Ramadan Mubarak suckkkkkaaaas(Nice, aren’t I?) !!! So Ramadan is finally here! Many people cannot wait for the month of Ramadan to come around and somee people’s eyes light up and say “OMG! THIS HEAT! I CANNOT SURVIVE WITHOUT WATER! I NEEEEEEEED WATER!!!” Bunch of sissies! Suck it up! Im just joking. It takes strong individuals to fast through out the day and abstain from many things, which we do a regular basis and now concentrate to improve ourselves and improving our connection with Allah SWT.
Here are just a few tips to help you, insha’Allah! This is going out to me first and foremost and then the rest of you all. So before someone comes and says or thinks “MR. PERFECT!” No, I am not him, he has died and I’ve love to Perfect Plex someone one day but I am not perfect.
So here we go!
If you haven’t been praying your salah as often as you should, then today is a great day to begin to slowly tread that path which gets you closer to your Creator everyday.
If you are a female and you haven’t been wearing the hijab and you struggle to wear it because of the whispers in your head about who is going to critique you and who is going to watch you… as The Rock says “IT DOESN’T MATTER!” If you feel comfortable doing what you do everyday and you don’t care what others are going to say about your job, the car you drive, whether you take public transport, the tv shows you watch, the sports you play, whatever it is you do and people say something anyway and it doesn’t bother you, then “thinking” people will say you are “ugly” in the hijab or “you never used to wear it, is it going to part-time for Ramadan?” It shouldn’t bother you. This is a relationship between you and Allah SWT and not them. If they truly are your friends and they care for you, they will encourage you with positive words.
If you have habits which really affect your eman (faith), review them and see what is blocking you from becoming better everyday. If you have a girlfriend/boyfriend, playing video games for hours, smoking, drinking alcohol, going to the clubs, listening to music, things that affect your eman (faith), that you know in your heart that, “man, this right here is really hurting me and my relationship with my creator” then learn to let it go slowly. Anyone can drop a habit when they want to but the psychological part plays a huge role in people’s lives that is why, a lot of those people when they let it go with a snap of their fingers, they do eventually come back around doing the same thing. Im not saying, let it go when you are ready because death doesn’t tell when it is ready to come, so know what you are leaving with when it is your time. Minimize your sins and do not expose your sins either. It’s tough but do your best.
Continue to do good deeds and work on doing those good deeds all year around and keep them to yourself. Do not go out and brag to your homies and tell them, “yo, I just gave this person $20 and I felt good today.” Keep it to yourself. The left hand shouldn’t know what the right hand does in charity. Meaning, keep these things to yourself. Yeah it does feel good to give someone charity and it uplifts you spirits knowing you are in a better position than that person but keep it to yourself. This doesn’t only mean giving out money, but sadaqa (charity) can be for many things for that matter. Even smiling at someone is charity, shaking someone hand is charity, saying something nice is charity (I don’t say nice things, im EVIL!). The list is massssiiivee!!
Ask forgiveness for your sins. Sincerely repent for your sins. Just do it every single day! Allah SWT is Most Merciful, Most Forgiving. No matter what sins you have committed, Insha’Allah, you will be forgiven. Allah SWT is Al-Ghafoor, He is forgiving. so what do you have to lose? All you have to do is ask Allah SWT, so turn and repent and do your best to not to commit the same sins.
Again, everything I write is a reminder for myself first! I can keep going cause I love to write but im just going to say, write, just do your best this ramadan to IMPROVE! When you want a better job or a position in a company, what do you do? You IMPROVE yourself to be elevated to that position, so they take notice of your IMPROVEMENTS. You and I are capable of all this but are you/we willing to go that extra mile to IMPROVE, as you/we are willing to improve our lives to get a better position in life? Well that better position in life, with Allah SWT can start today and you are that change and you have it in you, to do it…..Insha’Allah!
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