This was a tough Ramadan, wasn’t it? A heavy Ramadan.
Afghanistan, Grenfell tower, Nabra, Philando Castile, Charlena Lyles. A severe injustice. Every single one of these was a severe injustice.
Our souls wept, our hearts broke, our eyes shed tears.
But we did not despair. We do not despair in the Mercy of God.
He is Just. He Sees all. He Hears all. And in keeping this thought near to us, close to us, we got through. And we will continue to get through whatever this world throws at us. Because no doubt, in the end, good will be met with good, and evil will be met with evil. All can be forgiven if one meets Him with sincerity, except when we infringe upon the rights of others, hurt the hearts of others, bring pain to the hearts of others. Then what of those who take the lives of others? Remember this.
Be of those who do good. Choose forgiveness over spite. Empathy over judgement. Hope over despair.
We have the choice. Alhamdulillah, we do. We keep moving forward, our trust in God unwavering.
We have breath flowing through our lungs still. Let’s make it count, for ourselves and for our loved ones, and for our friends, and for those we know, and for those we do not know.
Here’s to, inshaAllah, doing our best to be good to one another, being a light in the darkness, and leaving this world better place than as we entered it.
Taqqabbal Allahu minna wa minkum. May Allah accept from you, and from I.
I wish you all a wholehearted EID MUBARAK! I am grateful for you all. I am grateful Allah allowed our souls to meet/interact upon this Earth. To benefit from each other, to learn from each other, and to grow with one another. May we meet in the best of places as well, my friends, in the Hereafter, in Jannah. Ameen. <3