Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Why We Need Ramadaan !



by Abu Uwais Abdullah Alee [Listen to Audio ]
Transcribed by: Umm Hasna Firdous Bint Jabir

TRANSCRIPTION:

Ramadhaan is a month of Forgiveness.
Ramadhaan is a month of Rahmah.
Ramadhaan is the month of generosity.
Ramadhaan, the month that Allaah subhaanahu wa ta’ala accepts the Tawbah of the servants, and the month that Allaah blesses His servants.

We Need a Ramadhaan

We are in need of Ramadhaan to correct ourselves, for we have forgotten Allaah tabarak wa ta’ala for the majority of the year.

To correct ourselves for we have been neglectful.
To correct ourselves for we are not upon the remembrance of Allaah.
To correct ourselves because our hearts have gotten hard, some hearts are dead, some hearts are sick, some hearts are stone-cold, some hearts are black, getting no benefit whatsoever. Some hearts are so bad, and so ill that they see a good as a Munkar, (as an evil), and they see an evil as a good. These are not as they should be.
We need a Ramadhaan. We need a Ramadhaan because our connection with Allaah tabarak wa ta’ala is not correct.


We need a Ramadhaan because we do not have any Khushoo or devotion in our Salaah.


We need a Ramadhaan because our Qura’an has dust and is sitting o­n a shelf.


We need a Ramadhaan because we never read the books of Sunnah.


We need a Ramadhaan because we don’t fast, and if we fast physically without food or drink, we don’t fast with our eyes by lowering them and our tongue by not slandering and our tongue by not lying and back-biting. We need a Ramadhaan to get ourselves back in order, to work for the Hereafter, to connect ourselves to Allaah tabarak wa ta’ala.


We need a Ramadhaan because relationships brother to brother and sister to sister is in a miserable condition.


We need a Ramadhaan because we have bad thoughts about o­ne another.


We need a Ramadhaan because of dhulm, injustice to o­ne another.


We need a Ramadhaan because there is backbiting, there is envy, there is jealousy, and there is slander.


We need a Ramadhaan because we are despicable, because we are sick, because we are  ill. (All these are diseases of the heart)


We need a Ramadhaan because we don’t believe in the promise of Allaah tabarak wa ta’ala, or if we do, we do not  implement it.


We need a Ramadhaan because it is time for us to change and become something better then we are now.


We need a Ramadhaan because that is  the o­nly thing that is  going to get us together…


We need a Ramadhaan because we don’t have unity, there’s no brotherhood


We need a Ramadhaan because there’s no respect for elders


We need a Ramadhaan because there’s no real love between us


We need a Ramadhaan, full of love and the Mercy of Allaah tabarak wa ta’ala.


A Ramadhaan like we come in, like in a clinic or a hospital, trying to solve our illnesses, trying to come out of there without the disease we came with, trying to be better than we went in with.


We need a Ramadhaan. Look around you, look to your right, look to your left, look in front of you and look behind you and you’ll say,  “We need a Ramadhaan”.


The sisters aren’t covering properly, we need a Ramadhaan. Brothers and sisters are mixing. We need a Ramadhaan. Talking o­n phones and o­n the internet, we need a Ramadhaan. This is a mess, we are in a fix, we are in a bind, and this is a problem… We need a Ramadhaan. We need a Ramadhaan to get ourselves together.


We need a Ramadhaan, that we come in the Masjid and we face the Qiblah and we say “Allaahu Akbar” and we stand in qiyaamah a long time until those diseases, that filth, that sickness, that hardness  the heart goes away.


We need a Ramadhaan that reminds us of the Hell-fire. We need a Ramadhaan that tells us that we haven’t been given a certificate that we are people of Jannah.


We need a Ramadhaan that lets us known that we are servants of Allaah tabarak wa ta’ala.
And if we were to spend our whole life, from the time we were born until Yawm al Qiyaamah in Sajdaah, it would not be enough to thank Allaah for His Mercy, His Grace and His Blessings.


We need a Ramadhaan and it is clear. If there is any fear of Allaah left in the hearts of ours and if there is any hope of Jannaah left in us, and if there is any desire to change and to be better and to be righteous and to come to the level of Ihsaan, to come to the level of a Mumim, to have taqwa, to fear Allaah … we need a Ramadhaan.


We need a Ramadhaan, a month of Tawbaah.


We need a Ramadhaan, a month of Maghfira.


We need a Ramadhaan to correct our behaviour, to correct the differences & the difficulties and the envy / jealousies in our relationship between o­ne another.

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