The Sacrifice of our Evil Desires
When the knife is placed on the throat of the sacrificial animals, at the same time we should be placing a knife over the throats of our evil desires.
When evil desires enter our hearts and the knife is placed over them the blood is going to flow and a pain experienced. The horizon of the heart is going to turn red with the blood of our evil desires just as the horizon turns red before the sun comes
Updated 18-10-2012 at 12:21 PM by ummitaalib
“The blessed month of Ramaḍhān is a month of blessings, mercy and forgiveness. This sacred month will pass without us realising what valuable and precious moments were wasted. What has gone cannot come back, and what has been lost cannot be re-acquired. For one who wishes to acquire the pleasure of Allāh ta’ala, even one moment is sufficient.
Rasūlullāh sallalhu alayhi wasallam has said in a ḥadīth that Ramaḍhān is a month the beginning
When a beloved is returning from a journey (a wife/husband awaiting each other’s return, little children awaiting their parents’ return etc.), and it is known that the plane has left and they are on their way, older people will keep looking at their watches and little children will look up at sky in excitement and anticipation. Thereafter at the airport once again they will watch as the plane lands and wait until finally they arrive.
The coming of Ramadhaan was like that to our Prophet
All About Abstaining
“The commands of Allah subhanahu wata‘alaa fall under two categories: obligations, things we have to do, and prohibitions, things we are forbidden from doing. If we analyse the category of obligations, we can conclude that they too are prohibitions.
Take the example of the obligation to perform salah; it is in effect a prohibition against not performing salah. So the commands of Allah subhanahu wata‘alaa are all about abstaining from things.
For those brothers and sisters undertaking the journey of Hajj and who understand urdu, be inspired and make it a Lover's journey......
please listen to this truly inspiring lecture:
“HAJJ EK AASHIQ KAA SAFAR” - (U403) by Shaykh Muhammad Saleem Dhorat
Listening to it will increase your longing to go for Hajj again even if you have been already – this time, as an Aashiq, (a lover)!
Only for those who do not understand urdu, the following
Updated 11-10-2011 at 08:35 AM by ummitaalib