Monday, June 1, 2015

Remind me about Ramadhan.

Assalam Aleykum Warahmatullahy Wabarakatuh!

Dear Maryam,

I want to remind you.Remind you of the time when you were younger and you used to get so excited about Ramadhan.You loved the whole hustle and bustle that came with it and even the mood in the air seemed to change.It was like the whole universe new it was a special time.Helping your mother around the kitchen and going out shopping for new items for the house became a treat, and you always looked forward to redecorating the house for Ramadhan.You were not of the age of fasting yet,but boy did you put your best foot forward.The environment you were in was just so incredible even little kids as young as five years old were fasting.It was amazing subhanallah.

But it seems like you forgot. People forgot.They got into a routine and forgot about what an amazing visitor was at their doorstep.They forgot about the real value and importance of Ramadhan.It became a month of routine rather than a month of reflection.A month of extravagance and wastefulness rather than a month of gratitude.They forgot about how the Companions of the Prophet (SAW),may Allah (SW) have mercy on them used to pray for six months prior to Ramadhan for Allah (sw) to allow them to see this great visitor.And after,they would pray for the next six months for Allah (sw) to accept from them their Ramadhan for fear that they may not have harvested from this great month.Subhanallah,what about you today?When was the last time you asked Allah (sw) to accept your deeds from last Ramadhan? When did you last cry to Allah (sw) for fear that your deeds were not accepted?Do you even care?Subhanallah.

I want to remind you and I,that Ramadhan is around the corner.Ask Allah,beg Allah,cry to Allah (sw) to allow you to reach this month because wallahy (I swear by Allah) it is not a guarantee.We walk around unashamed of our faults as if Allah (sw) is not the All-Seeing and All-Knowing.As if the angel of death is not going to pay us a visit.Subhanallah,this is a golden opportunity for you to completely change your life.Take it and hold on tight.It has occurred,that Ramadhan came and you felt like you did a good job but then three months later you were back to your bad habits astaghfirullah.But it happens.That doesn't mean that you should give up.Use this amazing opportunity,this amazing time to start a fresh.To change  and change for good and for the better.

This Ramadhan, is your Ramadhan.It is a time for you to beg Allah (sw) that He keeps you strong,firm and steadfast.That He makes you among those who strive for His sake.Who forsake this dunyah and leave off all that displeases Him.I won't lie to you.It's terrifying and it's not going to be easy.Shaytaan 'audhubillah (I seek refuge in Allah (sw)) keeps whispering to you that you won't make it.That this is just going to be another regular Ramadhan.But no,not this time bi'idhnillah.Don't let that arrogant coward drag you to jahannam with him!This time i've reminded you of who Ramadhan is.What Ramadhan is about.Its about polishing the heart.It's about making sincere changes to make your life better.It's about living life the way the one who gave you life wants you to live it.

If you have a stain on your shirt,isn't it more sensible to wash it rather than bedazzle it or perfume it?Therefore,if your heart is stained with misdeeds,doesn't it make more sense for you to leave off those bad deeds and then increase in your good deeds?Why do you then ignore all the wrongs you do and try to decorate, cover them up or forget about them while focusing only on good deeds?Do you not know that just like a good deed can wipe away a bad one, so can a bad deed wipe away a good one?Why do you then cherry pick the deen of Allah (sw) as if it's a game?Have you no fear?

My dear Maryam,i am only reminding you because the reminder benefits the believers and i love you for the sake of Allah (sw).I want to see you in Jannahtul Firdaus!The highest jannah because i know you can do it.Take this opportunity seriously.Ramadhan is a powerful time.Things happen.Magical,miraculous things happen.Don't underestimate the Power of Allah (sw),He is Al-Qadir, the most Powerfully Able.I know that if you trust in Him and strive for Him,He will not let you go.He will not disappoint you.

{Do`you know of any who is similar to Him? (Of course none is similar or co-equal or comparable to Him,and He has none as partner with Him).(There is nothing like Him and He is the All- Hearer, the All-Seer}.                                                                                                                     {Qur'an 19: 65}

{No doubt!Verily, the Auliya of Allah (i.e those who believe in the oneness of Allah and fear Allah much (abstain from all kinds of sins and evil deeds which He has forbidden),and love Allah much (perform all kinds of good deeds which He has ordained),no fear shall come upon them nor shall they grieve.}                                                                                                                         {Qur'an 10:62}

Maryam,I have reminded you of Ramadhan.Now,the ball is in your court.

With Love.