Alhamdulillaah, we are now in the month of Rabi al Awwal. According to the Islaamic calendar, we are less than six months from Ramadhaan.
Every year, the first ten days of Ramadhaan are a flurry of activity as we try and intensify our worship because we know of the virtues of this special month. But as Ramadhaan speeds by, very few of us actually manage to sustain the intensity in our worship and good deeds, in fact, by the end of Ramadhaan, many of us are... tired! As soon as Eid comes and we bid another Ramadhaan goodbye, we take a "vacation", completely reducing our ibadah to the bare minimum! So while we would hope that Ramadhaan, with the benefits of heightened eemaan and chaining of the shayateen would give us the opportunity to prepare ourselves to be better Muslims in our worship as well as in our deeds, very few of us are able to achieve this goal and sustain it after Ramadhaan.