By Femi Abbas
The month of Ramadan in the life of a Muslim is an annual cleanser. It clears you of all the bad deeds of the past that surround irreligiousness. It is also a rejuvenator of the mind as well as a reformer of the soul.
By abstaining from eating and drinking for 30 or 29 days during the month, you have invigorated your body's organs to your own advantage. And by following Ramadan rules and regulations, you have reshaped your lifestyle to fit your conscience.
Ramadan taught you to be closer to your Creator and Sustainer. He taught how to moderate his relationship with others, in the family, in the neighborhood or in business. He also taught how to simplify your mind and tame your heart against savage conduct.
With Ramadan, you learned to sympathize with the poor and needy, offering them financial help, kind statements and good conduct.
You also learned the futility of gluttony and greed. And by recognizing the rights of others, including your wife and children, you have learned not to trap your conscience again.
For the first ten days of Ramadan, you were bathed in Allah's blessings. In the second ten days, you have been forgiven for your sins. And, in the last ten days, you have been released from the grip of Satan. During those days, you woke up at night in obedience to Allah's will. You spent your days suffering from thirst and hunger. You have also increased your health with the exercise of fasting and praying.
In other words, you have become a renewed person before your Creator. His list of records was cleansed of sins and full of rewards. And now you have banished the fear of death in you.
Having achieved all of this, would you like to return to a wild world dominated by fear of death?
The essence of Ramadan is to remind humanity that this world is a transit and not a destination. Nobody has ever come to stay permanently in this world and nobody will ever do it. So you want to get lost in transit with your luggage? That is the question you should always ask yourself after Ramadan. God bless you and Ramadan Karim