Inna lillahi wa inna elayhi raji’un.
To Allah we belong and to Him we return.
Ain’t that the truth.
‘Eid Mubarak’ and no more Siyam.
No more waking up early to get in a few prayers before fajr.
No more meeting up at ihop with the boys to sneak in the last few bites of the day.
No more eager fasts that leave you wondering how you actually have more energy now than before.
No more fajr wake up calls, that end with, “inshallah!!” The real type of ‘inshallah,’ meaning, ‘i-bet-i-get-there-before-you-cause-i’m-already-in-my-car’ type of ‘inshallah.’
No more planning the days around the prayer time chart that you have crumpled up in every corner of the world that you may be in during iftar time.
No more endless dua sessions in the dark, hoping that maybe you caught a moment of khushu as you got up from bed, or got out of the car, or walked to the mailbox, or tied your shoes, or..or….or….or……no more.
No more constant dua for a writeousbumette…..or maybe thats just me.
No more remembering others in your calls to your Lord in the hope that the Angels may say Ameen.
No more excuses to do an extra good deed, or even to smile.
No more random acts of kindness, generosity, and mercy.
Inna Lillahi wa Inna Elayhi Raji’un.
…and ain’t that the truth.