Ramadan is the month in which Allah’s hidaya (guidance) can reach us, it can also lead us to Him, to His pleasure, Mercy and to Paradise, Inshallah.
The Month Of Quran, The Month Of AllahWe as muslims have conceptualized and limited ramadan to something so narrow because of which most of the non-muslims misinterpret.
Ramadan For All Of Mankind!
They see ramadan as the month of eating, the month of sweets and the month of taraweeh without the real essence of taraweeh! Many people in Mecca and Medina and all over the world pray Taraweeh in this month.
But Is The Taraweeh That People Pray,
According To The Taraweeh
That Allah Wants?
Does It Have A Message?
At the arrival of the months of Rajab and Sha’baan, Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w) used to say
"Allahumma Barik Lana Fi Rajab
Wa Shabaan Wa Ballighna Ramadan."
Oh Allah Give Us The Blessings
Of The Month Of Rajab And Sha’baan
And Allow Us To Reach Ramadan.
In another hadeeth, the Prophet (s.a.w) said "Allahumma Barik Lana fi Shaban Wa Ghaneema Ramadan.” Oh Allah give us the blessings of Sha’baan and give us the treasures of Ramadan.
Allah (Swt) Says,
He Created Everything
And From It, He Chose The Earth...
Of All The Creatures Of The Earth He Chose Mankind
From all of humanity, He chose the messengers. From all of the messengers He chose five. From the five He chose two and from two He chose Muhammad(saw)
Allah Created Time
From All Of The Months He Chose Ramadan
And From All The Days Of The Week
He Chose Friday
From All The Days Of The Earth,
He Chose The Day Of Arafat.
From All The Places Of The Earth, He Chose
Mecca, Medina And Jerusalem. From All
Of The Nights He Chose
Laylatul Qadr (The Night Of Power)
The Month Of Rahma (Mercy), Purification,
Kindness, Compassion And The Month
Allah Chose To Send The Ultimate Mercy To Mankind
According to Another report, Prophet Muhammad(s.a.w) used to say: "Oh Allah, give us the blessings of Sha’baan and ghaniima (treasures) of Ramadan.” The word Ghaniima in arabic contains many meanings:
It Means Treasure, Something Very High AndProphet Muhammad (s.a.w) said, “On the day of judgment some people will gain nothing except thirst and hunger out of Ramadan.”
Something That Is Difficult To Find
Everwhere At Any Time
It Is Something Very
Significant, Something Very Precious,
Valuable And Important That Will Be Given
To Us By Allah (Swt). This Elevation Belongs To Allah
Fasting is not just keeping away from eating and drinking as it is only one aspect of Ramadan. It is mainly to free ourselves from our temptations, our desires, gain wisdom, blessings and the guidance of Allah (swt). Rasulllah (Saw) said:
The Month Of Ramadan
Is Divided Into Three Parts.
The First Ten Days Are A Rahma (mercy),
The Next Ten Days Are For Maghfira (purification)
And The Last Ten Days Are
For Our Purification From Hell Fire
Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w) replied, say "Allah humma innaka 'Afu wun tu hibbul 'Afwa, Fa'fuannih", which means “Oh Allah, one of your attributes is Al Aa’foon, the one who erases and deletes all bad deeds. You love this quality, erasing is higher than forgiveness, so give me A'af.”
When Allah Gives A’af To Any Human Being,This way the person’s book will contain no sins and it will seem as if he/she has started afresh. The Angel, who writes, will not even remember any of his bad deeds.
He Calls The Angel Who Is On The Left Of That Slave,
Who Writes Down All Of Our Sins And Mischievous
Acts, And Allah (Swt) Says To Him, “i Give A’af
To So And So, Erase All Of His/Her Sins”
Allah (swt) will call the earth and say "Oh Earth blot out all the sins committed by this person on the earth and expunge all the signs of the sins committed by him". This person would then meet Allah (swt) without any bad deeds.
One Of The Closest Sahabahs Of The Prophet (saw),Before we understand the message of Ramadan, we have to consider the fact as to who is reminding us of this message. It is Allah (swt) Himself Talking to us directly about His Mercy, His Rahma and all of His other bounties.
Umar Bin Al Khattab (ra) Used To Say
“if I Die And I Leave This Dunya
Without Any Bad Deeds I Am Lucky”
The Month Of RamadanAllah (swt) wants us to remember that every night is important during Ramadan. He wants us to remember His words, His mercy, His command, His advice, His wisdom, His promise about Jannah and His warnings about Jahannam.
Is A Chance For Us To Return To Allah
By Cleaning Ourselves, To Remember Him.
This Is The Essence Of Salatul Taraweeh In Ramadan
The Arabs Of Early Times Had A Saying:Likewise Allah (swt) is talking to us and calling us. But what is the reason for Allah to call us? It is for us to be careful, to wake up, to make an effort, to sacrifice, to struggle and do our utmost in ramadan. What is the need for all of this?
“If Someone Is Talking
Do Not Listen To That Person...
But We Must Recognize Who And What
That Person Does” That Way We Can Understand
What He Is Talking About...
It Is Because Ramadan Is One MonthAn example, If someone voluntarily offers a million dollars, would we ever be late to receive it, and will excuses such as “my education”, “my job,”etc come about?
Where We Can Acquire All The Treasures
That Allah (Swt) Has For Us
No,Instead We Will Put InRemember and remind others that Allah (swt) wants us to make an effort to gain His mercy in Ramadan by exceedingly remembering Him and getting closer to Him.
The Utmost Of Our Efforts To Be On Time
For The Money That Has Been Promised To Us
Quran Chaper 2 Surah BaqarahAllah (s.w.t) says “oh you who believe” and not “oh Muslim” thus addressing the one who first believes in Allah before anything else.
“Oh you who believe, I give you and prescribe to you fasting.
Maybe you will gain taqwa (piety)"
This Means We NeedWe need to stay away from every kind sin to the maximum of our ability, in order to be among those who are of this verse.
To Embrace Islam, Live As A Muslim,
Be In A State Of Obedience To Allah
And Strive To Be A Believer
Allah Gave Us Something Special,Allah wants to train our Nafs and our soul so that we can stop living the life of an animal. They also eat, sleep and have sexual relationships like us but we as human beings have more responsibilities in life, we have a different purpose.
He Made Food Halal (Permissible)
For Us At All Times...
Except For The Month Of Ramadan
Where We Are To Fast From Sunrise Until
Sunset Without There Being
Any Intimate Relation Between Spouses
What is the need for these restrictions?
Allah (Swt) Wants To Train UsWe must wake ourselves up and our souls by not allowing ourselves to be just like animals, eating and sleeping. He wants us to experience the journey of Imaan (faith), the reality and to be closer to Him.
From Following Our Every Desire And Demands...
Human Beings Can Demand To The Point That They Destroy
Their Souls. Allah (Swt) Wants Us To Wake Up,
To Be Aware And To Remember His Message
Fasting Was Prescribed To Us MuslimsAllah (swt) said, whoever fasts, it will be good for him. Therefore, there is much goodness in fasting, if only we knew the amount of rewards and bounties that a fasting person will be bestowed with. Allah (swt) said:
To Remember Allah And To Get Closer To Him.
The Difficulties Of Fasting Make Us Realize The Troubles
That The Poor Experience Day In And Day Out
“Fasting Belongs To Me, And I WillFasting is one of the pillars of Islam and Allah (swt) has not mentioned much about the rewards He has reserved for us. If we only comprehend the meaning of fasting, we would be crying and thanking Allah (swt)for allowing us to live as human beings, and providing us the ability to obey Him even while fasting.
Reward You On The Day Of Judgment”
Whoever is of age and is in good health must fast. If they are unable to fast, it is to be broken and made up for when their condition is better.
YOU MIGHT ASK, WHY?On the day of Eid, we say Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, la ilaha illallah, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, wa-lillahil-hamd.
Allah Wants To Make Things
Easy For Us So That We Can Continue
Fasting And Complete The Whole Month.....
He Wants Us To Do Takbirah (Allahu Akbar) For
The Hidaya Of Allah To Reach Us On The Day Of Eid
When people questioned the Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w) about certain issues, Allah (swt) said to the Prophet, “Qul (say)” and the answer followed...
However, when people used to ask Him about Allah, Allah said "I am near,” instead of saying “Qul” again. There was also not a mention of Prophet Muhammad (saw) in these verses.
Allah Talks Directly To People.Allah (swt) says: “I am near, I accept the Dua’s, wishes, supplications, requests and prayers of the one who calls Me. Obey Me, come back to me, and believe in Me, maybe you will gain Rushd (a combination of wisdom and guidance, a level the Messengers and Prophets reached) and Allah guides whomsoever He wants.
There Is An Unbelievable Closeness And Unity
Between Allah And Us. Allah Wants Us To Realize
How Close He Is To Us, How Much He Loves Us
And How Much He Wants To Guide Us
He looks to the book of the human beings and informs us of the fact that we must eventually return to Him. When Allah created the pen, it asked Him what it must write; the order was to write down everything from the beginning to the end of creation.
Laylatul Qadr, The Night Of Power, Contains Destiny,Many people do not understand the difference between Laylatul Qadr and Qadr. The Prophet (s.a.w) said, "When a baby is in the womb of the mother, an angel appears at the fourth month with a book which is a copy from the mother of all books (Kitabul Mubin).
Elevation And Status. If Allah Looks At Us,
Smiles And Forgives Us, We Have A Status
If Through Allah’s Mercy We Enter
Jannah We Have A Status
If He Switches Our Bad
Qualities Into Good Ones We Have A Status.
And If We Experience Any Calamities In This World
Then We Will Have A Status In The Hereafter......
This book contains everything about the baby. The book is chained to the baby’s neck while it is inside its mother’s womb. This Book Contains Information Regarding Four Things, they are:
His/Her Amal (Deeds), Rizq (Provision),When Allah (swt) created Adam (as), he took him to the kingdom of the souls of his progeny.
Ajal (Time Of Life And Death), And If He Will
Be Among The Happy Or The Disgraced Ones
(People Of Jannah Or Jahannam)
Adam (as) noticed that some souls were in the light and some in darkness, when he asked Allah the reason for this, Allah said, whoever received His light will be amongst the people of paradise and the ones bereft of His light will be amongst the people of hell fire.
Allah Said That
It Is Only Through His Mercy That People
Reach Jannah.The People Of Hellfire Are There
With His Wisdom, Knowledge
And Justice. Since Allah Is Our Creator,
He Knows Which Soul Belongs Where
SOME MIGHT ASK, IF EVERYTHING IS PREDESTINED,
WHAT AM I TO DO?
Allah (swt) gave us a chance, by giving us intellect, a brain to think, the ability to communicate and a heart and a soul. What we choose after that is according to our humility and state of being humble. It is only through being humble and having humility that we can we gain wisdom and guidance from Allah.
If We Are Arrogant With No Respect For The Creator AndAllah says that He has written everything down (Kitabul Mubin), but from it, He can erase and also retain whatever He wants. He is sharing this information with us to let us know that although everything is predestined, we must worship and humble ourselves on Laylatul Qadr.
If We Do Not Show Our Gratitude For All The Things
That Allah Has Granted Us, By Being
Ungrateful To Him, He Will Deny
Us Of His Rahma And Guidance
Surah R'aad Chapter 13
"Allah erases and confirms whatever He wills; and only with Him is the real script."
If we are sinners then we must ask for forgiveness and cry for Allah’s mercy, and thank him for letting us do good deeds.
Ramadan Is The Month Of PatienceAllah (swt) showers us with rewards during this month for even a sip of water that you give to someone else. Prophet Muhammad has (s.a.w) advised us to increase four habits:
And An Increase In Provision For A Believer.
Whoever Helps Another Believer
To Break His Fast With Even A Piece Of Date,
Allah Forgives His Sins And Clears
Him From Jahannam And Purifies Him For Jannah
During Ramadan, The Big SatanThe Prophet (s.a.w) said, Allah (swt) gave him something that no other Prophet was given before. If Allah looks at a servant In the first night of Ramadan, he will never go to Jahannam. The angels will ask Allah to forgive his sins. Allah asks Jannah to decorate itself and be ready for his servant
Is All Chained And Locked Up.
Therefore, This Is A Chance For Us Muslims
To Change Our Bad Habits And Develop Good Ones
Allah Will See, Who Has Sacrificed
Everything To Worship Him
And Gain The Treasures Of Ramadan.
If Anyone Is Too Busy And Does Not Use Ramadan
To Increase His Imaan, Then He Is The Looser
The Odor From The MouthDo not recite the Quran as a routine; do not pray Taraweeh as a routine in life. Try to live the message, try to understand what Allah (swt) wants from us. Why does Allah want us to pray Taraweeh? Is it to gain extra reward only?
Of A Fasting Person Is More Beloved
To Allah Than The Smell Of Any Sort Of Musk.
Allah Says To The Angels "Look At My Servant, He/She
Is Trying To Please Me; Bear Witness, I Forgive His/Her Sins"
Yes, We Get A Lot Of RewardOnce someone came to the Prophet and said so and so is an orphan, the Prophet (s.a.w) replied, "The one who does not have anyone is not an orphan. An orphan is one who enters Ramadan and does not gain the Rahma (mercy) of Allah."
But That Is Not The Only Purpose....
It Is For Us To Get Closer To Allah, To Wake Up
And To Gain The Knowledge Of The Quran
We Might Be Alive
During This Ramadan.....
But Who Guaranteed Us Next Ramadan?
The Month Of RamadanIf we enter Ramadan with the right intentions, our good manners will increase, our Iman will increase, our habits will change, and we will be a different person altogether.
Is About Giving, Spending, Seclusion,
Oneness And Unity. We Need To Elevate Ourselves
To Be For Allah, Purify Ourselves From All Materialistic
Desires And Live For The Akhirah
We need to show Allah (swt) that we are ready to sacrifice for him and that we want and desire his blessings, forgiveness, pleasure and Jannah. We need to show Him respect, detach ourselves from Duniya and elevate our souls.
In order for us to be a pure 'Abd to Allah (swt) and elevate ourselves from the animal level.
Therefore, Our Focus Will Now,This purpose benefits the individuals and cures his/her diseases of the heart, greed, accumulation, stinginess, misery and the obsession of loving oneself.
Not Be Directed Towards Fulfilling Our Own
Desires, But To Elevate Ourselves To The Position
Of The Angels. This Is To Be Purely For Allah (Swt)
With Our Complete Soul And Body
The Maximum PurificationWe need to show Allah (swt) how sincere we are in our journey of Iman, how much we're willing to give up whatever we own, or we think we own in this life, to achieve His Pleasure and Generosity by Granting us His Rahma (Mercy) and the ultimate Paradise in the hereafter.
And Solution For The Sicknesses
Mentioned Above Can Be Cured Through
Generosity, Sacrifice And The Love To Help Others
Also by Sharing, Instilling Short Hope,
And Most Of All; Work That Will Please Allah
And Hence Gain The Hereafter
By Achieving All This As An Individual, It Generates Manner,All of the above will help generate a just, kind and a giving person, which in a bigger picture generates a society and a nation with beautiful qualities, manner, character and elevation. We will be elevated in the eyes of Allah (swt), angels and humanity.
Good Quality And Conduct, Equality And Justice.
Now We Can Be Good To Ourselves, Good
To Others, Benefit Ourselves;
Benefit Others In A Familial Level,
Neighborly Level, Societal Level,
And In A Humanitarian Level
We Will Become A Role Model,The honor will be ours, as we help humanity to go to the Mercy of Allah, to believe, live, worship as a slave and servant of the Almighty in achieving Paradise and the Pleasure of Allah. In addition, Allah will Grant us His own Pleasure for infinity.
A Leader And A Carrier Of Guidance To
Humanity.We Will Be Purified And Elevated, Ready
For The Greatest Job, The Job Of The Messengers And Prophets
These are some of the meanings, wisdom and purposes of Ramadan, which is a goal we need to, live and achieve.
Whoever Enters RamadanWhat more do we need, when we are elevated from the status of an animal to the status of the angels by becoming the carrier and the spreader of the message of the Almighty?
With The Right Understanding, The Right Niya
And The Right Goal, He Will Be Elevated
According To His Effort And His Sacrifice To Reach
The Highest Level Of Love, Pleasure And Elevation Of Allah
That He Gives To A Servant
Ramadan Is The Training And Rehab CenterThis is Ramadan. It is a glimpse of the purpose, essence, and wisdom of Ramadan. Imagine an individual willing to give himself up for the sake of the almighty? Imagine a nation willing to give themselves up for Allah?
Of An Individual For Him To Prepare
And Ready Himself For The Greater Mission.
Whoever Passes, He Will Be Elevated And Enter
A New Phase. Higher, Respected And Beloved To Allah
This is also the challenge all of us have to meet, that is to choose between what we think we have or we own, to what Allah is willing to give us from all His promises. It is an examination of the belief of Allah's promise and reward, versus our weaknesses, temptations, disease of the heart and the pleasures of material life.
TODAY WE HAVE A CHANCE TOMORROW WE DON'T...
There is no millionaire nor a billionaire, but there is justice and kindness without poverty, deprivation, orphans living alone, or lonely people, because everyone cares about each other…
This Is Ramadan. This Is Islam.The real Iman and not the one that is fake. Iman is to believe in Allah's promise and his rewards. Moreover, if we claim so, each one of us need to ponder about where we are from the message.
The Elevation Of Allah (Swt) To Us.
We Give Allah (Swt) Our Utmost And Allah (Swt)
Gives Us In Return. However, This Discussion Will Never
Lead Us Anywhere Unless Unless We Possess Real Iman
Where are we, when it comes to fulfilling our worldly desires, as opposed to our desire for Allah’s fulfillment of the promise of Jannah for infinity? Where Is The Believer?
May Allah (Swt) Grant Us The Blessings Of Shaban
And Treasures Of The Ramadan,
Daee Ahmed Moait
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