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8 Golden Tips To Perform Ramadan Well! Never Miss | Mufti Menk

The Hadith of the prophet (Pbuh), where he spoke about the destruction upon a person who witnessed the month of Ramadan and did not achieve forgiveness. you achieve taqwa, you achieve God consciousness and you achieve forgiveness that’s Allah wants from you and I, SubanAllah.

Let’s say this from today, Let’s read a portion of the Quran, Let’s start thinking about how we’re going to dress, especially for those who found it difficult to be on the straight and narrow regarding your dress code. So if you want to make your dress code even more modest and there’s always room for improvement, start thinking and planning from now.

Now we also need to become conscious of our tongues that needs to start from before Ramadan, from now.

I occupy it with the Remembrance of Allah rather than with The Remembrance of shaitaan. What does it cost you to speak upright, to speak beautifully What does it cost you, to Abstain from a vulgar word What does it cost you, to express your disagreement in a respectful way? Even the scholars are beginning to be disrespectful when they express their disagreement. And that’s how you distinguish between the one who’s actually wise and the one who’s not.

A wise person doesn’t stoop so low, but a person who’s not wise would actually just come and vent their frustrations and say what they want and think about it later. Subhanallah, Let’s not do that. When you’ve hurt someone, you need their forgiveness before Allah forgives you. That’s something that we are taught by the Prophet (Pbuh).

Start cutting down on your food a little bit. Subhanallah, Think about the poor from now. learn to reach out to others with your tongue meaning, speak good words to others. Make them feel reassured. Give them hope and courage. Give them hope about forgiveness. Ramadan is definitely the month of forgiveness, hope and mercy. And we must ask Allah (swt) to free us from Hellfire.

start planning; Where will I make taraweeh? Which masjid will I go to? How much Quran am I going to read? How am I going to improve it? Am I going to, for example, join any lessons?

How are you going to solve your matters and your problems with those you have issues with? You need to forgive in order to attain forgiveness.

In Islam we’re encouraged to forgive. Never does it say forget about it. We can’t forget where human beings, we’ve been hurt. So I may not hold a grudge and I may have forgiven completely, but I don’t want to have anything to do with such people. Nothing is wrong with that statement.

If you cannot do a lot of good in Ramadan, at least don’t do bad. If you cannot do a lot of ebada and acts of worship, minimum is, don’t sin in Ramadan, and it’s not like we should be sinning outside Ramadan. But be more conscious of Ramadan with the gift of that, Allah will protect you from sin even outside Ramadan.

Know About Amazing Things During Ramdan & Set Three Goals For The Quran | Ustad Asim Khan

Every year, Allah (Swt) gives us a chance to earn His forgiveness, to purify our souls and to gain a position in the hereafter, that was before that impossible. That is the chance and the opportunity given to us in the month of Ramadan.

One of the duas the early Muslims used to read when they would sense Ramadan approaching, they would say, “Allahumma Ballighna Ramadan” which means  oh Allah! Deliver us to Ramadan.

Allow us to live to witness Ramadan, allow us to be living and breathing and able to reap the rewards that are offer in Ramadan.

The Prophet (Pbuh), he told us. He said, When the the month of Ramadan enters, then three things happen: Number one, the gates of Paradise are flung wide open, and number two, the gates of Hell fire are closed, and number three, the Devils are chained up.

It is as if the prophet (Pbuh) is saying that this is your chance to give up your bad habits And it makes sense because In Ramadan, you’re fasting and you’re thinking about Allah more often because every time you’re hungry, every time you’re thirsty, you remind yourself, Why am I doing this? Why am I suffering?

I’m suffering for the sake of Allah. And if I can say no to basic things like food and drink, I can say no to watch indecent things. I can say no to waste my time. I can say no to being rude to my parents. If I can control my hunger, I can control anything in my life. And that is a Ramadan becomes like a training program to nurture your soul and to make you more disciplined person.

Of all the things that Ramadan is known for, it should be known as the month of the Quran. That is the month in which the Prophet (Pbuh) received Revelation when he was inside the Cave of Hira and the angel Jibreel visited him, and revealed to him;

Read [O Muhammad!] in the name of your Lord who created. (96.1) the first five verses of the Quran that happened in the month of Ramadan. In fact, the night that that occurred is known as laylatul qadr.

The Prophet (pbuh), he said, The most beloved good deeds to Allah are the ones that are regular, even if they are small. So this Ramadan plan to run the marathon, not a race. Every day, set yourself goals that you know you can achieve and slowly build up to greater goals towards the end.

Because the Prophet (Pbuh) said, The good deeds are judged by the ending. So if you start great and your end poor, that’s not good. But if you start steady and slowly increase your stamina and your worship and you end big, in sha Allah, this is a sign that Allah has accepted all of your Ramadan.

Must Do That Immediately Before Ramadan To Reap Maximum Reward

Although we are short distance away from Ramadan, there’s no guarantee we’re going to make. Life itself is very fragile.

The Prophet (pbuh) says, Keep these two behind. Don’t forgive them, Make them wait until they reconcile, They fix the problems between themselves and the prophet (Pbuh) repeated it three times.

The end of the relationship that is between us and our family members, the wombs that connect us and we cut those ties because of what? wealth than anything else in this world that was their life.

So the Prophet (Pbuh), he says, Two slaves of Allah, They come,Yawm al-Qiyamah, and they are on their knees in front of Allah, the Majesty, the Lord of all honor And might, Then the prophet (Pbuh), he continues, and he says, That one slave, he says To Allah Oh my Lord| take for me, my right from my brother. the right he took from me in Dunya,  take it for me this day; judgment.

So then Allah tells the slave, and He says, What are you gonna do with your brother, Since there’s no good deeds left for your brother, what are you gonna do with him? So this slave, he says to Allah, Let him carry my sins then. So then after the slave says, this, Allah says to him, Raise your eyes, Have a look up there. Look in Paradise. Look in the gardens. So the slave he looks, and he says, I see palaces of gold.

And he’s astonished at the beauty, the richness, the wealth that he sees by any human being would be. So he says to Allah, Who do they belong to? And then Allah says to him, They belong to the one who’s given the price, who’s paid the price for them. So the slave asks, What’s the price for these? Allah says to him, A price that you own. You have this price to purchase these cities and palaces that you can see. He says, What is it?

Allah says to him By forgiving your brother, by forgiving your brother, you will own all of these.

Then the Prophet (Pbuh) finishes the Hadith by saying, he says, Fear Allah, And this is the moral; fear Allah and fix the problems between you.

The Prophet (Pbuh)  says to the Companions, Shall I not tell you of that which is greater in status than extra prayer, extra fasting and extra sadaqah. What did the prophet (PBUH) say?

He said, fix the problems between yourselves; The prophet (PBUH) says that these problems that destroys the religion.

Because of these problems, you don’t care what Allah said, what His Messenger (PBUH) said, what the guidance is. You just want what you want. You want to fulfill your desire, take your vengeances. Take whatever it is you possibly can, and you cause so much harm. That’s what the prophet (PBUH) meant that it destroys the Deen. It destroys your Deen and can destroy the other person’s deen, ruin families, And this is such an enormity in the sight of Allah.

All of us have issues with people. Are we going to allow Ramadan to come And these issues still remain amongst us, Is it not time for us to let these things go? But you know why there’s so much rewarding it?

Because when you try to let these things go, what stops you? Your pride, your ego, you have to lose out on a bit of wealth maybe. you have to eat a bit of humble pie sometimes, it’s very hard on nafs/ the soul, the inner self doesn’t want to lower itself.

But Allah is saying, lower yourself for the sake of Allah, and as the prophet (PBUH) said, whoever humbles themselves for the sake of Allah, Allah raises them. This is why there’s so much rewarding it.