Ramadan Reflections: Day 6


Bismillah.

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It’s almost a week through Ramadan and I feel like time is slipping out of my hands! The clock’s ticking; every second priceless, and once lost can never be made up again. There is so much I want to do, and so little time to do it. At times, the thought becomes overwhelming and one can lose focus, simply giving up. I started off with so much momentum and now I feel that it’s wearing off- I’m easing in.

Does this sound familiar?

At times like this, I remind myself to go back to the source of life- breathe in, breathe out. It’s a magical secret to regain focus and collect your thoughts. Take a deep breath, pray and try again. Change your schedule around if needed. Assess your productivity for the past week and make room for improvement.  Break your projects down into bite-size tasks and tackle them “one action at a time.”

To stay on track, we have to push ourselves to the limits. Tiresome and stressful as it seems, that extra bit is worth it if we walk out of this Ramadan guilt-free inshallah. Prayer and seeking refuge in Allah from Shaitan’s whispers will go a long way if done persistently and sincerely.

I pray that Allah gives me the strength to carry on with good deeds throughout this Ramadan and especially after it. After all, if I am able to go a whole day without food, make it through with minimal sleep, manage to pray 20 rak’ahs of Tarawih at night, and still sacrifice an hour of sleep to write this post, why is it so challenging  to wake up for just 2 rak’ahs of Tahajjud during the rest of the year?? A thought-provoking question with a mind-boggling answer. It’s all how we weigh it- the comforts of this Dunya VS. the comforts of the Akhirah. It’s my choice.

– The Sahara Bloggers (Niqabinja)

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