The End Of Ramadān

Ibn Rajab al-Ḥanbalī رحمه الله said these lines of poetry upon completion of Ramaḍān:

Oh you, who your Lord has freed from the Fire, be warned of returning to the servitude of the wretched after being freed!

Will your Lord distance you from the Fire, while you seek to become nearer to it?! He (Allāh) saved you from it, while you seek to throw yourself in it, and don’t care to protect yourself from it!

If mercy is shown to the good-doers, then the wrong-doer should not despair from it, and if forgiveness is shown to those who have piety, then one who has wronged himself will not be deprived of it.

[لطائف المعارف]

Eid is for the one…

Eid is not for the one who wears new clothes rather,

Eid is for those who openly announced Tawhīd.

Eid is not for the one who wears new clothes rather,

Eid is for those who disbelieved in shirk and the rivals of Allah.

Eid is not for the one who wears new clothes rather,

Eid is for those who made Jihad against the allies of shirk and the rivals of Allah.

-Sheikh Abu Musab al-Zarqawi رحمه الله

Ibn Haajar said:

الذي يداوم على تلاوة القرآن يذل له لسانه، ويسهل عليه
قراءته، فإذا هجره ثقلت عليه القراءة وشقت عليه .

The one who constantly reads the Qur’ān gets his tongue used to it and so reading becomes easy for him, but when he abandons it reading it becomes very heavy for him and difficult

(فتح الباري (٧٩/٩)

‘The Qur’an is the Speech of Allah, it is not created,’

While Imam Ahmad رحمه الله was being tortured, Ibn Abī Du’ād came to him and said, ‘O Ahmad, say in my ear: ‘The Qur’an is created,’ so that I may save you from the hand of the Caliph.’

Imam Ahmad responded, “O Ibn Abī Du’ād, say in my ear: ‘The Qur’an is the Speech of Allah, it is not created,’ so that I can save you from the punishment of Allah, the Mighty and Majestic!”

Al-Manhaj Al-Ahmad, 1/35

The way we strive how many times we have completed the Qur’an if the same way we strive for how many aayah we have learned and implemented in our lives this Ramadan then definitely it would be a life changing Ramadan for us, attaining its purpose ie. Righteousness/taqwaa.

اللهم اجعلنا من أهل القرآن

Make The Most Of Laylatul al-Qadr

Ibn Rajab رحمه الله said:

“O you who has wasted the years of his life, there is nothing that will amend those lost and wasted years except for the night of Al-Qadr, for verily its value is equivalent to that of a lifetime.”

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A man was with Yahya Ibn Mu’ādh رحمه الله and recited in his presence the Āyah: 

فقولا له قولا لينا “

And speak to him (Fir’awn) with gentle speech.” (20:44)

Yahya began to weep. He then said:“My Lord, if this is Your mercy and gentleness with the one who says, ‘I am your God’ (i.e. Fir’awn claimed lordship for himself), then how will it be with the one who says that You are God? (a Muslim)

تفسير البغوي ٢٧/١

There are people…

There are people who fast and get nothing from their fast except hunger, and there are those who pray and get nothing from their prayer but a sleepless night.”

— Rasulullah ﷺ | Ibn Majah 1690