It went away and it hurts knowing we might not see it again, that it might have been the last time we spent time with it.
Why does parting with a beloved always gives us sorrow?
Masjids are now again, empty.
How can we easily forgo something we did for 30 days? Just woke up one day and its all gone?
When someone dies, we remember their memories with us, it leaves traces of memories, why can’t we do it with Ramadhan?
Allah Azza Wa Jall gave us 30 days of beautiful and mazing blessings, mercy and time to rejuvenate our hearts, souls and mind, some people never get to see this but we do we were blessed, we are Muslims. Alhamdulillah.
Did we just let Ramadhan leave without a trace in our hearts?
Did we just make it pass away us like it were ordinary days when we knew it were days of abundant blessings and mercy?
Are we not people who reflect and ponder?
Are we among the people that will just let all the bags of treasures we earned this Ramadhan, be spent one by one with by earning the wrath of Allah Azza Wa Jall by continuously doing what displeases Him?
Allah Azza Wa Jall renewed you, gave you again this rare moment of renewal, do not drown yourself again, its a new beginning, a new you, a new chapter of your life, with traces of repentance, forgiveness, mercy, renewal, rejuvenation… how beautiful is the love of Allah Azza Wa Jall to His Believer, right?
Do not let Ramadhan leave without a trace in your heart, spend the next days of your life with the memories you had from Ramadhan, from the memories where you were so passionate about your salah, your dhikr, your nonstop repentance, let it shine through in the coming days, let these actions reach once again the arrival of Ramadhan.
You’ve given so much effort to it, do not just let it go like that. Do not let all of it go without a fight. The Shaitan is back and he is stronger, but Ramadhan didn’t leave without filling your heart with shields, with blankets of sabr and everything else.
You are fine, you are such a fine soldier of Allah Azza Wa Jall my brother and sister in islam.
Ramadhan taught you what is it needed and what is it that you have to do, so don’t cover your eyes again. We do all share same feelings…
How can there be such joy on your leaving? How can be there such happiness, knowing we might not see each other again…
So dear brother and sister in Islam, let its traces live by in your heart. Remember the Sahabah Radiyallahu Anhum would prepare months and months before Ramadhan would arrive, let us emanate them.
Taqabbal Allahu Minna wa Minkum!
And we pray that the lessons and reflections we learned and realized during the Ramadhan would help us become more eager to know and learn about our deen, that though it we have developed next level adoration and love for Allah Azza Wa Jall that we may spend the coming days with the intention of pleasing Him and engaged ourselves in constant remembrance of His Blessings and Mercy upon us.
May Allaah accept from us and you (Good deeds)
This is a MUST read article. May We all benefit from this. Allahumma Ameen!
What do you first feel when you see dead pictures of people?
and how about seeing pictures of brutally killed people?
Now, what about seeing massacred and deformed bodies and faces of dead people?
Do not tell me, it’s anger, because you know its not the first thing you feel.
Opps, no, not sympathy, because you know its not the first thing that comes to your mind either, especially these people you see are not blood related to you.
Now it’s definitely not sorrow, so don’t tell me that, you know in yourself the first thing you feel when you see such pictures is “boorish” or anything near to that, as your first reaction is also turning your head to the other side or closing your eyes.
This is reality, and that is why it is never a practice of the Sahabah Radiyallahu Anhum to disclose or to show the body of a dead person.
Who doesn’t know, Hamza Ibn Abdul Muttalib Radiyallahu Anhu, the uncle of the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam, the lion hunter, the lion of Allah?
Did you know how he died? How his body was slaughtered? Yet have you read in any narration that his body was shown to all the people? Let me tell you how this great man died..
 It was during the Battle of Uhud, March 22, 625 (3rd of Shawwal Year 3). He was 59 years old that time, and he was fighting together with the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam.
Jubayr Ibn Mut’im, a Quraish, bribed his Abyssinian slave Wahshi Ibn Harb freedom if he killed Hamza RA as revenge to the death of his uncle, Tumayma Ibn Ad’y.
 When Wahshi threw his javelin it went through Hamza’s abdomen and killed him, He then slit open his stomach and brought his liver to Hind bint Utbah, the wife of Abu Sufyan whose father was killed by Hamza during the Battle of Badr.
 Hind chewed Hamza’s liver then spat it out, then she went and mutilated Hamza and made anklets, necklaces and pendants from his body and brought them and his liver to Makkah.
You can just imagine the state of Hamza’s body when he died, when the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam found the body of his uncle, he shrouded it immediately. The state of his body was so severely deformed that the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam got concerned of letting his aunt who is the sister of Hamza, Saffiyah Bint Abdul Muttalib, to see it.
Just reading such description already affects our hearts so much already, so how much more when we see all these dead pictures?
Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un.
These dead people are our children, our mothers, our sisters, our fathers, our brothers in faith.
We are taught in Islam to never disgrace other people, so what makes you think its right for us to disgrace them on the time of their death?
When you see a funeral of a Muslim person, do you see his body? No, you see him shrouded and covered in white cloth, cleansed.
Yes, we know that what is happening in Gaza, the massacre that is happening to our brothers and sisters in Islam across the globe is very disheartening and alarming, but is it enough reason for us to disgrace them? We cannot even help them, sometimes we cannot even make du’a for them, but we can spread their dead pictures around?
Yes, we can raise awareness by sharing other kinds of pictures, maybe remains of a shattered building or something, but not the dead bodies, the deformed bodies, bodies that are soaked in their own blood, that is just too much and it has to stop.
Just think about it, will you find it good if you see your own father or mother’s dead picture spreading around the internet, or your deformed children’s body? Let us respect their mourning.
For once, let us stop thinking about “so others will know” how about “how would their family feel”? Let us be sensitive.
I know we cannot stop the uploading of these images, but we can at least not become accomplice to it, stop the sharing, stop the reblogging. It’s not helping, we just burn the hearts of people who see it and in return make them feel intense pain and anger and then it provokes people to speak badly and ill which is not good for them.
I’m asking everyone to please understand what I am trying to point out here, and do forgive me if i have said anything wrong, but let us respect the dead.
And we pray that Allah Azza Wa Jall enlightens all our hearts to raise our hands and make dua for these martyrs, our shaheeds. may they all roam around the gardens of Allah in Jannatul Firdaus.
 Ibn Sa’ad, p. 4
 Ibn Sha’q, p.370 | Ibn Sa’ad, p. 4
 Ibn Sa’ad, p. 4