Tuesday, August 9, 2011

9th Ramadhan 1432H


Alhamdulilllah, the first ten days of Ramadhan will soon come to pass. Some of us have recited more chapters of the Quran than others. Some have not missed teraweh yet.  On matters of ibadah we should compare with people who are better than us so that we become encouraged. On matters of dunya's affluence we should compare with those who are less fortunate than us, so that we may be grateful.

Let's just do whatever little bit we can this Ramadhan InshaAllah. And looking yet again at the words of the honorable Shaykh Abdul Qadir Al-Jilani in his Ramadhan tausiyah, he said:
"Do not forget the One who does not forget you! Do not be heedless of the One who is never heedless of you! Remember death, for the Angel of Death  (malak al-maut) is entrusted with your spirits (arwah). Do not be deluded by your youth, your property and everything you have around you. All that you have around you will soon be taken from you and you will recall how you squandered and wasted these days in futile pursuits. You will feel remorse but remorse will do you no good. Soon you will die. You will recall my words and the wise advice I gave you, and in your grave you will wish you were with me and taking instruction from me. Try hard to accept my words and to put them into practice, so that you may be with me in this world and the hereafter..."

Alhamdulillah, we are able to feel the presence of Ghawth al Azam though we are 887 years apart. May Allah make us benefit from the advice of all the mashaikh whom we love. May Allah let us be in their company in the hereafter, and also the company of everyone else whom we love in this dunya.

Ramadhan Kareem!

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