بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيْمِ. اَلْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ الَّذِيْ أَنْعَمَنَا بِنِعْمَةِ الْإِيْمَانِ وَالْإِسْلَامِ. وِنُصَلِّيْ وِنُسَلِّمُ عَلَى خَيْرِ الْأَنَامِ سَيِّدِنَا مُحَمَّدٍ وَعَلَى اَلِهِ وَصَحْبِهِ أَجْمَعِيْنَ.
First and forever be thankful to Allah SWT, because with his permission we can still breathe the air, full enjoyment of Shawwal after Ramadan we pursue freshness, and freshness can be felt by ourselves, our families and our environment.
Ramadan is one of the madrasah imaniyah available to Muslims. Upon arrival of Ramadan, we raced pilgrimage to the maximum possible. After we finish madrasah imaniyah Ramadan, the big question that arises is: can we consistently pious with goodness in the other months after Ramadan? Can we continue to maintain the momentum of worship to Allah SWT? Or do we just let faith that we gain during Ramadan ruined faded?
This act is despicable in the sight of Allah SWT. Allah slammed people like that, as he says in Surah an-Nahl, verse 92:
And do not be like she who untwisted her spun thread after it was strong [by] taking your oaths as [means of] deceit between you because one community is more plentiful [in number or wealth] than another community. Allah only tries you thereby. And He will surely make clear to you on the Day of Resurrection that over which you used to differ.
This verse is a parable from Allah for the people who weave the faith and devotion in the month of Ramadan and then destroy it afterwards. In Surah al-A'raf verse 26, piety visualized with a piece of clothing;
O children of Adam, We have bestowed upon you clothing to conceal your private parts and as adornment. But the clothing of righteousness - that is best. That is from the signs of Allah that perhaps they will remember.
Such was the faith and piety, like clothes that can not be described strong thread twisted up into scattered back.
From another point of view, the madrasah of Ramadan not only improve our religious practices but also test our ability to service our prohibitions of Allah. For example, Muslims are prohibited from eating and drinking and doing things that break the fast as the intimate relationship of husband and wife during the day, while the act is to be lawful and in other months. If we were able to leave things clean in the month of Ramadan because of our obedience to the commands of Allah, then it is appropriate for us to leave things harram even in the other months.
Among the signs that someone is blessed their legalization is when doing something good then it can continue the legacy of kindness. So how are we after Ramadan? Do we have graduated from the madrasah imaniyah in Ramadan? And did we include those who are remain have the passion to continue to serve and steadfast after Ramadan?
Time goes by so fast, and the month of Ramadan is full of blessings and virtues also passed already. Yet, this is the round a life in this world that is constantly circulating in the provision of Allah SWT. Let us together pray that we will be given the opportunity to meet Ramadhan for the next year onward. We hope that all the devotion and teaching that took place during Ramadan and then make us a better quality in the presence of Allah SWT. Hopefully we do not include those who suffer because of not getting forgiveness from Allah during Ramadan, as the words of Prophet Muhammad:
ورغمَ أنفُ رجلٍ دخل عليه رمضانَ ثم انْسَلَخ قبل أن يُغْفر لهُ
Says: "Woe to the servant who finds Ramadan, then Ramadhan passed in sins have not been forgiven (by Allah)"
Hadith Narrated by Ahmad
Give the hope completely to Allah SWT. Ramadan went does not mean the end of the opportunity to gain rewards in the next months. But, every Muslim must understand that any time is the time to get the pleasure of Allah SWT. One of the recommendations in order to remain awake for post-Ramadan is extra fasts of Shawal.
Prophet Muhammad said:
مَنْ صامَ رمضانَ ثُمَّ أَتْبَعَهُ ستًّا مِنْ شوَّالٍ كانَ كصيامِ الدَّهْرِ
"Whoever fasts Ramadan, then proceed with fasting six days of Shawal, then his fast is as fast a year."
Hadith Narrated by Muslim
Hopefully we are able to empathize with the spirit of Ramadan in the following months. Aamiin ...