Ramadan 19: It is just the beginning

Do a little more each day than you think you possibly can. – Lowell Thomas

Do every act of your life as if it were your last. – Marcus Aurelius

It is NOT over, it is just beginning.

The first 20 days of Ramadan may be physically longer, but the last 10 days are heavier and more worthy with ‘lailut ul-qadr’. Contrary to what people believe, this day is unknown and we were guided to seek it during the last 10 nights with consistency and determination seeking god’s forgiveness, love and blessings.

In the beginning of Ramadan, we welcomed Ramadan and reduced ‘life’ commitments …  in the last ten days, life becomes Ramadan: prayer, bringing joy to others, charity, loving parents, connecting with relatives, mending broken relationships, and anything else that can bring us closer to what the rasool embodied without forgetting to ask for how we would like to see our lives in the upcoming year.

We ask allah to bless us and you with ‘the night of power’ along with the strength, determination and perseverance to do the best we can in these last 10 days. Our actual capabilities surpass the level we think we are at.