Asalam aleikum warahmatullah wabarakatuh. Today I would like to reflect on our goals this ramadhan. We start out with huge goals and a few days in we find we are already falling short which makes us frustrated and then its downhill from there.
What I advise is to set milestone, achievable goals that can see you grow into your ultimate one. We should also make sure that these are things we will continue even after ramadhan is gone. This should be an opportunity for us to get a few permanent changes not just short lived ones. Look at your goals beyond ramadhan.
May Allah guide us on the path which He loves the most and away from that which He dislikes. May He enable us to reach our goals in getting closer to Him and His deen. May He make us better people, better muslims every waking day and may He take us when He is most pleased with us upon the shahadah!
“اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِرِضَاكَ مِنْ سَخَطِكَ، وَبِمُعَافَاتِكَ مِنْ عُقُوبَتِكَ، وأَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْكَ، لَا أُحْصِي ثَنَاءً عَلَيْكَ، أَنْتَ كَمَا أَثْنَيْتَ عَلَى نَفْسِكَ”.
Allaahumma ‘innee ‘a’oothu biridhaaka min sakhatika, wa bimu’aafaatika min ‘uqoobatika, wa ‘a’oothu bika minka, laa ‘uhsee thanaa’an ‘alayka, ‘Anta kamaa ‘athnayta ‘alaa nafsika.
O Allah , I seek refuge with Your Pleasure from Your anger . I seek refuge in Your forgiveness from Your punishment . I seek refuge in You from You . I cannot count Your praises , You are as You have praised Yourself.