Monday, August 30, 2010

And the winner is...

Her fierce looks & sharp face wouldn't let me stop staring at her. Her whole body was almost flying in one direction. Her head did not even turn for a moment to look around. It seemed that the air she was grasping was not her only fuel. Something was burning inside...
A few seconds later, she was almost there. Her face turned fiercer as her arms struggled harder with the air. Her legs sharpened from spinning & her feet barely hit the ground...until they reached the finish line.

I was flipping through some TV channels when I saw this girl. I admired her determination to win the running Olympics....and she did win FIRST place.

In a few hours, our marathon will start...
It lasts for ten days & comes only once per year.

Maybe we have wasted some precious days of Ramadan. Maybe we were not ready for its sudden arrival during summer, or maybe we have some other reasons.
We regret what has gone, but does this mean the game is over??!!


In fact, we're blessed with Allah who cares...
He is Al Rahim who's the most Merciful & who's always eager to give us another chance.
He is Al Ghafur who forgives our shameful deeds.
And Al Wadud who's always near to fill our hearts with love.

His paradise doors are wide opened for all of us. ِ
Didn't He say??

قل يا عبادي الذين أسرفوا على أنفسهم لا تقنطوا من رحمة الله" (الزمر_53)53 "

Say, "O My servants who have transgressed against themselves [by sinning], do not despair of the mercy of Allah . Indeed, Allah forgives all sins. Indeed, it is He who is the Forgiving, the Merciful." [39:53]

Lets join the marathon this year.....
To insert some light in our life book.
To do something we have never done in any of our past Ramadans.
Lets break our own records..

We have already stayed up all night to watch our favourite TV show's rerun, to chat with friends, to reach a higher level in a computer or video game, to wait for someone we love at the airport, to watch the sunrise, or even hangout with friends at Alex or sa7el.

Don't we deserve to give ourselves a treat, an armor from the unknown, a good-deeds bank account with our creator...

One night...If we aim to shoot, new horizons will open for us.
Lailat Al Qadr...One night better than 1000 months
& 1000 months=30,000 days=83 years!!!
If you have wasted your whole life, this night is worth an entire lifetime.


Lets break a record.

(و في ذلك فليتنافس المتنافسون" (المطففين_26

"So for this let the competitors compete." [83:26]