Ramadhan Lesson 2 – Ramadhan Without Mom: An Ode to a Friend

This is dedicated to my childhood friend who lost her mother not too long ago. If you go back to my earlier blog entries, her death had affected me so much that I wrote an account when she fell seriously ill and another when she passed away.

Please remember her in your prayers. May Allah grant her Jannatul Firdous, and reward the family for their strength and patience. Ameen.



The woman whom I spoke of here passed away this morning at Fajr time.

Inna lillahi wa inna ilahi rajioon. We are from Allah and unto Him we return.

Please spare some seconds and make dua for her whether you knew her or not. And may strangers all over the world do the same to you when your soul leaves this world. How beautiful would that be, to have thousands praying for your soul, for Allah Almighty to have mercy unto you.

Allahummaghfirlaha warhamha wa’fuanha wadhkhula ilal jannah. (O Allah forgive her and have mercy on her and pardon her and admit her into Jannah)

اللهم اغفـر لها وارحمها و اعف عنها واكرم نزلها ووسع مدخلها
واغسلها بالماء والثلج والبرد
و نقها من الخطايا كما ينقى الثوب الابيض من الدنس
و أبدلها دارآ خيرآ من دارها و أهلآ خيـرآ من أهلها و زوجآ خيـرآ من زوجها
و قها فتنة القبر وعذاب النار
انا لله وانا اليه راجعون

 O Allah forgive her and have mercy on her and give her strength and pardon her. Be generous to her +and cause her entrance (into the grave) to be wide (w ease) and wash her with water and snow and hail. Cleanse her of her transgressions as white cloth is cleansed of stains. Give her an abode better than her home, and a family better than her family, and a spouse better than her spouse. Keep her away from the punishment of the Fire (and cause her to enter the Garden). We are from Allah and unto Him we return.