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Concluding Ramadan with Istighfar (Seeking Forgiveness) Hafiz Ibn Rajab (rahimahullah) said: Istighfar (seeking forgiveness) is the conclusion of all good actions, thus salah, hajj, standing in salah at night (qiyam al-layl) are all concluded with it. Gatherings are also concluded with it. If they are gatherings of knowledge, it serves as a seal for them, and if they are futile gatherings, it serves as a compensation. Likewise, the fasts of Ramadan should be concluded with Istighfar. Umar Ibn Abd al-Azeez (rahimahullah) sent a message to different cities, ord
‘Preserving your Deeds’ و لا تكونوا كالتي نقضت غزلها من بعد قوة انكاثا “Do not be (foolish) like the woman who shredded her spun yarn to threads after strengthening it.” (She shredded it after all her effort of spinning it) It’s very easy to do deeds, but hard to preserve them. In the above verse Allah mentions a lady who weaves wool all day, but before sunset she breaks it due to which all her efforts have gone to waste. Rasulullah صلي الله عليه و سلم says in one Hadith, that the poor one is the one who will co