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30
Jun

4 weeks more to go…

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Assalamu Alaikum.

Just one month left before the main event…

We should all ask ourselves:

1) Have we finished our pending fasts from last year?

2) Do we do dua to Allah to enable us to reach Ramadan and benefit from it?

3) Have we started to increase in our ibaadah (worship)?

4) Are we just daydreaming or do we really have goals which we are striving to attain this Ramadan?

5) Do we have a plan for pre-Ramadan (Shabaan), Ramadan and post-Ramadan (Shawwal) so that we can maintain out high levels of iman?

If we haven’t gotten started, we need to do so now.

It doesn’t matter if we have work, we still have to make time for this.

And for those who haven’t prepared much for Ramadan, I’d ask you to work backwards:

1) Write the 5-7 major goals that you want to achieve in Ramadan. [It helps to try to remember the things which messed up past Ramadans and then write the exact opposite thing.]

2) Write what you need to do in Shabaan to achieve them.

3) Start working!

For example, if one of your major goals is to understand the taraweeh prayers, then you need to be able to understand Quranic Arabic.

Impossible in a month? Well, no.

If you dedicate some time to do the Understand Quran courses and also follow this simple tip, you’ll get somewhere, insha-Allah.

What about if your goal is to get healthy by Ramadan?

Too late? Of course not.

Just change your diet (starting from right now!) and start walking. You should see a big improvement in your health in a month’s time, insha-Allah.

So, it’s not that difficult.

Remember: Just write everything down and start working.

Also, remember one more thing: If you get into action now, it will benefit you whether you reach Ramadan or not.

If you reach Ramadan, you will be prepared for it, insha-Allah. And if you die before Ramadan, you’ll die in a higher state of iman, insha-Allah. So, it will be a win-win situation.

31
Dec

It’s almost here…

Assalamu Alaikum.

“2011!”, everyone screams.

Erm…no.

Who cares about that? This whole “New” Year business was invented by the kuffar (and it is not allowed to celebrate it.)

I was talking about our reckoning:

“Draws near for mankind their reckoning, while they turn away in heedlessness.” [Surah Al-Anbiya (21) : 1]

It’s amazing. People should be crying that time has passed and that the Last Day is so close.

Instead, they are out celebrating because it’s a “new” year.

[I’m trying very hard to ignore the glaringly obvious fact that the time difference between 11:59pm Dec 30th and 12:00am Dec 31st is exactly the same as the time difference between 11:59pm Dec 31th and 12:00am Jan 1st i.e. a grand total of 1 second.]

It really doesn’t matter what day it is or what week it is or what year it is or what decade it is. Everyone was ordered to do the same thing (i.e. to worship Allah alone) and everyone will be called to account on the same day.

And that day is going to come upon us very soon.

Are we ready?