For the past two years, I’ve been spending the most of Ramadan alone. I’m not complaining, though, I’m just going to tell you guys how it was etc… Because I know that there are a lot of Muslims that converted to Islam who fast alone, get up for suhoor without someone waking them up & breaking their fast all alone. Unlike us, who are brought up in Muslim families.
With that being said, let me tell you that spending Ramadan alone is NOT that bad thing after all. Besides missing the togetherness and warmth when you’re home, You can completely see who you are as a Muslim detached from the ones who kept you grounded so far with no one making you Iftar or waking you up for suhoor. Your worship of Allah, the Almighty, is not the same anymore. You start observing whether you’re doing things because it’s the “right” thing to do or you’re doing it for the sake of Allah, the Almighty.
However, once you think about life and how it is becoming ever so fleeting and that it is very easy to get swept up in this mad world. All you want to do next is to spend time with the people you care about and you enjoy with.
Ramadan may be a month of mourning for some people, it may be a month of more hunger and suffering for others. The amount of terrorist acts in the past days is so aching and sad, that in the last week of Ramadan alone, there have been terror attacks in Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh, and Turkey. Whereas it is a month of goodwill and charity for others, a month of togetherness and cordiality. So, even on our worst day, we’re an example of someone’s best day. Always keep that in mind! So make sure you’re spending every second of Ramadan worshiping Allah and doing your best to help to make this holy month easier for every Muslim, even by praying for them. Whether you’re spending it alone or with your loved ones. Do it for the sake of Allah, the Almighty! May Allah make it easy for them, and May Allah easy all of our affairs!
Learn your religion. Do not inherit it.
__Iman Ali (AS)