Saturday, July 28, 2012

Ramadhan Fasa Pertama...


Alhamdulillah dipertemukan kita lagi dengan bulan yang mulia ini...selamat berpuasa..semoga di beri keampunan, sentiasa di bawah rahmat dan kasih sayangNYA...semoga Allah menerima setiap amalan kita dan mudah-mudahan kita menjadi hamba yang bertaqwa..

Sekadar perkongsian..di petik dari page OSM...Owh So Muslim..saya rasakan sangat bermanfaat..mudah-mudahan kita dapat amalkan...insyaAllah akan di 'update' hingga ke penghujung ramadhan..sama2 kita mengambil manfaatnya :)


Ramadhan isn't just about not eating/ drinking, but Ramadhan is a holy month for you to collect as much deen as possible, and to also UPGRADE yourself as a better Muslim.

So set a MISSION* for yourself!

* Not to miss tarawikh prayers, finish up reading the quran, less gossiping, no futsal sessions, spend more time knowing about Islam, wear moderately / put hijab on,etc etc etc

SO set a mission, and make sure to commit it till the end of Ramadhan! :)

“As for those who strive hard in Our Cause, We will surely guide them to Our Paths.” (29:69)

"The righteous people compete for good deeds, while the others are captives of their lusts and slaves to their desires." -

Pick up your Quran and read, read, read. Reading the Quran is so magical that you'll be absorbed into it, masyallah :)
There are many ways and time for you to recite a page or two... why not pat your cat while reading the holy book?

As Allah said in the Holy Quran:
"The month of Ramadan is the one in which the Quran was sent down, a guidance for mankind, clear proofs for the guidance, the Criterion; so whoever amongst you witnesses this month, let him fast it." (cf. Surah al-Baqarah 2:185)

And a hadith by At-Tarmidhee:

"Whoever reads a letter from the Book of Allah, he will have a reward. And that reward will be multiplied by ten. I am not saying that “Alif, Laam, Meem” is a letter, rather I am saying that “Alif” is a letter, “laam” is a letter and “meem” is a letter.”

So imagine all those pahala you're gonna get by reading not just one page, by one letter! ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

If you have no Quran, listen to it instead! I mean, come on, I'm sure your smart phones have one or two verses of the Quran ;)

Make the Quran as your BESTEST friend this Ramadhan, and you'll benefit alot from it insyaAllah.

You know what the Dua' is; you know the times when you ask God for His forgiveness and mercy? And those times when you're lonely and sad and you ask Him to give you happiness? Or even the time when your Mum was ill and you asked Him to cure her because you couldn't see her suffering?
That's Dua'.

To put it simple, Dua's are wishes. And Allah is able to grant ANYTHING. Yes, ANYTHING.

"And your Lord says: Pray unto me: and I will hear your prayer" (40:60)

"Is not He (best) who listens to the (soul) distressed when it calls on Him, and who relieves its suffering." (27:62)

Dua's made may not be granted ASAP, but it will surely be granted. BELIEVE in that. ♥

So from asking for the ever wonderful Heaven, to having the most awesome partner; MAKE DUA'. Loads and loads of them. In fact, don't forget to make Dua' for your family, friends, and even the ones you don't know.
And make dua' wherever and whenever you are!

Let's say "Amin" for all the beautiful dua's we make. :)

It's the 4th day of Ramadhan! Have you been doing your tarawikh prayers? If you haven't, start tonight after your Isya' prayers!

And if you have, WELL DONE! ♥ ♥ ♥

The tarawikh prayers began at our beloved Prophet Muhammad's time, and later brought up again by Caliph Umar. Eventhough tarawikh is optional, tawarikh is ONLY available for 30 nights! If you are a wise Muslim, you surely wouldn't miss to grab that chance! :D

Tarawikh simply means "to rest and relax", so it's not meant to be done in a hurry or rushed matter. Also, focus on the QUALITY, and not the quantity!

If you are living with a group of friends; why not ask your fellow Muslim brothers to the mosque with you to perform the tawarikh prayers? Surely you can spend a couple of hours to pray rather than wasting time on the net or watching a movie?

If you need MOTIVATION to perform the tarawikh, remember this;
- Tarawikh is a special prayer!
- By doing tarawikh, you are loved and blessed by Allah, hence Paradise is waiting for you insyallah.

Note: Tarawikh is not only done at the first week of Ramadhan, but THROUGHOUT Ramadhan! So commit yourself to tawarikh till the end of the holy month :)

There are many good deeds that can be done by righteous Muslims and one of it is to provide meal (iftar) for your fasting family members, friends or other fellow Muslims!

Say, if you are breaking fast with a group of friends. Why not be the one to pay for your friends' meals?

Our beloved Prophet Muhammad said:
“Whoever offers meal to his/her Muslim brother/sister at the time of iftar (the meal eaten by Muslims breaking their fast after sunset during the month of Ramadan), s/he receives as much reward as s/he has earned. Nothing becomes less of the reward of those s/he offered meal to.” (Hadith Tarmidhee)

This simply means that if your fasting friends consume the food you provide, you will also get the same amount of pahala/reward of theirs, WITHOUT any decrement of their rewards!

It's a simple, yet AWESOME way to gain more rewards for your Ramadhan bank! ♥ ♥

Iftar meals can be anything, including tamar (kurma/ date fruit) or a sip of water!

Iftar is also a chance for you to help the poor, so do not hesitate to do this good deed! :) It is also a good way to strengthen sillaturahim, love and friendship among Muslims ♥

So the next time you're with your family or friends... provide iftar for them and get rewarded by Allah, insyaAllah ♥

Dear fasting Muslims, ask yourself this question:
Are you REALLY fasting? What about your senses; are they "fasting" too?

The most common misconception about fasting is that people tend to think that fasting only requires a Muslim to not eat and drink. Period.

The TRUE meaning of fasting is for you to be able to guard your senses and submit to God by doing good deeds and increase your level of deen!

Say, if you're fasting; but you still go karaoke or the cinema with your friends or gossiping or swearing like a pirate... that, my fellow Muslims, is WRONG. That's not how a righteous Muslim should fast!

It is attributed to Imam Jafar as-Sadiq (A.S.) that he said: “Your day of fasting should not be like ordinary days. When you fast, all your senses, eyes, ears, tongue, hands, and feet must fast with you.”

Fasting your senses simply means that you have to keep your senses guarded from unlawful things (that you usually sometimes do during non Ramadhan days...).
Ramadhan is only for 30 days, so this is a good and healthy way to discipline yourself!

"On the day when their tongues and their hands and their feet shall bear witness against them as to what they did." (24:24)

So guard your senses! ♥

Salam, how are you all doing today? :D It has been a week! Time sure flies~

"Do not have malice against a Muslim; do not be envious of other Muslims; do not go against a Muslim and forsake him. O the slave of Allah! Be like brothers with each other. It is not allowed for a Muslim to desert his brother for over three days." [Muslim & Tirmidhi]

As Muslims, we should always ask for forgiveness from Allah, but many fail to realise that we should also forgive and maintain relationship among us humans!

"The believers are nothing else than brothers. So make reconciliation between your brothers, and fear Allah, that you may receive mercy." [49:10]

Our beloved Prophet also emphasized:
"None of you truly believes until he loves for his brother what he loves for himself." [Bukhari & Muslim] AND

"You will not enter paradise until you believe, and you will not believe until you love one another. Shall I not guide you to something which if you carry out you will love one another? Spread salaam amongst yourselves." [Muslim]

This simply means that if we want to enter Paradise, we need to LOVE and learn how to FORGIVE one another!

As mere humans, we cannot run from making mistakes, but we can always be better and learn from the past :)
Remember the ones you fought with at highschool or college over silly accusations or arguments? Is it worth the friendship and relationship over some silly arguments?
The answer is of course, NO :)

To forgive and ask for forgiveness must be done all year round, 24/7 but take this Holy Ramadhan as an OPPORTUNITY for you to build back the broken relationship(s).

Think of love, mercy and forgiveness. And most importantly, think of Paradise! :)

So grab your phone and call your fellow Brothers and Sisters, or simply drop them an IM; and practice forgiveness among humans. ♥

It's Ramadhan, and you have all those extra money (or moolah, as I'd say it) in your wallet, or money box or in the bank... so what do you do with it? Do you say "Extra money is all miiiine! I can now purchase a PSP!" or do you say "I think I'll give this extra money to the orphanage nearby"?

If you answer the latter; congratulations, you are on the right path to be a righteous and generous Muslim! ♥ ♥

“Allah will deprive usury of all blessing, but will give increase for deeds of charity: for He loves not creatures ungrateful and sinner.” ( 2: 276)

"Charity does not in any way decrease the wealth and the servant who forgives, Allah adds to his respect; and the one who shows humility, Allah elevates him in the estimation (of the people).” (Muslim)

In Islam, sadaqah/infaq/charity is HIGHLY noble and is always emphasized on, especially if you are granted with more wealth and more moolah from others. It helps the needy, the poor, the orphans, etc AND it increases your level of deen!
So to speak, if you are given much wealth, you are lucky because you are able to help the less fortunate :)

Surely Allah loves who gives part of his/her wealth to others! ♥

Giving sadaqah in Ramadhan is a BIG advantage. Prophet Muhammad s.a.w is EXTREMELY generous when it comes to giving sadaqa in Ramadhan. Imam Bukhari narrated that the Prophet was like "more generous than the wind that brings rain." See how beautiful is that? ♥

So use this golden opportunity and give, give, give! In fact, giving sadaqah is more blessed (and more rewards given) than in Syawal/Aidilfitri, so start practicing being generous! :) And remember, sadaqah must be done ALL THE TIME, but Ramadhan is special because you are encouraged to give more! :)

And also remember that sadaqah is BEST when done as humble as possible. Avoid riak (show-off attitude) and door-sized cheques. And sadaqah/infaq is not only in the form of money, but also in the form of food, clothes or other basic necessities.

Some suggestions that might be helpful- Give sadaqah to:
- Your parents and grandparents! :D ♥
- Your siblings and little cousins
- Orphans
- The needy such as old folks, the poor, etc
- The Palestinians, or others in distress

“The best charity is that given in Ramadhan.”[At-Tirmithi]

Let's all be better Muslims, amin. ♥


What is worse than Death? Imam Ibn Al-Qayyim has said:

"Wasting time is worse than death, because death separates you from this world whereas wasting time separates you from Allah"

In Islam, time is EVERYTHING. How you spend your time determines on how a good (or a bad) Muslim you are.

Another year has passed; minutes move into hours => into days => into weeks => into months => into years - seemingly faster than ever; so are we spending our time wisely?

Time is EXTRA SPECIAL in Ramadhan, for it's a special month and we as Muslims are encouraged to spend the time on doing good deeds that will insyallah help us to Paradise ♥

It's already the ninth day of Ramadhan so make a point to utlize your time VERY wisely!
Instead of sleeping after breaking your fast, go to the mosque and perform tarawikh prayers,
Instead of playing games on Facebook, spread good dakwah,
Instead of hanging out with friends, have a Tilawah and read Quran together
Instead of watching hours of movies, make countless duas,
And so on and so forth.

So before you do anything this Ramadhan, think about the time you might possibly waste. :)
"Tick tock, tick tock"


“The first matter that the slave will be brought to account for on the Day of Judgment is the prayer. If it is sound, then the rest of his deeds will be sound. And if it is incomplete, then the rest of his deeds will be incomplete.” (Al-Tabarani)

Solat, or prayers in Islam is EXTREMELY, AWESOMELY important that it shapes a Muslim. It keeps us away from sins, as God has stated:
“Verily, the prayer keeps one from the great sins and evil deeds” (29:45) And by praying, God erases sins too!

“If a person had a stream outside his door and he bathed in it five times a day, do you think he would have any filth left on him?” The people said, “No filth would remain on him whatsoever.” The Prophet then said, “That is like the five daily prayers: God wipes away the sins by them.” (Bukhari and Muslim)

Personally, I find praying to be relaxing and magical. Tho' I'm not -very- kusyu' (improving, insha allah), I would always tell myself that when I'm praying, I am the closest to Allah. (In fact, when Muslims sujud/sujdah, they are the closest to Allah)

To those who have been praying for Allah, I wish you GOOD JOB and may Allah grant you with unlimited rewards and Paradise; Let's all improvise our solat! ♥

And to those who have not been praying very much or not at all, tell yourself that you gotta START NOW (Yes, now!), and Ramadhan is the perfect time to do it for devils are chained. Give yourself a little credit and a push! You are a Muslim after all!
And don't forget to seek Allah for forgiveness for all the salat and prayers you have missed. He surely listens :) ♥

"Say: O my Servants who have transgressed against their souls! Despair not of the Mercy of Allah: for Allah forgives all sins: for He is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.” [Sûrah al-Zumar: 53]

Let's all be better Muslims, AMIN.


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