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14. This Ramadan. . .Multiply your deeds

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There’s a saying that goes, ‘Work Smart, Not Hard’.

Ramadan is a blessed month where Allah (swt) multiplies our good deeds. Finding ways to take advantage of this without necessarily adding to your workload is paramount to worshiping smart.

For example, if you’re cooking or baking something special for your family, wrap some of it up and give it to your neighbours. It doesn’t require any extra effort on your part, but considering the immense rewards of being kind to your neighbour, the rewards of this action can be enormous.

Or, if you’re going to donate some money to a certain cause or needy family, ask your friends if they’d like to donate with you. The Prophet (saw) said: “Whoever guides (another) to a good deed will get a reward similar to the one who performs it.” By encouraging others to take part in charity, you reap the benefits of not only your own donation, but the donations of everyone else who follows your lead.

When Supplicating, make Dua for every Muslim.
The prophet (peace be upon him) said: “Whoever asks forgiveness for the believing men and women, he will have a good deed written to his credit for each and every believing man and woman.” [Majma` al-Zawâ’id(10/210) and graded as good by al-Albânî]

The possibilities of multiplying your rewards are endless.

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7. This Ramadan . . . Pour Your Heart Out in Dua 

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Dua is conversation with Allah, our Creator, our Lord and Master, the All Knowing, the All Powerful. We turn to Him because we know that He alone can lift our sufferings and solve our problems. We feel relieved after describing our difficulties to our Creator. We feel empowered after having communicated with the All Mighty. We sense His mercy all around us after talking to the Most Merciful. We get a new commitment to follow His path for that is the only path to success.

Imagine you are going to meet a very powerful & wealthy king, and you can ask whatever you want and he will give you; what kind of list would you make?

Allah  (SWT) IS the most powerful & wealthy king! He(SWT) is the generous and actually loves that His servants ask and beg Him.

Salmaan reported the Prophet (peace be upon him) as saying, ‘Verily, your Lord is magnanimous and generous, ashamed of turning down a slave of His who raises his hands in supplication to Him.’ (Sunan Abi Dawud, Hadith No. 1488)

And Unlike any mortal king, Allah(SWT)’s resources are infinite, His bounty endless and His granting us our wishes does not decrease as He(SWT) said in a Hadith Qudsi,
‘O My servants, were the first of you and the last of you, the human of you and the jinn of you to rise up in one place and make a request from Me, and were I to give everyone what they requested, that would not decrease what I have anymore than a needle decreases the sea if put into it’ [Muslim no2577]

So this Ramadan, ask with no limits. Open your heart to As Samee’, the all hearing, Al Mujeeb, the One who responds and Al Wahhab, the Bestower. Draw out a priority list if you must and ask with your hands raised to the sky, your heart full of hope that He will answer. Because, He always does.

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Freeing ten slaves, 100 hasanaat, 100 bad deeds erased and protection from the shaytaan.

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Freeing ten slaves, 100 hasanaat, 100 bad deeds erased and protection from the shaytaan.

*Learn a Du’aa*Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah wa barakatuhu
I hope you are all in best state of health and imaan. 

Today, we would be learning a great du’a, that has enormous benefits. This du’a is probably known by most of us but we undermine its importance and probably only do it only once in a while, missing out on a great deal of reward and protection we will derive from it. The du’a I am referring to is

*La ilaha illallahu wahdahu la sharikalahu, lahul mulku wa lahul hamdu wa huwa ala kulli shay’in qadiiir*. 

The reference of this du’a is a hadith narrated by Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him), who said that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said, 

“Whoever says ‘Laa ilaaha ill-Allaah wahdahu laa shareeka lah, lahu’l-mulk wa lahu’l-hamd wa huwa ‘ala kulli shay’in Qadeer (There is no god but Allaah Alone, with no partner or associate; His is the Dominion and His is the Praise, and He is Able to do all things), one hundred times in a day, it will be equivalent (in reward) to freeing ten slaves, and a hundred hasanaat (good deeds) will be recorded for him, and one hundred sayi’aat (bad deeds) will be erased from his record; it will be a protection for him from the Shaytaan all that day until evening comes, and nobody can do any better than that except one who does more than that.” (Reported by al-Bukhaari, 3050).
*freeing ten slaves, 100 hasanaat, 100 bad deeds erased and protection from the shaytaan* I have no doubt we all want these, I pray Allah gives us the ability to be consistent with our adhkar ameen.

This ramadhaan….i will pour my heart out in dua

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Sheikh Muhammad Hassan tells the following story: A man from the people of Yemen was sitting in Allah’s House in Mekkah. I was on my way to the Ka’bah itself, and after taking a few steps forward, a man to my right caught my eye. He was lifting his arms upwards, visibly, so that you would have clearly seen his underarms if his clothes were not there to cover him.

He was raising his hands, and praising Allah, and supplicating to His Lord, subhanahu wa ta’ala, in a manner full of humility and destitution, all the while crying.

So I looked at him and trembled, and my heart nearly broke. I went back quietly, so as not to interrupt his asking, or disturb his du’aa. I stood nearby, to his right and one step behind him. I prayed two rak’ahs there, and then sat to watch him as I wept for his situation with His Lord, subhanhu wa ta’ala.

The man kept his hands raised for a very long time. After that, I saw a kind man, from among the locals of the country, stopping exactly the way I had. He took a few steps forward, and then this man’s humility caught his attention, so he came back. He looked at him, and said the salam, but the man was busy and didn’t return the greeting. He simply sat there, confiding in His Lord, subhanahu wa ta’ala.

Then this kind local stuck his hand into his pocket, and took out a large sum of money, though I don’t know the amount. He dropped the money into this man’s lap, and then left, but the man didn’t look down at the money that was now in his possession, and he continued to make du’aa to Allah tabaraka wa ta’ala.

After a while… and I couldn’t tell if he’d even noticed the money or not… after a while, he brought his hands down, and hung his head low, and finally noticed the money in his lap. So he smiled, and then cried, and raised his hands again, and continued to implore and humble himself before Allah. 

When he finished his du’aa, I went to him and said salam to him, and kissed his forehead. And I said to him, “Forgive me. I ask you by Allah, please tell me… what is it? What where you saying? And what were you rewarded with? Please forgive me… I just want to learn. Please teach me.” He smiled and said, “What’s it to you?” And I said again, “I’m sorry… please tell me. I ask you by Allah to tell me,” and I cried.

His heart softened towards me, and he said, “Wallahi, my son… wallahi, I came here, and there is no one who knows the anxiety I was in except for Him… and no one who knows the worries filling my heart except for Him. Wallahi, I didn’t ask any of His creation, at all. Wallahi, I didn’t ask any but Him, ‘azza wa jall. I came to His House, and I said to Him, “I’m here at your House, asking You. And I haven’t asked a single of your creation… will you abandon me? Will you leave me helpless?” “Wallahi, my son,” he continued telling me, “Wallahi, my son, He gave me three times what I asked for!” Not twice, but three times what he asked for! And Allah knows what that amount was.

My dear brothers and sisters… whoever relies on Allah, then Allah is enough for him. And whoever holds firmly to Allah, then Allah will save him. And whoever submits fully to Allah, then Allah will guide him.

As Allah ta’ala says in a hadith qudsi, “…O My slaves, all of you are hungry except those whom I feed, so ask me for food and I will feed you. O My slaves, all of you are naked except those whom I clothe, so ask Me for clothing and I will clothe you…” [Muslim] So ask Him to clothe and to feed you through du’aa and humility, and by taking whatever means you can.

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When you call on Allah, how do you call on Him? When you ask Him, how do you ask? Do you make du’aa with humbleness and humility? Do you converse with your Lord and Creator? Do you beg and plead your case to Him, as one in desperate need? Do you tell Him that you have no one but Him? That you’ve turned to no one but Him? That you rely on none but Him?

The Messenger salla Allahu alayhi wasallam teaches us: “Allah is Most Generous, and He dislikes to turn away the hands of His slave emptily when he raises them to Him” [Sahih al-Tirmidhi].

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Ramadan is the month of fasting. It is the month of the Qur’an, and the month of giving, and the month of du’aa. For an unforgettable experience this Ramadan, transform your relationship with du’aa: – When you ask Allah, don’t just ask Him… pour your heart out while asking Him. Plead and beg and implore your Lord.

Du’aa is not a formality, but a moment in which you pour out your emotions, your feelings, your conflicts and your weaknesses to Him, subhanahu wa ta’ala. He already knows your situation, and everything inside you, but Allah loves that we turn to Him in humility and that we make our case before Him. It is for this reason that the Messenger salla Allahu alayhi wasallam taught us, “Du’aa is worship” [Sahih at-Tirmidhi], because humility and asking are the essence of our servitude to Allah.

– Ask Allah in the way and manner He likes to be asked. Learn more about the times and etiquettes of du’aa:

1. Delve into the topic with Sheikh Yasir Qadhi’s book and/or lecture series on the topic, Du’aa: Weapon of the Believer. You can read the book online, purchase it (highly recommend adding it to your library), and find the audio series here.

2. Study the beginning of Surat Maryam. Allah teaches us about the beauty of du’aa through the plea of His slave and Prophet Zakariyya, alayhi assalam.

– Sit down with pen and paper and create your du’aa list. If you’ve ever done this before, then you know how important it is. If it’s your first time, then don’t delay it. Sit down with pen and paper to write down the things that really matter to you, the things you want to ask Allah for. Ask Allah freely in Ramadan, for anything and everything… but also make a list of 5-6 things that you will ask for consistently, every time you get a chance to in Ramadan. Then repeat your du’aa for these things in sujood, at iftaar time, throughout your day, and in your night prayer.

Ask Allah for the good of this world, and for the Hereafter. Ask that He forgives you, and saves you from the Hell-fire, and enters you into the highest levels of jannah. Ask Allah for yourself, and for your brothers and sisters. The Messenger salla Allahu alayhi wasallam teaches us, “There is no Muslim who prays for his brother in his absence, except that the angel says: And you will have something similar” [Muslim].

Allah loves that we make du’aa to Him… so earn His love by turning to Him and asking this Ramadan.

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“And when My servants ask you, [O Muhammad], concerning Me – indeed I am near. I respond to the invocation of the supplicant when he calls upon Me. So let them respond to Me and believe in Me that they may be guided.” [2:186]

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Its here again!

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The special day in which nothing can come between you and Allahs mercy or prevent your duas from getting answered. That golden opportunity to get many of your previous sins completely wiped and even those sins that are yet to be committed [may Allah (swt) distant us from all sins, ameen].

The prophet (saw) said about the day of arafat, 9th dhul hijjah, tomorrow:
There is no day on which Allaah frees people from the Fire more so than on the day of ’Arafah. He comes close to those, and then He revels before His Angels saying, ‘What are these people seeking.” [Jaami’ut-Tirmidhee (3/377)]

As for fasting on the day of Arafaah for those not performing Hajj:
The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) was asked about fasting on the Day of ‘Arafaah. He said, “It expiates for the sins of the previous year and of the coming year.”. [Muslim, No 1162]

And coincidentally, this great day falls on a friday, friday been the best day of the week, the day which has in it an hour that all duas are answered, and the only friday within these great 10 days.

All Glory be to Allah, for it is indeed a great blessing to be given the opportunity to witness such a day.

So pour your heart out to Allah in dua, don’t cut short your dua list no matter how long,
repeat words of praises of your Lord, read the Qur’an and most importantly fast on the day of arafat.

May Allah (swt) spare our lives to see tomorrow, and make us of those who will reap the blessings that comes with it, ameen.