Where Are You Going After Ramadan?

فَأَينَ تَذهَبونَ

إِن هُوَ إِلّا ذِكرٌ لِلعالَمينَ

لِمَن شاءَ مِنكُم أَن يَستَقيمَ

وَما تَشاءونَ إِلّا أَن يَشاءَ اللَّهُ رَبُّ العالَمينَ

“Where are you going?”Qur’an, 81: 26-29

A person who only wants to lose weight because of a pending holiday or because it’s summer and they want to go to the beach is not truly caring about their health. You’re only concerned with something temporary and it is rooted in vanity.

Look to the Qur’an and ask yourself: what kind of terminology doesn’t use? It doesn’t speak of “nice people”. It speaks of specific deeds and of specific beliefs.

Nice and generous are not one and the same.

ثُمَّ الجَحيمَ صَلّوهُ

ثُمَّ في سِلسِلَةٍ ذَرعُها سَبعونَ ذِراعًا فَاسلُكوهُ

إِنَّهُ كانَ لا يُؤمِنُ بِاللَّهِ العَظيمِ

وَلا يَحُضُّ عَلىٰ طَعامِ المِسكينِ

فَلَيسَ لَهُ اليَومَ هاهُنا حَميمٌ

“Then roast him in the Blazing Fire. Then bind him in a chain which is seventy cubits long. He used not to believe in God the Magnificent, nor did he urge the feeding of the poor. Therefore here today he has no friend.”Qur’an, 69: 31-35

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