Ramadan Mubarak


بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيْمِ

183. يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ كُتِبَ عَلَيْكُمُ الصِّيَامُ كَمَا كُتِبَ عَلَى الَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَتَّقُونَO

183. اے ایمان والو! تم پر اسی طرح روزے فرض کئے گئے ہیں جیسے تم سے پہلے لوگوں پر فرض کئے گئے تھے تاکہ تم پرہیزگار بن جاؤo

183. O believers! Fasting have been made obligatory upon you as were made obligatory upon those before you, so that you may become pious.

184. أَيَّامًا مَّعْدُودَاتٍ فَمَن كَانَ مِنكُم مَّرِيضًا أَوْ عَلَى سَفَرٍ فَعِدَّةٌ مِّنْ أَيَّامٍ أُخَرَ وَعَلَى الَّذِينَ يُطِيقُونَهُ فِدْيَةٌ طَعَامُ مِسْكِينٍ فَمَن تَطَوَّعَ خَيْرًا فَهُوَ خَيْرٌ لَّهُ وَأَن تَصُومُواْ خَيْرٌ لَّكُمْ إِن كُنتُمْ تَعْلَمُونَO

184. (یہ) گنتی کے چند دن (ہیں)، پس اگر تم میں سے کوئی بیمار ہو یا سفر پر ہو تو دوسرے دنوں (کے روزوں) سے گنتی پوری کر لے، اور جنہیں اس کی طاقت نہ ہو ان کے ذمے ایک مسکین کے کھانے کا بدلہ ہے، پھر جو کوئی اپنی خوشی سے (زیادہ) نیکی کرے تو وہ اس کے لئے بہتر ہے، اور تمہارا روزہ رکھ لینا تمہارے لئے بہتر ہے اگر تمہیں سمجھ ہوo

184. The days are counted. Then who so among you is ill or on a journey then same number of fasting in other days, and those who have no strength, they should give in ransom meal to a needy: then who so does more good voluntarily, then that is better for him, and fasting is better for you if you know.

185. شَهْرُ رَمَضَانَ الَّذِيْ أُنزِلَ فِيهِ الْقُرْآنُ هُدًى لِّلنَّاسِ وَبَيِّنَاتٍ مِّنَ الْهُدَى وَالْفُرْقَانِ فَمَن شَهِدَ مِنكُمُ الشَّهْرَ فَلْيَصُمْهُ وَمَن كَانَ مَرِيضًا أَوْ عَلَى سَفَرٍ فَعِدَّةٌ مِّنْ أَيَّامٍ أُخَرَ يُرِيدُ اللّهُ بِكُمُ الْيُسْرَ وَلاَ يُرِيدُ بِكُمُ الْعُسْرَ وَلِتُكْمِلُواْ الْعِدَّةَ وَلِتُكَبِّرُواْ اللّهَ عَلَى مَا هَدَاكُمْ وَلَعَلَّكُمْ تَشْكُرُونَO

185. رمضان کا مہینہ (وہ ہے) جس میں قرآن اتارا گیا ہے جو لوگوں کے لئے ہدایت ہے اور (جس میں) رہنمائی کرنے والی اور (حق و باطل میں) امتیاز کرنے والی واضح نشانیاں ہیں، پس تم میں سے جو کوئی اس مہینہ کو پا لے تو وہ اس کے روزے ضرور رکھے اور جو کوئی بیمار ہو یا سفر پر ہو تو دوسرے دنوں (کے روزوں) سے گنتی پوری کرے، اﷲ تمہارے حق میں آسانی چاہتا ہے اور تمہارے لئے دشواری نہیں چاہتا، اور اس لئے کہ تم گنتی پوری کر سکو اور اس لئے کہ اس نے تمہیں جو ہدایت فرمائی ہے اس پر اس کی بڑائی بیان کرو اور اس لئے کہ تم شکر گزار بن جاؤo

185. The month of Ramadan in which Quran was sent down, the direction for the people and guidance and clear signs of judgement; that whoso of you finds this month, necessarily, he should fast in it, and whoso is ill or on a journey then same number of fasting in other days; Allah desires facility for you and desires not hardship and for this, that you should complete the counting and speak of the Greatness of Allah, as He guided you and so that you may be grateful.

186. وَإِذَا سَأَلَكَ عِبَادِي عَنِّي فَإِنِّي قَرِيبٌ أُجِيبُ دَعْوَةَ الدَّاعِ إِذَا دَعَانِ فَلْيَسْتَجِيبُواْ لِي وَلْيُؤْمِنُواْ بِي لَعَلَّهُمْ يَرْشُدُونَO

186. اور (اے حبیب!) جب میرے بندے آپ سے میری نسبت سوال کریں تو (بتا دیا کریں کہ) میں نزدیک ہوں، میں پکارنے والے کی پکار کا جواب دیتا ہوں جب بھی وہ مجھے پکارتا ہے، پس انہیں چاہئے کہ میری فرمانبرداری اختیار کریں اور مجھ پر پختہ یقین رکھیں تاکہ وہ راہِ (مراد) پاجائیںo

186. And O beloved, when My bondsmen ask you about Me, then I am indeed near, accept the call of the caller when he calls upon Me; then they should obey My Commands and believe in Me, so that they may get the way.

187. أُحِلَّ لَكُمْ لَيْلَةَ الصِّيَامِ الرَّفَثُ إِلَى نِسَآئِكُمْ هُنَّ لِبَاسٌ لَّكُمْ وَأَنتُمْ لِبَاسٌ لَّهُنَّ عَلِمَ اللّهُ أَنَّكُمْ كُنتُمْ تَخْتَانُونَ أَنفُسَكُمْ فَتَابَ عَلَيْكُمْ وَعَفَا عَنكُمْ فَالْآنَ بَاشِرُوهُنَّ وَابْتَغُواْ مَا كَتَبَ اللّهُ لَكُمْ وَكُلُواْ وَاشْرَبُواْ حَتَّى يَتَبَيَّنَ لَكُمُ الْخَيْطُ الْأَبْيَضُ مِنَ الْخَيْطِ الْأَسْوَدِ مِنَ الْفَجْرِ ثُمَّ أَتِمُّواْ الصِّيَامَ إِلَى الَّيْلِ وَلاَ تُبَاشِرُوهُنَّ وَأَنتُمْ عَاكِفُونَ فِي الْمَسَاجِدِ تِلْكَ حُدُودُ اللّهِ فَلاَ تَقْرَبُوهَا كَذَلِكَ يُبَيِّنُ اللّهُ آيَاتِهِ لِلنَّاسِ لَعَلَّهُمْ يَتَّقُونَO

187. تمہارے لئے روزوں کی راتوں میں اپنی بیویوں کے پاس جانا حلال کر دیا گیا ہے، وہ تمہاری پوشاک ہیں اور تم ان کی پوشاک ہو، اﷲ کو معلوم ہے کہ تم اپنے حق میں خیانت کرتے تھے سو اس نے تمہارے حال پر رحم کیا اور تمہیں معاف فرما دیا، پس اب (روزوں کی راتوں میں بیشک) ان سے مباشرت کیا کرو اور جو اﷲ نے تمہارے لئے لکھ دیا ہے چاہا کرو اور کھاتے پیتے رہا کرو یہاں تک کہ تم پر صبح کا سفید ڈورا (رات کے) سیاہ ڈورے سے (الگ ہو کر) نمایاں ہو جائے، پھر روزہ رات (کی آمد) تک پورا کرو، اور عورتوں سے اس دوران شب باشی نہ کیا کرو جب تم مسجدوں میں اعتکاف بیٹھے ہو، یہ اﷲ کی (قائم کردہ) حدیں ہیں پس ان (کے توڑنے) کے نزدیک نہ جاؤ، اسی طرح اﷲ لوگوں کے لئے اپنی آیتیں (کھول کر) بیان فرماتا ہے تاکہ وہ پرہیزگاری اختیار کریںo

187. It was made lawful for you to go near your women in the nights of fasting. They are your garments and you are their garments. Allah know that you used to put your souls in defalcation, then He accepted your repentance and pardoned you; then now copulate (Intercourse) with them and seek what Allah has written in your destiny and eat and drink until white thread becomes distinct to you from the black thread at the dawn; then complete the fasts till coming of night, and do not touch the women when you remain in the mosques, for devotion. These are the limits of Allah, do not approach them. Allah thus describes His Signs to the people, so that they may become pious.

188. وَلاَ تَأْكُلُواْ أَمْوَالَكُم بَيْنَكُم بِالْبَاطِلِ وَتُدْلُواْ بِهَا إِلَى الْحُكَّامِ لِتَأْكُلُواْ فَرِيقًا مِّنْ أَمْوَالِ النَّاسِ بِالْإِثْمِ وَأَنتُمْ تَعْلَمُونَO

188. اور تم ایک دوسرے کے مال آپس میں ناحق نہ کھایا کرو اور نہ مال کو (بطورِ رشوت) حاکموں تک پہنچایا کرو کہ یوں لوگوں کے مال کا کچھ حصہ تم (بھی) ناجائز طریقے سے کھا سکو حالانکہ تمہارے علم میں ہو (کہ یہ گناہ ہے)o

188. And do not eat up unjustly the property of each other among yourselves and nor’ convey their cases to the authorities for devouring unlawfully some portion of the property of the people knowingly.

پہلی رات نظرِ رحمت

مجھ (عبد القادر جیلانی سلام اللہ علیہ) سے حضرت ابو نصر نے اپنے والد کی اسناد سے براویت حضرت ابو ہریرہ (رضی اللہ عنہ) بیان کیا کہ رسول اللہ (صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم) نے ارشاد فرمایا کہ جب اللہ تعالی کسی بندے پر نظر (توجہ) فرماتا ہے تو اس کو کبھی عذاب نہیں دیتا۔ اللہ تعالی کے حکم سے ہزاروں لوگ جہنم سے آزاد ہو جاتے ہیں۔ (غنیۃ الطالبین طریق الحق)۔


Shahru Ramadhan

“O you who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you that you may (learn) self restraint.” (Al-Qur`an, 2:183) – So fasting helps learn self-restraint, (Taqwa)
Begins with Mercy :- 1 st 10 days, Middle is Forgiveness 2 nd 20 days, Ends with deliverance from Hell :- 3rd 30 days
Who ever fasts will walk through the 8 th gate of Heaven called Rayyan. It is reserved only for the people of fasting. It is the month of Sabr – patient and charitable sharing.
Cultivate 4 practices and repeat them frequently which;
2 will earn your Lords pleasure
2 you just cannot afford to do without
1 st Dhikr of Shahadah la-e-laha-illal-lah
2 nd Begging for Forgiveness i.e. Astaghfirullah, Rab-bigh-fir-lee
3 rd Imploring to be granted the Garden of Paradise
4 th Taking Refuge from the Fire of Hell i.e. Allahumma jarnee min-nan-nar
It called Ramadhan because it has is a scorching effect upon sins; it burns sins away. So our bodies and hearts experience a process of purification. [so you could also understand it as, purifying yourself on earth or wait and be purified in the burning of hell fire the choice is yours ]
The sleeping of the one fasting is an act of ibadah –worship, as there silence is tasbih – saying subhanallah; moreover his dua’s are sure to be answered and this good deeds will be multiplied.
Three types of people pray are answered, one of them is the one Fasting. So ask many dua’s while fasting. Also the fast is a junna (suit of armour, protective shield) for the one who fast.
While doing voluntarily ibadh like nafl or dhikr at night, read from the noble Quran the verse
” Inna Fa-tahna laka fath-hum-mubeena “- We have surely given you a signal victory (48:1)
That person will receive a guarantee of safekeeping for the whole year. So read it frequently.
Every month one should try to fast al-ayyum al-bid – [White nights] which is 13 th 14 th 15 th nights of every month as the reward from the 1 st is 10,000 rewards, 2 nd 30,000 rewards, 3 rd 300,000 rewards.
Every Sajdah – prostration is 1700 rewards. Also every nafl has the equivalent of a fard pray that is 70 times. As a fard is 70 times more than a nafl pray.
Only on Friday and Shahru Ramadhan there is no Hisaab – [reckoning] given if you spend your wealth. For you will be questioned on how to spent your wealth on the day of Reckoning, expect Friday and Shahru Ramadhan.
The garden of Paradise will be refurbished and re-decorated every month of Ramadhan and the maidens of Paradise will splendidly adorn themselves and be requesting for a suitor to marry.
No servant who keeps the fast at least one day of the month of Ramadhan, can possibly fail to be married to a wife from brides of Paradise.
Who ever provides Iftar –[breaking of Fast] for someone, will be forgiven for their sins and earn freeing from hellfire, also be granted the rewards of actions of the one fasting, without the one fasting losing anything. Even if giving a dried date, you will be rewarded. Providing a satisfying Iftar you will be rewarded by drinking from the hawd –[Basin] of Allah; you will never feel thirsty after drinking it.
In this Month Allah will ask 3 times “Does anyone have a request to make, so I may grant his request? Is there anyone who wishes to repent, so that I may relent towards him and accept his repentance? Is there anyone wishing to seek forgiveness, so I may forgive him?…”
Warning !
Do not say Ramadhan in a sentence, say like the Quran says Shahru Ramadhan 2:185
There are many that fast by the day and get nothing but hunger and thirst and by the night spend it in qiyam layla – [ night vigil ]pray and get nothing but insomnia. Why? Looking with desire, backbite, lying breaks the fast.
There are 4 exception who will not be forgiven in the month of Ramadhan
Addicted to alcohol
Disobedient and disrespectful towards parents
Guilty of disrupting bonds of kinship – relatives and families fighting
Reluctant to abandon a grudge and stubbornly unwilling to accept the restoration of good relations with anyone who has offended him.
Composed by Muhammad Sajad Ali Qadiri Noshahi
Excerpts from Al-Ghunya li-Talibi Tariq al-Haqq Vol.3

 

Narrated ‘Aisha:
(the wife of the Prophet) Allah’s Apostle used to pray (at night) in Ramadan.

Narrated Abu Huraira:
I heard Allah’s Apostle saying regarding Ramadan, “Whoever prayed at night in it (the month of Ramadan) out of sincere Faith and hoping for a reward from Allah, then all his previous sins will be forgiven.”

Narrated ‘Aisha:
Allah’s Apostle said, “Search for the Night of Qadr in the odd nights of the last ten days of Ramadan.”

Narrated ‘Ursa:
That he was informed by ‘Aisha, “Allah’s Apostle went out in the middle of the night and prayed in the mosque and some men prayed behind him. In the morning, the people spoke about it and then a large number of them gathered and prayed behind him (on the second night). In the next morning the people again talked about it and on the third night the mosque was full with a large number of people. Allah’s Apostle came out and the people prayed behind him. On the fourth night the Mosque was overwhelmed with people and could not accommodate them, but the Prophet came out (only) for the morning prayer. When the morning prayer was finished he recited Tashah-hud and (addressing the people) said, “Amma ba’du, your presence was not hidden from me but I was afraid lest the night prayer (Qiyam) should be enjoined on you and you might not be able to carry it on.” So, Allah’s Apostle died and the situation remained like that (i.e. people prayed individually). ”
Narrated Abu Salama bin ‘Abdur Rahman:
that he asked ‘Aisha “How was the prayer of Allah’s Apostle in Ramadan?” She replied, “He did not pray more than eleven Rakat in Ramadan or in any other month. He used to pray four Rakat —- let alone their beauty and length—-and then he would pray four —-let alone their beauty and length —-and then he would pray three Rakat (Witr).” She added, “I asked, ‘O Allah’s Apostle! Do you sleep before praying the Witr?’ He replied, ‘O ‘Aisha! My eyes sleep but my heart does not sleep.”

Narrated Abu Huraira:
The Prophet said, “Whoever fasted the month of Ramadan out of sincere Faith (i.e. belief) and hoping for a reward from Allah, then all his past sins will be forgiven, and whoever stood for the prayers in the night of Qadr out of sincere Faith and hoping for a reward from Allah, then all his previous sins will be forgiven .”

Narrated Ibn ‘Umar:
Some men amongst the companions of the Prophet were shown in their dreams that the night of Qadr was in the last seven nights of Ramadan. Allah’s Apostle said, “It seems that all your dreams agree that (the Night of Qadr) is in the last seven nights, and whoever wants to search for it (i.e. the Night of Qadr) should search in the last seven (nights of Ramadan).”

Narrated Ibn Abbas:
The Prophet said, “Look for the Night of Qadr in the last ten nights of Ramadan ,’ on the night when nine or seven or five nights remain out of the last ten nights of Ramadan (i.e. 21, 23, 25, respectively).”

Narrated Abu Salama:
I asked Abu Sa’id, and he was a friend of mine, (about the Night of Qadr) and he said,”We practiced Itikaf (seclusion in the mosque) in the middle third of the month of Ramadan with the Prophet . In the morning of the 20th of Ramadan, the Prophet came and addressed us and said, ‘I was informed of (the date of the Night of Qadr) but I was caused to forget it; so search for it in the odd nights of the last ten nights of the month of Ramadan. (In the dream) I saw myself prostrating in mud and water (as a sign). So, whoever was in l’tikaf with me should return to it with me (for another 10-day’s period)’, and we returned. At that time there was no sign of clouds in the sky but suddenly a cloud came and it rained till rain-water started leaking through the roof of the mosque which was made of date-palm leaf stalks. Then the prayer was established and I saw Allah’s Apostle prostrating in mud and water and I saw the traces of mud on his forehead.”

Narrated Abu Said Al-Khudri:
Allah’s Apostle used to practice Itikaf (in the mosque) in the middle third of Ramadan and after passing the twenty nights he used to go back to his house on the 21st, and the people who were in Itikaf with him also used to go back to their houses. Once in Ramadan, in which he practiced Itikaf, he established the night prayers at the night in which he used to return home, and then he addressed the people and ordered them whatever Allah wished him to order and said, “I used to practice Itikaf for these ten days (i.e. the middle 113rd but now I intend to stay in Itikaf for the last ten days (of the month); so whoever was in Itikaf with me should stay at his place of seclusion. I have verily been shown (the date of) this Night (of Qadr) but I have forgotten it. So search for it in the odd nights of the last ten days (of this month). I also saw myself (in the dream) prostrating in mud and water.” On the night of the 21st, the sky was covered with clouds and it rained, and the rain-water started leaking through the roof of the mosque at the praying place of the Prophet . I saw with my own eyes the Prophet at the completion of the morning prayer leaving with his face covered with mud and water.

Narrated ‘Aisha:
The Prophet said, “Look for (the Night of Qadr).”

Narrated Ibn ‘Abbas:
Allah’s Apostle said, “The Night of Qadr is in the last ten nights of the month (Ramadan), either on the first nine or in the last (remaining) seven nights (of Ramadan).” Ibn ‘Abbas added, “Search for it on the twenty-fourth (of Ramadan).”

Narrated ‘Aisha:
Allah’s Apostle used to practice Itikaf in the last ten nights of Ramadan and used to say, “Look for the Night of Qadr in the last ten nights of the month of Ramadan ,”

Narrated ‘Ubada bin As-Samit:
The Prophet came out to inform us about the Night of Qadr but two Muslims were quarreling with each other. So, the Prophet said, “I came out to inform you about the Night of Qadr but such-and-such persons were quarreling, so the news about it had been taken away; yet that might be for your own good, so search for it on the 29th, 27th and 25th (of Ramadan).

Narrated Aisha:
With the start of the last ten days of Ramadan, the Prophet used to tighten his waist belt (i.e. work hard) and used to pray all the night, and used to keep

 


رمضان مبارك

Ramadan Mubarak.

May Allah Bless you in this month and may Allah give you the special guidance in this month. And may Allah make you a special among His people.

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