What Next After Ramadan Part 1
Friday, August 24, 2012
All praise be to Allah, the Almighty and may His peace and blessings be upon our beloved Prophet Muhammed (PBUH)>
Verily, whenever I see a great turn up Muslims for worship in the month of Ramadan, I tend to ask myself questions: Where is their status after Ramadan? Is it not that the lord of Ramadan is the same lord of all the other months? Are we not ordained to worship Allah, the Almighty as long as souls are in our bodies? Would we be living in this contempt had we truly worshipped Allah?
It is for this reason and many others that I have decided to write these articulate sentences from which I ask Allah, the Almighty to benefit those who become negligent in their worship after the passing of Ramadan. Perhaps Allah will enlighten their hearts so that they may truly return to Him.
I have not written them but for advice and love. So remember, dear reader! The following poetic verses:
I’m not the one who sees
All the flaws in the one I love.
Or some of them that are in him
If I am pleased.
For the eyes of a content person
Are blind on every defeat.
But the eyes of hatred
Reveal every flaw.
In conclusion, I would like to pass my profound gratitude to everyone who supported the publication of this thesis of near or far. Especially those from whom I have quoted or extracted some of their ideas without indicating that suffice to them will be Allah’s reward and my secret prayer for them. All praise is due to Allah, the lord of the universe.
Praise is due to Allah, the Almighty and may His peace and blessings be upon our beloved Prophet Muhammed (PBUH), his family, companions and all those who will follow the time guidance up to the day of resurrection.
reading the Arabic text of this book and seeing how important it was to the
present Muslim Ummah, I decided to translate it into the English language so as
to benefit the Muslims at large. Especially those who neglect worshipping after
Ramadan. May be Allah will open their hearts for their return to the straight
My question is: Is he a true worshipper, the one who thinks that the worship of Allah is only in the month of Ramadan and after that turns to worshipping his desires, does what he wants and performs all unlawful deeds? Does the person involved in that sort of a gam knows that Allah said in the Holy Quran: “For prayer restrains from shameful and unjust deeds and remembrance of God is the greatest (thing in life) without doubt. And God knows the (deeds) that you do…” (Al Qur’an 29:45).
Finally, I take this opportunity to pass my gratitude to everyone who helped me in rendering this book into the English language, especially Sheikh Tshaaq Manyea who is a graduate from the Islamic University of Medinah who took much of his time revising this translation. May Allah reward them abundantly in this world and the hereafter and may He bless us with the best understanding of the religion and show us the truth as it is.
Author: Muhammed Lamin Ceesay