All praise is due to Allah and may His choicest salutations descend upon our Master and Leader Muhammad (SAW).
“To him who desires a harvest in the life to come, We shall grant an increase in his harvest; whereas to him who desires a harvest in this world, We (may) give something thereof but he will have no share in the life to come. (Qur’an 42:20).
“This world is the planting field of the Hereafter.” (Hadith)
This world is no more than the planting field of the Hereafter. Ramadan is a time for tilling the land. Those who toil, plant seeds of virtue, irrigate their lands with tears of repentance and draw out the weeds of transgression and passion by fasting… those who draw the clouds of mercy through tilawah and dhikr will eventually yield the harvest of Jannah and save themselves from the scorching and parched terrain of Jahannam. You will reap as you sow! It is time to toil in earnest, it is time to cultivate taqwa and make our hearts fertile and receptive to the commands of Allah.
Ramadan offers us an opportunity to draw from the unlimited treasures of Allah. It is a month of receiving for those who are prepared to take.
Fasting : Cultivates taqwa
Tarawih : Irrigates the heart
Tilawah and dhik r: Sow the seeds of virtue
requenting the Masjid : Draws the rains of Allah’s mercy
Du’a : Ensures the protection of our harvest
“Allah prepares and decorates a special garden in Jannah everyday (of Ramadhân) and says to it: ‘The time is near when my faithful servants cast aside the great trials (of the world) and come to you…’”
RAMADAN IS HERE: WHERE ARE YOU?
Our fast must go beyond abstention of food and drink. The eyes, ears, tongue and heart must also consciously be made to fast. The minimum requirement of Ramadan is to stay away from all that is forbidden and to fulfil all that is fardh. The spirit of Ramadan however requires that we fulfil every nafl