She crouches idly on her padded Musallah spread out on the lounge carpet, admiring the silhouette of the sun’s rays through the window, making their final ascension for the day. She appreciates the peaceful tranquillity of the home which she has so mercifully been blessed with, and takes in the aroma of fresh delights prepared for the breaking of the fast.
But as her thoughts wander, her heart momentarily constricts when she ponders over how fortunate she is to be a part of this blessed month. How beautifully her Lord has fashioned this month, that the hearts have softened and sensitised to the extent that the mere sight of the salmon and bubblegum streaked skies initiate the tears that stem from pure gratitude, her heart in awe of His mercy bestowed on them. On the Ummat. She prays to see another Ramadhaan.
But yet, amidst this peace and solace that she experiences, and amidst the feeling of complete contentment that she is privileged to enjoy, is the considerate dampening of felicity, by the reminder that not everyone is as fortunate as she is.
A certain feeling of despondency creeps in as she remember the destitute families her husband had visited the previous week, that were so short of provisions, whilst her freezer was stocked for a year. An element of despair lurks within, when she realises that her small sacrifices and tests are nothing in comparison to those who are suffering all over the world. Her hearts sinks in complete anguish, feeling helpless and inconsolable as she realises how much she has taken for granted.
She finally raises her hands in Du’aa, to ask of Him. Because only through the help of the Almighty, will the heart feel any relief. Indeed, with every difficulty, will come twice the ease.
Because we are not to be despondent. We are not to give up hope.
Our Allah is Al- Ghafoor.. He is Ar-Raheem. He is Most-Merciful, and He hears the cries of the oppressed. There is no barrier between their Du’aas and Him.
He does not want us to sit in any type of limbo, feeling defeated, because of the sufferings of our dear Muslim brothers and sister.
Yes, we feel for them and we need to pray for them, but we should never despair of Allah Ta’ala’s plan. Indeed, He has set a measure for all things, and is on our side.
And as for our Mujaahideen, who are so adamantly defending our Sacred Mosque from the Zionists, may Allah Ta’ala make it easy for them to always fend off the enemy. May He grant then the best stages in Jannah. Aameen.
“And never think of those who have been killed in the cause of Allah as dead. Rather, they are alive with their Lord, receiving rizq (provision), rejoicing in what Allah has bestowed upon them of His bounty, and they receive good tidings about those [to be martyred] after them who have not yet joined them – that there will be no fear concerning them, nor will they grieve.” (Ali Imran: 169-170)
May Allah Ta’ala make them victorious in their task for as long as possible. It has been said that with the fall of the Masjid, will be the rise of Dajjaal.
The cracks in the walls are visible, and the tunnels underneath Al-Aqsa have been built. But we are not to become too wrapped up in these things. Where our intentions are there, and efforts are made, Allah can defeat any army.
Because it seems like every Ramadhaan, the Muslim world is being targeted in the most vicious way. The mass of the videos going around make one shudder with fear, disbelief in the evident violence and oppression that is on-going. There is a rightful concern that has taken over the Ummah, as we see what has been occurring. We sometimes even find it a challenge to press the play button on our phones as we receive a new video, so horrifying is some of the footage.
Indeed, it is so heart-wrenching to watch and hear about the plight of our brothers, sisters and children suffering all around the world. Our hearts go out to the forgotten and tortured people of Afghanistan, Bosnia, Khasmir, Somalia, C.A.R , Syria and Palestine.
It’s heart-breaking to see innocent children lined up in their shrouds and Salaatul Janazah being read on them.
We are rendered speechless, as the tears are shed when we watch a young child cleaning up the blood of his beloved ones.
The Ummah’s condition have become such that seeing the spilling of their blood is something trivial to the world.
So where do we go from here? What do we do? Where do we start?
We have to begin by going back in history and see what Sahaba (RA) did when they were in a this plight. There was an incident in a battle where Sahaba (RA) were on the defensive, and the commander immediately called on his army to check their A’maal. With this, they found that they were lax in the usage of the siwaak. He immediately commanded them to remedy it.
They got hold of tree branches and began the Sunnah. No sooner did the kuffaar witness them doing so, awe and fear entered their hearts and they deserted the battlefield.
So we, dear Muslims, as an Ummah, need to introspect. Allah Ta’ala will not change the conditions of a nation until they change what’s within them.
Indeed, our beloved Allah is so merciful that He wants good for us. He wants us to come back to HIM. He knows how far we have gone from Him, and He gives us daily reminders but we fail to take heed.
Hence, every year, we find that during Ramadhaan the onslaught against the Muslims and Islam intensify. Why? At this time, the Muslims hearts are softer, Shaytaan isn’t around, hence its easier to reflect and mend our ways.
Allah Ta’ala’s way is different. He, in His infinite wisdom, knows best about the affairs of His servants.
Sadly, it takes the blood of our fellow Muslims to make us change, Insha Allah. Fortunately Allah Ta’ala spared us… We are too weak to endure such severe conditions. Their Imaan and Yaqeen in Allah is so strong, that they are burying their little ones, and they can bear to see their loved ones in pain.
Let us not let all their sacrifices go for waste, and become blinded by all fickle excuses of politics, greed and other reasons. It may play some role in the affairs of the Ummah, but not all.
It is said that only two percent of the Ummah is on Salaah. Two percent. Where are the prayers of the rest of us? The Yahood are aware of what is happening. They go to the Masjids and see that for the Fajr prayer, our menfolk are lax. As long as they are not filling up the Masjids for the most powerful Salaah of the day, the Muslims will be easily defeated. As long as we are imitating the west, and compromising on our Deen, we won’t win.
So before we have the marches and protests, in which open mixing and intermingling is taking place, we need to repent to Allah Ta’ala. In the name of ‘Islam’, we are incurring Allah’s wrath, not thinking about how our sins will never bring His help. May He forgive us.
Let us, as an Ummah, turn to Allah in obedience. Let us sincerely pray for his forgiveness. We can mend our ways so that conditions may change for the Ummah as a whole. We, as a united Ummah, can again draw from the unseen help of Allah. We cannot sit back and wait for things to change. We cannot wait for help from the kuffaar.
They have ganged up against Islam and the Muslims, and even the so-called Muslim governments cannot do a thing. So where else can a bleeding Ummah turn to and go, but to Allah?
So Umattis, along with all the Yaseen Shairief khataam, Ayate karima khatams and heartfelt Du’aas, let us in this blessed month of mercy, have mercy on ourselves and our suffering brothers and sisters around the world.
Let us pledge to Allah to abandon at least one sin from our life and pledge bring one Sunnah into our lives for His pleasure with hope that HE will change the conditions of this bleeding Ummah. When a slave of Allah takes a step towards Allah, Allah will run towards him.
Indeed, in this Zamanah, we have come to a stage where we need to be active in improving our lifestyles.
We need to give up our own extravagance and wastage, and stop following the brands of the west. We are falling for every trap, and our youth is the biggest concern. We, as adults, have a little more wisdom, and have witnessed just a bit of the realities, but our youth is completely brainwashed. With the click of a button, the schemes of the Kuffar are at play. Let’s bring our kids up so that there concern is shifted. Let’s help them to see who is the Strongest Power in the world.
Dear sisters, let us start dressing modestly, and forget about that camel-hump hijaab which is a sign of Qiyaamah. We need to stop imitating the Kufaar. We need to become punctual with all our Salaah, and catch up with the Qazaah namaaz’s we have.
If we really want to make a difference, we need to start with this. It costs nothing, but will have an eternal reward.
Do please send your money if you can, and definitely boycott the products, but remember that without Allah’s help, all the money and boycotting will go nowhere. Without Him, we are truly at a loss.
So, they can continue exiling our brothers, sisters and children. They can murder our beloved fellow Muslims, but even if they kill them, we need to show them that the true Islam will never die.
Even when they strip them of their homes and possessions, this will not waver the belief in one God and our practise of the Perfect Example (Sallaluhu Alaihi wasallam). Even when they torture the Ummatis in all parts of the world, trampling their beards, forcing them to give up their beloved Allah (SWT), we won’t let them defeat us.
Deen. Imaan. Salaah. Qur’an. Sunnah.
These are all available for grabs, but they are not for everyone.
These are for the chosen ones who obey Allah. Those are only for the ones who really want it.
So dear Muslims, start wanting it. This is not the time for complacency. We can’t sit back and let our Deen diminish. If we don’t want it, He will snatch it away.
Start treasuring it, because this is our gift… This is our Amaanat.
And for those going to fight for Islam, and strive for it…
O armies of the Ummah of Islam…
Bait-ul-Maqdis seeks your help, Al-Aqsa cries out for your help … and it calls upon you!
Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar! Rise up for the prayer, Rise up for success! It calls on you to rise up for Jihad … Will you answer the call, will you liberate it from the abomination of the Jews, will you be sincere to Allah? Imagine that death in the name of Allah. May Allah make us and our menfolk among the true Mujaahideen and Shuhadaa.
May Allah give us the strength to raise our sons with that Fikr. May they be the ones who will fight on the side of Imam Mahdi, upholding the truth of Islam.
Let us show our commitment by doing one thing at least.
They can kill the Muslims, but definitely, they can never kill Islam.
“O you who have believed, what is [the matter] with you that, when you are told to go forth in the cause of Allah, you adhere heavily to the earth? Are you satisfied with the life of this world rather than the Hereafter? But what is the enjoyment of worldly life compared to the Hereafter except a [very] little. If you do not go forth, He will punish you with a painful punishment and will replace you with another people, and you will not harm Him at all. And Allah is over all things competent.”
N.B. May Allah guide myself to firstly apply it to my life and grant the Ummah the tawfeeq to do so as well.
Dear Muslims, I have heard of a few sisters starting a ‘Sunnah Revival’ to draw Allah’s mercy into our homes and the entire world. We can work on a Sunnah a week, or a month, if I could get some feedback? I think to start with the use of Miswaak in or out of Whudhu will be a good idea. JazakAllah Khair.
Do keep up with the Qur’an recitation and Salaah.. Indeed, Allah’s help is never far away.
For those interested in reading about the plans for Masjidul-Aqsa, we don’t advise wasting too much of time worrying about it, especially in this precious month, but I think an awareness is also important.
It’s fall will be at the appointed time. Don’t get caught up in conspiracies and arguments. There will always be enemies of Islam.
Have received it and thought it quite informative, however, please do not dwell on it and feel despondent. Allah is above it all. Let us turn to Him for help.
Humble request for Du’aas, especially in the last ten days of this beautiful month. May we make the most of them, Insha Allah.