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The Five “Jewels” Of Ramdan


A Fasting Muslim Boy Performing Nafil Namaz,  from Roof Top of a Mosque  in India.

A Fasting Muslim Boy Performing Nafil Namaz, from Roof Top of a Mosque in India.

 

  

Quran ( Revelation )

TARAWEEH ( Night Prayers )    

  ROZA (  Obligatory) 

 ZAKAT (Obligatory Charity),        

 ITEKAF ( Stay in Mosque), and

LAILATUL QADER (The Night of Power

 

In, Ramadan, Quran was sent down as a Guide to Mankind.

 “Ramadan is the (month) in which the Quran was sent down, as a guide to mankind and a clear guidance and judgment (so that mankind will distinguish from right and wrong)…” (Q 2:183)

 

Mankind is provided with Quran as a book to guide.  Our    Creator and Sustainer Allah swt  desires that, we take  the right choice in our actions and deeds and get rewarded, by him.  Should refren from evil and opt always for Good we Inshallah be one of the blessed ones by Allah swt.

The message is not limited to Muslims alone the Message of Quran is    for, all Mankind.  Any of us, with clear mind desire to get true guidance, he or she will find in Quran, in it is mercy, blessing, reward and forgiveness for all.   

Ramadan the Month of Fasting

A Muslim arranging Iftar, the food taken after fasting, for the students of a madrasa in Chittagong, during the month of Ramadan. Bangladesh.

  (A Muslim arranging Iftar, the food taken after fasting, for the students of a madrasa in Chittagong, during the month of Ramadan. Bangladesh. )

Oh you who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you, that you many learn piety and righteousness” (Q 2:183)

The Messenger of Allah (saw) said, “When the month of Ramadan starts, the gates of the heaven are opened and the gates of Hell are closed and the devils are chained.” (Imam Bukhari) …

Narrated Abu Huraira (r.a): The Messenger of Allah (saw) said:”… whoever fasts during Ramadan out of sincere faith and hoping to attain Allah’s rewards, and then all his past sins will be forgiven.” (Imam Bukhari).

Sahl ibn SA’d reported that the Messenger of Allah (saw) said: “There is a gate to Paradise that is called ar-Rayyan. On the Day of Resurrection it will say: ‘Where are those who fasted?’ When the last [one] has passed through the gate, it will be locked.” [Imam Bukhari and Imam Muslim].

The Hades below, of Prophet Mohammed SAS should make us feel the amount of concern Allah Messenger had for his Ummah, he wanted us to be righteous in our life and reap the rewards for the hereafter.

Abu Hurairah reported that the Messenger of Allah (saw) said : “The time between the five prayers, two consecutive Friday Prayers, and two consecutive Ramadan’s are expiations for all that has happened during that period, provided that one has avoided the grave (major) sins.“[Imam Muslim]

 In another hadees, the Messenger of Allah (saw) says, “Ramadan has come  to you. (It is) a month of blessing, in which Allah covers you with blessing, for He sends down Mercy, decreases sins and answers prayers. In it, Allah looks at your competition (in good deeds), and boasts about you to His angels. So show Allah goodness from yourselves, for the unfortunate one is he who is deprived in (this month) of the mercy of Allah, the Mighty, the Exalted.” [ImamTabarani]

We know in the past decade, there has been a great revival in Muslims large number, of our young boys and girls eager to know about their Religion Islam, they are fascinated by the amount of clarity and ease with which Allah swt thru, Quran al Hakeem and his Messenger Mohammed sas has communicated, what he wants from us for our success both in this world and world after.

The Mosques in our times Alhamdulliah are active in all Days of the year, and we find the young Muslim is excited about his faith and good majority are keen to make their Iman pure and deeds proper. 

By saying so we know the amount of revival is little, there is much to be achieved yet.  Our basic focus should be, to frame our deeds in compliance with the teachings of Quran and Sunnah.  & Maintain Unity among Muslims.

Muhammad (Salla Allahu `alaihi wa sallam) indicated in several Ahadith on unity and brotherhood as we can see in his (saaws) Farewell Sermon (khuTbat ul-wadaa`):

“All mankind is from Adam and Eve, an Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab nor a non-Arab has any superiority over an Arab; also a white has no superiority over black nor a black has any superiority over white except by piety and good action. Learn that every Muslim is a brother to every Muslim and that the Muslims constitute one brotherhood.”

In the environment of Test, and Period of Fitna, We have to keep our guard proper and try to be cautious in finding falt with others, rather,  we should make it a habit to check our inner self, as to where we stand in the light of the Quran and Sunnah. For this one needs to educate himself  and keep the company of people of knowledge and piety,  who work to unite Muslims using common agreements as the means of unity, with no contradiction to  the Teachings of Quran and Hadees.

Ramadan is the best time to Introspect and work for the unity of Muslims of the World, and Pray with deep concern, and true care for brother Muslims.

to be contnd…  section 2 TARAWEEH (Night Prayers), ZAKAT (Obligatory Charity),          ITEKAF (Stay in Mosque), and LAILATUL QADER (The Night of Power)

Also see link http://www.adilmohd.com/story/MUSLIM_UNITY/77.html

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