The first edition of the book titled "The Last Ramadan" by Dr. Ragheb El-Sergani is already published. The book is printed by "Aqlam Publisher" for printing, publishing, distribution and translation. This book is essential to every Muslim especially because the month of Ramadan is imminent.
Dr. Ragheb El-Sergani comments on that book saying: I do feel satisfied very much when reading this book that I observe change condition both in my acts of worship and lifestyle. This is because the book made me feel that the imminent Ramadan month is the last one in my life, thus it affected my life positively, grace be to Allah, Almighty.
The point of the book
Orators, scholars and callers to Allah are always dedicated to certain trend on handling the month of Sha`ban. They always put programs to motivate Muslims to make use of Sha`ban through giving much of fasting, recitation of the glorious Quran and praying at night. This is indeed a very fruitful and good thing. However; Dr. Ragheb highlights another point, namely the "Mental Readiness". This means to wait for the month of Ramadan, count the remaining days and nights left to its arrival and be very afraid to pass away before Ramadan.
This emotional state is difficult to fulfill, however, the one achieving it is really who enjoys the month of Ramadan.
Dr. Ragheb is quoted saying: I found that the simplest way to achieve this emotional state is to feel faithfully that it is the last Ramadan in your life.
Summary of the book
This book pinpoints some points do concern individual, society and the whole Muslim nation.
Ranks first to these points is to try to reach to the emotional state that the forthcoming Ramadan is the last one in your life and feel that it is a prophetic request.
Imagine how many friends and colleagues witnessed the past Ramadan and some of them are now beneath graves.
Death inflicts us suddenly and the dead will never be back to the worldly life which is demonstrated by the glorious Quran: ([For such is the state of the disbelievers], until, when death comes to one of them, he says, "My Lord, send me back. That I might do righteousness in that which I left behind" No! It is only a word he is saying; and behind them is a barrier until the Day they are resurrected), Al-Muminun, 99-100.
How will be you if death inflicted you at the end days of the next Ramadan, certainly you would wish if you be back to life to fast Ramadan once again in much perfect way to make use of its reward in your grave. Accordingly, now it is your chance that you are alive to avail yourself of the next Ramadan to indemnify the losses of the Ramadan's rewards through our past years.
As well, the book responses to this significant question; what can I do if it is really the last month of Ramadan in my life?
The answer would be definitely that I will perfect my prayer, fasting and night prayer and abstain from disobediences.
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