So it’s Ramadhan, and every one is fasting and trying to do as many good deeds as possible.
But what about Anger? Jealousy? Hate?
They are a few of the hardest emotions to control, in Ramadhan and not. Infact, although people might say that it’s easier to abstain from these emotions in Ramadhan, however I think it’s infact the opposite because of the lack of food, and the short temper.
I find it quite hard personally, because I am myself a very short tempered person, and cant stand it when something isn’t fair. But then again, life isn’t fair as I get told time and time again.
With no food, water and having to cook, dying inside as you see the butter melting in the pan, and the onions frying till they’re brown and crisp.
It’s hard. But we have to keep in mind the reason why we have to keep away from these things.
Think about the dire consequences that might occur if you say something you dont mean when your brain is masked with anger.
Imagine you say to someone, “I hate you.” And you both go to sleep. You wake up but the other person doesnt. They died. Without forgiving you.
On Yawmul-Qiyamah, you will have to ask that person forgiveness, and they would have to forgive you, otherwise you might not enter Jannah. Keep in mind that this is the scariest day in the persons life, and right now they hate every one becuase of the torment they might be going through. Are they likley to forgive you, a person who’s last words echoed in their head as they passed away, words that should not be played around with?
Think about it. You dont want to do or say something bad and unjust to anybody, or you dont want to show you temper, because sisters and brothers, we dont know when we are going to die, and what state we are going to die in.
And it being Ramadhan, we want to earn reward as much as possible, and not even go near the bad. So keep away from such useless emotions, and ask for forgiveness, from Allah, and you ummah.