Asalamu alaikum wa rehmatullah wa barakatuh
Hope this finds everyone in the best of health and imaan. Its the excitement and joy of yet another Ramadan that makes me want to spread some more joy and love around. It has been raining crazy since last night where I live, so much so that it threatened to strand unsuspecting folks all over the city. Alhamdulilah I reached home safe and I pray everyone else is safe and secure wherever they are. I mean of course the clouds are excited. Its ramadan! what else could explain this downpour 😛 (Oh I have missed writing here so much :,)
It was also Jummah and the Monsoon. That is like the bumper monsoon offer. Grab your duas now!! This is the time to make it. Hurry Up! I am only hoping I make the most of this day and inshaAllah of the month to come. I also pray that Allah enables us to be enriched by this month and its innumerable rewards, forgives us our sins, grants us the tawfiq to better ourselves each day and keep the Ramadan spirit alive even after the month passes us by
Narrated Sahel Ibn Sa’ad (RA): that the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: ‘Two will not be rejected, Supplication when the Adhan (call of prayer) is being called, and at the time of the rain’. [Al-Hakim 2: 114, and Abu Dawud #2540, ibn Majah]
Narrated Abu Hurairah (RA): Allah’s Messenger (SAW) talked about Friday and said: ‘There is an hour on Friday and if a Muslim gets it while offering Salat (prayer) and asks something from Allah (SWT), then Allah (SWT) will definitely meet his demand.’ And he (the Prophet (SAW) pointed out the shortness of that particular time with his hands.[Sahih al-Bukhari] .
The prophet (SAW) declared, ‘Three men whose dua is never rejected (by Allah) are: the fasting person until he breaks his fast (in another narration, when he breaks fast), the just ruler and the one who is oppressed.'[Ahmad, at-Tirmidhi – Hasan]
I cannot help but wonder how beautiful our deen is. Had it not been for Ramadan, we would hardly gear up for increased worship and the chance to expiate our sins. How slack we are and how beautifully Ramadan releases us from this slackness. We are told our duas are never rejected yet we are encouraged to pray and increase in asking on certain occasions. Allah is the Most Generous and Most Forgiving and gives and forgives through out the year but thanks to these special encouragements our hearts are a little more assured about the acceptance of our duas. SubhanAllah! How well Allah knows us.
I pray this Ramadan, we are able to witness this Mercy, power, magnificence, support, kindness and love the way we should and it helps us worship Allah with the worship due to Him. Ameen. Please remember me and my family in your precious duas.