August 14, 2010

Sharpening the saw in the blessed Ramadhan

"O you who believe! fasting is prescribed for you, as it was prescribed upon those before you in order that you may attain taqwa." [Surah al-Baqarah 2:183].

11 months of lust, arrogance, anger, err, lacking of self control and many other negative habits. The months that portray I succumbed entirely to my lower self. Literally speaking, I didn’t put the maximum effort to be the AL MUTTAQEEN during the last 11 months. And perhaps, I graduated from Ramadhan School last year with average grade. Ramadhan, as it was prescribed in the above-mentioned verse is merely to gain TAQWA.

Alhamdulillah, Glory be to Thou, The Merciful. With HIS Mercy, He bestowed us with this holy month. A month to develop self-control and to withstand numerous temptations such as food, drinks, sexual desire ( this might be not the case for single person) and controlling ones’ act upon another person. It is time to be steadfast in the only deen.

May Allah grant us strength to be steadfast in the deen and during this blessed month, and not to be of there who are prevented from His Mercy and Forgiveness. Indeed He is the One who Hears and He is the One to Respond.

"Whosoever reaches the month of Ramadhan and does not have his sins forgiven, and so enters the Fire, then may Allah distance him." Sahih: Related by Ahmad

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