Wishing you very blessed feast days. Allahumma taqqabbal.
” You who believe, give charitably from the good things you have acquired and that We have produced for you from the earth. Do not give away the bad things that you yourself would only accept with your eyes closed: remember that God is self-sufficient, worthy of all praise.
Satan threatens you with the prospect of poverty and commands you to do foul deeds; God promises you His forgiveness and His abundance: God is limitless and all knowing,
and He gives wisdom to whoever He will. Whoever is given wisdom has truly been given much good, but only those with insight bear this in mind.
Whatever you may give, or vow to give, God knows it well, and those who do wrong will have no one to help them.
If you give charity openly, it is good, but if you keep it secret and give to the needy in private, that is better for you, and it will atone for some of your bad deeds: God is well aware of all that you do.
It is not for you [Prophet] to guide them; it is God who guides whoever He will. Whatever charity you give benefits your own soul, provided you do it for the sake of God: whatever you give will be repaid to you in full, and you will not be wronged. “
Qur’an Surah Al-Baqarah 2: 267-272
“By the dawn. And by the ten nights, and the even and the odd. And the night when it passes!”
Qur’an 89, 1-4
We just entered the ten last days of Ramadan, with their most blessed nights, nights that are far better than a thousand months.
Now it is time to gather all our strength to spend as many of these nights as possible in prayer and contemplation.
United in Faith
قُلْ ءَامَنَّا بِٱللَّهِ وَمَآ أُنزِلَ عَلَيْنَا وَمَآ أُنزِلَ عَلَىٰٓ إِبْرَٰهِيمَ وَإِسْمَـٰعِيلَ وَإِسْحَـٰقَ وَيَعْقُوبَ وَٱلْأَسْبَاطِ وَمَآ أُوتِىَ مُوسَىٰ وَعِيسَىٰ وَٱلنَّبِيُّونَ مِن رَّبِّهِمْ لَا نُفَرِّقُ بَيْنَ أَحَدٍۢ مِّنْهُمْ وَنَحْنُ لَهُۥ مُسْلِمُونَ
Say, ˹O Prophet,˺ “We believe in Allah and what has been revealed to us and what was revealed to Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob, and his descendants; and what was given to Moses, Jesus, and other prophets from their Lord—we make no distinction between any of them, and to Him we ˹fully˺ submit.”
United in faith – these days, when Ramadan, pesach and Easter come together.
May the world be blessed with peace, understanding, tolerance and empathy.
a fasting body – a clear mind
Allah says: “We send the winds to fertilize, and We bring down water from the sky for you to drink- you do not control its sources.
It is We who give life and death; it is We who inherit [everything].
We know exactly those of you who come first and those who come later.”
“Be a role model to your children
– they’ll likely do just as you do….”
Ramadan moubarak said 1443 to all and everyone. May the world be blessed with peace, harmony and understanding.
Allah’s Apostle (Peace be upon him, sws) said,
“When the month of Ramadan starts, the gates of the heaven are opened and the gates of hell are closed and the devils are chained.”
Happy Spring and month of Shabâan!