Ramazan; mjesec učvršćivanja porodičnih vrijednosti / Ramadan: The month of instilling family values

Ramazan; mjesec učvršćivanja porodičnih vrijednosti

2_8561_1_11El-Hamdulillah, ovo je druga džuma u ovom mubarek mjesecu! Obnovimo svoje nijete i ispunimo Allahove zahtjeve, te ostavimo Njegove zabrane, tako da na taj način steknemo stepen bogobojaznosti do kraja ovog mubarek mjeseca.

Ramazna je još poznat kao mjesec dobrote! Mjesec u kom Allah dž,š, uduplava nagradu. Poslanik a,s, kaže: Kad ramazan dođe, kapije dženneta se otvore a kapije džehennema se zatvore i šejtani se povežu. Imam Buhari i Muslim. Draga braćo ovaj hadis smo čuli puno puta, pogotovo ovih dana u ramazanu, ali ovaj hadis nam govori toliko toga da ga treba svaki dan spominjati!

Imam Kadi Ijad objašnjava šta se podrazumjeva pod riječima ”Kapije dženneta se otvore” tj ustvari mnoge prilike da uradiš dobrih djela, te viši nivo predanosti Allahu dž,š, u ovom mjesecu nego u ostalim mjesecima. Zbog toga se mi trebamo truditi da učvrstimo naše porodice i sebe da slučajno ne izgubimo ovu priliku i da to iskoristimo u dobročinstvu.

Ako je moguće se zaštiti od džehennemske vatre u ovom mjesecu, zašto se ne potruditi i biti spašen, zašto ne obavljati ibadete sa svojim porodicama! Evo šta kaže Allah dž,š, u suri Tahrim 6: O vi koji vjerujete, sebe i porodice svoje čuvajte od vatre čije će gorivo ljudi i kamenje biti, i o kojoj će se meleki strogi i snažni brinuti, koji se onome što im Allah zapovjedi neće opirati, i koji će ono što im se naredi izvršiti.

Nastoj da usadiš i unaprediš plemenite vrijednosti u svom domaćinstvu tokom oovog mjeseca. Neka uče što više dova dok poste i kad prekidaju post, jer je naš poslanik a,s, rekao: Dova postača dok se iftari se ne odbija!. Imam Ibn Madže.

Ustvari Imam At-Tajalisi prenosi od Abdullaha ibn Amr ibn Asa r,a, da je pitao svoju suprugu i djecu da uče dovu dok se iftare. I dok se mi trudimo i žurimo da zaradimo koji sevab i da obavimo teravih namaz, te učimo Kur’an, isto tako ne bi trebali zaboraviti na našu porodicu! Učvrstimo i ojačajmo svoju veza sa Allahov dž,š zajedno sa porodicom.

Sa ovim ramazanom potrudimo se da više vremena provedemo sa našim ukućanima. U vrijeme iftara i sehura, zajedničkog učenja Kur’na, klanjanja teravih namaza bi nas trebalo motivisati da neki hajr učinimo i sa našim članovima porodice. Zamislite kad se naši domovi ispune sa nježnjošću, iskrenošću i ljubavi te raznolikim ibadetom, očekivat je smiraj i vedrinu kod članova porodice, mir i milost koju Allah dž,š, spušta.

Iskoristimo prednost ovog mjeseca da ojačamo vezu i sa drugim. Kao što i mi sami očekujemo od Allaha dž,š, milost, isto tako i mi moramo pokazati milost prema drugima. Ovo se slaže sa hadisom poslanika Muhammeda a,s, kada je rekao: Ko vjerniku otkloni jednu od dunjalučkih nevolja, Allah će od njega otkloniti jednu od nevolja Sudnjeg dana. Ko olakša onome ko je u teškoći, Allah će njemu olakšati na ovom i budućem svijetu. Ko sakrije mahanu muslimana, Allah će sakriti njegovu mahanu na ovom i budućem svijetu. Allah pomaže robu koji je pomogao svoga brata. Imam Muslim od Ebu Hurejre r,a.

Kao muslimani, ponašajmo se prema oovom hadisu, otklanjajmo tegobe jedni drugima, a nemojmo ih prouzrokovati, olakšavajmo jedni drugima, a nemojmo otežavati i zagorčavati ljudima život, ostavimo tuđe mahane, jer nema čovjeka bez mahana, i pomažimo jedni drugima a nemojmo odmagati, kako bi Allah dž,š, pomogao nama!.

Nadam se da će ovaj mubarek mjesec biti preokretnica za sviju nas kao pojednice i zajednicu, molim Allah dž,š, da nam pomogne u svemu tome Amin.

 Ramadan: The month of instilling family values

2_8561_1_11Alhamdulillah we are in the second Friday of Ramadan. Let us renew our intentions to obey all of Allah’s commands and avoid what Allah has prohibited upon us. Hopefully by doing so we will achieve the true taqwa by the end of this Ramadan.

Ramadan is also known as the month of good deeds. It is the month in which Allah s.w.t grants multiple rewards for the acts of kindness that we undertake. Prophet Muhammad s.a.w said: “When Ramadan enters, the gates of Paradise are opened and the gates of Hellfire are closed and the devils are chained.” Imam Bukhari and Muslim.

Imam Al-Qadhi ibn Iyyad explained that what is meant by “the gates of Paradise are opened” is that the opportunities to earn more good deeds and a higher level of devotion is higher in this month compared to other months. That is why we should ensure that our families and ourselves do not miss the opportunity to reap the rewards and special gifts found in this blessed month. In our efforts to be freed from the Hellfire during this month, why not perform acts of worship and acts of kindness together with our family.

Let us remember what Allah s.w.t says in Surah At-Tahrim verse 6: “O you who have believed, protect yourselves and your families from a Fire whose fuel is people and stones, over which are [appointed] angels, harsh and severe; they do not disobey Allah in what He commands them but do what they are commanded.”

Strive to instil and develop noble values within our household this month. For example, teach them to increase their supplication (dua) when they are fasting and when they are breaking their fast. This is because Rasulullah s.a.w said: The dua (supplication) of a person, who is fasting, at the point where he is breaking his fast, is not rejected. Hadith reported by Ibnu Majah.

In fact, Imam At-Tayalisi reported that the transmitter of this hadith, Abdullah Ibn Amr Ibn Al-As, would ask his wife and children to make dua when they are breaking their fast. While we rush to earn the rewards from terawih prayers and reciting the Qur’an, do not forget about our spouse and children. Strengthen our relationship with Allah, together with our family. Hopefully by doing so Allah will strengthen our family ties and grant calmness in our household.

From this Ramadan, let us strive to spend more time with our family. Times for breaking of fast, reciting the Qur’an and praying terawih should motivate us want to rush home and perform these acts together with our family. When our house is filled with acts of kindness and acts of worship, performed sincerely, then Insha’Allah the hearts of the occupants of the house will be at peace. Serenity will then be achieved, from Allah’s rahmah (blessings).

Let us take advantage of this Ramadan to strengthen our ties with others. Just as how we hope for Allah’s blessing and compassion, we should first be compassionate to others. Hopefully as a result of our family contributing their efforts, showing love and care to others regardless of their race or religion, Allah will grant us His love and His rahmah.

This is in line with a hadith of Rasulullah s.a.w which means: Anyone who brings ease to the worldly troubles of a believer, then Allah will ease one of his troubles on the Day of Judgement (Qiyamah). Whoever makes easy the affairs of one in difficulty, then Allah Azza wa Jalla will make it easy for him in this world and the hereafter. Anyone who covers the shame of a Muslim, then Allah will hide his shame in this world and the hereafter. Allah will always help a servant for as long as the servant helps his brother.

In line with the spirit of this hadith, let us strive to be Muslims who are concerned and considerate toward the needs of others. For example, when we drive to the masjid to perform our terawih prayers or jumuah prayers please do not park at areas that will block traffic flow. Educate our family that it is our responsibility as Muslims to bring a sense of hope to others, and not just to fellow Muslims.

Hopefully this Ramadan, we will become among those who will strive hard to achieve Allah’s pleasure. May Allah cleanse our hearts and guard the sincerity in our family in doing good deeds. May this Ramadan bring about more goodness to our family, the nation and us. Amin Ya Rabbal Alamin.

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