Saturday, September 6, 2008
As-salaamu 'alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu.
Bismillah wa-Salaatu wa-Salaam 'ala Rasoolullah:
All my beloved brothers and sisters in Islam earnestly do I hope for you all -Ramadan kareem! Alhamdulillah! As Allah, subhanahu wa ta'ala, would have it, our Ummah has again been blessed the opportunity to enter, observe, honor and engage on what Allah has declared the Most Holy and Most Sacred Month of the year, during which began the revelation of His Message -Al Qur'an- to His Messenger Muhammad, salallahu alayhi wa salaam. It is indeed a 30-day opportunity to have poured upon us the Mercy of Allah. To be submerged in the Forgiveness of Allah. And ultimately, to have absolved and hidden every ounce of sin, molecular and colossal, and to gain the blessings of 1000 months worth of worship (Laylat ul Qadr) by the Grace, Love and Goodness of our Rabb, subhanahu wa ta'ala, should we fulfill what is prescribed on us successfully and sincerely.
May we set aside the dunya as much as within our ability and rightfully make priority Allah's Deen and the continual remembrance of Him (dikhr) through our sawm, ibadah, reading of His Kalaam and the overall learning of the various sciences and lessons of the Qur'an and Sunnah. May Allah, azza wa jall, accept our fast and praises, that is with and from all our heart, so that we might obtain all the blessings of Ramadan. AMEEN.
I leave this du'a with a video of a lecture from a respected brother in Islam, Jalal ibn Saeed, involving the topic of tawbah and it's significance, especially during Ramadan called Oceans of Forgiveness. Absorb and benefit beloved brothers and sisters, in'sha'Allah ta'ala: