Peace be with y’all.
Subhan’Allah – day 3 completed!And the first Friday of Ramadan so – Jummah Mubarak (heres to hoping its still Friday where you are by the time you read this :P)
As I laid in bed after praying Fajr this morning, I found it difficult to get to sleep, as I was not comfortable. Be it because my tummy was too full of food from suhoor, or because my bed was uncomfortable, looking back, these are both luxuries we take for granted.
While we eat delicious food prepared by our mothers, and sleep in freshly made beds, spare a thought for our brothers and sisters across the world who do not have such luxuries.
Scholars in Syria have issued a Fatwa declaring that eating cat meat is halal, as people there are on the verge of starvation. This just shows how dire the situation in Syria is right now. So when you’re waiting for Maghrib to fall so you can eat your iftaar, make dua for the people of Syria, and indeed our oppressed brothers and sisters in Palestine, Burma, Egypt, Bangladesh etc.
Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 2248 Narrated by Abu Hurayrah
Allah’s Messenger (saws) said, “There are three whose (lawful) supplication are not rejected: one who has just ended a fast, a just imam, and one who has been wronged, whose supplication is raised by Allah above the clouds and for which the gates of Heaven are opened. The Lord says, ‘I swear by My might that I shall certainly help you, though it be after some time.’”
Subhan’Allah, here you see the Rahma of Allah. That short amount of time just before Iftaar, is the most precious. Any dua made during that time, Allah will grant, InSha’Allah. So please, think of the oppressed at that moment and make dua for them.
As today is the virtious day of Friday (not for much longer in the UK) I also wanted to mention Surah al-Kahf. For The Prophet (SAW) said: “The person who recites Surah Kahf on Fridays, a Nur will appear for him from below the arsh as high as the skies. This light will help him in the darkness of the day of resurrection. And all sins which he may have committed from the last Friday till this will be forgiven.” (Sharh Sifrus-Sa’aadah)
So if you have time today, open your Qur’aan and read Surah al-Kahf 🙂
Until tomorrow InSha’Allah