Family in Ramadan

An experience by Ummatan Wasatah

My family is in the car and I stop by at a restaurant to pick up the food I ordered for my family. While walking out with the food, I notice a Muslim sister eating all by herself. I saw the sadness on her face bringing me to tears.

Could it be? I felt so bad. I cannot imagine a Ramadan without my family. It was hard seeing her all by herself. What about the orphans? What about the people who have nothing to eat? They cannot even afford dates to open their iftar.

We complain a bit too much. We have a great family with us yet we have problems getting along with them. We miss out on small kindnesses. Let alone smiling towards our siblings who care about us but never say it.

It’s a great blessing to have a family. Ramadan is the time when we share our meals together, pray together, read Quran together and we have one another. No matter what happens or what you do, your family is always there for you.

There are many people whose parents are back home and they are living in foreign countries. Away from the family, imagine their pain? Their heart longing to open Iftar with their family.

So the best thing is to invite them over to your family, treat them as your family. Out of love for the ummah, mainly for the sake of Allah Subhana Wa ta’ala. We believers are one family. If we know of someone who needs help, we should be the first ones to extend our hands and reach out to them. If we care about the well being of others, Allah will take care of us inshaAllah.

Be thankful that you have a family and treat them right. Seek forgiveness from them not just your friends. Build good relationships and take away the hatred and grudges from your hearts. Ramadan is the time to purify yourself. 

May Allah Subhana Wa Ta’ala make it easy on this ummah and make us all among those who He loves. May He purify our souls and make us among those who are best ones to their families. Ameen .