We're now nearly a quarter of the way through the month of forgiven and mercy. In Ramadan, with every rumble of our stomach and every stab of our caffeine-withdrawal headaches, we remember those who suffer this every day, those who don't have the luxury of a sip of water at Maghreb. This is the time we should do all we can to help those people with however large a gesture we can manage.
And as shaytaan is locked up and our reasons for not waking up for Fajr or performing our sunnah prayers are locked away with him, we start to question which behaviours are down to our own laziness and ignorance. This is the time we should inspect every aspect of our deen and be honest with how much more we're capable of doing.
And as Allah grants us the gift of forgiveness every night and multiplies our smallest good deeds by scores, we start to wonder at how much we are prepared to turn towards Him and how that contrasts with how much He will repay our tiniest gesture of drawing closer to Him. This is the time we should dedicate every moment to Him with our words and our actions and thank Him for His mercy.
Ramadan Kareem everyone.