Self : Of course I am, Shawal...it's just that..
Shawal : You miss Ramadan.
Self : Yes..very much...
Shawal : It's time.. He has to leave.
Self : Yes... I understand. Life has to go on even without him.
Shawal : Did you spend your time well when he was around?
Self : I tried...Allah knows, I tried Shawal. But now I am worried.
Shawal : About what...
Self : When he was around I was stronger. He came with so much blessings and mercy from Allah. Now that he is gone, I feel so vulnerable... it's hard.. it's different now.
Shawal : Everything is temporary, even Ramadan. But Allah is always there. Ramadan came to give you the motivation and support, and now you must continue your journey without him.
Self : Yes...did he say anything before he leave, Shawal?
Shawal: Actually yes...Ramadan said, whenever you need a friend to comfort you, to support you , there's someone whom you can always rely on.
Self : Who is it, Shawal? Who??
Shawal : Patience.
" Be patient, for your patience is with the help of Allah"
( An Nahl : 127 )
" Oh you who believe! Seek help with patient perseverance and prayer, for God is with those who patiently persevere "
( Al Baqarah : 153 )