Assalamu’alaykum dear readers,
recall this time last year, we were all complaining how quick Ramadan left us and vowed to make the coming Ramadan even better?
Well now is the time…..forget the excuses, forget the extra things you are currently so engrossed in, forget the eating like there’s no tomorrow….and yes I know very well it’s almost May and the sun is shining so beautiful all you wanna do is laze around drinking cold mango lassi or whatever tinkles your fancy!
But hold up..honestly hold on! We don’t get many opportunities to outdo whatever good bad and ugly we did the year before….so why waste time. I’m not saying it’s ramadan already. But what I am saying is…its Rajab!
This is like the preparation month before the real deal.
Rajab is your month and it’s my month…why? Because we can practice what we wanna rid of and get good and boost our energy before Ramadan. Did you know, it takes 90 days for something to become habitual. Yes 90 days, 3 months. Thus, Rajab is that, a few days less but hey better to start than no starting at all.
Come on people lets get working, now is the time to cut back, remove and eradicate things you don’t want to do or have during Ramadan.
Rajab and Shabaan are forerunners to Ramadan and these two friends if used wisely, will help us to be more acquainted with one of the highlights of this year.
Abu Bakr Al-Warraq Al-Balkhiyyu said: Rajab is the month of planting seeds. Shabaan is the month of irrigation and Ramadhan is the month of harvest. And when the salaf used to worship more in Rajab and Shaban, they would taste the sweetness of worship such that they thought they were in Ramadan. So they yearned for it more and asked Allah to give them life long enough to meet it once again. Allahumma Balighnaa Ramadhan! (O Allah, let us reach Ramadan!)
Lastly, remember Ramadan ain’t about food and drink, this year we will be fasting during the heat of June, so prepare your spirituality and steadfastness as they will be key to saving you…more than food and drink.