Salam Ramadan (Part I)

Salam Ramadan Kareem..

Alhamdulillah, my praise to Allah, as I’m still breathing His air, still standing on His earth, full of health.. to experience this Ramadan once again –  The month full of barakah and rahmah.

Today we’re already in the 3rd day of Ramadan. Regrets deep in my heart as the first two days went away without I made the full out of the days. InsyaAllah will try to fill the rest of this Ramadan better.

As promised, a year ago I wanted to share what I’ve got from the usrah session I attended. About Ramadan kareem.. insyaAllah.

ـٰٓأَيُّهَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ كُتِبَ عَلَيۡڪُمُ ٱلصِّيَامُ كَمَا كُتِبَ عَلَى ٱلَّذِينَ مِن قَبۡلِڪُمۡ لَعَلَّكُمۡ تَتَّقُونَ

O ye who believe! fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you that ye may (learn) self-restraint. (Quran S2:183)

Ramadan – A madrasah.

Why such name – Madrasah Ramadan? This is the month where muslims educate and train themselves to become the better muslims, mukmins.. and inshaAllah muttaqins. As in Allah’s firman above..  لَعَلَّكُمۡ تَتَّقُونَ

We would seek the rewards promised by Allah according to Rasulullah s.a.w. many hadiths in this holy month, through:

  • performing lots of ibadah – qiam al lail, Quran recitation and memorisation, fasting itself
  • hablu min an nas – sadaqah, serving iftar, and other amal jariah
  • personal achievements – abstinence from doing maksiat (includes fitnah, saying bad things about others), sabar.. etc, etc..

And it is hoped, from what we do and work for throughout Ramadhan, we would be istiqamah and would remain doing them for the rest of the year. InshaAllah

Salam Ramadhan

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