Are You Prepared for Ramadan of 2009?
Again Allah has blessed us with another RAMADAN, the month of the Qur’an, the blessed one, which Allah said in his Qur’an.
month of Ramadan in which was revealed the Qur’aan, a guidance for
mankind and clear proofs for the guidance and the criterion (between
right and wrong). So whoever of you sights (the crescent on the first
night of) the month (of Ramadan i.e. is present at his home), he must
observe Sawm (fasts) that month…”
In few days, Ramadan will start, but what we need to ask ourselves is, why do we wait the ramadan to start some of our best deeds? true that in Ramadan the shayaadeen are gained but still it seems we always wait until the ramadan to start all good things. In fact, there are those muslims who don’t even go to the masjid unless its ramadan, and there are those who never go to masjid unless its 27th of Ramadan. Subhna Allah, as muslims we need to stop this habit. The Sahaba (radiyalahu an-hum) used to get prepared for Ramadan 6 months before it, and the effect of ramadan will remain on them the 6 months after it, so in the whole year, Ramadan would be part of their lives.
the hadeeth of Abu Hurayrah who said that the Messenger of Allaah
(peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “When Ramadaan comes,
the gates of Paradise are opened and the gates of Hell are closed, and
the devils are chained up.”
Alhamdulillah, we muslims are blessed really, don’t look at the suffering of this dunya (world), look at what Allah has gave you, ISLAM, which nobody can find unless Allah puts you in your heart. In Islam there comes Ramadan, which only Allah knows its reword.
I advice myself and all my brothers and sisters to put everything aside and consitrate on this month, get rid of all the sins we used commit, gain the pleasure of Allah, and ask Allah to make this month a change in your life, a Change-WITH IN.