Following Ramdan's preperation porgram
The seventh message: The gush of a River
Praise be to Allah, and may peace and blessings be upon his prophet..
My beloved in ALLAH,
Where are you?
The one who doesn't prepare for Ramadan doesn't reap its fruits.
The righteous ancestors (Salaf-us-Saleh ) used to prepare for Ramadan six months before it, and now we are preparing only three months before Ramadan...
O' Allah allow us to witness Ramadan...keep asking Allah to reach Ramadan and don't ever stop!
Don't you want to be want to be freed from hell fire?
Don't you want your previous and future sins to be forgiven?
Don't you want to witness the night of "Al-Qadr" (the night of Decree); and gain over 83 years of worship and obedience to Allah?
Don't you want to fast, be written by Allah as one of His righteous slaves, and be invited to enter from the door of "Rayan" in paradise?
O' brothers and sisters...
Where's the determination? Where's the hard work? Where's Allah's love in your hearts? Where's the longing for His closeness? Where's the desire to change?
The chance is there right in front of you, so don't lose it!!
I want to ask all of those who are participating with us, how are your hearts now? Did they soften by any means? Did they soften even for a little bit?
Or are they still deviated? Are they still hard?
We're supposed to be done with the first stage by today
If the previous steps didn't remove any veil of the veils that are covering the heart and keeping it away from the sensation of Allah's company, then we need a strong and effective curing pre_script_ion.
Today we will cure the hard hearts. This will be achieved through a making a deed as strong as the gush of a river...
Didn't Allah the all Might say " Then, after that, your hearts were hardened and became as stones or even worse in hardness. And indeed, there are stones out of which rivers gush forth, and indeed, there are of them (stones) which split asunder so that water flows from them, and indeed, there are of them (stones) which fall down for fear of Allah. And Allah is not unaware of what you do. " (Al- Baqara 74)
We want an outstanding act of worship which softens hard hearts to achieve these hearts of the righteous slaves...
The prophet peace and blessings be upon said:" Allah the Exalted has vessls on earth and the vessels of Allah are the hearts of his worshipers and the most loved to him are the softest and most tender... " narrated by elTabarani and classified as sahih by al Albani
Motraf Ibn Abd ALLAH Al shokhair said:
" Brothers and sisters work hard when you can. If it turned out to be (on the day of judgement) like what we hope from Allah's mercy and forgiveness, we'll achieve the greatest levels in heaven. And if our judgement day turned out to be like what we fear and watch out for, by then we will not say "Our Lord! Bring us out, we shall do righteous good deeds, not (the evil deeds) that we used to do." but we will say: we have worked hard but it didn't bring us any benefit!!"
Hafsa bent serene used to say:
"O' young people, work, as the time of work is while you are young"
(eqteda' alelem lelamal page 109)
El hassan el Basry said: The believer will face his deeds in his grave. If he had done good, he will see goodness; and if his deeds were evil, he will face evil. Thus we should take the chance while we can and work hard may Allah bless the time we have left" (eqteda' alelem lelamal p.97)
The practical assignment
make a big charity, or read a lot of Quran today, pray for a long time at night, do a good deed you have never done before, help a muslim brother in resolving his problems, pay his debt, help the needy, visit an ill patient, help a Muslim to fulfill his need...
And Allah will guide who ever he wants to the right path...
Written by: Sheikh Hany Hilmy