The following story is about how Taraweeh Solat changed the life of a person during the month of Ramadan.
About 20 years ago, brother Khawaja used to live with his family in an apartment building in Toronto, Canada. During the month of Ramadan, the local Muslims would get together and arrange a small room in that building to offer Taraweeh prayers.
Brother Khawaja states, "I wasn't that particular about offering prayers so I didn't show much interest in going to Taraweeh which was Sunnah and not even Fardh."
His wife would constantly tell him to go but that didn't change his mind. However, she would prepare her two small sons and send them to the prayer.
One day, his sons returned back from Taraweeh with tears in their eyes. Brother Khawaja became concerned and asked why they were crying.
They replied, "Everyone's father goes to Taraweeh but our father doesn't go." This really touched his heart and he promised his sons that he will go with them to Taraweeh the next day.
It so happened that there was a speech on that day after listening to which Brother Khawaja decided to change his life. Since then, he has been actively participating in many Islamic activities and have built and supported various Masjids.
MasyaAllah! Such a simple episode like this can change a person for the better. So, let us spend our time properly to obtain as much as we can from this Ramadan. Be generous this month and increase our acts of worship.