There is no distance between you and Allah ﷻ, so keep turning your heart to Him. What a failure it would be to not continue turning to Him ﷻ after Ramadhan. So restart your journey…
The journey to Allah does not have an end. It is like a circular road which takes you back to where you started.
Just like the moon is first born then it grows until it looks like a complete circle. “As for the moon, We have ordained ˹precise˺ phases for it, until it ends up like an old, curved palm stalk.” (Qur’an 36:39) Then it wanes and begins a new cycle.
The journey to Allah never stops. In each stage of your life, you continue to journey to Allah ﷻ in some capacity.
After Ramadhan, a believer may become less occupied with journeying to Allah. However, we must make use of our free time to restart the journey. The Prophet ﷺ said “Take benefit of five before five. Your youth before your old age, your health before sickness, your wealth before your poverty, your free time before your preoccupation and your life before your death.
End this month and start a new one by praying to Allah to forgive your sins, flaws and shortcomings. Pray to Him to reward you out of His mercy and grace, not because of your work. Restart your journey to Allah after Ramdhan by putting your hope in Him.
And make your intentions now for the good actions you intend to do throughout the year. So that the reward for your intentions is multiplied! For example, you may want to intend to fast the Six Days of Shawwal and other blessed days such as Tāsūā’ and Ashura (9th and 10th Muharram) the Day of Arafah and at least three days in every month, as well as Mondays and Thursdays!
So step 29 to Allah ﷻ is to restart your journey to Allah by praying for forgiveness, putting hope in Him, and making intentions for good deeds throughout the year.
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Article inspired by Shaykh Zaqir’s classes