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So it’s Ramadhan, and every one is fasting and trying to do as many good deeds as possible.
But what about Anger? Jealousy? Hate?
They are a few of the hardest emotions to control, in Ramadhan and not. Infact, although people might say that it’s easier to abstain from these emotions in Ramadhan, however I think it’s infact the opposite because of the lack of food, and the short temper.
I find it quite hard personally, because I am myself a very short tempered person, and cant stand it when something isn’t fair. But then again, life isn’t fair as I get told time and time again.
With no food, water and having to cook, dying inside as you see the butter melting in the pan, and the onions frying till they’re brown and crisp.
It’s hard. But we have to keep in mind the reason why we have to keep away from these things.
Think about the dire consequences that might occur if you say something you dont mean when your brain is masked with anger.
Imagine you say to someone, “I hate you.” And you both go to sleep. You wake up but the other person doesnt. They died. Without forgiving you.
On Yawmul-Qiyamah, you will have to ask that person forgiveness, and they would have to forgive you, otherwise you might not enter Jannah. Keep in mind that this is the scariest day in the persons life, and right now they hate every one becuase of the torment they might be going through. Are they likley to forgive you, a person who’s last words echoed in their head as they passed away, words that should not be played around with?
Think about it. You dont want to do or say something bad and unjust to anybody, or you dont want to show you temper, because sisters and brothers, we dont know when we are going to die, and what state we are going to die in.
And it being Ramadhan, we want to earn reward as much as possible, and not even go near the bad. So keep away from such useless emotions, and ask for forgiveness, from Allah, and you ummah.
My older sister sent me this text last Ramadhan, before I had a blog, and today, I remembered it.
“The Annual Ramadhan sale is now on! With JANNAT up for grabs, and up to 50% off on all temptations and Shaytaans whispering, you CANNOT afford to miss these INCREDIBLE give aways! With every FARD purchased, you get the thawab SEVENTY FARA-ID! Dont forget, we are open during suhur and iftar, Please note Dua mastercard accepted at these times. So HURRY! What ARE you waiting for! Sale only on for this month!”
There was something about Nafl prayers aswell, but that was cut off half way….
Hoped you liked it, and Ramadhan Mubarak everyone!
إِنَّمَا الحَيَاةُ الدُّنْيَا لَعِبٌ وَلَهْوٌ وَإِن تُؤْمِنُوا وَتَتَّقُوا يُؤْتِكُمْ أُجُورَكُمْ وَلَا يَسْأَلْكُمْ أَمْوَالَكُمْThe life of this world is but play and pastime, but if you believe (in the Oneness of Allâh — Islâmic Monotheism), and fear Allâh, and avoid evil, He will grant you your wages, and will not ask you your wealth.
Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh! I would now like to totally contradict my previous post, and give you a story from my life, only because I feel it has a great message and deserves to be on this blog.
So without futher ado, here goes:
A couple of weeks ago, my sisters and I had decided to pray Maghrib in jama’ah, and they had elected me to be the imam (when I say elected, I mean forced.) I wasn’t happy with this, because when I’m put under pressure, I forget everything, even my Fatiha. Alhamdulillah, my Fatiha remained intact, but it was infact my second surah that got messed up. My mind had gone blank, and I just couldn’t think what the next ayah was. In the end, my sister had to help me, and I finally finished it. Come the second rakah, I’d made up my mind, I was going to read surah Ikhlas for my second surah. I didn’t want to take any risks. After that, the salah finished smoothly Alhamdulillah.
You might be reading this thinking “…..and?” Well, the message I want to get accross to you is to not think too hard about what your reading, and just let it flow out of your tongue, easily and simple, like the flowing of a river. This was a surah that I knew quite well, but come Salah time, my mind thinks too much about it, and makes up some thing I call the ‘Devil Ifs’. There are two types.
The first one is when you always think “what if I did this instead?” In my opinion, that is totally wrong, and you can’t question your previous actions, because they aren’t actually even from you, but from the Qadr of Allah. The ‘if’ that was going round in my head was ‘what if I had point blank denied to be the Imam?’
The other ‘if’ is when you make up scenarios in your head about something that hasn’t yet happened. And example: ‘What if I mess up this surah?’ This funnily enough was circling my head aswell, and I was focusing so much on the ‘ifs’ that what I didn’t want to happen actually did. However, had I let that aside, and focused on my actual prayer, this mistake wouldn’t have happened. (See how I just used the word if there just in a different way? I did this without noticing, it’s only when I read through that I noticed. But this time I’m allowed.. )
I pray and focus better when I’m angry. The reason for this is because I know I have to calm down, that I can’t present my self infront of Allah like that, not in prayer. This helps me calm down immediatley, and it’s almost as if by doing that, I have defeated Shaytan and can pray without any distractions.
May Allah give us Khushoo (concentration) in prayer. Ameen.
This blog is purely me finding interesting articles, pictures, stories and hadeeth to give to you. It is not for me to write about myself and share my life with you (if u wanna know more about me, visit this blog), it’s easier for me to post on that blog, cuz it’s what happens to me in every day life whereas for this one… I’ve been extremley busy and have not been able to search the internet for anything to really put on my blog… which is why it’s been kind of empty latley. I will try my hardest inshaAllah to find things for this blog, but at the moment I’m pretty much screwed, having no time to do a lot of things I intend to.
I hope that you will still visit this blog and be on the lookout for a new post (:-0) and still love this blog as you have in the past. (That’s if I have any fans :P)
I just want to get my exams out the way, and inshaAllah, when the summer holidays come, I will focus more on this blog that on any others. The reason I’m not doing anything now is because I dont want to do anything halfheartedly, if I’m going to do something, I want to do it properly and not just give you something which is bland and has no effect on you.
By Ammar Alshukry