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Ramadan Reminders 2018: Day 21

DAY 21

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته،

Assalamu alaykum warahmatullah wabarakatuh,
We pray you managed to get up and pray Tahajjud. 🤗
Train yourself this month to:-

((ربي اشرح لي صدري و يسر لي أمري و احلل عقدة من لساني يفقه قولي ، ربي زدني علما وارزقني حكمةً و فهما))

Rabby ishrah ly sadry wa yassirly amry wahlul u’qdatan min lisanny yafqahu Qawly rabby zidny ilma war-ruzqny hikma wa fahma.

(رَبِّ اشْرَحْ لِي صَدْرِي * وَيَسِّرْ لِي أَمْرِي * وَاحْلُلْ عُقْدَةً مِنْ لِسَانِي * يَفْقَهُوا قَوْلِي)

“O my Lord! Open for me my chest (grant me self-confidence, contentment, and boldness). And ease my task for me; And make loose the knot (the defect) from my tongue (i.e. remove the incorrectness from my speech), so that they understand my speech.” [Surat Ta-Ha 25 – 28]

(وَقُلْ رَبِّ زِدْنِي عِلْمًا)

And say: “My Lord! Increase me in knowledge.”[Surat Ta-Ha 114]
It’s a common dua among us, but do we regularly say it when we wake up?
You might notice we have added “Hikma” there; that is for the following reason:
Allah says (Surah Al-Baqara, Verse 269):

يُؤْتِي الْحِكْمَةَ مَن يَشَاءُ وَمَن يُؤْتَ الْحِكْمَةَ فَقَدْ أُوتِيَ خَيْرًا كَثِيرًا وَمَا يَذَّكَّرُ إِلَّا أُولُو الْأَلْبَابِ

He grants wisdom to whom He pleases, and whoever is granted wisdom, he indeed is given a great good and none but men of understanding mind.
Allah tells us the one who is granted wisdom, indeed, has been given a great blessing.
Let’s ask Allah in this Ramadan to grant us wisdom.
Train yourself this month to :-
First, reflect on yourself and correct the necessary deeds/actions that need to be changed.
Secondly: Command what is good and forbid what is evil. We have been praised by Allah for being the best Ummah because of this specific action:

(كُنْتُمْ خَيْرَ أُمَّةٍ أُخْرِجَتْ لِلنَّاسِ تَأْمُرُونَ بِالْمَعْرُوفِ وَتَنْهَوْنَ عَنِ الْمُنْكَرِ وَتُؤْمِنُونَ بِاللَّهِ)

You are the best of peoples ever raised up for mankind; you enjoin Al-Ma’ruf (good) and forbid Al-Munkar (evil), and you believe in Allah. [Surat Aal-E-Imran 110]
We mostly try to avoid correcting something negative in someone because we love that person and fear hurting them, but that is not real love! If you love them, then why are you letting them walk down a path of destruction, claiming you “fear hurting them”?
Read the above dua before you approach any situation and have faith that Allah will help you through it. Learn the best ways to advise and correct someone.
The reason we started with reflecting on your deeds first is because sometimes someone behaves in a specific manner with you because of YOU!
It may sound contradictory, so let’s simplify: The main source of all that bad behaviour in someone might be YOU.
Your reaction to a specific behavior, your responses, and your facial expressions may contribute to continuing the said behavior.
First, analyse yourself before you point a finger at someone.
Keep up with this attitude of reflecting on your actions and deeds and see the positive reaction from your partner/friend.
Baaraka Allah feekum.
BM ~ S. Ansari ~ Sharifah Z.

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