Here comes another Ramadan.
This time around, my preparation for Ramadan started as early as 2 weeks before.
In the Quran (Surah Baqarah:183), fasting is obligatory to Muslims, in order to achieve taqwa. That is the essence of Allah giving us this ibadah, to achieve taqwa.
So let us check ourselves during the coming Eidul Fitri, have we improved our level of taqwa after fasting the whole month of Ramadan.
In Malaysia, people normally ask "Where do you perform tarawikh prayers?"
Good question.. After Ramadan, very seldom do people ask "Where do you do your jemaah isya prayers?"
While tarawikh is sunnat, Isya' is wajib. I leave it at there...
When I see so many people in the masjid for Isya prayers in the month of Ramadan, I began to realise that, it is indeed Allah, that gives Hidayah to us humans. Without His hidayah, we will not achieve the deen. Imagine, persuading people to do Isya prayers in the masjid outside Ramadan. You will not be able to challenge the crowd during Ramadan period. Subhanallah..
So, here comes my simple conclusion during this Ramadan. Continue seeking "hidayah" from Allah to give us the guidance to do good things (especially the 5 time prayers in jemaah). Also continue to learn the Tafseer of Al-Quran to make us the DEEP understand of this wonderful & beautiful Islam, for us to achieve the status of SLAVE of ALLAH..
May Allah give us the hidayah & may Allah protect us from syaitan & may all of us achieve greater taqwa from year to year..