Jewels of Ramadhan 2024 - Episode 17
Bayan, 44 minutes
28th March, 2024

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Jewel of Ramadhan 2024 - Episode 17

We are all on a journey to the Hereafter and death is inevitable at any time. When someone dies, it is a reminder that we will also be departing this world soon.

Barzakh is the first destination after death and it is the most severe phase. Hadhrat Uthman رضي الله عنه would cry profusely besides the grave as he knew that the biggest challenge takes place in the grave. If a person passes the test in the grave, then the rest of the phases will become easy for him.

Nabi صلى الله عليه وسلم said, that there no greater action which saves a person from the punishment of the grave and severity of death than dhikr. We are sat here for this purpose, so that we can be saved in the Hereafter.

Let us take hold of dhikr and be firm on it. There is no loss in performing this action. This action is be the most powerful deed to save you. Allah ta'ala won't punish the person who engages in this act.

If we reject prayers, delay Hajj when its incumbent and withhold Zakah, then we are earning punishments and causing it upon ourselves.

Our wrongdoing and running after wealth, will not benefit us in the grave. The things that we pursued whilst abandoning prayers, will not benefit us. Rather, it will become our punishment in the world and the Hereafter.

We continuously sin and we fail to take hold of the opportunities to change. We don't realise that our sins will convert to punishments in hereafter which we cannot see in the world as our sight is restricted.

Allah ta'ala hasn’t hid the sin from us. Rather, he has given us the knowledge. We have been notified of the punishments we will receive for each sin we commit. We might forget our sins but every sin is recorded by Allah ta'ala. Our sins are attached to us but because we are not punished immediately, we overlook our sins.

We will certainly be punished and we will be questioned over our sins. We were given opportunities to stop sinning, but we were stubborn upon our sins.

Allah ta'ala gave us Ramadan out of His mercy. Just like water removes us from bodily dirt, similarly, Ramadan wipes away our inner sins and diseases such as greed of the world and pride. Our inner sins will only be manifested once we enter the grave.

It is due to Allah ta'ala's mercy that He granted us Ramadan, so that we can become purified from sins. We are required to repent during this month. We don't need to recite ten Quran or stay awake worshipping the entire night. Allah ta'ala says, if you don't repent, then your worship won't help you.

As soon as a person repents from his previous sins and promises not to return to them, Allah ta'ala forgives him immediately. The doors of Paradise will open for him and his grave will be beautified. We fail to do this because we don't believe that we will die.

Allah ta'ala addresses us directly in 88 places in the Quran. He addresses us personally. He commands us to leave wrongdoing and sins and fulfil His orders.

The one who believes that Allah ta'ala is speaking to Him via the Quran, will accept all the orders of the Quran immediately. The one who does not believe that He is addressing us in the Quran, then he will disobey Him.

The solution to eliminate our problems, is dhikr. All of our concerns and distress will disappear through this action. Allah ta'ala and His angels will send Mercy upon the dhaakir and He will distance us from Hellfire and enter us in to Paradise. He will distance us from the darkness of poverty and usury, immodesty and music and bring us towards the light. Whilst we are living in this world, he will show us beautiful dreams and allow us to wander in Paradise.

We should engage in dhikr morning and evening regularly and leave the rest to Allah ta'ala.

We reject Allah ta'ala and our His Rasul ﷺ through our actions as we don't practice upon Allah ta'ala's orders. We physically reject Allah ta'ala's orders and we will be punished just like the previous nations were punished. We claim to believe and be lovers of the Prophet ﷺ but we fail to actually implement his ways and sacrifice for him.

It is not the sign of a believer that Allah ta'ala grants him a role model, yet he does not imitate him.

We are grateful to have this dhikr gathering and we should make dhikr a habit in our lives. Ae should intend to partake in a dhikr gathering and Allah ta'ala will direct us to it. Allah ta'ala has already prepared for this act just like he has prepared milk for the unborn child. Allah ta'ala takes responsibility for the child, however, we grow up and forget Allah ta'ala. We reject him and forget His favours.

We eat from Allah ta'ala and we reject Him. We pick and choose and follow the Deen according to our desires. We remove our purdah and we cut our beards and we can see the punishment around us today in the form of calamities.

Allah ta'ala does not oppress anyone. We should improve our lives as we have the chance to change. Allah ta'ala is warning us that punishments will occur to those people who reject their Prophet. They have eyes which they can't see with and their hearts are hardened and sealed from understanding. They are only interested in worldly things, making money and building assets. They wish to live comfortably through taking usury and in this way, their hearts do not absorb information.

They abandon the Sunnah and they claim that the religion is difficult to follow. They mock the deen and make excuses for following the Sunnah in this day and age. They choose the western lifestyle and fail to revive the Sunnah.

We believe that worship is Islam, whilst we don't even know the Sunnah actions and nor do our children. We will be asked about the Sunnah in our graves.

The Quran is reviving the message of the Sunnah, but we have hidden the Quran away as we ready to accept the punishment.

The message is, that we should save ourselves. Allah ta'ala is our Lord and does not commit injustice to us.

Whoever takes the warnings today and learns, will be forgiven. Allah ta'ala is the controller and we should be concerned with ourselves and take a lesson from what is happening in the world.

If we repent today, it will cure our problems and reduce the punishments. The biggest worship in Ramadan is seeking forgiveness from Allah ta'ala.

You don't make friendship with Allah ta'ala through reciting Quran, praying, rather, through promising not to commit the sins. When we make friendship with Allah ta'ala in this way, He will make your worship beautiful, your recitation will grant you Paradise, the Quran will be a cure for you and your deeds will be accepted seventy times over.

We may worship all we want, however, Allah ta'ala will only forgive us when we repent.

May Allah ta'ala allow us to implement.
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