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Lessons from Ramadan

I am sure that there is hardly any believer who doesn’t feel sad at the fact that the month of Ramadan has come to an end. The month where the Muslim Ummah comes close to our factory setting, worshipping Allah (ta’ala) as much as possible and rushing to do every good deed we can lay our hands on.

It really was good to see Muslims be at their absolute best for the last 29 days. But as we bask in the euphoria of Eid, I can’t help but reflect on Ramadan and what lessons I have personally learned from it.

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Accepting the Truth In Spite of Your Ego

I was listening to the story of how two enemies of Islam came to become companions of the holy Prophet Muhammad (saw). Amr ibn Al Aas and Khalid ibn Waleed*, two staunch enemies of Islam who were actively against the message of Islam.

Without going into the whole story, their conversion to Islam came about after they had actively tried to reject the truth. Khalid, on one hand, was a very intelligent man who knew that the message of Islam must be true, but couldn’t bring himself to accept it. He was after all a highly respected man in the city of Makkah. Amr, equally prominent in the Makkan community could not bring himself to submit to the message of the Prophet.

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