Saturday, 4 September 2010

Increase the Peace

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu.
We are approaching the last week of Ramadan. Those Muslims who have neglected the virtues of this month are the losers, but how those who have implemented the goodness of this Holy month are surely feeling the benefits already.

The Messenger of God (may the peace and blessings of Al'Mighty God be upon him) went to the podium and said:  “Ameen, Ameen, Ameen.” It was said to him, “O Messenger of Allah, why did you do that?” He said, “Jibreel said to me, ‘May Allah rub his nose in the dust, that person who Ramadaan comes and his sins are not forgiven,’ and I said, ‘Ameen’. Then he said, ‘May Allah rub his nose in the dust, that person who lives to see his parents grow old, one or both of them, but he does not enter Paradise,’ and I said, ‘Ameen’. Then he said, ‘May Allah rub his nose in the dust, that person in whose presence you are mentioned and he does not send blessings upon you,’ and I said, ‘Ameen.’” Narrated by Ibn Khuzaymah, al-Tirmidhi

I have researched and highlighted ways in which we can make the most of the rest of Ramadan. It is important a Muslim is constantly increasing in faith (Iman); it is this faith which makes us visible to our Lord, The Most Beneficent.

Praying (Salat) daily prayers which the first commandment to all Muslims, make supplications (Dua) to Him and stay focused in His remembrance.

Contemplating on verses of the noble Quran, Nothing will bring you more tranquility. trust me!

Try to pray in congregation, for God has guaranteed the believer that the one who prayers in congregation will neither be abandoned nor humiliated in this world and the hereafter

Performing repetitive supplications (Dhikr), keeping God Al'Mighty on your tongue will surely raise your level of faith not to mention the countless virtues they will bring to one’s life

Seeking guidance and keeping the company of the loving and righteous people. "The person is with one he loves." Al-Bukhari

Maintain that God knows all and watches over us, and knowing that He is with you:
"Have you not considered that God Al'Mighty knows what is in the heavens and what is on the earth? There is no private conversation of three but that He is the fourth of them, nor are there five but that He is the sixth of them - and no less than that and no more except that He is with them [in knowledge] wherever they are. Then He will inform them of what they did, on the Day of Resurrection. Indeed Allah is, of all things, Knowing." Surah Al-Mujadilah - The Woman Who Disputes verse 7

Visit a grave as a reminder:
"Every human being is bound to taste death, [and] in the end unto Us shall all be brought back" Surah Al-'Ankabut - The Spider verse 57

Call unto your Lord aloud or in secret and supplicate to Him especially in the third part of the night:
“The Lord descends every night to the lowest heaven when one-third of the night remains and says: ‘Who will call upon Me, that I may answer him? Who will ask of Me, that I may give him? Who will seek My forgiveness, that I may forgive him?’” Al-Bukhari