Clean Your Heart for Ramadan


Although it is important always, but during Ramadan let us purify ourselfves and our hearts and get rid of all those grudges and feelings of anger and hurt we have towards family or those we used to have as friends and let go over something silly or foolish.  Start today and reach out to mend a broken fence, pick up the phone, write a card, send an email, or sms. Say I am sorry even if it wasnt your fault just to start the healing between you and the other person.

We never know when is our last day, and sometimes just a hello is all it takes to unfreeze a heart that has held on to pain or anger a day too long.

Recently I was witness to a beautiful sight when an niece of a friend came up to visit him after a 20 year silence. Within a few minutes hugs and tears were flowing and words of forgiveness spoken. It was so hard for the neice to make the first move but 20 years was long enough, and we never know if there will be another year to take the chance.

may Allah be pleased with him, reported: 
Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) said: It is not lawful for a Muslim to desert his fellow Muslim beyond three nights, the one turning one way and the other turning the other way when they meet; the better of the two is the one who is the first to give a greeting.
Hadith number in Sahih Muslim [Arabic only]: 4643

Do not leave for tomorrow what can be done today.

 

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