Remaining Steadfast After Ramadan | What's Your Plan?

May 29, 2020
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Abdullahi Xagalle
The Right of Allah does not end upon the ending of Ramadan.

"Although the month of Ramadan has ended, the right of Allah never ends. Allah said: [And worship your Lord until there comes to you the certainty

(death).] (Surah Al Hijr, 99).


Allah is the Lord of Ramadan, and the Lord of Shawwal, and He is the Lord of all the other months. So fear Allah throughout all the months. Safeguard your religion. Safeguard your religion throughout your life, for it is the most valuable thing you have". - Sheikh Salih Al Fawzan



So make a plan, dear brothers and sisters. What is your plan to remain steadfast after Ramadan? What are the goods deeds you want to continue? Bad habits you want to avoid? Write them down, follow up with action, and make dua to Allah for success. You don't necessarily have to continue every single thing you did in Ramadan, but you should start somewhere.

And keep in mind the weighty words of our beloved Messenger Muhammad (pbuh), "the most beloved deed to Allah is the most regular and constant even if it were little." [Sahih al-Bukhari 6464]


 


Imam Ibnul Qayyim said:

من رَفَقَ بعبادِ الله رَفَقَ الله به، ومن رحمهم رحمه، ومن أحسن إليهم أحسن إليه، ومن جاد عليهم جاد الله عليه، ومن نفعهم نفعه، ومن سترهم ستره، ومن منعهم خيره منعه خيرَه، ومن عامل خلقه بصفةٍ عامله الله بتلك الصِّفة بعينها في الدنيا والآخرة، فالله تعالى لعبده حسب ما يكون العبد لخَلقِه

"Whoever is gentle with Allah’s creation, Allah will be gentle with him, and whoever is merciful towards them, Allah will be merciful towards him, and whoever does good to them, Allah will do good to him, and whoever is generous with them, Allah will show generosity towards him, and whoever benefits them, Allah will benefit him, and whoever conceals their faults, Allah will conceal his fault, and whoever deprives them from goodness, Allah will deprive him from His, and whoever treats people in a particular way, Allah will treat him in that identical way in this world and the hereafter, hence Allah will be to His servants just as his servant is to His creation." 

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