Monday, 14 September 2009

Ask many dua's while fasting.

See that Kalimullah Musa (A.S) was given a conversation with Allah S.W.T. on Mount Sinai; You have your own Mount Sinai, at the time of breaking fast when you can hold a thousand and one conversations with Allah. Musa (A.S) said 'O my Lord, you speak to me, will you not show me your beauty'. Allah said you shall not see me. How can you see when there are 70,000 veils between Us. But a gift for the last Ummah which I have called Ramadhan, I shall so manifest myself at the time of breaking fast for the Last Ummah. Whereas between you and Me there are 70,000 veils. There will be no veils at all between Us and the Last Ummah, at the time of breaking fast.

Remember the story when Bani-Israel inviting Allah, for Meal. But Allah was turned away By Musa (A.S). So , (A.S) and his people waited patiently but only a poor old man came asking for water, but Musa (A.S.) turned him away saying, don't you know who is coming, go there and do some work, he replied but I'm hungry. His people embraced him saying you lied, Allah S.W.T.didn't come. Later he asked his Lord, You said you would come to dinner. Allah said I did come, I came in the heart of that old man who you turned away.

Nothing can contain Allah S.W.T., no cosmos, universes or all the worlds. But the heart of the Mu-min, can only contain Allah S.W.T.. So how about Ramadhan, and feeding the poor and hungry, your brothers in Islam. You may just turn away Allah S.W.T, like Musa (A.S) did. It's a Month of being Generous so feed who ever you can, even if it be with one Date. For you will receive the reward of two fasts, yours and theirs by feeding them, increase the number of people to feed and receive more rewards and palaces in heaven.

'The fast is for Me, and I will reward it' - So the reward is the Vision of the Divine Beauty.

................Shahru Ramadhan Shaykh ‘Abdul Qadir Jilani............

"O you who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you that you may (learn) self restraint." (Al-Qur`an, 2:183) - So fasting helps learn self-restraint, (Taqwa)

Begins with Mercy :- 1 st 10 days, Middle is Forgiveness 2nd 20 days, Ends with deliverance from Hell :- 3rd 30 days

Who ever fasts will walk through the 8 th gate of Heaven called Rayyan. It is reserved only for the people of fasting. It is the month of Sabr – patient and charitable sharing.

Cultivate 4 practices and repeat them frequently which;

2 will earn your Lords pleasure

2 you just cannot afford to do without

1 st Dhikr of Shahadah la-e-laha-illal-lah

2 nd Begging for Forgiveness i.e. Astaghfirullah, Rab-bigh-fir-lee

3 rd Imploring to be granted the Garden of Paradise

4 th Taking Refuge from the Fire of Hell i.e. Allahumma jarnee min-nan-nar

It called Ramadhan because it has is a scorching effect upon sins; it burns sins away. So our bodies and hearts experience a process of purification. [so you could also understand it as, purifying yourself on earth or wait and be purified in the burning of hell fire the choice is yours ]

The sleeping of the one fasting is an act of ibadah –worship, as there silence is tasbih – saying subhanallah; moreover his dua's are sure to be answered and this good deeds will be multiplied.

Three types of people pray are answered, one of them is the one Fasting. So ask many dua's while fasting. Also the fast is a junna (suit of armour, protective shield) for the one who fast.

While doing voluntarily ibadh like nafl or dhikr at night, read from the noble Quran the verse

" Inna Fa-tahna laka fath-hum-mubeena "- We have surely given you a signal victory (48:1)

That person will receive a guarantee of safekeeping for the whole year. So read it frequently.

Every month one should try to fast al-ayyum al-bid – [White nights] which is 13 th 14 th 15 th nights of every month as the reward from the 1 st is 10,000 rewards, 2 nd 30,000 rewards, 3 rd 300,000 rewards.

Every Sajdah – prostration is 1700 rewards. Also every nafl has the equivalent of a fard pray that is 70 times. As a fard is 70 times more than a nafl pray.

Only on Friday and Shahru Ramadhan there is no Hisaab – [reckoning] given if you spend your wealth. For you will be questioned on how to spent your wealth on the day of Reckoning, expect Friday and Shahru Ramadhan.

The garden of Paradise will be refurbished and re-decorated every month of Ramadhan and the maidens of Paradise will splendidly adorn themselves and be requesting for a suitor to marry.

No servant who keeps the fast at least one day of the month of Ramadhan, can possibly fail to be married to a wife from brides of Paradise.

Who ever provides Iftar –[breaking of Fast] for someone, will be forgiven for their sins and earn freeing from hellfire, also be granted the rewards of actions of the one fasting, without the one fasting losing anything. Even if giving a dried date, you will be rewarded. Providing a satisfying Iftar you will be rewarded by drinking from the hawd –[Basin] of Allah; you will never feel thirsty after drinking it.

In this Month Allah will ask 3 times "Does anyone have a request to make, so I may grant his request? Is there anyone who wishes to repent, so that I may relent towards him and accept his repentance? Is there anyone wishing to seek forgiveness, so I may forgive him?…"

Warning !

Do not say Ramadhan in a sentence, say like the Quran says Shahru Ramadhan 2:185

There are many that fast by the day and get nothing but hunger and thirst and by the night spend it in qiyam layla – [ night vigil ]pray and get nothing but insomnia. Why? Looking with desire, backbite, lying breaks the fast.

There are 4 exception who will not be forgiven in the month of Ramadhan

Addicted to alcohol

Disobedient and disrespectful towards parents

Guilty of disrupting bonds of kinship – relatives and families fighting

Reluctant to abandon a grudge and stubbornly unwilling to accept the restoration of good relations with anyone who has offended him.

by Shaykh ‘Abdul Qadir Jilani.

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