Usually, a guest does not stay long with his host as the time comes to farewell Ramadan. After dropping by for a while and completing his purpose or courtesy call, he shall finally say goodbye and depart. When he returns is something that cannot be determined precisely by the host since he does not possess the will of his visitor, nor does he have any control and authority over him. Such a visitor could return at his appointed time but may not find the same host, for he could have left for the destination from which he will never return.
This is how Ramadan manifests itself to the Muslim Ummah so that when it leaves and departs a few days from now, none of us has the assurance of receiving it again next year simply because none of us knows his fate – whether he will be still around, or will already have joined his Creator – by the time Ramadan returns next year.
O People who are present here! A time come to farewell Ramadan; the eyes will weep, and the hearts will humble themselves by the fear of Almighty Allah, the Bounteous King?
You have heard this so many times from the Holy Qur’an:
“All the creatures will certainly die.”
Now is the time to farewell Ramadan
Now the time to farewell Ramadan is very near, and with you, it will stay just like a night-guest or a departing beloved.
Never forget that the separation of good friends is excruciating; so, where will those perform as many good deeds this month?
Undoubtedly those who have fasted have collected great benefits, and the transgressors are the losers. Farewell Ramadan with sighs, cries and constant weeping. How fortunate is the person to whom you will return with blessings of Almighty Allah, and how unfortunate is the one against whose misdeeds you will be a witness (on the Day of Judgement!).
May Almighty Allah bless_ Our Masaajids’ with your presence for a long time, and may He light our lamps with your divine light. The performance of Taraweeh is coming to an end, and our lamps are going to be put off (by your departure). No one will wait for Iftaar (breaking fast), and no one will see the stars for their Suhuur.
Our bellies were under your command for a time, and our eyes were kept awake in constant Ibadah.
We are for Almighty Allah, and we will all return to Him! Oh! How sad will be your departure and separation from us?
The day of your departure will be sorrowful for all of us.
May Almighty Allah take Mercy on the person who bid farewell to Ramadan with repentance and devotion.
All of you should say:
“O, Almighty Allah! Let us be among those who have to attain salvation during the Holy month of Ramadan.
Deliver us from the fire of Hell by the honour of Ramadan.
Pardon us with Your Mercy, O Most Merciful of those who show Mercy. And all praise is due to Almighty Allah, the Lord of all the worlds.
I seek refuge in Almighty Allah, from Devil the rejected one.
(Says Almighty Allah in the Holy Qur’an)!
“The pious will reside in an abode of Peace, in Jannah (with) fountains; they will be dressed in brocade and silk as they sit before each other.
As Ramadan announces his departure, it is hard to believe that this blessed season has ended. Never lose hope in the Mercy of Allah, celebrate the Farewell Ramadan with another act of worship, seek forgiveness, and do not forget to pay your Zakat-ul-Fitr (a charity distributed at the end of the fast of Ramadhan.). Make your concluding act with Ramadan perfect; Pray Eid on time. Celebrate the Farewell Ramadan with takbeer, dhikr and dua; You need your deeds to be accepted. Stay in touch with Ramadan, continue the good work and start with the sequel event of the six days of Shawwal. Finally, keep the beautiful memories of Ramadan; they will always come in handy and will always be a source of inspiration. Farewell Ramadan, my dear guest. May Allah forgive me. For seeing you departing so quickly, I will always be sorry.