After ramadan maintain spirit of ramadan


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Ramadan taught us important lessons and left precious gifts. We need to benefit from these after Ramadan. Even though Ramadan has left us, we must maintain the spirit of Ramadan in our every day life till we see Ramadan visit us again.

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After ramadan maintain spirit of ramadan

  1. 1. • “O ye who believe, fasting has been prescribed upon you as it was prescribed upon those before you, so that ye may learn self-restraint”. (Chapter:2, Verse:183)
  2. 2. • Ramadan is meant for our moral and spiritual training and for the purification of our bodies, minds and souls. • It is a special time to get closer to Allah and to seek His blessings and bounties. • It is a time to learn Taqwah (God-fearing), piety, self- discipline and patience. • It teaches us to give more charity and become more generous. • It is a time to seek Allah’s forgiveness and to forgive each other. • It is a time to be thankful to Allah for His gifts and bounties and especially His gift of iman.
  3. 3. • " Whoever does not give up lying speech (false statements) and acting on those lies and evil actions etc., Allah is not in need of his leaving his food and drink (i.e. Allah will not accept his Saum (fasting)". (See Fath Al-Bari, Vol.5, page 18] (3:127-OB) • Abu Huraira related that Rasulullah said: Many people get nothing from their fast except hunger and thirst, and many people who pray at night get nothing from it except wakefulness (Darimi).
  4. 4. • The fortunate are the ones who used their time in Ramadan to work for the Hereafter and neither worldly commitment nor its desires distracted them from fulfilling the rights of Allah. • Did we utilize the opportunity of Ramadan and tried to change the situation of the Muslim Ummah which starts with me and you changing ourselves? • Indeed Allah shall not change the condition of a people until they change what is in themselves …” [Quran 13:11
  5. 5. • Blessed Ramadan has left us with some beautiful gifts of spiritual and moral excellence. • We need to continue to maintain and build upon those precious gifts till next Ramadan and beyond • Ramadan has left us some milestones on the path to Jannah. • We need to continue to move forward in achieving those milestone and struggle to reach our goal ,i.e., Jannatul Firdos.
  6. 6. Taqwah Ikhlas Excellence in Ibadah Orderly life Purpose of Life Improvement Patience Excellent Morals Shukr Forgiveness Healthy living Zikr Control desires Concern for Akhirah Compassion and Empathy Charity Strengthening family ties Dua
  7. 7. • Taqwah is a state of heart, which keeps one conscious of Allah's presence and His Knowledge, and it motivates him to perform righteous deeds and avoid those, which are forbidden • Allah says: "O you who believe! Have Taqwa of Allah, as you should have of Him and do not die except as Muslims." [Al-Imran (3): 102]
  8. 8. • The essence of Taqwah is: • To make a shield (which guards) • Against Allah's anger and punishment. • That shield is to obey His commandments and abstain from His punishment. [ Ibn Rajab in Jami al-Uloom wal Ahkam)
  9. 9. O’ Allah! I beg you for guidance, piety, chastity and wealth O’ Allah! Grant my Nafs its Taqwah. Purify it and you are the best who can purify it. You are its Wali and Guardian.
  10. 10. • "And they have not been commanded, except that they should sincerely and exclusively worship Allah alone." [ 98:5].
  11. 11. • The prophet of Allah (SAW) said: • "The Deen is naseehah (sincerity and sincere advice)." We asked: To whom? He replied: "To Allah, His Book, His Messenger and to the leaders of the Muslims and the general people."
  12. 12. Ya Allah! Remove from my heart (desire for) show off, reputation and make all my actions purely for your blessed approval. Ya Allah! Cleanse my heart from hypocrisy, my actions from show off, my tongue from falsehood, my eyes from dishonesty. Indeed you are aware of dishonest eyes and whatever is hidden in hearts
  13. 13. • “I did not create the Jinn and the humans but to ya'bodoon (submit to me)” Zariat,50:56 • The meaning of "ibadah" in the Arabic language is obedience, submission, and humility • It means to submit our life totally to Allah (S.W.T.) alone. • This includes the belief, the prescribed forms of worship and all activities, in individual and collective life.
  14. 14. • Recitation, memorization and understanding of Quran • Salah with congregation • Tahajjad • Optional Salah or nawafil • Optional fasting • Spending in the way of Allah to help needy • Learn and teach Al Islam • Seek company of righteous • Dawah to Al Islam
  15. 15. • Ramadan teaches us to be very punctual in sahoor and iftar. Punctuality is safeguarding the time which is Amanah (trust). . • When we talk about Amanah, it will actually lead to other etiquettes in Islam such as keeping promises or being a leader/having any kind of post • One of the signs of munafiq (hypocrites) are those who always break their promises. • Ramadan teaches us to bring order and proper organization in our daily life by time management
  16. 16. • Prophet (SAW) said,”If you have 4 things in you, then even if you loose the whole material world, you are not a looser: 1-Protection of Amanah 2-Truthfulness 3-Beautiful morals 4-Sustenance earned through Halal means.” (Ahmad) • “He has no Iman who has no Amanah and he has no Deen who does not keep promises.” (Tabrani) Protect
  17. 17. Man sarrahû an yuhibballàha wa rasûlahû, wa yuhibbuhullàhu wa rasûluhû, falyasduq fî hadîthihî idhâ haddath, walyuaddi amânatahû idha'tumin, walyuhsin jiwâra man jâwarahû If a person enjoys loving Allah and His Prophet and being loved by Allah and His Prophet, and wishes for this, he must do the following: 1. He must be truthful when he speaks. "2. When he is entrusted with something, he must keep the trust and return it when it is due." 3. He must be a good neighbor and observe the rights of his neighbors."
  18. 18. • Say, "Indeed, my prayer, my rites of sacrifice, my living and my dying are for Allah, Lord of the worlds. (6:162) • In the midst of the pleasures of this life, man forgets the purpose of his existence and the reason for his life • It may lead man to worship his whims and desires • Ramadan helps us to control the desires of the body and not to worship them and remember purpose of our life ,i.e., Ibadah of Allah and preparation for Akhirah.
  19. 19. • And those who strive for Us - We will surely guide them to Our ways. And indeed, Allah is with the doers of good. (29:69) • In Ramadan, Masjids are filled with Muslims bowing and prostrating to Allah • More Muslims are keen to join the first row in congregation in the Masajid • When Ramadan comes, smokers patiently refrain from it most of the day • Look at our morals before and during Ramadan • Most of us recite and listen to complete Quran in Ramadan
  20. 20. O my son, establish prayer, enjoin what is right, forbid what is wrong, and be patient over what befalls you. Indeed, [all] that is of the matters [requiring] determination. (31:17)
  21. 21. Fasting teaches three kinds of Sabr Sabr Obedience to Allah Forbidden Desires Pain of hunger and thirst
  22. 22. Dua for excellent morals Ya Allah! Forgive all my sins and mistakes. Ya Alah! Recuperate me (from illnesses), bestow your kindness to me. Ya Allah! Guide me to righteous deeds and morals. Indeed no one can guide to righteousness except you and no one can overlook sins except you.
  23. 23. • “And perhaps you will be grateful.” * 2:185] • Ramadan comes to remind us of Allah’s blessings • We taste the pain of poor’s hunger and thirst. • We extend to them the hand of mercy, wipe the pain of misery from them • Mutual hatred and envy disappear, and mercy prevail among people. • True thankfulness entails proper utilization of one's blessings by using them in obedience to Allah
  24. 24. • Ramadan brings awareness of the blessings we have • Blessing of faith and guidance to Islam • Ibadah specially in Ramadan • Health and well being • Food and drinks • Houses • Means of transportation • Spouses and children • “ If you (try to count) the blessings of Allah, you will not be able to.”
  25. 25. Ya Allah! Whatever you made mine out of your blessings or for anyone from your creation, it is from you alone. You have no partner. All praises and thanks are due to you.
  26. 26. Ya Allah! Help me upon your remembrance, thankfulness and your beautiful worship. O my Lord! grant me that I may be grateful for your favor which you have bestowed upon me and upon both my parents and that I may work righteousness such as you may approve; and be gracious to me in my issue. Truly have I turned to you and truly do I bow (to you) in Islam Ahqaf, 46:15
  27. 27. Best of Istighfar (asking forgiveness) Prophet (SAW) said,” Best of Istighfar (asking forgiveness from Allah) is that you say: Whoever said that in the daytime with conviction and he died before the night, he joined people of Jannah. Whoever said that in the night with conviction and he died before the day ,He joined the people of Jannah. (Bukhari)
  28. 28. • Fasting guarantees the preservation of physical energy and distributes it appropriately according to the body's needs • Fasting helps the body break down excess fat and different precipitates in bodily tissues • Fasting improves the function of digestion, facilitates absorption, and balances body weight • Fasting opens the mind and strengthens perception. An old adage goes, "Gluttony decreases acumen.“
  29. 29. • Ya Allah! Grant health in my body • Ya Allah! Grant health in my hearing • Ya Allah! Grant health in my sight • There is no Ilah (worthy of worship) except you
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  31. 31. • Prophet (SAW) said, "No man fills a container worse than his stomach. A few morsels that keep his back upright are sufficient for him. If he has to, then he should keep one-third for food, one-third for drink and one-third for his breath.” (Ahmad, Tirmidhi) • “Beware of gluttony; it hardens the heart.“ Amar Ibn Qais (RA) • Luqman advised his son, "O my son! If the stomach is full, meditation stops, wisdom is withheld, and the organs become lazy in worship • We must continue to eat less in the spirit of Ramadan • We must do more Zikr of Allah for rest of the year
  32. 32. • Zikr polishes the heart • It is the source of the Divine breath that revives the dead souls by filling them with the blessings of Allah • It brings them out from the state of heedlessness to the states of complete wakefulness • If we keep busy with zikr, happiness and true peace will be granted to us. • Zikr is the key to happiness, joy and Divine love
  33. 33. ‘s ZIKR
  34. 34. • Abu Huraira (R) reported that the Prophet (SAW) said,” Whoever said ‘There is No God But Allah Alone, who has no partner, His is the dominion and His is the praise, and He has power over all things’ • Whoever said the above one Hundred times in a day, received reward equal to: a. Freeing ten slaves b. Hundred good deeds are recorded for him c. Hundred bad deeds wiped away d. He gained refuge from the devil that day until evening. • None shall come with anything better except someone who has done more.” Bukhari
  35. 35. • Prophet (SAW) said, "O’ young people! Whoever among you can afford marriage, let him marry. And whoever cannot afford it, let him fast, for fasting is a shield for him.“ (Bukhari) • “Satan runs inside the son of Adam like blood“ (Bukhari) • Fasting extinguishes Satan’s whisperings and breaks the urges of lust and anger • We need to continue being in control of our carnal desires and fulfill only in permitted way
  36. 36. • In Ramadan we relinquish some of the worldly matters in hope of the reward that Allah has prepared in the Hereafter • This teaches us an important lesson in belief , priority and attachment to the Hereafter. • It also teaches us to control the immediate pleasures of this life within Allah’s commands • After Ramadan, we must continue to keep our focus upon our Akhirah. • Let not the attractions of this material world take us into sins which may ruin our Akhirah
  37. 37. • There are many throughout the globe who still struggle with hunger, poverty, lack and scarcity • In Ramadan, we feel the hunger that many experience daily as a normal consequence of their circumstances • By fasting in Ramadan, we develop the qualities of empathy and compassion • Fasting brings awareness of our intrinsic connection and oneness with all human beings regardless of borders or labels
  38. 38. Abu Darda (R) reported that a person came to the Prophet (SAW) and complained about hardness of his heart. Prophet (SAW) said,” Do you like that your heart be soft and your need is fulfilled? Then show mercy to orphan, wipe his head, feed him from your food. Your heart will be softened and your need will be fulfilled. Leads To
  39. 39. • And serve Allah. Ascribe nothing as partner unto Him. (Show) kindness unto parents, and unto near kindred.. Nisa,5:36 • Anas b. Malik reported that Allah’s Messenger (SAW) said: He who likes that his sustenance should be expanded and his age may be lengthened should join the tie of kinship (Muslim) • Fasting strengthens family ties. Family gets together for Iftar and sahur, for Salah, for Tarawih and for Eid. • We must continue our efforts to maintain and strengthen our family ties.