Ramadhan Kareem to you all! May Allah aceept our deeds, fasts, prayers and supplications. Ameen! May Allah make this a month of peace, blessings, khair and be pleased with us. Ameen!
Dear brothers and sisters, this is a blessed month and many of us have been blessed with good health, family, peace and safety. But let us not forget the our brothers (and sisters) who are incarcerated in the jails of the munafiqun and the kuffar. While we sit down to our iftar with friends and family they will be spending it alone and probably getting scraps of food and being humililated.
While we stand up to pray our Salaah they may be tortured and prevented from Salaah. We go to sleep, they lay awake pondering and longing for the day they are free from those four walls. They miss their loved ones. They miss their brothers and sisters. Remember their families who hope for the day they are reunited. The families who do not have anyone to support them and are either destitute or on the verge of destitution. The families whose tears continue to stain their cheeks. The wife who misses her husband. The children who miss their father. The siblings who miss their brother(s). The Muslim Ummah misses you too!!!!!! May Allah keep them steadfast! Ameen!
The Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu 'alaihi wa Sallam) said, "The Faithful are to one another like [parts of] a building - each part strengthening the others" and "Every Muslim is a brother to a Muslim, neither wronging him nor allowing him to be wronged. And if anyone helps his brother in need, Allah will help him in his own need; and if anyone removes a calamity from [another] Muslim, Allah will remove from him some of the calamities of the Day of Resurrection; and if anyone shields [another] Muslim from disgrace, Allah will shield him from the disgrace on the Day of Resurrection." [Al-Bukhari and Muslim, on the authority of `Abd Allah ibn `Umar]
This Ramadhan let us remember our dead, the sick, the orphans, our poor and needy. Those who do not have shelter. Those who do not know where their next meal is
coming from. The marginalised section of our society.
"Have you seen him who belies the rewards and punishments of the Hereafter? He it is who drives away the orphan and does not urge giving away the food of the poor. " (107:1 - 3)
Let us remember our Mujahideen. The valiant protectors of the Ummah who are striving in the way of Allah during this month and always. May Allah grant them success and victory. Ameen!
Our Shuhadah. Those who gave their lives for Islam. Who sought Allah's Pleasure. May Allah bless them with Al Firdaus and the companionship of Rasulullah Sallallahu 'alaihi wa Sallam. May Allah bless their families. Ameen!
“Think not of those who are slain in Allah's way as dead. Nay, they live, finding their sustenance in the presence of their Lord;” (3:169)