Oživljavanje nekoliko preostalih noći ramazana / Enlivening The Last Few Nights Of Ramadan

Oživljavanje nekoliko preostalih noći ramazana

hailey-moon-crescent.jpgDanas je zadnja hutba u ovom mubarek mjesecu, nalazimo se u zadnjoj trećina ramazana, u jednoj od tih noći je svakako i noć kadr, koja je najodabranija noć! Lejletul kadr je noć odredbe, Allah dž,š, je objavio suru kadr u kojoj kaže: Mi smo ga počeli objavljivati u Noći Kadr, a šta ti misliš šta je Noć Kadr? Noć Kadr je bolja od hiljadu mjeseci, meleki i Džibril, s dozvolom Gospodara svoga, spuštaju se u njoj zbog odluke svake, sigurnost je u njoj sve dok zora ne svane.

Samo zamisli dragi brate, kolika je nagrada za one koji provedu tu noć u ibadetu? U predajama se spominje da je ibadet ili učinjeno djelo u toj noći bolje i vrednije od 1000 mjeseci, što odgovara oko 83 godine ljudskog života. Ono što je važno napomenuti kada govorimo o ovakvoj brojci je da ustvari nama niko ne garantuje da ćemo živjeti toliko, a i da znamo da ćemo živjeti toliko, treba se zapitati hoćel naš život i djela biti kvalitetna? A šta god od ibadeta uradimo u toj noći piše se ogromna nagrada, to je razlika velika.

Dovoljno nam govori i hadis poslanika a,s u kom kaže: Ko god provede noć kadr u ibadetu vjerujući i nadjući se nagradi bit će mu oprošteno. Imam Buhari i Muslim. Koliko god se mi trudili i tragali za noći kadr, mi ustvari tragamo i tražimo Allahovo dž,š, zadovoljstvo. Zato dok tragamo za lejletul kadrom neka nam nije ne bude samo ibadet i pronalazak te noći, već nek nam nijet bude da steknemo Allahovo zadovoljstvo.

Iz razloga jer je gospodar te noći ustvari Allah dž,š, jer kad tražimo zadovoljstvo Davaoca te noći On će nas nagraditi i više nego što ta sama noć nosi u sebi. Svakako se nadamo da ibadet koji činimo neće biti i trajati samo dok je ramazana, nego da nastavimo i poslije ramazana.

Ono što još možemo kazati da ustvari neznamo jel ovo naš jedan od posljednih ramazana! Niko od nas nezna ko će od naših porodica dočekati sljedeći ramazan. Svi nestrpljivo očekujemo dolazak bajrama, ali isto tako sa nestrpljenjem trebamo se potruditi u ovih preostalih par dana ramazana i da damo svoj maksimum u činjenju dobrih djela. Dobro bi bilo da uzmemo u praksu poslanikovu metodu pa da probudimo svoje ukućane da klanjaju noću u ovih par zadnjih noći ramazana.

Učimo dove, i oživimo ove preostale noći sa povećanim ibadetom, budimo skrušeni u traženju noći kadr, zamolimo Allaha da nas digne na visoke stepenove, a na sedždi bi bilo dobro da učimo dovu koju je poslanik a,s, preporučio; O Allahu Ti zaista praštaš i voliš da praštaš pa mi oprosti.

Priznaj svoju slabost i traži od Allaha da te ojača, jer zaista to je vrijeme kad se dove uslišavaju i primaju. Uči Kur’an u ovim preostalim danima sa povećanim intezitetom, nakvasi svoj jezik zikrullahom, spominjanjem Allaha, istigfarom dovom itd.

Molim Allaha da nam ukabuli naš post i naša sva dobro djela, Amin.

Enlivening The Last Few Nights Of Ramadan

hailey-moon-crescent.jpgToday is the last Friday of this Ramadan. Let’s ask ourselves: what is the state of our takwa? Have we seen any improvements in our efforts to fulfil all of Allah’s commands and abstain from His prohibitions? Insha’Allah, we still have several nights of Ramadan left. Let us use the remaining nights to continue to boost our takwa. May we attain Allah’s forgiveness and His pleasure?

We are now in the last ten nights of Ramadan. In one of these nights is the most powerful of all nights, that is Lailatul Qadar or the Night of decree. Allah s.w.t explains about the miracles of this night in surah Al-Qadar verses 1 to 5: Indeed, We sent the Qur’an down during the Night of Decree. And what can make you know what is the Night of Decree? The Night of Decree is better than a thousand months. The angels and the Spirit descend therein by permission of their Lord for every matter. Peace it is until the emergence of dawn.”

Just imagine brothers, how great the reward from Allah s.w.t for those who are able to meet the night of decree in a state of worship. It is recorded that deeds performed on that night is better than 1000 months, and that is around 83 years. My friends, there is no guarantee that we will live to that age. Our sins and mistakes are also probably increasing. Hence, do not forego any opportunity to attain Allah’s forgiveness and His rahmah (blessings). Nabi s.a.w said: Whoever stands in prayer on the night of decree in a state of iman and seeking their reward, indeed Allah will forgive his previous sins.” [Hadith reported by Imam Al-Bukhari]

However, as we strive in search of the Lailatul Qadar, we should realise that in essence, we are seeking Allah’s pleasure. Our diligence in performing acts of worship should not merely be motivated by our desire to meet Lailatul Qadar but that we should instil in ourselves the intention to gain Allah’s pleasure. This is because Allah is The Owner of Lailatul Qadar and everything else. Hence when we strive in search of the pleasure of the one who owns Lailatul Qadar, that is Allah, He will reward us with more than the greatness of the night itself. Hopefully with an intention that is not limited and restricted to the last ten nights of Ramadan, we will continue to be diligent in our worship to Allah beyond this blessed month.

We do not know if this would be our last Ramadan. We also do not know if our families and we would be able to fast, perform terawih as well as other prayers together in the coming Ramadan. Hence just as we are excited in making Eid preparations, we should increase our efforts and excitement among our family in striving to gain the miracles of Lailatul Qadar and Ramadan. Emulate the practice of Rasulullah s.a.w where he would wake his family members up to join him in worship in search of this great night, as reported in a hadith by Imam Al-Bukhari and Muslim

Let us enliven these last few nights of Ramadan with efforts to deepen and appreciate our relationship with Allah. Make dua with full humility to Allah, asking that He bring us closer to Him and raise our status in His sight, as well as our family’s. When we prostrate (make sujud) in prayer, regret over our past mistake. Increase this supplication: O Allah, You are Most Forgiving, and You love forgiveness; so forgive me.”

Confide in Allah of our weaknesses, and ask for strength from Him. This is the period filled with the times where our supplication will be heard. Beautify this last stretch with recitation of the Qur’an, wet our tongues with zikr (remembrance of Allah) and increase the spirit of giving to those who are in need, especially our family members.

As we come to the end of the sermon, let us appreciate and emulate how Rasulullah s.a.w, despite being maksum (free of sins) still increased his acts of worship in the last nights of Ramadan.

Hence, if we have time to make iktikaf at the mosque in the last ten nights, we should try to do so. For those who are busy with work, that is still not an excuse because we should try and find an appropriate time to make iktikaf in Allah’s house. It could be performing zuhur prayers at the masjid with the intention of making iktkaf. Or it could be enlivening the last few nights of Ramadan by performing Qiyamulail with our family members at the mosque. Oh Allah, The One who Owns Lailatul Qadar , grant us and our families the rewards of this night. Raise our standing in Your sight.

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