Ramadan is the month of seeking forgiveness from sins. It helps to ponder on how we accumulate sins, the way sins lace our lives, and how cleansing from them can make our lives in this world and in the hereafter better.

Sins are the obstacles we place in our own way on the road to happiness both here on earth and in the afterlife.

We commit those sins every hour of the day, every week, and every year.

Do we, however, atone for those sins?

Do we promise ourselves that we won’t repeat those transgressions?

Unfortunately, we frequently commit those sins without even realizing it.

Ramadan provides us the opportunity to be remorseful and seek forgiveness of those sins and turn away from those sins.

The Prophet (may Allah send His blessing and peace upon him) said,

Every son of Adam sins and the best of the sinners are those who repent. (Ibn Maajah).

In this Ramadan, let’s strive not to be amongst those unfortunate ones who barely spend any time reflecting on his sins and transgressions.

For anyone who witnessed Ramadan and could not seek and get his sins forgiven, he has failed woefully. That will not be our portion.

Right now, in retrospect, recall your sins and seek Allah’s pardon. He will surely grant you pardon.