Sunday, August 15, 2010
Ramadan Day 5
RAMADAAN DAY 5: diary to be used for my own benefit, documenting what I am abstaining from and how it benefits me [and in some cases] others.
RAMADAN DAY 5 DON'T: Use Ramadan as a mute ritual, fasting during the day and then socialising all the night, making food and family the main event/purpose for the fast. The Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) said:'Jibreel [the angel] said to me, 'May Allaah rub his nose in the dust, that person to who Ramadaan comes and his sins are not forgiven,' and I said, 'Aameen'. (Tirmidhi, Ahmad, others. Saheeh by al-Albaani)
Ramadan Day 5 to DO: Use the day for the sake of Allah subhanhu wa tala and earning reward/improving yourself. The Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) said: 'Three prayers are not rejected: the prayer of a father, the prayer of a fasting person, and the prayer of a traveler.' (al-Bayhaqi, saheeh by al-Albaani).
Ramadan Day 5 Dua: ALLAH, on this day, place me among those who seek forgiveness. Place me among Your righteous and obedient servants, and place me among Your close friends, by Your kindness, O the most Merciful.
Qu'ran: Surah Al-An'am http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kH_dPlhC04w