Ramadhan, Allah’s Blessing is in abundance

In the month of Ramadhan, Allah’s blessing is in abundance

His blessing is everywhere

His pleasure is opened throughout Ramadhan

His forgiveness is wide open day and night

His rewards likened to a heavy rain

Multiplied compared to other months

His blessings spills over

To anyone who wishes to acquire it

But will we able to acquire it all?

Do we deserve to get it?

Are we the ones to accept this special privilege

If during Ramadhan only our outward traits are lively

Celebrated with a feast of food and drinks only

Our minds and soul does not make any changes

Thus the privilege of Ramadhan is not for us

That privilege is only for those who have taqwa

 

30.12.1998

After ‘Asr

Allah created man unequal

Allah created man unequal to each other

not the same

Allah created man thus is but a blessing from Him

If man were created equal, mankind will suffer

In it is a hidden secret, most man couldn’t ponder upon

Among men are the wealthy, for the economy of their race

There are man with knowledge, for the progress of their country

There are man in power, for the wellbeing of their people

There are those who shoulder arms and weapons, for the sake of sovereignty, religion, race and country.

Man who are poor is needed too, that is why Allah created them thus

Heavy works, construction works, their strength are much needed

Their prayers are needed too for the safety of the nation

Do not humiliate them but take care of their livelihood

If all man understands and cooperate

Their ( the poor ) livelihood will not be forsaken

They ( the poor ) should not feel humiliated for they can contribute much too

What’s important is for each to understand their position ( in the society ) and place themselves at the right position

And then strive hard and sacrifice according to one’s own wish with ikhlas

Give respect to one another, for each has their own contributions

Love one another, for we are in need of each other

Do not humiliate, what more throw malice

Every person has their own benefit, if they are used wisely.

After Asr

30.3.97

Ramadan

My shaykh said:

  1. Do not turn Ramadan into a festival of foods
  2. Do not turn Ramadan into a month for sleeping during daytimes
  3. Do not turn Ramadan into a month of useless chats, after a few rakaats of Tarawih
  4. After going home from Tarawih, straight away you go to bed, not bothering about waking up for Qiyam al-Layl
  5. Ramadan is a month to refresh the mind, heart and soul about the feeling of being with Allah. 
  6. Ramadan is a month to fill the soul with the feeling of ubudiyyah, feeling weak and tiny in front of Allah, the Most Powerful.
  7. Ramadan comes to wake up the heart that’s dead all this while.