We are human beings, we sin. We falter and at times we transgress knowingly and the times unknowingly. May Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala forgive us. So well, but Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala tells us there is a race. You must make haste.
It is the race of achieving Comfort during that type of a crisis. The crisis is sinful Behavior, the sins and the comfort is the race.
Allah says We want you to race to make haste towards two things. Number one; the forgiveness of Allah, number two the paradise.
There are four conditions to wipe out sins including recurring ones. The same four conditions would actually make you sinless and spotless once again; and again and again and it is endless.
What are the four conditions of seeking forgiveness? Number one: admit your sin to yourself between you and Allah, number two: regret it. That’s also between you and Allah, number three: seek forgiveness. That’s also between you and Allah, number four: promise not to do it again, that’s also between you and Allah.
Allah has already said those who develop the correct relationship with me and they are the ones who spend during days of ease and during times of hardship.
The racing towards forgiveness and Paradise that is prepared for those who are conscious of Allah that race includes spending but together with that you need to extinguish your anger.
The prophet peace be upon Him says a powerful person is not he who can out wrestle others; a powerful person is the one who can extinguish his anger when he’s angry, subhanallah. Can you do? Well, then you achieve a lot of comfort. You protect yourself from many crises.
And Part of developing your relationship with Allah and earning paradise and winning the race is to forgive people, learn to forgive others.
The almighty asks us to remember to be virtuous to one another. Remember to be kind to everyone so that if a day comes when you’re in crisis, at least you would have had a good relationship with everyone.
Remember a kind word you will never lose anything by being polite, greet people respond to the greeting, smile at one another, the small assistance that you may be able to render…… remember it’s not all about yourself. It’s about us. We are Humanity.
So Allah says take care of each other. You must take care of each other.
Don’t become too proud about your power, your might, and your wealth. You are not far from Allah’s might. if Allah wants He can take it away in a Flash.
When you have, don’t be proud when you’re in power, Serve the People.
The prophet Muhammad peace be upon Him used to say if you take my soul during my sleep, then forgive it, give it paradise. And if you are to release it again and get me up from my sleep, then protect it in the way that you protect your pious servants. What a beautiful prayer!
|بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِاللَّهُ لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ هُوَ الْحَيُّ الْقَيُّومُ لاَ تَأْخُذُهُ سِنَةٌ وَلاَ نَوْمٌ لَهُ مَا فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَمَا فِي الأَرْضِ مَنْ ذَا الَّذِي يَشْفَعُ عِنْدَهُ إِلاَّ بِإِذْنِهِ يَعْلَمُ مَا بَيْنَ أَيْدِيهِمْ وَمَا خَلْفَهُمْ وَلاَ يُحِيطُونَ بِشَيْءٍ مِنْ عِلْمِهِ إِلاَّ بِمَا شَاءَ وَسِعَ كُرْسِيُّهُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالأَرْضَ وَلاَ يَئُودُهُ حِفْظُهُمَاوَهُوَ الْعَلِيُّ الْعَظِيمُ
|Allahu la ilaha illa Huwa, Al-Haiyul-Qaiyum La ta’khudhuhu sinatun wa la nawm, lahu ma fis-samawati wa ma fil-‘ard Man dhal-ladhi yashfa’u ‘indahu illa bi-idhnihi Ya’lamu ma baina aidihim wa ma khalfahum, wa la yuhituna bi shai’im-min ‘ilmihi illa bima sha’a Wasi’a kursiyuhus-samawati wal ard, wa la ya’uduhu hifdhuhuma Wa Huwal ‘Aliyul-Adheem.
|In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. “Allah! There is no god but He – the Living, The Self-subsisting, Eternal. No slumber can seize Him Nor Sleep. His are all things In the heavens and on earth. Who is there can intercede In His presence except As he permitteth? He knoweth What (appeareth to His creatures As) Before or After or Behind them. Nor shall they encompass Aught of his knowledge Except as He willeth. His throne doth extend Over the heavens And on earth, and He feeleth No fatigue in guarding And preserving them, For He is the Most High. The Supreme (in glory).”
رَبَّنَا آتِنَا فِي الدُّنْيَا حَسَنَةً وَفِي الآخِرَةِ حَسَنَةً وَقِنَا عَذَابَ النَّارِ
Rabbana atina fid-dunya hasanatan wa fil ‘akhirati hasanatan waqina ‘adhaban-nar
Our Lord! Grant us good in this world and good in the hereafter, and save us from the chastisement of the fire
If we take a look at the prophets of Allah, they were loved by Allah more than us. They were chosen by Allah more than us Ordinary People. And if you look at their lives, they went through challenge after challenge. There was a point when even The Messengers called out to Allah to say when is Your help coming?
And Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala says in verse number 214 of Surat al-baqarah behold; the help of Allah is very near very near.
When you are getting to the point Where you feel you’re almost broken Allah says well, if you have faith in Me, I want you to know My help is very near.
When we reach out to others the almighty reaches out to us and we must make sure that we look after our family members our relatives, our communities, our countrymen, Etc, members of the ummah before we make the circle larger.
The almighty makes us helpless at times, so helpless because He just wants you to turn to Him. The minute you turn to Him you will achieve the comfort that He really wanted you to achieve.
Imagine your staff at your business or your colleagues or whoever else is there, they are struggling and you’re busy enjoying you life you will never learn goodness through that. Look after everyone Allah will look after you.
This will definitely be a unique Ramadan one to be remembered.
We do know that Allah is the most merciful, the most kind, the most generous, the most compassionate, the most forgiving the most beneficent, Allah is the Healer, he is the curer, he is the sustainer, He is the provider, he is the protector, he Is the curer, may Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala grant us all cure.
Every time there is something that happens that brings us closer to Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala. It is indeed a blessing of Allah. It is indeed a sign of the mercy of Allah and His love for us. May Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala Love us.
We have to have hope, we have to instil hope, we have to believe in the mercy of Allah. It’s a unique Ramadan, Ramadan wherein we will be able to participate online more than ever before.
So start selecting what you’d like to do in the month of Ramadan, start setting your timetable, the lessons that you will engage in, the online correction of your recitation, the online learning expanding of your knowledge of the Quran the tafseer, the rulings the regulations that of the Sunnah, the Hadith of the Prophet (saw), the rules and regulations of your religion.
let’s not waste our time engaging in that which is futile and at times even destructive.