Administrator on July 27th, 2011
Imagine for a moment that it is raining. It is not raining water but raining something much more precious to us. Imagine that on this day it is raining fifty pound notes.
What would we do? What would happen in our neighborhood on that day? What would happen in the world? Would we not run outside, falling all over ourselves, competing to gain as much of the raining money as we can? Would we not wake up early morning on that day/ Would we not be the last one to go inside our houses that day? Would we not try our best to collect as much of those fifty pound notes as possible?
We would do this for money because money is precious. But imagine for a moment that it was raining something priceless. Not pounds, euros or dollors, not hundreds, thousands, millions or trillions, but the mercy of Allah Almighty, the Most Merciful, Exalted is He), a
currency that no human currency could even measure. This is the MONTH OF RAMADAN FOR US.
The Messenger of Allah, Muhammad, (peace be upon him) said, “Ramadan has come to you. (It is) a month of blessing, in which Allah covers you with blessing, for He sends down Mercy, decreases sins and answers prayers. In it, Allah looks at your competition (in good deeds), and boasts about you to His angels. So show Allah goodness from yourselves, for the unfortunate one is he who is deprived in (this month) of the mercy of Allah, the Mighty.” [Tabarani]
At an individual and collective level, we should set ourselves specific goals to achieve in the month of Ramadan and then to maintain such goals throughout the rest of the year. During the course of the blessed month of Ramadan, the Leeds Muslim community will, insha Allah, get involved in a number of projects and Azkars to uplift their souls. In the meantime: please note:
Different Azkars in Three TENS of Ramadhan
The first ten days and nights of Ramadhan are for seeking the mercy of Allah. The second ten days and nights are days and night of the forgiveness and the last ten days and nights are for seeking the protection from the hell fire and entrance to the heaven.
The following are some of the Azkars that can be done in the month of Ramadan:
أشهد أن لا اله الا الله أستغفر الله وأسألك الجنة وأعوذ بك من النار
is general for whole Ramadhan. And there are special Adkar for each ten of Ramadhan.اللهم ارحمني يا أرحم الراحمين
The Dikr specially prescribed for the first Ten is
And for the second tenاللهم اغفر لي ذنوبي يا رب العالمين
And for the last tenاللهم اعتقني من النار وأدخلني الجنة يا رب العالمين اللهم انك عفو تحب العفو
And recite as much darood and salwat on the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) as much as possible.