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The Qur’an: A Piece of Jannah in Our Hands

At a lecture almost three ago, one of my favorite scholars said “The Qur’an is a piece of paradise in our hands”. His statement meant enough for me to write it down in my notes, but I did not initially internalize the deep meaning held in that gem of knowledge.

The Qur’an is a piece of Jannah (Paradise), yet we ignore it all the time. We forget it. Then Ramadan comes and reminds us of its beauty. The beautiful thing about Ramadan is that it comes in like an incredibly kind stranger and leaves like an incredibly kind best friend. During the first few days, we become accustomed to fasting, taraweeh, etc. Even if we have been fasting extra days throughout the rest of the year, there is still something incredibly unique and special about the fasts of Ramadan.

When it the months come to an end, we become sad. This stranger from just a few weeks ago has now become extremely dear to our hearts. Today after Taraweeh, the Imam said something beautiful. He said as we approach the last few days of Ramadan, remember that Ramadan leaves, but Ibadah (worship) does not. It’s here to stay.

Don’t be sad that Ramadan is over. Be glad this beautiful guest came to visit us. Pray that Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala blesses us with another Ramadan. Start preparing for next Ramadan, just like the Sahaba (companions) used to do. Continue to pray long prayers, and frequent the Qur’an more often than idle activities.

Realize that the job of Ramadan is to remind us of the piece of Jannah in our hands. This is the month when our purpose becomes crystal clear. Crystal clear purpose is what every human soul yearns for. Often times, even as believers, we may intermittently forget our purpose. Alhamdulilah for the blessings and reminders that Ramadan brings.

Your sister,

Yasmin Essa

This article is from MBMuslima’s Gratitude Issue.

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By Modest Beautiful Muslima Magazine in MBMuslima Magazine

20 pages, published 11/17/2012

“Realize that the job of Ramadan is to remind us of the piece of Jannah in our hands. This is the month when our purpose becomes crystal clear. Crystal clear purpose is what every human soul yearns for. Often times, even as believers, we may intermittently forget our purpose. Alhamdulilah for the blessings and reminders that Ramadan brings.” Your Sister, Yasmin Essa
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