Ramadan Has Arrived – Message from Shaykh Sajid Umar
“When the month of Ramadan starts, the gates of the heaven are opened and the gates of Hell are closed and the devils are chained.” [Bukhari]
I write to you all this first day of Ramadan to congratulate you all for being from among the chosen to witness a ‘season of worship’ which indeed is a great blessing from Allah Almighty.
Our Shariah nurtures us to be thankful and not wasteful of any blessing, and thus do not ever forget to thank Allah Almighty for allowing you a part of this month. I am sure we know of people we enjoyed Ramadan with last year, and cannot do so this Ramadan due to their passing. So thank Allah Almighty and perhaps He will increase for you.
Ramadan is a month of many pearls and wisdoms, many of which you may have heard over the past few weeks via the different adult and children based development classes. From these pearls is the revitalisation of our hearts and souls and the reattachment of them both to hereafter. YES! As our bodies starve, our souls are fed – Allahu Akbar! So be sure to look after this revitalisation process and ensure that our implicit dimensions fast as well, by looking after our speech, moods and actions, just as our explicit dimensions fast by staying away from the desires of our daily worldly lives.
Also dear brothers and sisters, please remember to be comprehensive with your dua, and allow it to include your parents, children, spouses and family and ummah- especially our brother sand sisters in Egypt, Syria and Palestine.
I pray Allah Almighty writes us from among the forgiven, the successful and the freed from the hell-fire with the passing of this month. I pray Allah Almighty inspires us to ”BRING IT” and be the best we can be – Ameen.
I love you all for the sake of Allah, and please remember me in your dua.