The first supplication that is made in that Quran For the Guidance of Allah
We need to call out to Allah. The most important du’a or supplication is guide us to the straight path.
The opening Surah of the Quran, the first supplication that is made in that Quran, Allah says, Guide us to the straight path.
We are to repeat this supplication. That’s what Allah wants. This goes to show us that the most important matter in existence is the issue of guidance.
When you seek Allah’s guidance, genuinely, sincerely, He will not let you down. When you seek Allah’s guidance and you really want to look for it and you are trying hard and you would like to search for that which is the most authentic, that which is the best, that which really would bring you towards the best relationship with your Maker and you ask that to Allah, He will not let you down.
You need to make sure you’re asking someone whom you know owns it without a doubt.
Strengthening bonds is something very important in Islam. Allah Almighty has created us in a way that we are related to people.
When Allah has kept a relationship of blood between you and someone, biologically, you’re connected, you need to know lineage in Islam is sacred. Sacred means it cannot be tempered with.
Because Allah has kept so many rules and regulations, each one of them connected to our success in this world and the next. The ultimate contentment and victory, happiness and success relies on understanding what the Almighty has said and adopting it to the best of our abilities.
Allah Almighty wants us during this beautiful month to achieve a reward by going to those whom we don’t have a relationship with, starting with our family members, the closest from amongst the family, and either apologizing or extending a hand of goodness, a hand of forgiveness, a hand of solidarity, a hand of building the bonds.
Very important for us to develop a big heart, as we say, and to extend the arm and to be the first one to extend that arm of reconciliation.
So to go out of your way to mend relations is an act of worship.
The biggest charity, the biggest donation you can ever make right now is to resolve the matters with those who are right around you.
This month, there are special gates that we need to know about. They are the gates of paradise. There are so many gates.
Allah Almighty makes mention of but eight gates of paradise. One of them is a specialized gate known as Ar-Rayyan.
Ar-Rayyanis a gate through which those who fasted dedicatedly shall enter through by the will of Allah, because Allah says, Whoever fasts correctly in the month of Ramadan with full conviction in Allah, hoping for a reward from Allah, all their previous sins will be forgiven.
Allah says, breath of fresh air, we give you a spirituality. Beautiful days that are filled with such amazing ambiance that it’s not felt in any other month outside of this particular month of Ramadan. We will give you some amazing opportunity to soften your heart. If you don’t soften it during this month, when would you like to soften it?
If you don’t repent in the month of repentance, when are you going to repent? If you don’t turn to Allah during the month of turning to Allah, when are you going to do that?
Seek the forgiveness of Allah on a daily basis, so many times a day because you need to have good news.
The Quran tells you that for as long as you’re seeking the forgiveness of Allah; whatever Calamity comes in your direction is not a punishment from Allah.
If the Almighty has given you an opportunity to seek forgiveness and to make amends and to build a relationship with Him and to exchange your love with Allah, what that means is you’ve had an opportunity of rushing towards Him…..
Do not become too attached to anything you found on this earth. You learn to take, give, and subhanallah, reach out.
Don’t get too attached. You’re going to lose it. But when you get something in the hereafter, it is said, even the people you’re going to meet, you will recognize them because Allah allows you to recognize them.
One of the best ways of earning the mercy of Allah is to constantly seek His forgiveness.
When you get something in the hereafter, it is said, even the people you’re going to meet, and you will recognize them because Allah allows you to recognize them. But the way they look will be superb and perfect.
The Hadith says, when you get to the other side, whatever you wish for, you will have.
It is only if something is the most important event in the year or month in the year that we will be speaking in advance regarding the preparation of the month of Ramadan.
To prepare for the month of Ramadan, you need to start off by thinking about what it is, how blessed the month is.
Happiness and contentment is achieved primarily by understanding Allah’s plan. By understanding, you have to worship Allah alone. You have to build a relationship with the one whom you are going to go back to one day helplessly. Helplessly. I’m going to go back to Allah.
That’s what I want to say today, that your preparation for Ramadan is a commitment from now to say, I’ve started it.