Every beautiful story that has a beginning must surely have an end.
This year’s month of Ramadan came as we eagerly awaited the coming of the month and before you knew it, we reached its last days. It flew by just as it came, the only thing that lasts is its memories and the deeds we have done during this glorious month.
Many people have prayed to witness this period but didn’t get a chance to witness it. Others have witnessed its beginning but not its end. Count yourself blessed because you get to witness the end of another blessed month of Ramadan.
To say that this year’s Ramadan was exceptional and different would be an understatement. Numerous events took place that haven’t been witnessed before and there was a certain sign that went viral across social media platforms, showing Islam in a beautiful light contrary to the bad media representation it had gotten from media houses looking to bring a bad image to Islam and the Muslim world.
2023 recorded more tolerance and positivity towards Islam and Ramadan with never-before-seen events across the globe. One of these events was Ramadan Iftar organized by Chelsea Football Club in London in collaboration with the Ramadan Tent Project. The gates of Stamford Bridge were opened to the Muslim community to break their fasts. Chelsea is the first Premier League team to do it.
The Open Iftar gave the Muslim community a place to break their fast for free in one of the most famous stadiums in the Premier League. This captured much attention on social media and went viral within a short period.
Again, from the football side of things, it has been seen in different matches how teammates have helped their Muslim counterparts with time to break their fasts by giving them “time” through short interruptions of gameplays.
Some Premier League games have also been officially paused by the officiating team to allow Muslims in the game to break their fasts.
These are things that have not been done officially before. It is good to see the times are changing with considerations given to Ramadan and Muslims.
Another interesting incident that happened during this Ramadan was the Algerian Imam and a cat. You must have come across it, seen it, or heard of it because it went viral on the Internet.
It was indeed a beautiful sign and a true representation of how Muslims truly are not the false representation in bad media that try to give Islam and Muslims a bad image.
Ramadan has come to an end.
Sadly, a lot of things will go back to the way they have been in the past.
I would like to encourage you to uphold the deeds you’ve been performing during Ramadan and try as much as you can to help others.
One of the indicators that someone’s Ramadan has been accepted is that they continue with their good deeds. May Allah accept our Ramadan.
Eid Mubarak from Mudassir and Brothers. May the blessings of this season reach you and your loved ones.
Barka da Sallah.