Tag: 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.

The Verses : Speaking About Rolling Down Tears And Saving Lives | Mufti Menk

Sometimes we dislike someone. So we say things that are unfair and unjust simply because we’ve disliked them. That is unfair. Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala tells us

Yes, when you are in a crisis when you’ve had someone who’s wronged, you when you dislike someone for a certain reason don’t let that lead you to be unjust with that person. Remember the exact parameters of dislike; don’t let it go beyond that at all.

Allah is telling us to stand up for justice Even if it is in favor of those whom you disagree.

it is important for us also to realize on a totally different note that our duty as human beings is to look out for the other human beings. They are all the creatures of Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala. It is unfair for us to want to survive at the expense of others.

As human beings we must be concerned for all life. Allah tells us in Surat al-ma’idah that if you saved a single soul, a single person it is equivalent to having saved Humanity because you’re following a good teaching.

At times when we are going through difficulty, I’m sure you and I have tasted. How listening to the Quran, reciting the Quran actually helps so much. It brings us to tears, especially when we’re emotional when we’re feeling low and we hear the verses of Allah (Swt).

Allah speaks about these tears and He praises the tears, the tears of those who cry when they hear the verses of Allah.

Imagine you’re in a crisis, imagine you’re going through hardship and difficulty and then Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala’s verses bring about a comfort, a soothing feeling.

No Point Of Taking The Life Away As There Is Always A Way Out with Allah’s Mercy | CITOCS-Ep18 | Mufti Menk

Sometimes life becomes so difficult and sometimes the challenges in our lives begin to overcome us due to our weakness of some sort SubhanAllah. Allah knows this people begin to think of the worst and sometimes people start thinking of suicide.

people want to take their lives away not realizing that by taking the life away We’re not going to solve the problem, many people who were in Greater hardship than you are have come out of it after a year, two years or a few years or a decade in such a way that they would have never believed to see the success They saw later on.

Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala says there is no way that you should ever think of consider or take your life away, because Allah is far more merciful than what you think.

That’s a very clear-cut verse.

You’re a Believer, you believe in Allah. These challenges will come to pass, live a day at a time go, through it because Allah will never allow you to go through that which you cannot cope at all. There is always a way out. Find the way, look for it. Speak to someone, confide in those who are trustworthy. Make sure that you have confided in Allah to begin with, He knows your problem, but you keep on praying to Him and Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala will open your doors.

So this was a clear-cut verse telling us suicide is prohibited. There is no way you should think about it. No matter how big your problem is, no matter how big your disaster is. There is no scope for this as a Muslim and as a Believer because Allah’s Mercy is far greater than the problems and the issue that you’re going through.

There are other ways of resolving the matter, be strong, be steadfast, be firmed, Allah will show you a way.

The Most Powerful Dhikir X 300 To Make The Most Merciful One (Allah) Happy | Shaykh Hasan Ali

Ramadan is going to be over very soon. Please repeat these words which have been mentioned in sahih bukhari in other books as well from the prophet (saw) that these words are very heavy on the scales on the day of judgment, the very light on the tongue and then make the Ar-Rahman, the most merciful one very happy.

– سبحان الله و بحمده – Subhaan-Allahi wa bihamdihi [Allaah is free from imperfection and all praise is due to Him]

– سبحان الله العظيم – Subhaan-Allahil-Azhim [Allaah is free from imperfection, The Greatest]

 

Say these words again And again in these last days of Ramadan and gain as much reward as you can.

Don’t Eat Each Other’s Wealth Wrongly From The Surah Of The Women In Quran | CITOCS-Ep17 | Mufti Menk

Allah warns us about that wealth and Allah says solve the matter, sort it out with Justice and don’t cheat or deceive anyone, also don’t unnecessarily delay. Any of these things would actually cause a huge disaster in your home.

Allah mentions all the laws of inheritance in great detail in Surat An-Nisa, which is a Surah that is named after the women.

Allah says give them their wealth and don’t cheat them. Don’t eat their wealth.

If you want goodness, you need to ask yourself; am I doing something wrong? If you’re in a crisis, if you have a major issue in your life, the first question you need to ask yourself always is am I on the right page in my relationship with Allah? If not, what am I doing wrong? Have I harmed someone? Have I oppressed someone? Have I wronged someone? Did I steal someone’s wealth, primarily the orphans and the widows?

Those are categories of people who are taken care of by Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala Himself.  Make sure that you have not consumed Hell Fire in your belly.

If you have done wrong, my brothers and sisters, no matter whom you are. This is the time to resolve your matters of inheritance between you your family members, your children, your nephews, and nieces, your brothers, your uncles and aunts, your parents and whoever else it may be the Widow, the orphans.

If you want the mercy of Allah make sure that you’ve given the dues to whom they belong to.

The Way Of Responding When People Plot Against You CITOCS-Ep12 | Mufti Menk

Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala taught Zakariya may peace be upon him the most amazing thing that many of us take for granted.

In times of Crisis a lot of us like to talk a lot. Be careful speak less, praise Allah, worship Allah morning and evening and you know what? Only say that which is beneficial.

May Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala always make us a part of the solution and never a part of the problem.

Allah chooses whomsoever He wants for a certain gift and then the gift is given. So don’t become jealous of people and don’t plan and plot the downfall of people and on the other hand don’t become depressed at the planning of others against you, you protect yourself by reading the prayers of the morning and the evening and at the same time develop a good relationship with Allah And leave the rest In His Hands.

When Allah Sends A Specific Angel To Say Ameen To One’s Dua | AIYP Ep-11

One of the best things that you could do is to tune yourself to immediately praying for someone as soon as you see something with them.

The prophet salallahu alaihe wasalam said that when a person makes dua for their brothers or sisters behind their back, Allah sends an angel and the Angel will say each time amen for you as well.

Beware Of The Devil’s Beautification | Two Quranic Duas: Forgiveness And Progeny | CITOCS-Ep11 | Mufti Menk

Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala has created within us the love of certain things. but Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala says that if you were to be conscious of Allah while trying to get that which you love then you would definitely be in In comfort in contentment and in the Hereafter, We will grant you Paradise.

Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala tells us We know that the love of these things is within you but don’t follow the devil’s beautification of it in the wrong way rather go for it in the most beautiful way.

A beautiful dua for seeking forgiveness

رَبَّنَا إِنَّنَا آمَنَّا فَاغْفِرْ لَنَا ذُنُوبَنَا وَقِنَا عَذَابَ النَّارِ
[آل عمران :16]

Rabbana innana amanna faghfir lana dhunuubana wa qinna ‘adhaban-Naar

Our Lord! We have indeed believed: forgive us, then, our sins, and save us from the agony of the Fire
[3:16]

Allah is in control, He raises whom He wants, He drops whom He wants. So be humble and develop your relationship with Him.

If you really love Allah, then you need to prove that love by following what the messenger (saw) has taught.

Duaas to have CHILDREN

My Lord! grant me from Thee good offspring; 
surely Thou art the Hearer of prayer.
 
رَبِّ هَب لى مِن لَدُنكَ ذُرِّيَّةً طَيِّبَةً ۖ إِنَّكَ سَميعُ الدُّعاءِ
 
rabbi hab lee min ladunka thurriyyatan tayyibatan innaka sameeAAudduAAa
Surah Al-Imran ,verse 38

Who Have No Fear And Sadness In The Both Worlds | CITOCS-Ep10 | Mufti Menk

When we spend we should not be giving that which we would not like to receive. What this means is when you’re giving people charity, don’t give them such food or such clothing or such items that you yourself would not take. This is a strict instruction from Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala.

Remember the charity a point that we forget, it is for Allah. It’s just that Allah has put a poor person to collect it on His behalf SubhanAllah SubhanAllah, think about it.

So give in a good cause, search for those who are in need, for indeed by reaching out to them, You will achieve a lot of goodness. So they thank Allah by praying for you too.

Be conscious of the day that you’re going to return to Allah at all times.