WAS MY RAMADHAN ACCEPTED ?

“HOW DO I KNOW IF MY RAMADHAN WAS ACCEPTED” ?

A lot of people ask the question: How do I know if Allah accepted my Ramadhan & it’s written in my scale of good deeds? And you too must ask this question, since Ali radiallahu anhu said: “Do not be so concerned about the number of deeds as the acceptance of it.

We should be more concerned with having our deeds accepted than simply doing the deed for the sake of doing it. Allah says: ‘Verily Allah, only accepts from those who fear Him. (i.e. possess taqwaa).’ [Q5:27].

‘Aisha, may Allah be pleased with her, asked the Messenger of Allah (salalahu alehim wasalam), about the people of this verse, “Are they those who commit adultery, drink wine and steal?” He answered, “No, O daughter of As-Siddîq! But they are those who fast, perform prayer, give charity, and fear that this is not accepted from them.” [At-Tirmidhi]. The righteous predecessors would struggle to complete and perfect their deeds, hoping afterwards, that it would be accepted and fearing that it would be rejected.

There isn’t a 100% guaranteed way to tell exactly how much of our worship was accepted, but there are pretty good indicators that can help us find out.

One of it is steadfastness. In other words, if we’re able to continue the good actions we picked up in Ramadan well after this month – that would be a major sign that our deeds were accepted.

For instance, the most obvious deed we performed this month was fasting. So a key indicator that our fasting was accepted will be to see how well we are able to continue our fasting throughout the year, even if it’s only a couple of days a month.

The Prophet Muhammad in fact encouraged us to fast 6 days in Shawwal, the month directly after Ramadan, so that we will gain the reward of fasting an entire year.

Prayer is another example. If in the month of Ramadan, we were praying Taraweeh every night and visiting the mosque every day, a key indicator that our prayers were accepted would be to continue it after Ramadan, even it’s only two extra Rakaat a night. Ramadan being the month of the Quran, a key indicator of our Quran being accepted, is our ability to maintain a close relationship with the Quran well after the month of Ramadan.

Ramadan is definitely not the finish line, and the Lord of the month of Ramadan, is the same Lord for the entirety of time. The deeds we picked up today should not end tomorrow.

In an amazing hadith, the Prophet Muhammad taught us that if the hour was to come, meaning the final day, and in our hands was a plant, and we had the ability to plant it, we should plant it. This Hadith is a clear sign that the work of a Muslim should never end until the very end of time.

Our deeds should not come to a close with the closing of Ramadan. We must continue and through this steadfastness is our true success. Hold well onto your actions after this month and let not the end of Ramadan signal the end of your worship, but rather a new beginning. Sufyaan ibn `Abdillaah radhiallahu `anhu said: “O Messenger of Allah, tell me something about Islam, which I cannot ask anyone else besides you.” He said: “Say: ‘I believe in Allah’ and then be steadfast (upon that).” [Muslim]. The hadith is proof that the servant is obligated, after having emaan in Allah, to persevere and be steadfast upon obeying Him by performing the obligatory acts and avoiding the prohibited ones.
The true Muslim is the one who has the fear of Allah as his motto during his lifetime. The true believer is the one who practices good deeds and avoids committing sins and faults. He holds this like a habit and a way of life until he dies. Therefore, the seasons of the good increase his diligence in worship, his keenness on obedience and accustoming himself to the good. If these times are passed, their effects will be represented in his life as lively pictures, a tangible reality, and a perceivable concrete deed. That our relationship with Allah after Ramadan is better than our relationship with Him before Ramadan. That we feel and act closer to Allah in Shawwal than we did in Shabaan. This strengthening of your relationship with Allah, is a feeling of the heart as well as from the action of the limbs.

The feeling of the heart, is that we see Allah’s signs in creation, and feel His authority and mercy and blessings in our life and thus draw nearer to Him by constant remembrance of Him. Ibnul Qayyim rahimahullah said: “The more that you witness the magnificence of His Lordship and the meagerness of our servitude to Him, and the more you learn about Allah and His greatness and about your soul and its meagerness, it will become manifestly clear to you that that which you have put forward from your offerings is not the least bit suitable for the Lord of Truth, even if you were to offer the deeds of all of Mankind and Jinn together. As a result, you would be full of fear how your measly offerings would ever be acceptable to Him. However, it is out of His honour and nobleness and graciousness that He accepts it. On top of that, He even rewards you for it, by His grace, nobleness and honour!” [Madarij As-Salikeen (2/439)] Glory be to Allah, the most Gracious, the most Merciful!

And that you draw closer to Him through your actions that we used to do in Ramadhan. Rasulullah sallallahu alaihi wa sallam : “The most beloved of deeds to Allah are the most consistent of them, even if they are few.” [Muttafaqun ‘alaihi].

Another foremost sign of acceptance is to do good deeds one after the other, whereas the sign of rejection is to do misdeeds after the good deeds. If one returns to his previous state of doing sins, misdeeds, indulgence and negligence, this indicates the rejection of his deeds; and if he, on the other hand, comes to do righteous deeds one after the other, this indicates the acceptance of his deeds. This is because the reward of the righteous deed and the sign of its acceptance is that one is helped to do another righteous deed after it.

True repentance of one’s sins is a matter between a person and his Lord and is achieved by the determination to give up sins. It is impossible for one to expect such a precious prize as forgiveness from his Lord while he persists in sins, misdeeds, indulgence and negligence.  e.g.  For a smoker, cessation of tobacco smoking might be a real indicator of acceptance of his/her Ramadhan as this is a major sin by being suicidal & homicidal at the same time.  https://imadawah.wordpress.com/2017/07/05/smoking-is-good-for-you-1-of-2/

Allah says: {O you who have believed, fear Allah. And let every soul look to what it has put forth for tomorrow – and fear Allah. Indeed, Allah is acquainted with what you do.} [Q 59:18]

If we want to get that special Ramadan feeling in our heart always & continuously, then we need to take a path to gaining knowledge. “Whoever Allah wants good for, then He gives him the fiqh of this religion.” [Bukhari]

This is the surest sign that Allah accepted your Ramadan, that after it, you are more knowledgeable about Islam than you were before it. Islamic knowledge is now more accessible to you than ever before. So, make every effort to attend free, verified, authentic courses online e.g.  www.islamiconlineuniversity.com  read books, ask questions, request daily dawah snippets, listen to/watch lectures so that you draw closer to Allah every day  www.imadawah.com  .Once you have gained that knowledge, then act upon it by working for or supporting all those dawah projects that are working on spreading the pristine Islam in your community or around the globe. MAY ALLAH ACCEPT OUR ACTS OF WORSHIP.

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RAMADHAN WORSHIPPERS.

RAMADHAN WORSHIPPERS.

In Ramadhan, I met a friend of mine accidentally to find her putting on the proper hijab. I happily congratulated her for this good step, but she replied, “No, I’m not wearing it permanently, it’s just for Ramadan”. Awkward silence followed for both of us.

Why do we make so much effort & sacrifice to do so much good deeds in Ramadhan, yet we have resolved at the start of Ramadhan to return to our errors after Ramadhan?

Are we Ramadhaniyyun (worshippers of Ramadhan) or Rabaniyyun (worshippers of The Lord of Ramadhan)? Ramadhaniyyun disappear after Eid while Ramadhaniyyun are there round the year.

Why these fire brigade, seasonal or knee jerk reflex for worship & obedience only in certain situations e.g. Ramadhan, in trying times, after the loss of a loved one, during examination periods, job interview etc. but not as a routine in our day to day lives?  Where is our sincerity? Sincerity (ikhlas) is the bridge between beneficial knowledge, understanding & actions. Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhiwasallam) said: “Religion is sincerity.” It was said: “To whom, O Messenger of Allah?” He said: “To Allah, to His Book, to His Messenger, to the leaders of the Muslims and to their common folk.”(Muslim). Anyone who is willing to submit to Allah in Ramadhan but not outside Ramadhan needs a self-check using the Qur’an & authentic Sunnah as yardsticks.

Who are we trying to fool? Allah? Our friends? Maybe ourselves. These questions are begging for answers.  Ramadhaniyyun (worshippers of Ramadhan) think eid ul fitr is a parole from the “Prison of Ramadhan”. They think once Ramadhan ends, one is “free” to go back to his/her old sinful ways, free from the constraints of Ramadan. Rather, we should celebrate Eid because Allah blessed us with an additional & unique opportunity to worship Him and ask for forgiveness, with the hope that we are from the ones that will be freed from Hellfire and rewarded with Jannah. Indeed, these type of people take the example of turning in repentance and ceasing from committing evil deeds as something specific and restricted to the month of Ramadan And they stop doing these (good) acts when the month stops. Thus, it is as if they have abandoned sinning for the sake of Ramadan, and not out of fear of Allah. How evil are these people who do not know Allah, except in Ramadan! Allah says

“And worship your Lord until there comes to you the certainty (death)”. (Q15:99). He did not say worship your Lord until the end of Ramadhan or when you have a trying time.

Allah says, {And be not like her who undoes the thread which she has spun, after it has become strong,} [Surat An-Nahl 16:92]

The True Muslim lives through Ramadan, spends its days in fasting and nights in prayer and accustoms himself to avoiding sins, doing acts of good, then he/she must continue to remain upon this obedience to Allah at all times. This is the true state of the slave, for indeed, the Lord of this month is one & the same Lord of the remaining 11- months and He is ever watchful and witnessing over his servants at all times.  Indeed, steadfastness during & after Ramadan and the rectification of one’s statements and actions are the greatest signs that one has gained benefit from the month of Ramadan and striven in obedience.

Furthermore, the deeds of a servant do not come to an end with the end of a month and the beginning of another, rather they continue and extend until he reaches death.

If the fasting of Ramadan comes to an end, then indeed the voluntary fasting is still prescribed throughout the entire year. If standing in prayer at night during Ramadan comes to an end, then indeed, the entire year is a time for performing the night prayer. And if the Zakaat-ul-Fitr comes to an end, then there is still the Zakaah that is obligatory as well as the voluntary charity that lasts the whole year. Same goes for reciting the Qur’an and pondering over its meaning as well as every other righteous deed that is sought, for they can be done at all times. Therefore, the Muslim must be constant and must continue to remain in the service of his Lord.

It is unfortunate to find that some people perform worship by doing different types of righteous deeds during Ramadan. They guard strictly their five daily prayers in the masjid, they recite the Qur’an a lot and they give in charity from their wealth. But when Ramadan comes to an end, they go back into major sins e.g. cigarette, hashish & other substance abuse, sometimes they even abandon the obligations & engage in sins e.g. indulging in places of foolishness and entertainment, mingling with opposite sex, visiting (soothsayers, fortunetellers, astrologers), dishonesty, lying, not wearing hijab, fornication & adultery, boyfriend-girl-friend syndrome, not making Salah, hisbal, not keeping beards, pornography & masturbation, corruption, bribery, cigarette smoking, drug abuse, disrespect of parents, engaging in interest/Riba just name it.

Thus, they demolish what they have constructed and destroy what they have established. This is an indication of deprivation and a sign of perdition.
Truly, the success that Allah grants His servant lies in the fasting of Ramadan His assisting him to do that is a great favor, thus the calls for the servant to be grateful to his Lord.

One of our predecessors were asked about those people who perform acts of worship during Ramadan, and abandon them after the month passed. He answered, “What bad people they are! They do not know Allah except in Ramadan.”

Al-Hassan Al-Basri, may Allah have mercy on him, recited the following verse in which Allah Almighty says, {And worship your Lord until there comes unto you the certainty (i.e. death).} [Surat Al-Hijr 15:99]

Transliteration: WaoAAbud rabbaka hatta yatiyaka alyaqeenu and said, “Indeed, Allah did not make an end to the work of the believer except by death.”

Those who quit performing righteous deeds by bidding farewell to Ramadan should know this well. Do those people feel secure from the death, which would be faced at any time, at day or night? This would happen while they are in a state that does not satisfy the Mighty and the Ever-Lasting. This would happen while they are in a state that does not benefit them on the Day of standing before the One and the Ever-Subduing?

On the other hand, the nation will hold the rope of rescue till it arrives at the land of peace and the shore of security, when it follows the straight path in worship. It will be safe if it does not destroy what it has built during the seasons of good, when it does not nullify what it has done during them, and when it does not submit to the evil temptations of Satan and his followers, Allah willing.

Why then, do we plan ahead  before Ramadhan to go back to our errors after Ramadhan?

Is it because we feel they are NOW acceptable to Allah after Ramadhan.

Is it because Allah does not deserve our obedience outside of Ramadhan?

Is the Lord of Ramadhan different from the Lord of all the other 11-months?

Why the double standard?

After Ramadhan what next?

Oh Muslims, what is wrong with us?

This is a clarion call full of sympathy and compassion towards those who decide to return to committing acts of disobedience after the end of Ramadan. We ask them to fear Allah Almighty because life is short and defined. Thus, how long will you let yourselves indulge in heedlessness and avoidance? We all should repent sincerely with no return to committing sins. This is, by Allah, the true thanking for the bliss of fasting.

Don’t pick & choose Islam, be a sincere & true submitter (Muslim) in & out of Ramadhan. Don’t be a part time Muslim because a part time Muslim cannot defeat a full time Shaitan. “O ye who believe! Enter into Islam whole-heartedly; and follow not the footsteps of the evil one; for he is to you an avowed enemy. Q 2:208.

Watch this amazing video on Ramadhan worshippers. IT IS A MUST WATCH.

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DIVINE MATHEMATICS OF SHAWWAAL

DIVINE MATHEMATICS OF SHAWWAAL.

It is highly recommended for Muslims to fast any 6-days of Shawwaal either continuously or interruptedly except the 1st day of Shawwal i.e. (EID; fasting is prohibited on eid). In this, there is great virtue & an immense reward. The Prophet (sallAllaahu‘alayhiwasallam) explained this when he said: “Whoever fasts for six days after Eid al-Fitr has completed the year: (whoever does a good deed (hasanah) will have ten hasanah like it).” According to another report: “Allaah has made for each hasanah ten like it, so a month is like fasting ten months, and fasting six days completes the year.” (Saheeh al-Targheebwa’l-Tarheeb, 1/421). Narrated by Ibn Khuzaymah with the wording: “Fasting for the month of Ramadaan brings the reward of ten like it, and fasting for six days brings the reward of two months, and that is the fasting of the whole year.”

Another of the important benefits of fasting six days of Shawwaal is that is makes up for any shortfall in a person’s obligatory Ramadaan fasts, because no one is free of shortcomings or sins that have a negative effect on his fasting. On the Day of Resurrection, some of his naafil deeds will be taken to make up the shortcomings in his obligatory deeds, as the Prophet (saw) said……….” (Abu Dawood).

NOW, LET US DO THE PROPHETIC/DIVINE MATHS TOGETHER.

1 MONTH OF RAMADHAN   X   10 hasanah = 300/290 DAYS (10 MONTHS).

6 DAYS OF SHAWWAL   X   10 hasanah = 60 DAYS (2 MONTHS)

TOTAL = 12MONTHS (1 YEAR).

EVERY YEAR FASTING  X  AGE FROM MATURITY = FASTING A LIFETIME.

Doing this every year from the time one reaches maturity is  like fasting the whole lifetime. Abu Ayyoob (radiallahu anihu) reported that the Messenger of Allaah (sallAllaahu ‘alayhiwasallam) said: “Whoever fasts Ramadaan and follows it with six days of Shawwaal, it will be as if he fasted for a lifetime.” (Abu Dawood, al-Tirmidhi).

ALLAHU AKBAR: ALLAH TAUGHT HIS PROPHET A TRULY DIVINE MATHEMATICS.

SHAWWAAL FAQ?.

? The virtue of fasting six days of Shawwaal

http://islamqa.info/en/7859

? Should he start with the six days of Shawwaal before making up missed fasts, if there are not enough days left? http://islamqa.info/en/40389

? Do the six days of Shawwaal have to be fasted consecutively?

http://islamqa.info/en/7858

? Combining two intentions in one fast – the issue of overlapping acts of worship http://islamqa.info/en/1693

? Ruling on fasting on Saturdays/Saturday http://islamqa.info/en/81621

http://islamqa.info/en/20049, http://islamqa.info/en/107124

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    SMOKING IS GOOD FOR YOU…. 2 of 2

SMOKING IS GOOD FOR YOU…. 2 of 2

“….. the dogs will not bite you because you smell so bad; thieves will not rob you at night because you cough in your sleep; you will not suffer the indignities of old age because you will die young. (Old Arab Proverb).

Amazing Muslim men &women smoke tobacco in different formats (pipes, electronic, cigars etc.). We wonder the kind of role models & ambassadors of Islam they are for their children, family, friends & non-Muslims. These are some of the comments from these amazing Muslims. “I am an amazing Muslim. I don’t eat, drink or do I haram but I smoke haram”. I am an amazing Muslim. I am damaging my lungs with tobacco so much so that I cannot observe salah standing but sitting, will Allah accept my Salah? Smokers & all substance abusers are ingrates who accuse “ALLAH” of imperfection by feeling unsatisfied & unfulfilled with the basic necessities of life as prescribed by “ALLAH”. They attempt to make up for this supposed imperfection with a HARAM substance. TRUE MUSLIMS (SUBMITTERS) NEVER SMOKE.

O you who believe! Eat of the good things that We have provided for you and be grateful to Allah, if it is Him that you worship (2:172).

Did you know that smokers are guilty of both suicide and homicide and therefore hell bound?

“Whoever kills himself with something in this world will be punished with it on the Day of Resurrection.” Bukhaari.

“Whoever throws himself down from a mountain and kills himself will be in the Fire of Hell, throwing himself down therein for ever and ever. Whoever takes poison and kills himself, his poison will be in his hand and he will be sipping it in the Fire of Hell for ever and ever. Whoever kills himself with a piece of iron, that piece of iron will be in his hand and he will be stabbing himself in the stomach with it in the Fire of Hell, for ever and ever.” Bukhaari.

It is appreciated that these victims require support; they should wake up from their slumber of denial & “FATUA SHOPPING” by stopping the claim that smoking is MAKRUH & NOT HARAM. No doubt, they realise it is Haram; the more reason they always wish to stop. As mark twain said, “Quitting is easy – I have done it a thousand times”

FOR FREE HELP TO QUIT TOBACCO, KHAT, MIRAA, ALCOHOL, DRUGS, PONOGRAPHY, MASTURBATION & ALL ADDICTIONS; CALL ON ALLAH SINCERELY & SEEK PROFESSIONAL HELP.RAMADHAN IS A GOOD OPPORTUNITY TO STOP ALL THESE HANDIWORKS OF SHAITAN.

Ruling on suicide & on offering the funeral prayer for one who has committed suicide https://islamqa.info/en/70363

Ruling on praying behind someone who smokes https://islamqa.info/en/70305

 

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     SMOKING IS GOOD FOR YOU…. 1 of 2

SMOKING IS GOOD FOR YOU…. 1 of 2

“….. the dogs will not bite you because you smell so bad; thieves will not rob you at night because you cough in your sleep; you will not suffer the indignities of old age because you will die young. (Old Arab Proverb).

Tobacco smoking is the largest, single, preventable cause of death & disease in many parts of the world. W.H.O says more than 4-million people die from smoking every year. 90% of lung cancer deaths are due to smoking. 25% of cardiovascular deaths & 75% of bronchitis related deaths are caused by smoking. It is damaging to every organ of the body.

It causes behavioural & personality changes like other substances of abuse. It is established that the pyscho-socio-economic & health impacts of passive smoking on our families, neighbours, friends, co-workers are worse than active smoking. It is the only slow poison that is licenced, advertised & sold over the counter in packets with a hypocritical statutory warning that it is dangerous to your health or it kills. Stupidly so, smoking has become an acceptable, classy & honourable mode of suicide & homicide. TOBACCO SMOKING IS BOTH SUICIDAL & HOMICIDAL. It is nothing but slow suicide or suicide by instalments. The Quran & Sunnah condemn both SUICIDE & HOMICIDE IN STRONG TERMS.

“Do not kill yourself, Allah is Merciful unto you.” 4:29

“…whoever kills a soul unless for a soul or for corruption in the land – it is as if he had slain mankind entirely”. Q5 :32. There is consensus among physicians, sane people & more than 400 fatwas from competent, global Islamic scholars that the Major evil of tobacco spreading like wild fire is a slow poison that is both suicidal & homicidal. IT IS UNEQUIVOCALLY DANGEROUS & HARAM IN ISLAM TO USE, SELL, BUY OR OFFER (Permanent Committee of Academic Research & Fatwa, Saudi Arabia).  http://www.muslim-library.com/dl/books/English_Fataawa_regarding_Tobacco_and_Cigarettes.pdf

This fatwa refers to all  forms of tobacco & other products that wreck such havoc. A common example is a native plant of horn of Africa & Arabian Peninsula called KHAT OR MIRAA. It is also HARAM; whether or not it is considered a habit or a culture. Any culture or habit which contradicts Islam is forbidden by Islam. True Muslims try to fit into Islam, not try to fit Islam into their filthy & dirty habits. TRUE MUSLIMS DON’T ATTEMPT TO CHANGE ISLAM, THEY ALLOW ISLAM TO CHANGE THEM. “And He makes good things Halaal for them and bad things Haraam.” Q7:157. Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhiwasallam) said “Your body has rights over you”. “There is no harm or causing of harm” (Bukhari).

It is also obvious that smokers are spendthrifts; brothers of shayateen. Smoking is like burning currency. Who can be more extravagant that smokers who not only burn their money but their lives & the lives of those around them? Indeed, they are brothers of shayateen; who buy death with their hard earned live earnings.

“..But spend not wastefully in the manner of a spendthrift. Verily, spendthrifts are brothers of the Shayateen, and the Shaitan is ever ungrateful to his Lord”. 33: 26-27. It is shameful to see muslims; who claim to love Allah & His Rasool more than everything in this world not fasting in Ramadhan because of tobacco addiction. Those who manage to fast, break their fast with cigarette instead of halal foods. Some  light  on or put off their Cigarettes at the entrance of the masjid, make life uncomfortable for fellow Muslims &angels. We all are living witnesses to the offensive odour from a smoker in salah; disgusting? After salah, they hardly wait to make nawafil but rush for the door of the masjid to light up the haram perfume to further annoy the believers &angels

“And those who annoy believing men and women undeservedly, bear on themselves the crime of slander and plain sin. Q33: 58.

“Whoever eats garlic or onions, let him not approach our mosque and let him pray at home.” (Saheeh). “The angels are offended by the same things that offend the sons of Adam.”

If the prophet prohibited people who had offensive odour from eating halal foods (onions & garlic) from coming to the masjid, what would he have said to those supposed Muslims who are substance abusers (tobacco, heroin, marijuana); an act which does not only produce offensive odour but it also homicidal & suicidal? FOOD FOR THOUGHT.

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PREPARING  FOR  BLESSINGS 2 of 2.

PREPARING  FOR  BLESSINGS 2 of 2.

5 – Seeking knowledge in order to be able to follow the rulings on fasting and to understand the virtues of Ramadaan.

6 – Hastening to complete any tasks that may distract the Muslim from doing acts of worship.

7 – Sitting with one’s family members – wife and children – to tell them of the rulings on fasting and encourage the young ones to fast.

8 – Preparing some  authentic  Islamic books which can be read at home or given to the imam of the mosque to read to the people during Ramadaan.

9 – Fasting some of the month of Sha’baan in preparation for fasting Ramadaan.

‘Aa’ishah (radiallahuaniah) said: The Messenger  (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) ……… And I never saw the Messenger  (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) complete a month of fasting except Ramadaan, and I never saw him fast more in any month than in Sha’baan. Bukhaari.

Usaamah ibn Zayd said: I said: O Messenger of Allaah, I do not see you fasting in any month as you fast in Sha’baan? He said: “That is a month that people neglect between Rajab and Ramadaan, but it is a month in which people’s deeds are taken up to the Lord of the Worlds and I would like my deeds to be taken up when I am fasting.” Saheeh al-Nasaa’i.

10 – Reading Qur’aan

Salamah ibn Kuhayl said: It was said that Sha’baan was the month of the Qur’aan readers.

When Sha’baan began, ‘Amr ibn Qays would close his shop and free his time for reading Qur’aan. Abu Bakr al-Balkhi said: The month of Rajab is the month for planting, the month of Sha’baan is the month of irrigating the crops, and the month of Ramadaan is the month of harvesting the crops. He also said: The likeness of the month of Rajab is that of the wind, the likeness of Sha’baan is that of the clouds and the likeness of Ramadaan is that of the rain; whoever does not plant and sow in Rajab, and does not irrigate in Sha’baan, how can he reap in Ramadaan?  This is how our Prophet and the early generations of the ummah were in this blessed month.

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     PREPARING  FOR  BLESSINGS 1 of 2

PREPARING  FOR  BLESSINGS 1 of 2.

 

Many people misunderstand the true nature of fasting, and they make it an occasion for eating & drinking, making special sweets and staying up late at night & watching shows on satellite TV. They make preparations  for  that long before Ramadhan, lest they miss out on some food or prices go up. They prepare by buying food, preparing drinks and looking at the satellite TV guide so they can choose which shows to follow and which to ignore. They are truly unaware of the real nature of fasting in Ramadhan; they take worship and piety out of the month and make it just for their bellies & their eyes. Others are aware of the real nature of fasting in the month of Ramadaan, so they start to prepare from Sha’baan, and some of them even start before that. Among the best ways of preparing for the month of Ramadaan are:

1 –SINCERE REPENTANCE

This is obligatory at all times, but because of the approach of a great and blessed month, it is even more important  to hasten to repent from sins between you and your Lord, and between you and other people by giving them their rights, so that when the blessed month begins you may busy yourself with acts of worship with a clean heart and peace of mind. Allaah says :

“And all of you beg Allaah to forgive you all, O believers, that you may be successful”. [24:31]

Al-Agharr ibn Yasaar (radiallahuanihu) ;Prophet  (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “O people, repent to Allaah for I repent to Him one hundred times each day.” Muslim.

2 –DU’AA’ (SUPPLICATION)

It was narrated from some of the salaf that they used to pray to Allaah for six months that they would live until Ramadaan, then they would pray for five months afterwards that He would accept it from them. The Muslim should ask his Lord to let him live until Ramadaan with a strong religious commitment & good physical health, and he should ask Him to help him obey Him during the month, and ask Him to accept his good deeds from Him.

3 – REJOICING  AT THE APPROACH OF THE BLESSED MONTH

The arrival of Ramadaan is one of the great blessings that Allaah bestows upon His Muslim slave, because Ramadaan is one of the occasions of good in which the gates of Paradise are opened and the gates of Hell are closed. It is the month of the Qur’aan and of decisive battles in the history of our religion.

“Say: ‘In the Bounty of Allaah, and in His Mercy (i.e. Islam and the Qur’aan); —therein let them rejoice.’ That is better than what (the wealth) they amass” [10:58]

4 – DISCHARGING THE DUTY OF ANY OUTSTANDING OBLIGATORY FASTS

Abu Salamah said: I heard ‘Aa’ishah (radiallahuaniah) say: I would owe fasts from the previous Ramadaan and I would not be able to make them up except in Sha’baan. Bukhaari.

Al-Haafiz Ibn Hajar (rahimahullah) said: From her keenness to do that in Sha’baan it may be understood that it is not permissible to delay making them up until another Ramadaan begins. Fath al-Baari (4/191). For maximum benefit in the coming Ramadhan; Request  from IMADAWAH free Ramadhan  diary for you & your family NOW ! or download it from these links.

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