Daily Archives: July 17, 2013
Narrated Ibn ‘Abbas (radiallaahu `anhu):
The Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) was the most generous amongst the people, and he used to be more so in the month of Ramadan when Gabriel (`alayhissalaam) visited him, and Gabriel (`alayhissalaam) used to meet him on every night of Ramadan till the end of the month. The Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) used to recite the Holy Qur’an to Gabriel, and when Gabriel (`alayhissalaam) met him, he used to be more generous than a fast wind (which causes rain and welfare).
- The sunnah is to go through the whole Quran in Ramadan. It’s the best time of the year. You can do it!
Join online classes if there’s no other means.
- Spend generously in the cause of Allah. Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) was more generous than ‘fast wind’ – meaning he would spend a lot and he would spend of whatever he had as soon as he got it.. no delays. And his spending was such that it would benefit others – the poor and the needy.
Here’s a nice and funny video I came across relevant to this subject. Do check it out. :)
Brilliant piece of poetry submitted by a sister.
Today while making Iftari, a sudden image struck me,
As I fried the Pakorey,
And brewed the tea.
Somewhere, a boy sits under a tree,
Staring at his mud caked hands; holding a bruised knee.
And the sound of a gunshot echoes again,
And he gets up and runs, forgetting his pain.
Back there in Homs, clinging to dear life,
Who knows who fasts, and still survives?
I shake my head and set the plates,
The spoons and glasses, and the dates,
And as I pour cold water in a jug,
I am reminded of the water shared, and a cherished hug,
From a Palestinian girl, some years ago.
Through a forced smile behind tears that flowed,
She held my hands just to say:
“Do remember us, whenever you pray.”
And finally when the call for prayer is heard,
I gaze at…
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