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September 18, 2006
Glimpse on the month of Ramadhan

by AlBushra


Our opportunity to strengthen and make firm our belief
Is in Ramadhan, where there is much relief.

We have transgressed in the past, and have gone astray
But now so simple it is to gain taqwa, maghfirah, and hidaya to His way

This month is a blessing, a gift, a training
Subhanallah, on every single day, Allah's mercy is raining

Are we ready to change, do we REALLY want to change?
Free of cost---our lives, habits, and actions we can rearrange

Abandoning gheebah,excessive laughing and useless talking
Speaking beautiful words, smiling much,and to the masajid we are walking

Cloaking our inner and outerselves with hayya wa iman
Worshipping even more than we possibly can

Fingers are thrusted in our ear, reserving them from now on
to hear Al Haqq wa Al-Quran

Rejecting anything this day forward that will make us weaker,
for we are only Insaan.

Sadd Al dha'raii, preventing the means for any sin
Fusthabiqul khayrat, rushing to please Allah and racing to win

Purification of the soul and attaining taqwa is the ultimate goal
along with submitting every moment of our life to perfect our servitude role

It seems like a breeze and indeed it will fly by;
Once Shawaal is here, we will let out a long sad sigh

But if use Ramadhan to its full benefit, and strenuously make our faith stronger,
We will see in our future, with Allah's help, Ramadhan and its effects will remain with us longer.


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abupepper said

Assalaamu Alaikum:

Al Bushra, jazakum Allah Khairan for this prep poem for Ramadaan.

I am so looking forward to Ramadaan...Alhamdulillah...this life is beautiful, when it is spent in submission to Allah...and may our submission be at the highest level during Ramadaan...And may Allah accept our efforts...Ameen

Ma'Assalaama

on September 18, 2006 2:20 PM
Ibtisam said

yah ! Assalaamu Alaikum,

Ramadhaan is here! Ramadhaan kareem everyone! Ramadhaan Mubarik everyone!

on September 19, 2006 12:40 PM
Mohammed said

Asak,

Please visit : http://www.islamicfinder.org/ramadan.php?lang=english

on September 22, 2006 1:08 AM
abupepper said

Assalaamu Alaikum Everyone:

* J * U * M * M * A * H * --- * M * U * B * A * R * A * K *

&

~ R a m a d a a n ~ ~ ~ M u b a r a k ~


Ramadaan starts this weekend, insha'Allah.

So lets drop talking about moonsighting and start mentally preparing ourselves for the blessing that is Ramadaan Kareem...Allah has granted us to re-live this month, and so lets start it with optimism, hope, and thankfulness, insha'Allah.

Ma'Assalaama

on September 22, 2006 11:46 AM
Saima Iqbal said

Asalaam Alaikum everyone,

Ramadan Mubarak!

on September 24, 2006 2:04 PM
abupepper said

Salaam:

This Ramadaan aim for excellence by setting goals that are not part of your daily norms...

So for example:

1- First start with a sincere Niyaah to do an extra act of ibadaah during Ramadaan....then comes the action and an effort to accomplish this.

2- If Taraweeh is not part of your normal ibadaah, then aim to atleast do 8 rakah. If you do 8 rakah as normal, aim to do 20 rakah, insha'Allah.

2- Aim to do Qiyam-al-Layl (tahajjud) prayers. If you do Qiyaam-al-layl then increase the time while at it.

3- If you recite Quraan, aim for a full completion of Quraan, if this is easier for you, then aim to do multiple Khatm Quraan, insha'Allah.

4- If you do monthly sadakah, aim to give sadakah every Friday of Ramaddan. If you already do this, then give sadakah every day (even a dime will do), insha'Allah.

5- If you havent hosted any muslim brothers/sisters to break the fast (during Iftaar) then do this atleast once. If you already do this, aim to do more frequently. Moreover, you can partnership with others to host an iftaar.

6- Do Dawah to your neighbors, if you havent done that already. An easy and pleasing way is to make gift baskets, with Dates, fresh fruits and juice bottles, alongwith a translation of Quraan and literature on Islaam and Jesus & Mariyam Alehessalaam.

7- And if you make dua (and ask for Maghfirah)...then make more dua...if you make dua once a day, try to make dua 5 times a day, start making dua before you enter your home, before you start work, before you sleep, and when you wake up, insha'Allah.

Aim for excellence-sincerely, in all your ibadah...and Allah will either give you 10 times (or more) of the reward or atleast 1 reward (by atleast making the niyaah), insha'Allah.

Dont short change yourself...if you aim for nothing...you will get nothing from Allah....and be patient with the creation of Allah, especially during Ramadaan.

Ma'Assalaama

on September 26, 2006 7:59 AM
al bushra said

Mashaallah nice goals, May Allah swt help us implement the goals and resolutions that we make.Ameen.

on September 26, 2006 9:15 PM
Mohammed said

Assalamualaikum warahmathullahi wabarakatuhu,

RAMAZAN MUBARAK

Jazakallah Khair brother for the goals, insha allah we will implement all of them. May Allah accept it from us, and grant us best reward.
Two things to do more during ramazan:
1. First Kalima i.e. La ilaha illallah , Muhammad ur rasool Allah ( There is no god but Allah and Muhammad(saw) is prophet of Allah.
2. Astaghfaar (Repentance)
Two things to seek more from Allah:
1. Jannah ( Paradise)
2. Safety from Hell fire.
May Allah grant lailatul Qadr to all muslims.

on September 26, 2006 11:47 PM
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