ramadhan reminders

H-10 Ramadhan: Rugi

sungguh alangkah ruginya orang-orang yang melalui ramadhan tetapi tidak diampuni dosanya oleh Allah

sungguh alangkah ruginya orang-orang yang melalui ramadhan tetapi Allah tidak membukakan pintu surga untuknya

sungguh alangkah celakanya orang-orang yang menganggap amalan ramadhannya diterima tetapi sesungguhnya Allah tidak menerimanya

ya Rabb, sungguh jadikan hati-hati kami adalah hati yang berbahagia menyambut datangnya bulan ramadhan

nikmatkanlah sebuah hati yang lapang, hati yang tenang, hati yang bersih, dan hati yang selalu terpaut padaMu


s-e-p-u-l-u-h hari lagi, apakah sungguh tidak ada sebongkah perasaan suka cita di hatimu? 

Lets talk about patience

واصبر وما صبرك إلا بالله
“And be patient for your patience is but by Allah…” [an-Nahl 16:127]

واصبر لحكم ربك
” Await in patience the command of your Lord…” [at-tur 52:48].

ولا تهنوا ولا تحزنوا
“So lose not heart nor despair…” [Al ‘Imran 3:139].

أولئك يؤتون أجرهم مرتين بما صبروا
“These shall be granted their reward twice, because they are steadfast…” [al-Qasas 28:54].

إنما يوفى الصابرون أجرهم بغير حساب
“…Indeed, the patient will be given their reward without account.” [az-Zumar 39:10]. (the reward for every deed is known except patience!)

وجعلنا منهم أئمة يهدون بأمرنا لما صبروا وكانوا بآياتنا يوقنون
“And We made from among them leaders guiding by Our command when they were patient and [when] they were certain of Our signs. “ [as-Sajdah 32:24]. (patience is a prequisite for leadership in religion!)

و اصبروا إن الله مع الصابرين
“…and be patient. Indeed, Allah is with the patient.” [al-Anfal 8:46]. (patience earns the companionship of Allah)

واستعينوا بالصبر والصلاة
“And seek assistance through patience and prayer…” [al-Baqarah 2:45].

والملائكة يدخلون عليهم من كل باب
سلام عليكم بما صبرتم فنعم عقبى الدار
“…And the angels will enter upon them from every gate, [saying],”Peace be upon you for what you patiently endured. And excellent is the final home.” [ar-Ra’d 13:23-24].

إلا الذين صبروا وعملوا الصالحات أولئك لهم مغفرة وأجر كبير
“Except for those who are patient and do righteous deeds; those will have forgiveness and great reward.” [Hud 11:11]. 

ولمن صبر وغفر إن ذلك لمن عزم الأمور
“And whoever is patient and forgives – indeed, that is of the matters [requiring] determination” [ash-Shura 42:43] (Allah has made patience a standard for courage and determination in ones affairs)

وكأين من نبي قاتل معه ربيون كثير فما وهنوا لما أصابهم في سبيل الله وما ضعفوا وما استكانوا والله يحب الصابرين
” And how many a prophet [fought and] with him fought many religious scholars. But they never lost assurance due to what afflicted them in the cause of Allah , nor did they weaken or submit. And Allah loves the patient.” [Al ‘Imran 3:146]. ( its a condition of his love)

وما يلقاها إلا الذين صبروا وما يلقاها إلا ذو حظ عظيم
“But none is granted it except those who are patient, and none is granted it except one having a great portion [of good].” [Fussilat 41:35]. 

ألم تر أن الفلك تجري في البحر بنعمة الله ليريكم من آياته إن في ذلك لآيات لكل صبار شكور
“Do you not see that ships sail through the sea by the favor of Allah that He may show you of His signs? Indeed in that are signs for everyone patient and grateful.” [Luqman 31:31]. 

ومن آياته الجوار في البحر كالأعلام
إن يشأ يسكن الريح فيظللن رواكد على ظهره إن في ذلك لآيات لكل صبار شكور
” And of His signs are the ships in the sea, like mountains. If He willed, He could still the wind, and they would remain motionless on its surface. Indeed in that are signs for everyone patient and grateful” [ash-Shura 42:32-33].

Dear nafs, I want to go to war with you and win. — Yasmin Mogahed

Allah was always ready to listen to me, I was just not ready to hear him.

We speak to Allah five times a day atleast, he is always listening, he is the best listener there is. But when did you last allow Allah to speak to you? When did you last long to hear your Lords word? Allah speaks to us through the Qu'ran. Cling tightly to his word, hold it close to your heart, I promise you his word is like a love letter to the soul of the believer.

At the doorstep of Ramadhaan,

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The Sahaabah of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم and those who followed them upon righteousness would spend 6 months asking Allaah to ensure they reach Ramadhaan, saying “oh Allaah let us witness another month of ramadhaan” and then the other 6 months they would make dua’ah to Allaah and ask “oh Allaah accept the month of Ramadhaan from us.”

Our generation struggles to find 6 days to dedicate in worship, du’ah and Qur’an. We have grown haughty and negligent, our words say one thing and our actions bear witness to something else. 

May Allaah purify our hearts, rectify our intentions and solidify our faith so we willingly, happily and hastily run to Allaah’s obedience. 

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The One who answers du'aas

Oh you who saved Nuh AS and so he was victorious and you carried him on your ark.

Save me from drowning in my sins

Oh you who protected Ibrahim AS from the fire by saying be and it is.

Protect me from the fire within myself

Oh you who ordered the whale to release Yunus AS and sheltered him

Release me from my grief

Oh Lord, have mercy on your servents who are like Nuh, who are like Ibrahim, who are in desperation like Yunus.

Narrated ‘Āisha (radhiAllāhu ‘anha):

“The Prophet (ﷺ) used to kiss and embrace (his wives) while he was fasting, and he had more power to control his desires  than any of you.”

Said Jabir bin ‘Abdullah (radhiAllāhu ‘anhu), “The person who gets discharge after casting a  look (on his wife) should complete his fast.”

—  [Sahīh Bukhārī Vol. 3, Hadīth no. 149. Translated by Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khān]

ADVISE FOR RAMADHAN

As we enter this blessed month of mercy, I give this advice to myself first, and then to you:

Don’t let this Ramadan be just a holiday of rituals. Don’t finish reading the Quran without it transforming you. Don’t feed your body at suhoor, but starve your heart of Qiyam. Don’t reduce this downpour of mercy to just a month of sweets and lavish iftars. Seek Him, you will find. Take a sincere step towards change, transformation, redemption. If you do, you will find Him in front of you. Find Him this month. He’s been there all along. Closer than your jugular vein. Look and you’ll find. Walk and you’ll arrive.

—  Yasmin Mogahed

Narrated Abu Huraira (radhiAllāhu ‘anhu):

The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “Whoever does not give up forged speech and evil actions, Allāh is not in need of his leaving his food and drink.”

—  [Sahīh Bukhārī Vol. 3, Hadīth no. 127. Translated by Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khān]

Today is Ramadhan Journal day! in sha Allāh layout-ing everything today then in sha Allāh by next week we will be test printing the book! :’)

I’m very excited! Ma sha Allah!

My Ramadhan journal this year has taken another notch up! Lives of the Sahabah Radiyallahu Anhum are included, the significance of Ramadhan, essence of Quran, excellence of Taraweeh & Tahajjud and all these things!

in sha Allāh it’s filled with inspirational ‘ilm that would make you cry, amazed, rejoice and even laugh in sha Allāh.

The best project I have, so far! in sha Allāh :) please make du'ā I get enough rizq to publish it! Amīn :’)

May it become a source of beneficial 'ilm to everyone! Amīn