On Fasting and the Working Life

The Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) said:

There are two (occasions) of joy for the observer of fast. He feels joy when he breaks the fast and he is happy when he meets Allah.

I recently started the 9-5 life. I’m grateful to be employed. Yet, often, when the day ends, I idly think:

“There is a time when a worker experiences joy: when he ends his day of work, and…”

And I find myself praying that I will, at the end of this life and the Hereafter, be glad that I worked.

I bid a very happy Ramadan to all those observing this blessed month, and pray that Allah grant us all rizq in the most wholesome and fulfilling ways.