Sunday, August 23, 2009
A great month has arrived!
Ramadan Kareem everyone!
"Oh people! A great month is coming to you. A blessed month. A month in which there is one night that is better than a thousand months. A month in which Allah has made it compulsory upon you to fast by day, and voluntary to pray by night.
Whoever draws nearer to Allah by performing any of the voluntary good deeds in this month shall receive the same reward as is there for performing an obligatory deed at any other time. And whoever discharges an obligatory deed in this month shall receive the reward of performing seventy obligations at any other time. It is the month of Sabr (patience), and the reward for sabr is Heaven. It is the month of kindness and charity. It is a month in which a believer's sustenance is increased.
Whoever gives food to a fasting person to break his fast, shall have his sins forgiven, and he will be saved from the Fire of Hell, and he shall have the same reward as the fasting person, without the latter's reward being diminished at all."- Prophet Muhammad (saws) [Narrated by Ibn Khuzaymah]
---*SubhanAllah! && Aren't those kids just the cutest things ever :). On a side note, I've been thinking about writing in a journal/note book about my experience in Ramadan. InshAllah I plan on keeping record of every day that goes by. I considered doing it on blogger but I quickly ruled it out. Honestly I highly doubt I will every look back at my old posts. As far as the notebook I would be more likely inclined to flip through it in the future. It will include my goals, sins I want to stop, sunnah prayers, things to work on and overall my thoughts and feelings :). I think it will be a great way to track my progress!
Posted by The Light of Islam at 12:09 AM