Serenity

Serenity is not freedom from the storm, but peace amidst the storm. ~unknown

The holy month of Ramadhan is here! It is blessed month that serves as a golden opportunity for Muslims to cultivate ourselves with good manners and to strengthening our relationship with our Creator. 

One of the effective ways for me is by reciting the Al-Quran and reflecting upon its meaning. Recently, I sought some serenity in my chaotic life, and why is it so important to me?

It is like finding peace and tranquility within us, so we don't only look at the circumstances and difficulties in life and despair.

IT IS ALLAH WHO SENT PEACE AND TRANQUILITY INTO THE HEARTS OF THE BELIEVERS, THAT THEY MAY GROW MORE IN THEIR FAITH. (QURAN 48:4)

As we build our relationship to Allah, we began to believe in His promises  which make us persevere with patience when faced with the most unimaginable tests. I, for one, have slowly built genuine acceptance  of everything in my life including  my past, my present, my circumstances  and my destiny. 

Say, “my prayer, my sacrifice, my living and my death are for Allah, the Lord of mankind (Quran 6: 162)

 When we act purely for Allah, we are free from longing for any recognition or approval from anyone else.

How do you observe your Ramadhan, my Muslim readers?