The last day of Ramadan

It was the last day of Ramadan. Selena was really sad. She had really enjoyed Ramadan and was really going to miss it.

Selena had learned a lot during Ramadan, like that the Quran was first revealed to Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) in Ramadan. And that there was a special night in Ramadan called Laylatul Qadr (the Night of Power). And if you worshipped Allah and gave charity on this night sincerely, the reward you got was as if you had been worshipping Allah and giving charity for more than 83 years!

Selena also liked the atmosphere in Ramadan. She thought everyone was trying to be a better Muslim, and everyone was sharing reminders on social media. She really liked these, because they were so interesting and useful.

Selena sat down on her prayer mat and did a big prayer to Allah. She said “Allah please accept our fasts and ibadah (worship) that we have done in Ramadan, Ameen. Allah, If we made any mistakes in Ramadan please forgive us, Ameen”. Tears started falling down her cheeks.

“O Allah, please let me, my family and friends all live to see another Ramadan, Ameen. Allah, the good habits we have developed in Ramadan, please let us carry these on after Ramadan, Ameen. Ya Allah, alhamdulillah (all praise be to Allah) for letting us experience this Ramadan and for allowing us to pray and to do ibadah.”

“Allah, please protect us from all evil, Ameen. Allah, please give us all the ability to read all of our salah and Quran every day, Ameen. Ya Allah, please let us have a blessed Eid, Ameen. Ya Allah, please keep us on the Straight Path, Ameen.” Selena carried on praying for all her family and friends and all of the Muslim Ummah.

Soon after, it was nearly time for Iftar (time to open the fast). Selena and her family came and sat around the table. They all raised their hands and prayed to Allah. “Ya Allah please accept all of our fasts and worship done in this blessed month, Ameen.”

And then the holy month of Ramadan was over for another year.

Moral of the story:

As Ramadan comes to an end, let’s pray that we all live to see and experience another Ramadan. The good habits we’ve developed during Ramadan, let’s try and carry these on even after Ramadan has finished.

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