RAMADAN: WHAT A GOOD BARGAIN FOR THE UMMAH!
All praises are due to Allah, the Beneficent and the Merciful. Praises are ceaselessly due to Him Who has honoured us by making us witness another Ramadan month in our existence.May Allah shower His Peace and Blessings upon the noble Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w).Welcome Ramadan! Ramadan Mubarak!
Many were those (brothers and sisters) who witnessed the last Ramadan month with us. Many were again those who wished to be amongst us to celebrate this Ramadan. Alas, the Will of the Almighty Lord intervened. These believers (Muslims) have left us for meeting Allah. May He have mercy on them!
Dear brothers and sisters, there have come to us once again the infinite Grace and Mercy from God. There has come the month of Ramadan in order for the believers to make good bargains with Allah through worship all good deeds.Nothing new can be said except for what has been and continue to be said since the early days of our Deen Al Islam.
Al hamdulilah, the remembrance is a Key element in Islam, as God Himself said that the remembrance is beneficial to the believers. In fact, the month of Ramadan, the forth pillar of Islam is characterised by the observance of Fasting from Dawn to Dusk. And this is for a period of thirty days. The following verse is the evidence: “O you who believe As-Sawm (Fasting) is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you, that you may become Al-Muttaqum (the pious)”. S2.V183. This holy month must be a special one for all the Ummat. Therefore, a particular attention has to be given to it. Ramadan gives us immense opportunities to come closer to our Lord Allah (SWT) and to gain God fearfulness or the Takw’Allah. That said, God consciousness or TAKWA is the good result to be obtained from this blessed month.
YES, the month of Ramadan has come to us with its loads of divine MERCY. And we ought to know that the infinite Mercy of God is closer to us due to this holy month. In other words, it covers all the believers.
YES, the month of Ramadan has come to us with its loads of FORGIVENESS. This means that no matter the volume or the quantity of your sins (between God and the believer), here is the opportunity to have them forgiven by the Oft-Forgiving God
YES, the month of Ramadan has come to us with its loads of MANUMISSION. In fact, during this month, thanks to His Mercy, Allah sets free those amongst us predestined to the Hell Fire and makes their destiny changed into Paradise dwellers. This shows, once again that Allah is the Master of all decisions
YES, the month of Ramadan has come to us with its loads of REWARDS. This is the only month out of twelve, chosen by the Creator to multiply the recompenses of the believers as regards Fasting, Worship and all their good Deeds. This is sustained by the hadith kudsi of the prophet (s.a.w) narrated by Bukari, whereby God said: “Fasting is performed for Me, and therefore Iam the One Who rewards he who fasts”. This is the proof that Allah will abundantly reward all good deeds, provided they are done in accordance with His recommendations.
YES, the month of Ramadan has come to us. So, God has enchained the Satan and all his allies, in order for them not to mislead or distract believers from worshipping their Lord.YES, the month of Ramadan has come to us with the NIGHT OF KADR (Lailatul kadr).One night (whose worship) that is worth more than a thousand months of worship (About 83 years of worship). Unbelievable! What a good deal! Who will reject such a deal? God, You are truly Merciful!In clear, we have only this month of Ramadan to devote ourselves entirely to the Lord in terms of worship. To do so, beyond fasting, let’s maximise our OPTIONAL PRAYERS (Nawaafil), let’s maximise the READING OF THE HOLY QUR’AN, let’s maximise the practice of DZIKR (Remembrance of Allah), let’s maximise giving SADAKAT (Charity), let’s maximise performing GOOD DEEDS for the Lord. This is a very good bargain for us, so it must not be missed. As our beloved, truthful and wise prophet (s.a.w) teaches us what follows: “you should regard your present Ramadan month as the last one in your life time, because none of you has got the certainty as to whether he will witness the next one or not”. So, let us seize this huge opportunity by multiplying our good actions in this blessed month before the final whistle of our life time.
Dear brothers and sisters we have received a great Gift from our Lord, so let’s take advantage of it in order to benefit from His Mercy, have our sins forgiven, strengthen our TAKWA and therefore to count us amongst the dwellers of the Paradise, inch’Allah! May Allah bestow on us His Mercy, May He give the necessary strength to accomplish as many acts of worship as we can in this month of Ramadan, May He reward us abundantly for all our IBAADAAT, in this world and in the Hereafter and May He strengthen us in SPIRITUALITY and increase our TAKW’ALLAH! Amin!