Ramadhaan is coming…

Ramadhaan is coming but as soon as Ramadhaan dawns it feels as if its going and going and eventually gone…

This year let us try to make the most of our Ramadhaan. The reason why Ramadhaan’s pass us and we do not give up our evil is because we do not prepare spiritually for Ramadhaan. If we try our best slowly but surely before Ramadhaan begins to better ourselves in a few of our many evils, InshaAllah, by the end of Ramadhaan we will have changes in our lives.

Do we read all of our Fardh Salaah?
If yes, then inshaAllah we will try to better our Salaah in the best manner with full concentration and devotion. It is said that when the hour of Salaah draws near one should, perform a perfect wudhu then with sincerity, humbleness and submission stand on the musalah…visualising the Ka’bah infront, pull siraat under the feet, Jannah on the right side, jahannam on the left side, the angel of death over the head and think this Salaah to be one’s last Salaah.
The best way to recieve concentration is to concentrate on what you doing. Like when you in Qiyaam etc. Even though there might be something bothering you at the back of your mind, push it away. It might still be there but concentrate. You cannot concentrate in your Salaah if you reading Salaah like Salaah is a burden. Salaah isn’t a burden…Salaah is the time you get between you and Allah only. How can it possibly be a burden? Many a time we read Salaah quickly to get done with it.. Allah forgive us but that shouldn’t be the case. We should inshaAllah try to better our Salaah…me firstly inshaAllah.
We all know how our Salaah is read… Allah guide us. Aameen.

Besides Salaah, there’s Imaan, Zakaat, Hajj and Fasting.

Our Imaan? What are we doing to improve our Imaan?
We call ouselves Muslims but are our actions really proving it?
Once, Nabi ﺻﻠﻲ ﺍﻟﻠﻪ ﻋﻠﻴﻪ ﻭ ﺳﻠﻢ said, “Keep on renewing your Imaan.”
The Sahaba (RadhiyAllahu anhu) said, ” O Rasulullah ﺻﻠﻲ ﺍﻟﻠﻪ ﻋﻠﻴﻪ ﻭ ﺳﻠﻢ! How can we renew our Imaan?”
Nabi ﺻﻠﻲ ﺍﻟﻠﻪ ﻋﻠﻴﻪ ﻭ ﺳﻠﻢ replied, ” Recite لا اله الا الله very often.”
We have this beautiful Kalimah but do we do that which will help us in the hereafter or that which will earn our punishment in the hereafter?
Do we really love Allah? Do we really do what we are supposed to do or we do what we want to do?

Our Imaan. We are so lucky to be from the Ummah of Nabi ﺻﻠﻲ ﺍﻟﻠﻪ ﻋﻠﻴﻪ ﻭ ﺳﻠﻢ…so lucky.
We are so lucky to have been blessed with this great gift if Imaan.
But do we really appreciate this Imaan like how the Sahaaba (RadhiyAllahu anhum) appreciated it?
It is a question we need to put before ouselves and think about it.
How will we answer Allah?

How will we or rather I answer to Allah on the day of Qiyaamah?

What are we doing for the perfection of our Imaan?
12 years of school…maktab Madrassah till about Grade 9/10 and then study for another 4 – 7/8 years and that’s it. Get married, have children…grow old…die and that’s it?!

Is that 9 or 11 years of doing Madrassah enough to perfect your Imaan?
Okay, we read Salaah and do the main things but do you think that’s enough for your deen?

No. There’s much more.

But anyways..

Do we read Surah Kahf on Friday?

This is a question we need to put before ourselves.
Do I really do that?

Quraan..if we do not read Quraan how can noor enter our hearts?
Ramadhaan is the month for Quraan…so if we do not read the daily Surahs..let us try inshaAllah. If now when we younger try to do it daily and make it a habit then when we get older we won’t find it difficult at all.
Practise makes perfect!!

Daily recitation of Quraan…
Okay..we all slack at this.. we all know our faults.
Start with a small portion, half a page…and then slowly increase to a page..and increase…
But sometimes, we have so much of energy that we read an entire para and then it dies down..we stop reading…as Nabi ﺻﻠﻲ ﺍﻟﻠﻪ ﻋﻠﻴﻪ ﻭ ﺳﻠﻢ said, “The best of actions towards Allah is that which is done consistently even if its a little.”

Oh yes! Music and Quraan CANNOT go together! Just like oil and water do not mix, Quraan and Music cannot stay in the same heart together.
Its either the word of Allah or shaytaan.

You choose!

Allah grant me first the taufeeq to practise upon the above and everybody else. Aameen.

What next?

Dhikr.
SubhanAllah.
Alhamdulillah.
AllahuAkbar.
La ila ha ilAllah.
SalaAllahu alayhi wasalam.
Astaghfirullah.

With our busy lives, we fail to make dhikr…
We all do. Sadly, we have time for every other thing but dhikr, we don’t have any time for.
“The best of dhikr is La ilaha ilAllah and the best of supplication is Alhamdulillah.”
Even on a Friday? Durood? There are numerous benefits of dhikr, just open to the ‘virtues of dhikr’ section in Fadhail-e-A’maal.
Do we read the Tasbeehat after Fardh Salaah? Tasbeeh-e-Fatima?
SubhanAllah 33 times, Alhamdulillah 33 times and Allah-u-Akbar 34 times.
InshaAllah if we try to correct these actions then Allah will make our lives easier and Allah will place barakah in our lives. Aameen.

Also, a tip here – if you doing exams..read alot of istighfaar and durood. It works wonders!

What did I do today that proved that I am a Muslim?
Allah guide us…we have many faults…but we can become better!
Now!

What else do you think can be added to this list? Or is it even a list?

These are just the main things…

Also, just before I go…we should try and think of death. Maut. It is a reality and the more we think of death, it will save us from sins.
InshaAllah.

Lets begin!
Bismillah!! Journey to reformation!!!

Allah help us! Aameen.

Any ideas?

Ahh, take a small diary or anything you want to use and name it journey to reformation.
And from there you write what have you done for your journey to reformation…or what?

Make du’aa for the Muslim Ummah.

Allahuma Salimni li Ramadhaan wa salim Ramadhaana li wa salimhu li mutaqabbala!

Allahuma baarik lana fi Rajab wa Sha’baan wa balighna Ramadhaan.

Aameen.

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