With only a few days left, take a minute to reflect over your progress this Ramadhan. The Qur’an in a number of ayat mentions the Qur’an causing us to cry or to have other physical effects on our body. Allah says
"And they fall upon their faces weeping, and it (the Qur’an) increases them in humble submission." (17:109)
Do you cry when the Qur’an is being recited? If not ask yourself why. Have you been sincere with Allah this Ramadhan, have you turned back to him? Do you secretly plan to go back to the way you were before Ramadhan?
Brothers, have you really learnt to control your desires, to lower your gaze and avoid secret haram acts? Sisters, have you learnt to control your tongue and make sure that people are safe from it? Is the way you dress pleasing to Allah?
We need to question every aspect of our lives, we need to recognise our sins and sincerely repent. We don’t know if Layla-tul-qadr has past or not, but we do know that we have a few more nights in which Allah will continue to free people from hell.
This is a time to be honest with yourself, dont assume that just because the people around you do a certain act or dress a certain way that its acceptable in the eyes of Allah. Ramadhan is a time for change, and if you are not willing to take this opportunity to change, then you might fall into the group of people that the prophet (saw) made dua against, those who managed to witness Ramadhan and not be completely forgiven. Allah says
“And they were not commanded except to worship Allah , [being] sincere to Him in religion, inclining to truth, and to establish prayer and to give zakah. And that is the correct religion.” (98:5)
These next few days can be the difference between heaven and hell for you, don’t let them simply slip away