The End Of Ramadān

Ibn Rajab al-Ḥanbalī رحمه الله said these lines of poetry upon completion of Ramaḍān:

Oh you, who your Lord has freed from the Fire, be warned of returning to the servitude of the wretched after being freed!

Will your Lord distance you from the Fire, while you seek to become nearer to it?! He (Allāh) saved you from it, while you seek to throw yourself in it, and don’t care to protect yourself from it!

If mercy is shown to the good-doers, then the wrong-doer should not despair from it, and if forgiveness is shown to those who have piety, then one who has wronged himself will not be deprived of it.

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