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2. Reconcile with Others. 

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Day 2: Reconcile with Others.

The Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wa salam) said: “He who boycotts his brother for more than three days and dies during this period will be from the people of hellfire.” 

He (salAllahu alayhi wa salam) also said: “The doors of heaven are open every Monday and Thursday, and Allah pardons in these days every individual servant who is not a polytheist, except those who have enmity between them; Allah says: “Delay them until they reconcile with each other.” 

The worst thing you can do to your Ramadan is completely render it void because of a dispute you have with someone. It contradicts the entire essence of fasting and seeking the pardon of your Lord because it is jot befitting to request forgiveness if you’re unable to forgive others. The doors of heaven are open every Monday and Thursday on normal days which is why the Prophet(salAllahu alayhi wa salam) would fast them, but they are open the entire month of Ramadan. Imagine if everyday as your fasting, Qur’an recitation, etc. is presented the Allah this month, He responds to the angels to delay your pardon until you reconcile with your brother. 

Ramadan is the best opportunity to write that email or text message to that lost family member or friend and say “its not worth it to lose Allah’s forgiveness over this” and “I’M SORRY.” 

Even if you’ve been avoiding someone and theres an implicit, unofficial or unspoken boycott, make sure you end that today so that you don’t jeopardize your fasting Don’t do it for that person, do it for yourself and for the sake of Allah. 
Oh Allah, clear our hearts from enmity, give us the ability to forgive, and pardon us for we have wronged ourselves.(Ameen)

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Imagine the rewards of Ramadhaan?

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Imagine the rewards of Ramadhaan?

If we want to make the most of Ramadan, then we have to begin by imagining its reward.

A businessman who’s given a choice between two types of equally-selling merchandise, one that brings in a ten dollar return and one that brings in a hundred dollar return, won’t think twice about picking the latter. And if he’s given a choice between merchandise that brings in a hundred dollars and merchandise that brings in a thousand dollars, he won’t even blink before picking the thousand dollar profit. The more profitable the return, the more eager he will be to take it.

Shouldn’t the same apply to us as believers in Ramadan? We know the weight Allah has given this blessed month; we know the multiplied rewards available, and the opportunities for forgiveness. So shouldn’t we value every day, every hour, every minute, every second of this month?

People who seek their reward day by day might slack off for a day or two because they look at the day as their unit. People who seek their reward by the hour might slack off a few hours, but letting go of entire days is difficult because they realize how many hours fit into each day. People who seek their reward by the minute might take off a few minutes, but they realize how much each hour is worth, so it’s hard to let an hour go by without utilizing it. And people who seek their reward by the second will hate to slack off for even a second, because they realize how every instant is precious, how every instant can bring them reward. So spend some time thinking about the vast amount of reward available to you during this month. Do you know the types of ajer that are waiting for you during Ramadan? This chance you’ve been given to have all of your previous sins forgiven? Aren’t you anxious for the reward of a night which Allah has said is better than a thousand months?

●The Prophet (SAS) said:”whoever fasts during Ramadan out of sincere faith and hoping to attain Allah’s rewards, then all his past sins will be forgiven.” (Sahih Al-Bukhari)

●Indeed We have revealed it (Qur’an) in the night of Power.And what will explain to you what the night of Power is? The night of Power is better than a thousand months. Therein descends the Angels and the Spirit (Jibreel) by Allah’s permission, on every errand: (they say) peace”(continuously) till the rise of Morning!” Q(97:1-5)

●Abu Hurairah narrated that Allah’s Messenger, salla Allahu alaihi wa sallam, said : “When the month of Ramadan starts, the gates of the heaven are opened and the gates of Hell are closed and the devils are chained.” [Bukhari]

●Abu Hurairah reported that the Prophet, salla Allahu alaihi wa sallam, climbed upon the mimbar (pulpit) and said: “Aameen [O Allah grant it], aameen, aameen”. So it was said, “O Messenger of Allah, you climbed upon the mimbarand said : “aameen, aameen, aameen”? So he said :”Jibraa’eel, `alaihi assalam, came to me and said, ‘Whoever reaches the month of Ramadan and does not have [his sins] forgiven and so enters Fire, then may Allah distance him, say aameen”. So I said “aameen”. [Ibn Khuzaimah, Ahmad and al-Baihaqui : Sahih]

●Prophet (SAS) said :”There is a gate to Paradise that is called ar-Rayyan. On the Day of Resurrection it will say: ‘Where are those who fasted?’ When the last [one] has passed through the gate, it will be locked.” [al-Bukhari and Muslim].

●The Messenger of Allah, salla Allahu alaihi wa sallam said : “When it is the first night of Ramadan the evil devils are chained. The gates of Fire are locked- not a single gate is opnened, and the gates of Paradise are opened- not a single gate is locked, and a caller calls out :’O seeker of good come forward, and O seeker of evil withhold, and there are many whom Allah frees from the Fire – and that is every night. [at-Tirmithi, Ibn Majah, and Ibn Khuzaimah : Hasan]

●There are in the month of Ramadan in every day and night those to whom Allah grants freedom from the Fire, and there is for every Muslim an supplication which he can make and will be granted.” [Hadith Ahmad, Saheeh]

●Every action of the son of Adam is given manifold reward, each good deed receiving ten times its like, up to seven hundred times. Allah the Most High said, ‘Except for fasting, for it is for Me and I will give recompense for it, he leaves off his desires and his food for Me.’ for the fasting person there are two times of joy; a time when he breaks his fast and a time of joy when he meets his Lord, and the smell coming from the mouth of the fasting person is better with Allah than the smell of musk.” [al-Bukhari]

Imagine the reward, and don’t waste this chance, not even a second of it.

Quoted from http://www.missionislam.com

Let’s warm up!!

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Dearest Readers, 
The countdown to Ramadan has begun. The month of Mercy, forgiveness, salvation and Reward. It is the month that every believer earnestly awaits hoping to gain Allah’s pleasure and Salvation from the fire. Ramadan is the month of spiritual rejuvenation. This is why the lives of the Sahaba revolved around Ramadan.

  Ma’ali bin Fudayl said, “They used to ask Allah the almighty six months before Ramadan to grant them long life so that they could reach Ramadan and they used to ask Allah the almighty six months after Ramadan to accept their fasting.” Preparing one’s physical, mental and spiritual self against Ramadan is of paramount importance in reaping the many virtues of Ramadan.

Abu Bakr Warraq (RadiyAllahu anhu) said; ‘Rajab is a month of cultivation, Shaban is a month of irrigating the fields, and Ramadan is the month of reaping and harvesting.’ This is to say to maximally utilize the month of the Quran, to reap the benefits, one must begin to prepare in preceding months.  The two months which precede Ramadan also have immense virtues.

Rajab is one of the four Sacred months in the Year. The prophet (Salallaahu alaihi wa sallam) said; ‘Rajab is the month for seeking forgiveness, so seek forgiveness from Allah.’ It is the first of the noble months and it is in this month the cultivation is done. This is the month of Allah.

Sha’aban is the month that appears between Rajab and Ramadan. Aisha (RadiyAllahu anha) said; ‘the Messenger of Allah used to fast until we thought he would never break his fast, and not fast until we thought he would never fast. I never saw the messenger of Allah fasting for an entire month except in Ramadan, and I never saw him fast more than he did in Sha’aban.’ {Bukhari & Muslim}

Ramadan is the month that demands self-restraint and instills discipline. It is important that we enter into the month with the right mindset and spiritual readiness. It is the month in which Allah promises forgiveness, mercy and Salvation from the fire. Indeed it is the month of attaining Taqwa. ‘O you who believe! Fasting is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you that you may attain Taqwa.’ {Q2:183}

Abul Fath ibn Abil-Fawaris in his Dictations and transmissions and Allama Suyuti in his Jami Saghir mentioned from Hasan Basri that the Prophet (Salallaahu alaihi wa sallam) said; ‘Rajab is the month of Allah. Sha’aban is my month. Ramadan is the month of my Ummah.’ To emphasize the importance of this noble month and the two that precede, the Prophet used to say when Rajab came in; ‘Allahumma baarik Lana fi Rajab wa Sha’aban, wa ballighna Ramadan_ O Allah! Bless us in Rajab and Sha’aban and Let us reach Ramadan.’

Let the Warm up!!!

Yours Truly,

UmmYunus

☆Qur’anic Gems☆ Day 27. Ramadhan 1435.

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Surah Al-Hadid, Verse 21:
سَابِقُوا إِلَىٰ مَغْفِرَةٍ مِّن رَّبِّكُمْ وَجَنَّةٍ عَرْضُهَا كَعَرْضِ السَّمَاءِ وَالْأَرْضِ أُعِدَّتْ لِلَّذِينَ آمَنُوا بِاللَّهِ وَرُسُلِهِ

Race one with another in hastening towards Forgiveness from your Lord (Allah), and towards Paradise, the width whereof is as the width of heaven and earth, prepared for those who believe in Allah and His Messengers…..

Allah tells us to gather all the energy we need, use all the momentum we have, and race with one another for His forgiveness, & His paradise, for that is indeed the supreme success.
And what better time for such a race than now?

Its the last 3/4 days of the best month of the year. Wherein lies days that are filled with His mercy and nights so blessed. A time wherein Allah’s mercy & forgiveness are at its peak! The prophet (saw) said:

“Whoever tries drawing nearer to Allah by performing any virtuous deed in this month, for him shall be such reward as if he had performed a far (obligatory observance) in any other time of the year. And whoever performs a far, for him shall be the reward of seventy in any other time of the year” [bn khuzaymah & Bayhaqi]

So whoever you are, wherever you may be, start sprinting to paradise now! Don’t let the other days of ramadan spoil these last few ones, its never too late, even an hour in ramadan is of great great importance. Keep your tongue moist with His remembrance! This is not a time for sleeping to ones content, rather it is a time to race and receive the best of prizes (jannah), in shaa Allah.

May Allah accept our all deeds, & answer all our duas, ameen.

☆Qur’anic Gems☆ Day 25. Ramadhan 1435.

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Surah Ash-Shura, Verse 43:
وَلَمَن صَبَرَ وَغَفَرَ إِنَّ ذَٰلِكَ لَمِنْ عَزْمِ الْأُمُورِ
And verily, whosoever shows patience and forgives (the wrong done to him) that would truly be from the things recommended by Allah.

In a similar verse in the previous surah, Allah says; “the Good and the evil can never be equal”. Repel (the evil) with that which is best”. [41:34]

That is: the good deed will always be superior to the evil deed, therefore have patience, overlook & forgive, and continue to do good (to that person) for indeed you will be superior in the eyes of Your Lord.

Ibn abbas (ra) said about the above verse:”Allah commands the believer to be patient when they feel angry, to be forbearing when confronted with ignorance, and to forgive when mistreated”.

Umar, may Allah be pleased with him, used to say ” There is no better punishment for one who has disobeyed Allah with regard to you, than your obeying Allah with regard to him”.

Indeed it is considered that all the wrong man does, does it out ignorance of His Lord. So praise be to Allah that has counted us not among the ignorant, and treat the ignorance of the ignorant with patience. Surely “patience is the best gift a bel

May Allah (swt) increase us in all good, and gift us with more gems from His Glorious book, ameen.

Humble plea to please include our brothers & sisters in damboa, borno state in our duas, who have been subjected to severe torment by the so called boko haram sect, who have also taken over their village. The media might be silent, but our duas will be with them isA .

Be Patient & Humble

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Call to good, and be patient if they don’t listen. Strive to be humble and remember the time when you were lost and misguided, and it was purely by His Mercy & Grace that you could walk on the Path of Light.

Most of all, refrain from passing conclusive judgements on others! We have not been made lords over others to decide their fate on the Day of Judgement.

It says in al-Saheeh that a man said: “By Allah, Allah will not forgive So and so. Allah said: ‘Who is the one who swore by Me that I will not forgive So and so? I have forgiven So and so and I have cancelled out your good deeds.”

(Muslim)