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Ramadan Reminders 2020, Day 24

DAY 24: LOOK AT THE BRIGHTER SIDE

وعن أبي يحيى صهيب بن سنان رضي الله عنه قال‏:‏ قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏ “‏عجبا لأمر المؤمن إن أمره كله له خير، وليس ذلك لأحد إلا للمؤمن ‏:‏ إن أصابته سراء شكر فكان خيراً له، وإن أصابته ضراء صبر فكان خيراً له‏”‏ ‏(‏‏(‏رواه مسلم‏)‏‏)‏‏.‏

Abu Yahya Suhaib bin Sinan … Continue Reading

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Ramadan Reminders 2020, Day 23

DAY 23: EXERCISE SELF DISCIPLINE

إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَا يُغَيِّرُ مَا بِقَوْمٍ حَتَّىٰ يُغَيِّرُوا مَا بِأَنفُسِهِمْ ۗ 

“…Verily, Allah will not change the condition of people as long as they do not change their state themselves…”

[Al-Ra’d 13:11]

We are born as individuals and will be standing in front of Allah ﷻ as individuals. So depending on the hands of others … Continue Reading

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Ramadan Reminders 2020, Day 22

DAY 22: MAKE THE MOST OF NOW

Ibn Abbas (رضي الله عنه) narrated that,

The Prophet ﷺ said, “There are two blessings which many people lose: (They are) Health and free time for doing good.”

[Sahih al-Bukhari 6412]

Sometimes we are forced to realize the value of things only after we have lost them. One such important yet underrated blessing … Continue Reading

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Ramadan Reminders 2020, Day 21

DAY 21 : HAVE FAITH

وَلَنَبْلُوَنَّكُم بِشَيْءٍ مِّنَ الْخَوْفِ وَالْجُوعِ وَنَقْصٍ مِّنَ الْأَمْوَالِ وَالْأَنفُسِ وَالثَّمَرَاتِ ۗ وَبَشِّرِ الصَّابِرِينَ * الَّذِينَ إِذَا أَصَابَتْهُم مُّصِيبَةٌ قَالُوا إِنَّا لِلَّهِ وَإِنَّا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُونَ*

“And we will surely test you with something of fear and hunger and a loss of wealth and life and fruits, but give good tidings to the patient. Those who when disaster Continue Reading

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Ramadan Reminders 2020, Day 20

DAY 20 : LISTEN TO UNDERSTAND.

إِنَّ فِي ذَٰلِكَ  لَذِكْرَىٰ لِمَن كَانَ لَهُ قَلْبٌ أَوْ أَلْقَى السَّمْعَ وَهُوَ شَهِيدٌ *

“Indeed in that is a reminder for whoever has a heart or who listens while he is present [in mind].”

[Qaf 50:37]

We are so absorbed with our own preoccupations sometimes we don’t understand to listen, but to reply. Hasty … Continue Reading

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Ramadan Reminders 2020, Day 19

DAY 19: SPEAK WELL OF OTHERS.

مَّا يَلْفِظُ مِن قَوْلٍ إِلَّا لَدَيْهِ رَقِيبٌ عَتِيدٌ*

“Man does not utter any word except that with him is an observer prepared [to record].”

[Surah Al Qaf 50:18]

Many times we tend to forget that there is somebody with us 24/7 recording our actions as well as our intentions. This forgetfulness makes us deliver … Continue Reading

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Ramadan Reminders 2020, Day 18

DAY 18: DON’T MAKE EXCUSES.

هَٰذَاا يَوْمُ لَا يَنطِقُونَ* وَلَا يُؤْذَنُ لَهُمْ فَيَعْتَذِرُونَ* 

“This is a Day they will not speak, Nor will it be permitted for them to make an excuse.”

[Surah Al-Mursalat 77: 35-36]

When we stand before Allah ﷻ on the day of judgement, we would be put in a situation where we cannot raise excuses in … Continue Reading