A Plan For Ramadhan

17 September 2006 at 8:14 am 12 comments

Excerpt from “The Supplication that Receives an Answer”

by Ahmad ‘Abdul-Jawaad

I recommend seven things to you, my brother Muslim, and I give you three injunctions.

1 – Would you not wish to be one of those whom Allah loveth? So love your Prophet –to whom may Allah’s Blessings and Peace be granted- and the members of his family, and be good to your parents.

2 – Do you not wish to be as the one who he says, ‘O my Lord, O my Lord’, Allah will say: ‘Your call is answered, My servant, if you ask you will be given it’? So enjoy what is lawful, then your supplication will be answered; exact justice for men from yourself; and deal with people with a good disposition.

3 – Would you not wish to be one of those whose supplications receive an answer and whose Scrolls will shine with light on the Day of Resurrection? Purify your heart and say frequently, ‘There is no god but Allah and I ask Allah’s Forgiveness of my sin and of those pertain to the believing men and women’; and do not be one of those who are unheedful.

4 – Would you not wish to belong to those who are given to praise Allah, who will be Nearest to Allah? For when the servant says, ‘Praise be to Allah’, Allah says, ‘My servant has thanked and praised Me’. So say often, ‘Praise be to Allah and Peace be upon His servants whom He has chosen’.

5 – Do you not wish to belong to those who are given to thank Allah, and that Allah may order well your offspring? Then, apply yourself to recite the Two Verses of Thanksgiving: Surat ‘the Ants’, verse: 19; and Surat ‘the Winding Sand-Tracts’, verse: 15 (O my Lord! Grant me that I may be grateful for Thy Favour…) up to the end of the verse of every Sura.

6 – Would you not like to guide you to the means by which the affairs of your Religion and your worldly affairs will go on well? Then act, as much as you can, in accordance with Allah’s Most Hight Command: (O ye who believe! Bow down, prostrate yourselves, and adore your Lord; and do good; that ye may prosper).

7 – Do you not like to guide you to the heart of everything? <<Say, ‘Allah’, then keep to the straight path>>.

The Three Injunctions:

1 – I enjoin you to keep on observing the supererogatory prayers:

a – Pray at night, even though it should be two Rak’as.

b – Pray in the forenoon, even though it should be two Rak’as: Reciting in the first Rak’a after [the recitation of] the Fatihat: (Thy Lord does create and choose as He pleases: No choice have they [in the matter]: Glory to Allah: And far is He above the Partners they ascribe [to Him]) (My [own] affair I commit to Allah: For Allah [ever] watches over His Servants). Then, the recitation of (Say, ‘O infidels…).

In the second Rak’a, you should recite, after the recitation of the Fatihat, (It is not fitting for Believer, man or woman, when a matter has been decided by Allah and His Messenger, to have any option about their decision: If anyone disobeys Allah and His Messenger, he is indeed on a clearly wrong path) (My [own] affair I commit to Allah: For Allah [ever] watches over His servants). Then, the recitation of, (Say: ‘He is Allah, the One…).

2 – Give alms, even though it should be little.

3 – Fast on three days out of every month; and in Ramadan.

(Pgs. 386 – 398)

Entry filed under: Du'aas, Du'as, Faith, Favourites, Islam, Islamic, Naseeha & Reminders, naseehah, nasehat, Nasihat, Quranic Teachings, Salah, Salat, Supplication (Du'a).

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12 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Sadiq  |  17 September 2006 at 1:17 pm

    Saalams.

    Reply
  • 2. Irving  |  18 September 2006 at 2:57 am

    Excellent , brother 🙂 Salaams to you and your family. Indeed, a time of Thanks Giving is coming upon us, yet it should be every day of the year.

    Ya Haqq!

    Reply
  • 3. Abu Safiyah  |  18 September 2006 at 8:07 am

    As I was looking for three advices from Rasullah to Abu Hurairah, I came across this beautiful advice.

    Indeed it soothes the heart and reviews the eemaan.

    And yes the three advices are mentioned here:
    1. Pray Duha (forenoon prayer)
    2. Fast three days a month
    3. Pray Witr

    Reply
  • 4. Muslim Apple  |  19 September 2006 at 9:23 pm

    I’ve been trying to implement that hadeeth advising Abu Hurayrah for a while now. The hadeeth advises to pray 2 rakah of duha and to pray witr before sleeping.

    Reply
  • 5. M  |  19 September 2006 at 10:58 pm

    Assalamu Alaikum

    Salatul Dhur is a two raka prayer offered between Fajr and Noon. Just in case any of you, like myself, are unclear and are new to the concept. MN19 has put up a post about the topic.M

    Reply
  • 6. Ali Bloom  |  13 April 2007 at 7:32 pm

    Interesting. I quite like 3.

    Fast on three days out of every month; and in Ramadan.

    This may help the obesity epidemic, drink lots of water and make sure you don’t pig out in the three days following. Eat some fruit, soup and steamed veggies. Any maybe go for a run, lift some weights, or hop on the treadmill.

    Reply
  • 7. Ali Bloom  |  13 April 2007 at 7:33 pm

    Praise be to God (Alllah) everyday, and see His goodness in all things.

    Reply
  • 8. rahila  |  25 July 2008 at 4:19 am

    AA

    I found this site very useful and.

    Reply
  • 9. rahil  |  13 September 2008 at 7:41 pm

    salaam
    it is very interesting knowledge giving now i will fast on three days of each month

    Reply
  • 10. Ali abbas  |  20 October 2009 at 3:08 am

    thank you all for those beutiful duas.I am having my 11 plus soon and inshallah I will pass

    Reply
  • 11. Noor (Light)  |  28 July 2011 at 3:16 pm

    Very nice Mashallah ! May Allah (swt) help us to achieve a pathway that gets closer to Allah. Ameen.

    Reply
  • 12. Krujingjai  |  4 October 2011 at 10:23 pm

    Alhamdulillah

    Reply

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1. Reciting the Qur’aan while pondering over its meanings and what is meant by it. 2. Getting closer to Allah by performing voluntary deeds after completing obligatory deeds. This is as is stated in a Hadeeth Qudsi: “My slave continues getting closer to Me by performing voluntary deeds until I love him.” [Saheeh al-Bukhaaree] 3. Continual remembrance of Allah under all circumstances, with one’s tongue, heart and actions. The extent of one’s love of Allah is determined by this. 4. Giving precedence to what He loves over what you love when you are overtaken by your desires. 5. The heart being avid of Allah’s Names, and Attributes and the heart roaming in that garden of knowledge. 6. observing Allah’s kindness, goodness and bounties, both hidden and open. 7. And this is the most wonderful, the heart being soft, subdued and meek before Allah. 8. Being alone with Allah during the time when the Lord descends during the last portion of the night while reading His Book and ending that by asking for forgiveness and repenting. 9. Sitting with the beloved and sincere, benefiting from the most fruitful of their speech. And not to speak unless speaking is more beneficial and you know that it will improve your state and be beneficial to others. 10. Remaining away from every cause that comes between the heart and Allah. These ten causes take the lovers to the station of true love and bring them to their Beloved.

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