Tuesday, August 17, 2010

You have a chance of Purification and Self-Restraint in month of Ramzan (Ramadhan)

Ramadhan Kareem!
As humble and obedient servants we are thankful to Almighty Allah to enter in the month of Ramadhan once more. This is the month of Allah, the month of repentance, the month of fasting, the month of charity, the month of supplications and recommended prayers, but on the top of all and according to Qur'an, this is the month of Qur'an.
  
 شَهْرُ رَمَضَانَ الَّذِيَ أُنزِلَ فِيهِ الْقُرْآنُ هُدًى لِّلنَّاسِ وَبَيِّنَاتٍ مِّنَ الْهُدَى وَالْفُرْقَانِ
 
Allah has revealed this book to his last and our beloved Prophet Muhammad SAWW as a clear sign of guidance and judgment between right and wrong. It is an irony that we Muslims even after 1400 years are debating the method of understanding this book while ignoring a basic fact that the piety and purity of soul is the pre-requisite to understand this book. Though Arabic language skills and qualified teachers also required but if we look at the current Arab Governments and some students of famous personalities it is evident that they failed to distinguish between right and wrong.
يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ كُتِبَ عَلَيْكُمُ الصِّيَامُ كَمَا كُتِبَ عَلَى الَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَتَّقُونَ
 
This is, perhaps, why we have the "Night of Power" after almost 20 days of catharsis.  The night of power, the most precious one, comes every year in this month of Ramadhan. This night is superior to thousand months and the divine revelation of the Holy Quran took place in this night. It is recommended to search this night every year so the purified souls can be elevated to the domain of revelation to comprehend the teachings of Qur'an and finally be able to differentiate between right and wrong. 
 
تَنَزَّلُ الْمَلَائِكَةُ وَالرُّوحُ فِيهَا بِإِذْنِ رَبِّهِم مِّن كُلِّ أَمْرٍ
 
The attitude of indifference and idleness of people around the world, particularly in Muslims, will only be removed when they will be able to differentiate between right and wrong. That is why Imam Khomeini RA extended the idea of purification (cleansing of souls) and self-restraint in the month of Ramadhan to include the International Day of Al-Quds on the last Friday, because only the purified and free souls can take brave actions for the oppressed people of the world.
 
We urges all Muslims to refrain from indulging in the moon sighting debates, which only divide us further, and instead, we should all focus our energies towards activities that unify the Ummah and make us responsible and caring human beings by:
  •  Purifying soul and understanding of the Qur'an
  •  Helping people in the community and around the world who are suffering from both man-made and natural disasters
  •  Raising voices against occupying Zionism and colonial Imperialism to bring justice and peace to this great world we all live in
May Allah accept all your good deeds in this blessed month of Qur'an.

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