Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Middle of the month of Ramadan


     A believer only does what pleases Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD),

I pray to Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD), and Hope you're all still  doing all sorts of worship and good deeds and benefiting from this month as much as possible and high in Iman. InshaAllah! Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) makes it easy for us Ameen.

This month is honored with the special status such as that of a Wali and Abdal, days of mercy, forgiveness, THE NIGHT OF DECREE [LAYLAT AL-QADR]
 (Imam Malik informed us, Ibn Dinar informed us from Abdullah ibn Umar that the Messenger of Allah said, Look for the Night of Decree [Laylat al-Qadr] in the last seven [nights] of Ramadan).

30.Imam Malik informed us, Hisham ibn Urwah narrated to us from his father that the Messenger of Allah said, Look for the Night of the Decree [Laylat al-Qadr] in the last ten [nights] of Ramadan.
 
We Are Here (In The middle of the month of Ramadan) middle of forgiveness the second period of ten days is for forgiveness
Forgiveness, the second period of ten days

  Don't be a loser my friend Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD), is  offering us the chance for seeking the mercy and forgiveness of Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD), and that is, to take advantage of the blessings of this month of Ramadan and ask for  forgiveness of Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD),

The benefits of the month of fasting are too many to be counted. If one does recognize them and realize their importance, he wishes to have the month of Ramadan to be throughout the whole year.

Month of Ramadan is a special month for seeking the mercy and forgiveness of Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD), . The Messenger of Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD), said about the month of Ramadan:

The first part of it is mercy; the middle of it is forgiveness, and its last part is freedom from the Hellfire

The first ten days of the month of Ramadan are days of mercy;
The second period of ten days is for forgiveness,
And the final period of ten days is for seeking refuge from Hellfire.

The differentiation between rights and wrongs has been clearly indicated.

 We have been given the discretion to judge between virtues and vices and based on that each soul is accountable for their worldly deeds.

Whether it is as insignificant as squatting dead a fly or removing an obstacle from the road while traveling, each act will be brought to justice.

Therefore, a believer must constantly seek pardon for those actions which may displease the Almighty Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD),

A believer only does what pleases Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD), and the purpose is to seek divine nearness through constant repentance, be it through silent conversations with Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD), or by shedding tears of guilt.

Whosoever recites only one 'Ayat (Verse)' in the month of Ramadan he will be awarded as if he had recited the full Holy Quran, in other months?
 Prophet Muhammad Sallallaahu alaihi WA salaam Said: Whosoever recites only one 'Ayat (Verse)' in the month of Ramadan he will be awarded as if he had recited the full Holy Quran, in other months?

   “Ramadan", according to some traditions is one of Allah's names. This is why we can not say Ramadan without making it clear that we are talking about the month,
And therefore we should always say the month of Ramadan. Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib (Radiyallaahu Anhu.) said: Do not say Ramadan, but say the month of Ramadan.
 For you do not know what Ramadan is?

The blessings of the month of Ramadan are not limited to fasting alone, because the performance of all sorts of worship and good deeds during this month is also a source of great Divine favor.

The revelation of the Holy Quran commenced during this very month and it is therefore the duty of every Muslim to read and try to understand the meaning of the Holy Quran and thereby gain an insight into the Divine secrets enshrined therein.

It brings peace and illumination to the mind and imparts purity to the soul.

Holy Ramadan is the month of fasting, intensive prayer, sacrifice and Divine worship.

During the holy month Ramadan, Imam Abu Hanifa (May the mercy of Allah be upon him) would complete one reading of the Holy Quran in the morning, a second in the evening, and would listen to three complete recitals of the Holy Book in Tarawa for a total of sixty-three completions during the month.

Throughout this month a devout Muslim fasts during the day in the true sense of the word,
that is, he had merely denies himself food and water, but as explained by Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam.), exercises strict control over his tongue, eyes, ears, thoughts and deeds and does everything possible to seek the pleasure of the Almighty Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD),.

Ramadan: The Month of the Almighty Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD),
Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi WA sallam and his progeny) said: Sha`ban is my month and the month of Ramadan is the month of Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD), The Exalted, and it is the springtime for the poor.

The Prophet’s Practice during Ramadan

The Companions used to say that with the start of the month of Ramadan they would note an increase in three things in the practice of the Messenger of Almighty Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD),

· The Messenger of Almighty Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) would dramatically increase his worship, despite the fact that his normal worship was such that his noble feet would swell from standing in prayer for extensive periods of time.
· He was tremendously generous in giving for the sake of Almighty Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD), and during this month, he would open his heart and hands even more in charity.
· He would increase his weeping in front of Almighty Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD), in fear and humility, seeking repentance.

Increasing worship, charity, and supplication are Prophetic examples that all Muslims should strive to follow with sincerity.
Muslims tire their bodies every day in their work, but there should be at least some time during their lifetime when the body gets exhausted in worship.
There should come such a time when the eyes long for sleep, but the worshipper reminds himself that struggling to keep awake at night, most of the night seeking Almighty Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD)’s pleasure will earn him the honor of looking upon Almighty Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD), in Paradise. The eyes that stay awake now will sleep soundly in the grave.

 There are two types of rejoices for the Muslims who fast. These are:
1. When breaking fast
2. When meeting Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) on the Day of Judgment

The Mercy of Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) desires not but excuses for forgiveness.
Only after death do restless hearts find peace.
Only he sleeps soundly who remained awake.

Ramadan is the month of staying awake during the night in worship.
Believers should accustom themselves to less rest and sleep and respect this month for the holy month of struggle, sacrifice, and immense blessing that it is.
The Season for Righteousness

The holy month of Ramadan is a season for righteousness for all those who wish to draw nearer to Almighty Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD), and have their sins forgiven.
The fasts of such people who remain restless for Almighty Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD)’s sake are not only limited to abstinence from food and drink, but their eyes and tongue and all else also remains in a state of fasting. When Muslims remain thus in a state of fasting from head to toe and raise their hands in supplication at the breaking of the fast (iftar), then Almighty Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD),  will grant whatever they wish for.

This month is so blessed that the birds in the air, the fish in the seas, and the animals on the earth pray for the forgiveness of all those who fast.
 Moreover, when they break their fast at iftar, the angels say Ameen to their duas.

Those who are fortunate and wise enough to take advantage of the blessings of this month are honored with the special status such as that of a Wali and Abdal.
Muslims should learn valuable lessons from their elders and regard each moment of this month as a precious opportunity to earn righteousness so that they may also earn the special regard of Almighty Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD),

Our righteous predecessors would honor a person as a venerable individual and sage by the number of the month of Ramadan he had seen during his lifetime. This was the standard that they used to determine status and honor.

Unfortunately today, standards by which people are judged have deteriorated to worldly wealth and education, but people can never reach the superior way of thinking of the elders of Islam.

People experience no difficulty in staying awake all night for worldly purposes, and it would also be good if for once, the eyes and body are forced to stay awake for the sake of worship and consequently, cry out for rest. When raised in front of Almighty Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD), on the Day of Judgment, we will at least be able to say that there was one month out of the year during which the eyes and body were fatigued and wanted to rest, but were forced to stay awake and working for the sake of worship.

Hadrat Jibril alaihi salaam: Once came to the Messenger of Almighty Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD), and cursed to eternal Hellfire anyone who did not repent and have himself forgiven in the month of Ramadan, to which the Messenger of Almighty Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD), said Ameen. An Archangel’s curse would have been more than enough on it’s own as a stiff warning, but the Prophet Sallallaahu alaihi wa salaam’s Ameen and stamp of approval makes this curse all the more potent. There is no doubt that whoever is fortunate enough to live through the month of Ramadan but does not seek repentance, will be sentenced to Hellfire.

There is another hadith: Once the Prophet (Sallallaahu alaihi WA sallam) was with his companions and about to climb the minbar. When he took the first step Jibraeel (alaihi salaam) came to him and said:
“Whoever enters the month of Ramadan and is not forgiven, and then may Allah distance him.” He asked the Prophet (Sallallaahu alaihi WA sallam) to say Ameen and he did.
When the Prophet (Sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam) took the second step Jibraeel (alaihi salaam) said “whoever spends time with his parents until they reach old age, and if his servitude to them does not become a means for his salvation and entry to Paradise, then may Allah distance him.” Again he asked the Prophet (Sallallaahu alaihi WA sallam) to say Ameen and he did.
When he (Sallallaahu alayhi WA sallam) took the third step up Jibraeel (alaihi salaam) again said “whoever hears your name being mentioned and does not send salawat on you, May Allah distance him.” Again he asked the Prophet (Sallallaahu alaihi WA sallam) to say Ameen.

My Friend Repent to Almighty Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD),  with a sincere repentance in all times by leaving sins, regretting those that you have done before and firmly deciding not to return to them in the future, for Allah accepts repentance of those who repent.

Invoke a lot of salawat and salaam upon the Messenger of Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD), Almighty Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD),’s blessings and peace be upon him, his Companions and all those who follow them until the Day of Judgment.

    O Allah makes us and all Muslims of those who fast and stand in prayer during the month of Ramadan based on belief and truly seeking Your reward so that we are forgiven our past and future sins.

    O Allah make us of those who fasted the month, attained full reward, witnessed Layatul-Qadr and attained success by permission of the Lord, Blessed and Most High.

    O Allah, verily you are Forgiver, like to forgive, so forgive us.

    O Lord, accept from us, verily you are the All-Hearing, all-Seeing, O Living, O Independent, O Owner of all majesty and honor.

    And may Allah's blessings and peace be upon Muhammad, his family and his Companions.

The holy month of Ramadan is a month of springtime for the believer, where Almighty Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD),’s blessing and mercy surrounds the believer at every point throughout the day and night.

Hence, surrounded by such awesome mercy, this is truly a golden opportunity for anyone wishing for nearness to Allah and forgiveness from sin. I

The month of holy Ramadan enjoys a special importance in the Islamic calendar. As Holy Prophet Muhammad Sallallaahu alayhi WA sallam said: "It is Almighty Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD),’s Own month." It is the chief of all months and the most glorious one. As we already know, 'Fasting' is one of the important pillars of Islam and it is the very month of Ramadan during which fasting has been made obligatory for all adults and sane Muslims. By fasting during the month of Ramadan, a Muslim besides discharging an obligation imposed upon him by Almighty Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) becomes entitled to great reward in the Hereafter. On the other hand, any lapse in the matter amounts to a great sin. Fasting is an article of worship, the knowledge about the performance or otherwise whereof rests only with Almighty Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD), and the person concerned. Hence, it is Almighty Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD), alone who will reward that person for it, on the Day of Judgment.

“Lo! We revealed it on the Night of Power.

Ah, what will convey unto thee what the Night of Power is!

The Night of Power is better than a thousand months.

The angels and the Spirit [Jibril] descend therein, by the permission of their Lord, will all decrees.

(That night is) Peace until the rising of the dawn.”

(Qur’an, Surat al-Qadr: 97)

‘The Night of Power is better than a thousand months,’ means that it is better than a thousand months without it.

In general, it is agreed that it is most likely to be in the last ten nights of Ramadan, with the odd nights being more likely. Of the odd nights, the night of the 27th (which is the night before the 27th of Ramadan, for the Islamic day starts with nightfall) is most likely. Imam Shafi said that it is most likely to be the 21st, then the 23rd, then the 27th.

The position of Imam Malik, Imam Shafi and Imam Ahmad, and the majority of the scholars is that Laylat al-Qadr is not a specific night. Rather, it moves around.

Given the tremendousness of this night, it is recommended to seek this night, and to worship Almighty Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD),  in it, with prayer, supplication (dua), remembrance (dhikr), and other actions. Because obligatory acts are more beloved to Allah than supererogatory ones, the most important thing for men is to pray both Isha and Fajr at the mosque.

The month of Ramadan teaches man the principle of sincere love. It equips man with a creative sense of hope.
It indoctrinates man in patience, self-assurance and self-control. It is an effective lesson in willpower.
Fasting also provides man with a transparent self, a clear mind and a light body. It shows man a new way of wise savings and sound budgeting.
It originates in man the real spirit of social belonging, unity and brotherhood, of equality before Almighty Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD), as well as before the law.
 The month of Ramadan strengthens Taqwa, which is the faith in Almighty Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD), so may Allah give you the strength to gain the wealth of blessings from this holy month of Ramadan? Amen.

Learn Islam with ambition, Observe Islam with sincerity, Practice Islam with discipline (Sunnah), Spread Islam with truth and kindness.
      
 “For sure it is in the remembrance of God that the heart finds rest,” (13:28)

May the spirit of Ramadan
Illuminate the world and show us the way to peace and harmony.

May Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) make our efforts sincere and keep us all on the straight path...........
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1 comment:

Umihoney said...

Alhamdulillah for the knowledge
Thank you for sharing

Jazak Allah Khairan
Umi