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Be happy that you reached the month of Ramadan

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There is no doubt that people of righteousness rejoice with the seasons of worship when they approach, and that is due to what they earn of servitude and worship to Allah, as well as the joy and happiness attained by being obedient to Allah and gaining nearness to Him in a multitude of ways.

 

The season of Ramadan is a time of obedience and virtues: fasting, performing qiyam (standing in prayer), i’tikaaf (reclusion in worship during the last 10 days), zakaah, charity of Eid, the Umrah that equals to Hajj (in reward) and the recitation of the Quran. So the upright person strongly desires this goodness and waits for its arrival asking Allah that the month of ramadan reaches him because he knows the great goodness and favours this month is bringing forth. Therefore, the believer enjoys the acts of worship which are the coolness of his eyes.  The Prophet (peace and blessings upon him) said: ” The prayer has been made the delight of my eyes “. (1).

 

And Allah the Almighty said regarding the sending of the the Quran:

 

Say: “In the Bounty of Allah, and in His Mercy (i.e. Islam and the Quran); -therein let them rejoice.” That is better than what (the wealth) they amass. “[Yunus: 58].

 

(1) Related by Ahmed

 

From the book : Anwar Al Bayan Lessons of Ramadan (p.24) by Sheikh Hamad bin Ibrahim Al Othman

Translated by Religion of Islam

 

Original Text In Arabic:

لاشك أن أهل الخير يفرحون بمواسم الطاعات إذا أقبلت، وذلك لما يجتنونه من حلاوة الإيمان بفعل الطاعات، وما يحصل لهم من تحقيق العبودية لله والتأله له، و قرة العين والفرح بإتيان الطاعات وأنواع القربات.

فموسم رمضان موسم طاعات و خیرات: صيام، وقيام، واعتكاف، وزكاة، وصدقة فطر، وعمرة فيه تعدل حجة، وتلاوة قرآن.

فباغي الخير يتحراه وينتظر قدومه ويسأل الله أن يبلغه رمضان، لأنه يعلم ما في هذا الشهر من الخير والفضائل، فالمؤمن يفرح بالطاعات وتقر عينه بها، قال النبي : «وجعلت قرة عيني في الصلاة»(1).

 :وقال تعالى في شأن نزول القرآن

{قُلْ بِفَضْلِ اللَّهِ وَبِرَحْمَتِهِ فَبِذَٰلِكَ فَلْيَفْرَحُوا هُوَ خَيْرٌ مِمَّا يَجْمَعُونَ}   

 

 كتاب أنوار البيان في دروس رمضان

الشيخ حمد بن إبراهيم العثمان

صفحة ٢٤

 

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