One Step Closer - What after Ramadan?!
1- One of the most important fruit of Ramadan is to maintain the spiritual state we have, what is the point of Ramadan if we want to turn back on our heel?! Ramadan is meant to push us not to go back to the level we were in before Ramadan, so after acquiring this level in Ramadan we maintain it throughout the year waiting for the next Ramadan to come so that we can achieve a higher level and develop a special Muslim character.
2- Be aware! During Ramadan the devils were chained, but when Eid approaches they are determined to do so many damages as they have lost so much ground in Ramadan, and they want to get it back, so don't stop your struggling to be on the Straight Path, don't say I have made it in Ramadan, this is the trap of satan, he made us feel that we have achieved many things and it's time to rest now, NO, there is no comfort, no time for rest except when the believer meets his Lord, so push yourself to maintain the acts of worship that you did in Ramadan, try to do that for some days, and then naturally it will become a habit that you maintain them for the rest of your life, then you will reach to the level where you won't feel comfortable if you skip them even for one day.
3- We should be proud of our religion, it is something that Muslims embrace full heartedly with implementation that helps them develop a great character and mentality, other people might display some good characteristics just because they see their practicality, and when they find the chance they break the law, but we as Muslims even if we don't realize the reason, or what is the practicality, we still hold on to what Allah and His prophet say.
4- Qur'an is the book to be recited consistently, when we recite Qur'an with contemplation it can change our life, the beauty and the greatness of it is that it is the words that are spoken by Allah (S.W.T) Himself, it is our doctrine so try to read it, understand it, and implement it, and Sunnah of the prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) is essential, we won't be able to understand Qur'an without the Sunnah, because the life of the prophet was the real manifestation of Qur'an, those who think that they can understand Qur'an without the Sunnah are mistaken, everything we find in Qur'an is explained in Sunnah, and you can't say I have studied the Sunnah and understood it, don't think that you will be a scholar overnight, you need to seek knowledge but this doesn't mean that you will become a scholar but you should make seeking knowledge as a-long-life-process.
5- Ramadan has ended but the Lord of Ramadan is still there, the acts of worship that we studied during Ramadan through this show and implemented them are to be displayed at all time, don't let the good things that you did go, maintain your dedication to Allah, to receive the coming Ramadan like the earlier generations who were always ready for more improvement and looking forward to reach a higher level in Iman (faith), and by this we can GET STEPS CLOSER to Allah (S.W.T), the prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), the Holy Qur'an and the authentic Sunnah, and our hearts and souls.
May Allah grant us sincerity and accept from all of us.