Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Witness | Choosing the Path of Struggle- Reflections Ramadan 28

It's the end of the month. We have prayed, we have enjoyed, we have struggled and we have been patient. We've done a bit of everything.
What now? Know that Allah has witnessed everything you did, and He, subhana wa ta'ala, tells us in the Qur'an what to continue doing, in Surah Muzammil:


Verily, your Lord knows that you do stand [in prayer at night] a little less than two-thirds of the night, or one-half of it, or a third of it, and also a party of those with you. And Allah measures the night and the day. He knows that you are unable to pray the whole night so He has turned to you in mercy.

So recite you of the Qur’an as much as is easy for you.

He knows that there will be some among you sick, other's travelling through the land, seeking of Allah's bounty, yet others fighting in Allah's cause. So recite as much of the Qur’an as may be easy for you, and perform Salah, and give Zakah, and lend to Allah a goodly loan. And whatever good deed you may offer up in your own behalf, you shall truly find it with Allah-better and richer in reward.
And [always] seek forgiveness of Allah.
Verily, Allah is much-forgiving, Most Merciful!

[73:20]

How do you know, if you are on the path of struggle? How do you know that you are "passing" the trials and tribulations of this dunya? Or, how do you make sure that your actions will definitely lead to success and the attainment of Paradise? The answer is in Surah Balad.

And what could make thee conceive what it is, that steep uphill road? - The Path of struggle [90:12]
  • [It is] the freeing of one's neck [from the burden of sin] /slave[90:13]
  • or the feeding, upon a day of [one's own] hunger, [90:14]
  • of an orphan near of kin, [90:15]
  • or of a needy [stranger] lying in the dust – [90:16]
  • and being, withal, of those who have attained to faith, and who
    enjoin upon one another patience in adversity, and enjoin upon one another compassion.
    [90:17]

Such are they that have attained to righteousness;
whereas those who are bent on denying the truth of Our messages – they are such as have lost themselves in evil, [with] fire closing in upon them. [90:18-20]


May Allah (swt) forgive us, and accept from us, and make us witness another Ramadan.

1 comment:

Intellijunkt Commentator said...

Subhanallah!! That was the most moving post I read in a very very very long time!!

Also, just wondering, in the verse 20 of Surah 73, it says: "He knows that there will be some among you sick, other's travelling through the land, seeking of Allah's bounty"... Do you have an example of someone who is 'seeking of Allah's bounty'? Is it referring to some type of profession?

Hmm..hope that made sense.
Oh, btw, *belated* Eid Mubaraak!!