Asalaamu Alaykum Brothers & Sisters,
It is a blessing from Allah the most great that we are able to enjoy another Ramadan.
It seems like it was only yeserday that we celebrated Eid, and here we are again... Have we improved, have we benefited, have we grown closer to Allah, have we changed our ways, have we seen any improvement in who we are.
How many people have we farewelled, who did not have the opportunity to benefit from this Ramadan.
With our intention to Fast in place, we should submit to Allah and show our gratitude by Fasting with complete Taqwa.
This Ramadan try and focus by seeking closeness to Allah. Waseelah in Quranic terms it means seeking closeness to Allah. We all should seek Waseelah to Allah. Obviously, if we are closer to Allah, we will enjoy numerous benefits in this life and the hereafter. If Allah is happy with us, our Duas can be responded to faster, He will protect us from the challenges of this life, and in general, we can enjoy a better life.
This is emphasized in verse 35 of Surah Al-Maeda (Chapter 5):
“O you who believe! Do your duty to Allah and fear Him. And seek the Waseela (means of approach to Him), and strive hard in His Cause (as much as you can), so that you may be successful”
So this Ramadan seeking closeness to Allah through the following actions (not limited too):
Allah SWT also says…
“And my slave keeps on coming closer to me through performing Nawafil (Prayer or Doing extra deeds besides what is obligatory) until I love him, so I become his sense of hearing with which he hears, and his sense of sight with which he sees, and his hand with which he grips, and his leg with which he walks.”
“And if he asks Me, I will give him, and if he asks my protection, I will protect him; and I do not hesitate to do anything as I hesitate to take the soul of the believer, for he hates death, and I hate to disappoint him.”
With such beautiful guiding word from Allah… whom wouldn’t run to Allah and get closer to Him.
Ramadan is a special month to Allah when the Quran was revealed, to a special person the Prophet Muhamad (peace and blessings upon him), to a special nation with special blessings of Forgiveness, Mercy and Reward so that you may Attain Taqwa.
Allah affirms his relationship with us when He says in verse [2:183] “O you who believe” He is referring to us and then goes on to explain how we can improve our relationship with Him through the process of Fasting.
The One most deserving of Thanks and Praise from people is Allah simply due to the great favours and blessings that He has bestowed upon His slaves in both spiritual and worldly terms. Allah has commanded us to give thanks to Him for those blessings, and not to deny them.
Allah says “Therefore remember Me. I will remember you, and be grateful to Me and never be ungrateful to Me” [2:152]
Allah continues to express His special connection with His slave by offering us amazing blessings during the month of Ramadan so Run To Allah and don’t take this Special month for granted.
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