Assalam Alaikum all
Here comes my first guest post written by someone who wishes to remain anonymous, so we’ll let the unnamed be unnamed. 😀
All praise and thanks to Allah, the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful
All praise is due to Allah, other than whom there is no deity, the Sovereign, the Pure, the Perfection, the Bestower of Faith, the Overseer, the Exalted in Might, the Compeller, the Superior. Exalted is Allah above whatever they associate with Him.
All praise is due to Allah, the Creator, the Inventor, the Fashioner; to Him belong the best names. Whatever is in the heavens and earth is exalting Him. And He is the Exalted in Might, the Wise.
All praise is due to Allah, other than whom there is no deity, Knower of the unseen and the witnessed.
A’auzu Billahi minash shaytaan nir rajeem
Bismillah hir Rahmaan nir Raheem
Dear Brothers and Sisters, Assalamualaikum,
W all know that the blessed month of Ramadan has left us, and it saddens my heart that this beautiful month is over and I haven’t done the best I could have. So Oh Allah, forgive me, from You and Only You we seek forgiveness and ask for genuine repentance.
My advice to you and a reminder to myself, dear brothers and sisters, is to keep the spirit of Ramadan going on. We all made it a habit if not in every other month, then atleast in Ramadan to pray regularly five times a day on its prescribed time in the Masajids in jama’ah. We made it a habit to read His Book, Quran every day. We fast during the day, keeping ourselves away from food, purifying our tongues, keep ourselves away from any evil and any Fahasha (lewdness, shamelessness of any sort). And in the night we stood up for prayers, the Taraweeh prayers and Qiyam-ul-Layl in the last hours of the night. That is how we spent or intended to spend our days in Ramadan. Let us All pray to Allah, that He gives us strength to lead our lives every day in this fashion and make it a habit in us to lead our lives in this fashion. Isn’t every month Allah’s month? So why be good only in Ramadan?
Let this be a reminder to myself and to you, oh people, to at least do the bare minimum required for us to be believers. The first thing I want to bring up is Salaah. We all know how our masajids go empty as soon as Ramadan gets over. We get careless about our Fajr prayers or for the matter of fact any other prayer. Why do we feel that praying five times is a burden when it is the Greatest of gifts given to this ummah? Why do we feel that prayers come in between other worldly things we do? Oh people, I cannot remind myself and you enough about the importance of Salaah. Let us change how we view prayer and be greatly ecstatic that Allah chose our ummah for this gift. Let us all pray and supplicate to Allah, that he makes Salaah the coolness of our eyes and we find relief in prayer from any distress in this world, Ameen.
(Go through the course ‘Meaningful Prayer’ by Shaikh Abdul Nasir Jangda, as it has helped many brothers and sisters to find khushu’u in their Salaah)
The other thing I want to bring up is parents, respecting our parents. In a Hadeeth-Qudsi, a man comes to our beloved Prophet Muhammad (may peace and blessings be upon him) and asks him, Ya Rasool, what is the best of deeds to Allah? Muhammad (salla Allahu alay hi wa-sallam) said prayer on its prescribed time. The man then asked, Ya Rasool, what after that? He (p.b.u.h.) said kindness to parents. From this hadeeth, brothers and sisters, we can see the importance of respecting and showing kindness to our parents. In this life on this transient world, you can NEVER EVER repay back your parents for anything they have done for you. By Allah, it is just not possible. The love our parents have for us, our fathers and our mothers have for us, is the Only type of love that is selfless. In EVERY other love, you seek for something in return. So change your attitude towards your parents, love them, and don’t dare say anything mean to them, don’t dare hurt them whilst you are still with them in this world.
(So do something for them, before they ask you to do it for them, gift them something nice, be attentive to when they call you and constantly seek to please them)
Brothers and sisters, those were the two points I wanted to bring up and stress upon, because we live in a world where these two deeds are greatly ignored.
A small note in the end talking about our beloved and blessed Prophet Muhammad (salla Allahu alay hi wa-sallam) and his companions, the Sahabas.
Dear Brother and Sisters, we have no idea what our beloved Prophet (may peace and blessings be upon him) went through for us. If any of us Muslims today it is because of him. We are a part of his ummah, so let us all try and strive to be the best, to emulate him in every possible way like how our Sahabas did. Our Sahabas (may Allah be pleased with them all) sacrificed every possible thing for him and why wouldn’t they when their belief in Allah, in Jannah, in the torment of Hell fire was so strong. Their Imaan was the best of the people. A reminder again to all of us, let us study the biography of our Prophet (p.b.u.h.), not just run through or listen to audio lecture but study his life, so that we can gain beneficial knowledge from it. Let us study the lives of the ten given glad tidings of Jannah and benefit from how they lived their lives, for the sake of Allah and his messenger (may peace and blessings be upon him).
I hope inshaAllah I have made a clear point and may Allah let us gain some goodness from this writing of mine. Any good, if it comes inshaAllah, is surely from Allah and any mistake done is purely from me.
May Allah forgive us all for our sins, that we constantly keep on repeating again and again and give us guidance to live our lives in his path and make our hearts steadfast on Imaan, Ameen. O People, realize that this world is surely temporary so don’t attach yourselves to it and live your lives to make the hereafter better, inshaAllah. May Allah grant us all a place in His Jannah, Ameen.
Jazakallah Khayran! May Allah reward us all and bless us all and make righteous slaves of His.
Assalamwalaikum Warahmatullah Hi Wabarakaat!