Wednesday, August 24, 2011

24th Ramadhan 1432H


It's the night of 25th Ramadhan. While we prepare ourselves and look out for Laylatul Qadar either tonight or the nights of 27th or 29th Ramadhan, we should remember to offer our worship with all our heart. Oftentimes, we perform mechanically without any concern for what matters most - which is love.

Mawlana Shaykh Nazim in an essay called Love is Lovely, said:
"Yes, seek to improve with every new day, for the Holy Prophet said: 'Whoever does not improve with each day is losing ground.' What does this mean? It doesn’t mean that if we pray forty rakaats of prayer today, we should pray forty-one tomorrow and forty-two the next day. No, that is not required, what is intended is that you fill your worship with ever more love of your Lord, so that He will observe: “My servant has sent Me more love today than yesterday. “One of our Grandsheikhs summarised perfectly what I am trying to say: “An atom’s weight of love is worth more than seventy years’ worship without love.”

So imagine if Laylatul Qadar is better than a thousand months of worship, imagine if we were to do it with love. Imagine sending so much more love for so long a time...
Read the entire essay on 'Love is Lovely' here

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