Friday, October 12, 2007

Ramadhan as the university of tarbiyah & syawal as the graduation ceremony

Allah s.w.t has said in surah al-baqarah verse 183 :

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
O ye who believe! Fasting is prescribed for you, even as it was prescribed for those before you, that ye may ward off (evil);

Yes,the last sentence in this verse emphasises those who are fasting with faith will ward off (evil).Now ramadhan is in the end, that our fasting gives effect tou us? That is a question which the answer is various,depends on individual. Ramadhan we can potray it as a school, madrasah or university. In an education centre, we are given a lot of assignments, tasks, presentations, & tutorials to strenghthen our understanding. Similar to fasting, fasting teaches us how we can strenghten our faith, we force ourselves from eating & drinking for 12 hours in a day. Besides, we can close our eyes from evil see-sight. Moreover, we can order ourselves to do good deeds, but can we 'istiqamah' with those things after ramadhan?

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