In the name of Allah, the Most-Merciful, the All-Compassionate
"May the Peace and Blessings of Allah be Upon You"
Praise be to Allaah, we seek His help and His forgiveness. We seek refuge with Allaah from the evil of our own souls and from our bad deeds. Whomsoever Allaah guides will never be led astray, and whomsoever Allaah leaves astray, no one can guide. I bear witness that there is no god but Allaah, and I bear witness that Muhammad is His slave and Messenger.
What is the Guarantee that this is
Not our FINAL RAMADHAAN
Benefits of Ramadhaan (we need Ramadhaan)
Abu Uwais Abdullaah Ali
Transcribed by: Umm Hasna Firdous Bint Jabir
Ramadhaan is a month of Forgiveness.
Ramadhaan is a month of Rahmah.
Ramadhaan is the month of generosity.
Ramadhaan, the month that Allaah subhaanahu wa taala accepts the Tawbah of the servants, and the month that Allaah blesses His servants.
We are in need of Ramadhaan to correct ourselves, for we have forgotten Allaah tabarak wa taala for the majority of the year.
To correct ourselves for we have been neglectful.
To correct ourselves for we are not upon the remembrance of Allaah.
To correct ourselves because our hearts have gotten hard, some hearts are dead, some hearts are sick, some hearts are stone-cold, some hearts are black, getting no benefit whatsoever. Some hearts are so bad, and so ill that they see a good as a Munkar, (as an evil), and they see an evil as a good. These are not as they should be.
We need a Ramadhaan.
We need a Ramadhaan because our connection with Allaah tabarak wa taala is not correct.
We need a Ramadhaan because we do not have any Khushoo or devotion in our Salaah.
We need a Ramadhaan because our Quraan has dust and is sitting o*n a shelf.
We need a Ramadhaan because we never read the books of Sunnah.
We need a Ramadhaan because we dont fast, and if we fast physically without food or drink, we dont fast with our eyes by lowering them and our tongue by not slandering and our tongue by not lying and back-biting.
We need a Ramadhaan to get ourselves back in order, to work for the Hereafter, to connect ourselves to Allaah tabarak wa taala.
We need a Ramadhaan because relationships brother to brother and sister to sister is in a miserable condition.
We need a Ramadhaan because we have bad thoughts about o*ne another.
We need a Ramadhaan because of dhulm, injustice to o*ne another.
We need a Ramadhaan because there is backbiting, there is envy, there is jealousy, and there is slander.
We need a Ramadhaan because we are despicable, because we are sick, because we are ill. (All these are diseases of the heart)
We need a Ramadhaan because we dont believe in the promise of Allaah tabarak wa taala, or if we do, we do not implement it.
We need a Ramadhaan because it is time for us to change and become something better then we are now.
We need a Ramadhaan because that is the o*nly thing that is going to get us together…
We need a Ramadhaan because we dont have unity, theres no brotherhood
We need a Ramadhaan because theres no respect for elders
We need a Ramadhaan because theres no real love between us
We need a Ramadhaan, full of love and the Mercy of Allaah tabarak wa taala.
A Ramadhaan like we come in, like in a clinic or a hospital, trying to solve our illnesses, trying to come out of there without the disease we came with, trying to be better than we went in with.
We need a Ramadhaan.
Look around you, look to your right, look to your left, look in front of you and look behind you and you will say, "We need a Ramadhaan".
The sisters arent covering properly, we need a Ramadhaan.
Brothers and sisters are mixing. We need a Ramadhaan. Talking o*n phones and o*n the internet, we need a Ramadhaan. This is a mess, we are in a fix, we are in a bind, and this is a problem…
We need a Ramadhaan.
We need a Ramadhaan to get ourselves together.
We need a Ramadhaan, that we come in the Masjid and we face the Qiblah and we say "Allaahu Akbar" and we stand in qiyaamah a long time until those diseases, that filth, that sickness, that hardness the heart goes away.
We need a Ramadhaan that reminds us of the Hell-fire.
We need a Ramadhaan that tells us that we havent been given a certificate that we are people of Jannah.
We need a Ramadhaan that lets us known that we are servants of Allaah tabarak wa taala.
And if we were to spend our whole life, from the time we were born until Yawm al Qiyaamah in Sajdaah, it would not be enough to thank Allaah for His Mercy, His Grace and His Blessings.
We need a Ramadhaan and it is clear. If there is any fear of Allaah left in the hearts of ours and if there is any hope of Jannaah left in us, and if there is any desire to change and to be better and to be righteous and to come to the level of Ihsaan, to come to the level of a Mumim, to have taqwa, to fear Allaah … we need a Ramadhaan.
We need a Ramadhaan, a month of Tawbaah.
We need a Ramadhaan, a month of Maghfira.
We need a Ramadhaan to correct our behaviour, to correct the differences & the difficulties and the envy / jealousies in our relationship between o*ne another.
We need a Ramadhaan to understand that we have been committing injustice to o*ne another.
And as the Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) said : Az-Zulm (injustice) – "Zulumaat yawmal Qiyaamah" –will be changed physically into darkness o*n the Day of Judgement.
We need a Ramadhaan to understand the Hadith : to fear the duaa of the o*ne to whom we have done injustice. For there is not between Allaah and the person making the invocation, the person making that supplication of the person to whom injustice has been done, there is no veil between that person and Allaah. That duaa is immediately accepted.
Why I cant get ahead?
Why I cant progress in my Deen?
Why I cant memorize this ayah?
Why I cant understand this hadeeth?
We may be living under the invocation, the answer for invocation for someone whom we abused or stepped over.
You know you need a Ramadhaan.
I know I need a Ramadhaan.
We know we need a Ramadhaan.
We need to get ourselves together. We have been running around in filth, we have been having our hearts around the low matters; We need our hearts to be around the thrones of Allaah; We need to think about the high matters, high goals; We need to think about Jannah; We need a hope for al-Jannah.
You are planning for marriage, you are planning for education, you are planning for a job, but we need to plan for the Jannah.
We need to prepare for the Jannah during the month of Ramadhaan.
"'Nahnu be haajathin Ma aasa fir Ramadhaan."
We are in severe need for Ramadhaan, so that we come into Ramdhaan with repentance, we come into it with regret, we come into it realizing that we are weak, that we need Allaah tabarak wa taala to correct us, realizing that we are wrong and that we need Allaah tabarak wa taala to place upon us that which is right, realizing that we are weak and that we need Allaah tabarak wa taala to grant us strength.
We need a Ramadhaan.
Oh Yes !! We need a Ramadhaan.
We needs nights of Qiyaam, we need dua and sujood, we need nights of Ramadhaan to do thilawaah of Quraan.
We need a Ramadhaan to listen to the Quraan.
When was the last time that we listened to the Quraan??
When was the last time we recited Quraan?
We need a Ramadhaan to study Quraan, to implement the Quraan, and this Ramadhaan MAY BE OUR LAST Ramadhaan.
What is the guarantee that it is not our final Ramadhaan?
We have to come into it seriously. And we want to come out of it much better than we came into it. We want to come out of Ramadhaan with Taqwa, because that was the main reason that it was legislated.
"O you who believe fasting has been written upon you as it was written for those before you, so that you may gain Taqwa."
Taqwa is fear of Allaah. If we had taqwa, our condition will be better than it is now.
And we can achieve Taqwa during the month of Ramadhaan. I dont believe that our hearts are that hard, I dont believe that we cant change.
We need a Ramadhaan to be as the Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) was.
That he was the most generous, he was generous in general and he was most generous in Ramadhaan. Like a wind … spending, giving to his right, giving to his left, giving in front of him, giving behind him, giving to anyone who came. He gave without them asking.
We need a Ramadhaan to inculcate these qualities.
We need to control our desires.
We need to control our tongue.
We need to control our limbs.
We need to learn self-discipline.
We need to control our anger.
We must do things in Ramadhaan not out of habit, something that is just tradition., that we are more despicable when we went in.
We have to change our condition. We have to change our connection with Allaah tabarak wa taala.
Any other Ramadhaan do what you will.
But my sincere advice to you is, this Ramadhaan worry about yourself.
Am I backbiting?
Am I slandering?
Am I committing fahishah?
Am I committing gheebah?
Am I committing Nameemah (tale-carrying)?
Do I have hasad?
Do I have pride (Kibr) ?
Am I arrogant?
Am I too harsh?
Am I unkind?
Am I not gentle enough? Am I gentle enough?
Question yourself. Was my intention when I said what I said or did what I did for the pleasure of Allaah or to be noticed?
When I spoke what I spoke was it for the pleasure of Allaah or to be seen or heard?
Was I doing it "Haarisa min Qalbi--- sincerely from my heart
I did it to be known? Khutbath Duroor --- Loving to be known breaks it.
If we find that we are not talking to our sisters or brothers too much, we need a Ramadhaan to learn to stop talking to those who are not halaal for us to talk to.
And if we find that we are mixing too much, we need a Ramadhaan to start mixing with those whom you are not supposed to mix with.
We find that we have jealousy in our hearts, vengeance in our hearts, distrust in our hearts for other Muslims based upon nothing but Shaitaan whispers to us, we need a Ramadhaan.
We need a Ramadhaan,
Our condition wont change.
We will continue to complain.
We need a Ramadhaan or we will forever be in pain.
We need a Ramadhaan or we will go insane.
Why cant we make excuses?
Why cant we forgive?
Why cant we forget?
Why cant we let things go?
Upon clarity, upon Haqq, knowing the Sunnah, knowing the Deen, connected to the scholars, not preceding them in any statement or action and if they make a statement, we make their statement (not add our own), This is important.
We need a Ramadhaan.
This blessed month where you can go in as the most despicable devil and come out like an angel. That blessed month when you can go in as a miser and come out as the generous … that blessed month where you can be o*ne of those hard-hearted brothers – (everybody usually gives you a smile but you dont give anybody a smile) – and if you do it right, you'll come out of Ramadhaan giving smiles to those brothers , not in the faces of the sisters but the faces of your brothers..
We need a Ramadhaan to correct our condition :
we are slow,
we are lazy,
we dont have any incentive towards the deen and the Aakhiraah, the Hereafter .
We need a Ramadhaan to clarify our situation.
We need a Ramadhaan to put us in position.
We need a Ramadhaan to give this Ummah a rebirth, air ..
we have to understand that we are global.
Whoever follows the Book of Allaah, the Sunnah of the Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) will be with him in the jannah.
And those who are upon ignorance, innovation, not mukaffarah, they are still brothers from a distant but from within this Ummah. So it affects all of us. And we are connected in that way.
If you sit there saying,
I dont care what they do to the Muslims in India doesnt concern me; I dont care if they bomb Afghanistan up the planet…
I dont care.... it has nothing to do with me …then you are a racist, a nationalist, you are not a muslim.
Because a Muslim concerns himself about this Ummah.
A muslim at night thinks about this Ummah.
A muslim cries in his salaah about the condition of this Ummah, he cries about all locally, he cries about their condition internationally. We need a Ramadhaan so that we can realize the Islaamic brotherhood again.
We need a Ramadhaan because some of them never practiced brotherhood ever in their lives and may have been Muslims 50 years. We need a Ramadhaan so that the sisters learn sisterhood,
We need a Ramadhaan so that we can focus o*n the Aakhirah -- Hereafter and we give Naseehah and advice to o*ne another that is of benefit and that our talking and our mixing is just not about the Dunya, and what you want to do in the Dunya and how you are gonna be in this Dunya.
We need a Ramadhaan so that people learn to inculcate in their children to be like Abu Bakr As-Siddeeq, Umar al-Khattab, Saad abi Ibn Waqqas and like this.
We need our Qiyaam at night, we need recitation of Quraan, we need to sit together and talk together o*nly about the deen, not about the Dunya, we need to worry about our status in the Aakhirah, in the Hereafter. We need to wake up from our sleep. Wake up Oh Sleepy o*ne. !! our slumber has been too long. You got to wake up, take wudoo, get within the caravan of Mohamed Ibn Abdullah, Abu Bakr As-Siddeeq, Umar al-Khattab, you have to get with it. How long are we going to stay sick? How long are we going to be unsettled? How long are we going to have our problems?
We need a Ramadhaan. And let this Ramadhaan be the o*ne where you come out of it better, come out of it committed, come out of it devoted, you come out of it with your head held high.
You are from the Ummah of the Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) and dont you forget it!!
Walhamdulillaahi rabbil aalameen.
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