So today through out the day, and yesterday, I’ve been constantly thinking, just about this month and about the many things that it brings. And one thing i was thinking about was Allah has blessed us with a family, friends, people we love and care about, and people that have passed on who we never got the chance to tell them we love and care about them. It’s pretty sad how we don’t take the time out of our day to say thank you to the people around us, just telling them we love them, and that we don’t know where we would be without them.
Today i realized how thankful I am for my parents, and how much I appreciate every little thing they do, even though i get so angry at them for getting angry at me, I can never be able to thank them enough for all the effort they put into helping me grow up.
Before I speak to anyone else I’d like to remind myself , that my mother is the one who carried me, fed me, and took care of me, my father is the one who provided the money for this house, for the food on our table, for this iftar and suhoor.
My parents put together are like the ultimate person, they are amazing in every way possible mashaAllah. I wouldn’t want anyone other then them.
May Allah keep them strong in health, May He keep our parents close to us always, May He help us learn to appreciate them more.
“And your Lord has commanded that you shall not serve (any) but Him, and that you shall show goodness to your parents. If either or both of them reach old age with you, say not to them (so much as) “Ugh” nor chide them, and speak to them a generous word.”
Noble Qur’an, Surat Bani Isra’il (17) Verse 23
Also we need to be thankful for every little thing that is given to us, as mentioned before , there are people int he world who aren’t blessed as we are, they don’t have an education, free health care, food, money, clothes, parents, and the list goes on. We need to thank Allah fore everything we have and we need to stop wanting more, take 5 minute s out of your day to just simply say Alhamdulillah, or Thank You Allah for everything you have given me , and I’m sure everything after will come easy. To be Thankful to Allah is simply being aware of His presence and mercy, His power around us, and His favors He bestowed upon us. Like the Prophet Muhammed (Peace & Blessings be upon him ) said: ” Should I not be a grateful servant?” [ Sahih Bukhari & Sahih Muslim] . We should be Thankful to Him for Islam, for the Quran, for guidance towards this beautiful amazing flawless religion. Allah says in the Quran as well : “But if you count the favors of Allah, never will you be able to number them.” [Sûrah Ibrâhîm: 34] May Allah give us the ability to Thank Him more often, and to remember him daily, and bring our hearts closer to him every day. InshaAllah !
Alhamdulillah the second day of ramadhan is over, the day’s seem to go by fast, even though only two have gone by. Today , I realized how important knowledge is to a believer, simply by looking at the quran, a person can tell how much is put into that book, to think that from cover to cover, all those pages in between are filled with countless stories of the prophets in the past, the lessons they brought, and what happened to their people when they rejected faith.
As musilms, we need to educate ourselves about islam, knowledge is like gold, it can only be found once you go out of your way to get it. so in this case, money is needed to get gold, the same way you need to go out of your way to get knowledge, by going to scholarly people, reading books, asking questions, only then will we find contentment in what we learned.
May Allah give us all the ability to gain the knowledge we all need to know InshaAllah. :)
The time of the night where we pray for the night, no it is not compulsary for you to do so, but don’t you want those blessings of the night? In the night Allah showers His blessings the same way He does during the day. usually we don’t spend time preforming our nafl prayers, however we should keep in mind that in ramadhan, Allah multiplies the reward of the good we do. The word taraweeh comes from an Arabic word which means to rest and relax, in most places, Imaams lead the prayers in the order of the Quran. One day reciting the first portion of the quran, the second day the second portion , so on and so forth. The prayer can be long, since it is 20 rakaats, it may sound tiring, but after a set of 4 rakaats, the one who is praying, sits and rests, this is where the ‘rest’ part in the tirawhi comes from. Although its a long time period we should keep in mind the benefits that come out of it InshaAllah! Although these prayers are are voluntary [ nafl ] it is much recomended, and widely practiced. It is also encouraged to preform the prayers in the masjid as a congregation ( this, because it brings muslims together as an ummah) both men and women.
Also, the thing that I find so amazing about the tirawhi prayers are that young boys who just completed memorizing the Quran, lead the prayer. Like it’s just amazing to me, and eye opener really.
May Allah give us all the ability to preform the tirawhi prayers, May He give us the ability to gain the blessings that He has showered upon us . InshaAllah !