by Muslim Mahmood (Letters To The Editor, Crescent International Vol. 47, No. 4, Ramadan, 1439)
Remember, the doors of Paradise are open. It is your determination to go there that counts. Remember, Allah's forgiveness is readily available; it is your will to ask for it.
Remember those in the world who don’t have the blessing that we have in this sacred month.
O Allah, we implore You to come to the aid of your oppressed servants, no matter where they are. Do not favor others above us. Astaghfir-allah al-‘alim al-ladhi la ilaha illa huwa al-hayy al-qayyum wa-atubu ilayhi. Al-hamdu lillahi rabb al-‘alamin.
Muslim A. Mahmood