enter Ramadhan full of regrets.
The pious predecessors would prepare six months in advance so that they could attain the barakah of Ramadhan and ensure that their nafs was completely obedient to Allah before the month of Ramadhan arrived.
May Allah make the month of Rajab and Sha'baan blessed for us and grant us the tawfiq to increase in ibadat. May Allah allow us to reach Ramadhan. اللهم آمين ❤
Immediately after that Ramadan, I travelled to Mogadishu and became busy with mundane issues. I didn’t repeat recitation of the freshly memorized part of the Qur'an for sometime. Thinking naively that the memorized portion of the Qur'an was with me, I started again to recite through starting from surat Al-Israa, but surprisingly to my sadness, I discovered that I couldn’t recite it by heart. It was difficult to recite without stopping or making errors.
I became sad. I couldn’t find any explanation for the problem. I tried other parts of the Qur'an that I had memorized but in vain. I became frustrated and finally gave up my attempt to memorize the Qur'an. However, I continued to recite the Qur'an from the Mushaf. Sometimes on daily basis. Other times occasionally. There were long periods that I didn’t recite the Qur'an at all.
Why did the Qur'an escape from me? The answer is given by our beloved Prophet Muhammad, may Allaahs blessings and peace be upon him. He said that the Qur'an is like a camel that you tied. If the camel gets loose and you don’t attend it, it will escape. The Qur'an escapes very easily if you don’t attend it and recite it often. But I wasn’t aware of this Hadith and I was unexperienced.
With Allaah’s guidance, I returned after sometime with a new determination to start memorizing the Qur'an again, starting from surat Al-Israa. This time, I put a new strategy in place. A plan to follow. About this in the following posts, in shaa Allaah.