Ramadan Reminder #1

Assalamualaikum Everyone, I hope your Ramadan is going well so far, cant believe its already the last 10!

Here is a great reminder I came across that might be beneficial iA:

Assalaamu alaykum,
Abdullah ibn Mas’ud reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever recites a letter from the Book of Allah, then he will receive one good deed as ten good deeds like it. I do not say that Alif Lam Mim is one letter, but rather Alif is a letter, Lam is a letter, and Mim is a letter.”Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 2910
SubhanAllah what a reward indeed! And for those who struggle to recite the Quran, the reward becomes doubled! This is because Allah, (swt) does not judge on the quality of the recitation rather Allah, the Most Beneficent, looks at the level of effort of the believer and rewards them accordingly. So, if a person is slow, stutters but is making his utmost effort to read the Quran correctly, Allah will surely reward him with greater. We must imagine the month of Ramadan as a jackpot for us Muslims as Allah promises that the reward for doing good in this month is utmost, so much so that it gives the believer a completely clean slate, erases all his sins/mistakes and gives him an opportunity to start over. So why do we not try? Why would we not want to grab this opportunity with both hands and build our relationship with His Supreme words?

Big questions for some of us to ask ourselves indeed.”

A Ramadan reminder…

Someone wrote this really nice reminder/message that might be beneficial for us all, so here it is:

Assalaamu alaykum and Ramadan Mubarak
The month has finally arrived and for many of us, it has come as a relief. It’s a great time for us to reset ourselves especially if we have not been in the best of habits or have made a number of blunders and mistakes, in the past year.
We’re human so we’re all bound to make mistakes and if you imagine over the course of the year, all that we have accumulated in terms of the bad, we can get rid of. And with that, our good deeds we have done over the year, remains, in shaa Allah. How amazing is that?! Ramadan comes once a year and is a golden opportunity to seek forgiveness and the blessings of Allah (swt).

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How can we get Someone who knows the religion but is not practicing the fundamentals or are not regular with them, to start practicing?

Different individuals require a different approach. Some people need to be told bluntly. A few tend to listen when a third party tells them instead of hearing it from their own kin/kith. Some need a harsh reminder to give them a wakeup call. Others we can give them advice without going into detail and they get the message. There are times where people will want a daleel after daleel. Many require a soft approach or just a gentle reminder. Some people just don’t listen and seem to not care. At times we may get caught up into the affairs of others and neglect ourself. Nevertheless,

You, yourself try to:

  • · Stay on deen and pray salah on time
  • Do all the fundamentals required by you
  • · Show good character – truth shines through character – the first dawah one gives to someone is via character
  • · Bond with them
  • · Give to charity
  • · Don’t be ashamed to pray around the person in question when you’re outside. If you continue to do so, they will see the importance of the act and consistency within yourself.
  • Ask them to do wudu before leaving the house. When the time for salah comes they won’t have the excuse that they can’t pray due to lack of wudu. Sometimes people don’t pray because they are embarrassed to make wudu in front of others or can’t be bothered to do so.
  • · Make dua for them
  • · Encourage them or engage them in doing other acts of worship/seeking knowledge instead of pointing out that they’re not currently doing a command of Allah (swt), even if obligatory. They will slowly come round too practicing the obligatory or the way they’re supposed follow the deen

At the end of the day we should try to be a prime example although we may not be perfect ourselves. Leading by example can slowly motivate others.

Can we pray Eid Salah at home because of the epidemic?

(More on that question later on this post)
Ok so since the lock-down we’ve been doing Jummah Khutbah’s at home as the Masjid’s are closed…
So I would usually go online and find an authentic English Khutbah and then copy-paste it into Google Docs and then change it into my own words or I would find some hadeeths thats linked to roughly the same topic and bring them together and make a Khutbah that way though most of the time I do it the first way cos its easier LOL. InshaAllah I will try to post the Khutbah’s every week :).

So if you didn’t know yet, Eid ul Fitr is going to be day after tomorrow (Sunday) InshaAllah so this weeks Khutbah was about Eid!
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This is what the Quran REALLY says about Laylat Al Qadr…

The end of Ramadan is approaching us and subsequently so is the end of the last 10 nights.
Most of us know that these nights are the most important.
But why?
Well, it’s because of Laylat Al Qadr: the Night of Decree.

You might be asking yourself: what’s so remarkable about Laylat Al Qadr? Continue reading “This is what the Quran REALLY says about Laylat Al Qadr…”