بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
As the blessed month of Ramadhān approaches it’s end, the believers strive to make the most out of these auspicious moments before they end.
Hazrat Mufti Muhammad Taqi Saheb Usmani mentioned that at the end of Ramadhān, we need to perform two important deeds:
1. Shukr (i.e expressing gratitude to Allah Ta’ālā) for whatever good deeds one was able to carry out during Ramadhān. We should acknowledge the utmost Tawfīq (guidance), granted by Allah Ta’ālā, which enabled us to accomplish whatever we could.
2. Istighfār (i.e. repenting for the mistakes and sins). Even after making good efforts, we are not able to fully appreciate the true worth of such a blessed month and the auspicious blessings and opportunities it calls upon us to avail. Hence, through Istighfār it is hoped that Allah Ta’ālā will not make us answerable to our lackings and sins in the hereafter.
– Adapted from a discourse at Jumu’ah by Shaikh Mufti Taqi Usmani. Talhah