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A MESSAGE FOR THOSE ABOUT TO BEGIN RAMADAN

الشيخ فارس بن فالح الخزرجي

[ جاءكم رمضان فمبارك عليكم ]

Now that Ramadan has come, I wish you blessings!

مشروعية التهنئة بقدوم رمضان

The things mandated at the onset of Ramadan:

قال الحافظ ابن رجب رحمه الله في اللطائف :

Al-Hafiz Ibn Rajab Al-Hanbali (d.795), may Allah have mercy upon him, said in Lata’if:

” وكان النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم يبشر أصحابه بقدوم رمضان كما خرجه الإمام أحمد والنسائي عن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه قال: كان النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم يبشر أصحابه يقول:

The Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, used to give his Companions glad tidings of the onset of Ramadan just as has been collected by the Imam, Ahmad ibn Hanbal and An-Nasa’ii from the narrative of Abu Hurairah, may Allah be pleased with him, who said, “The Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, gave glad tidings to his Companions by saying,

“قد جاءكم شهر رمضان شهر مبارك كتب الله عليكم صيامه فيه تفتح أبواب الجنان وتغلق فيه أبواب الجحيم وتغل فيه الشياطين فيه ليلة خير من ألف شهر من حرم خيرها فقد حرم” .

‘Ramadan has come to you, a month of blessing. Allah has written for you to make sawm for it and the gates of the gardens of the Paradise are opened, the gates of the Great Fire are closed and locked and the demons are chained up and restrained. There is one night in this month that is better than one thousand months. Whatever is declared impermissible in this month is indeed so’.

قال بعض العلماء: هذا الحديث أصل في تهنئة الناس بعضهم بعضا بشهر رمضان كيف لا يبشر المؤمن بفتح أبواب الجنان كيف لا يبشر المذنب بغلق أبواب النيران كيف لا يبشر العاقل بوقت يغل فيه الشياطين من أين يشبه هذا الزمان زمان.

Some of the scholars have said, “This hadith is a foundational principle for the conduct of the people towards one another in the month of Ramadan. How could a believer not rejoice at the opening of the doors of the gardens of Paradise? How could the sinner not rejoice at the locking of the gates of the Great Fire? How could the sensible one not rejoice at the chaining and restraining of the demons? And what time is like this time of ours that we have come into?”

وفي حديث آخر: “أتاكم رمضان سيد الشهور فمرحبا به وأهلا”.

There is another hadith in which the Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, said, “The month of Ramadan has come to you. It is the best of all months. Glad tidings and welcome be to it!”

جاء شهر الصيام بالبركات … فأكرم به من زائر هو آت.

So the month of siyam has come with blessings. So take honour it in whoever has it visit him.

قال في حاشية اللبدي :

“وروي أن النبي – صلى الله عليه وسلم – كان يبشر أصحابه بقدوم رمضان . قال بعض أهل العلم: هذا الحديث أصل في تهنئة الناس بعضهم بعضًا بشهر رمضان. قلت: وعلى قياسه تهنئة المسلمين بعضهم بعضًا بمواسم الخيرات وأوقات وظائف الطاعات “.

Imam `Abdul Ghani Al-Lubadi (d.1319), may Allah have mercy upon him, remarked in his Hashiyah: “It is narrated that the Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, would give glad tidings to his Companions at the onset of Ramadan. Some of the people of knowledge said, ‘This hadith is a foundational principle in the conduct of people towards one another in the month of Ramadan’. I would say that this is based upon the qiyas upon the conduct of Muslims towards one another during all stipulated times of goodness and times where blessings of obedience should be carried out”.

قال  ابن مفلح : ” أما التهنئة بنعم دينية تجددت فتستحب لقصة كعب بن مالك رضي الله عنه، وفي “الصحيحين” أنه لما أنزل

Imam Shams ud-Din Ibn Muflih Al-Maqdisi (d.762), may Allah have mercy upon him, said, “As for the conduct which is for receiving a favour based upon the Religion and one renews such blessings, then this is praiseworthy based upon the story of Ka`b ibn Malik, may Allah be pleased with him, which is narrated in the two Sahihs in which the following was sent down:”

إنا فتحنا لك فتحا مبينا﴾ [الفتح: 1] ﴿.

Indeed We have given a clear and manifest victory to you.

[Surat ul-Fath (48), ayah 1]

الآداب الشرعية ٣ / ٢٢٩

And this was cited by the Imam in Al-Adab ush-Shar`iyyah, vol.3, p.229

تقبل الله طاعاتكم

And may Allah accept from you all the righteous deeds that you might do.

نقله فارس الخزرجي

And this was dictated by the hand of (Shaikh) Faaris ibn Faalih Al-Khazraji

20 RAMADAN 1440 AH MESSAGE: THE HALAL INDUSTRY IN KOREA

20 RAMADAN 1440 AH MESSAGE

The following video shows how Muslims in Korea are able to certify their halal food, check ingredients, be sure of the slaughtering that they carry out and also communicate with the local community on matters of our dietary laws. The fact that Koreans, who represent a newer and smaller community in the Ummah of Muslims were able to do this should be an inspiration to all those aspiring to right conduct.

14 RAMADAN 1440 AH MESSAGE: WHY WE FAST? POOR PEOPLE ARE NOTHING TO DO WITH IT…

14 RAMADAN 1440 AH MESSAGE

This was a great presentation. Many “Spokesmen for Islam in the West,” when asked why Muslims fast in the month of Ramadan, consistently and erroneously state that, “It is so that I can identify with the poor and understand their struggle.” Few greater lies have ever been told. The video below, made by two unbelievers who spend some time with Muslims, CORRECTLY find out why Muslims fast in the month of Ramadan.

 

Humorously enough, another figure also rightly chastened a Muslim subscriber who wrote him asking how to keep his physique for Ramadan, since the month “kills gains.” The response made by Elliot (who has mentioned his affinity with the Baha’i faith) actually encapsulates wisdoms of the Revealed Law. He went one step further and said that the point of Ramadan was for you to not get hung up on gains and that the world has tried to teach human beings to ignore the spiritual dimension and celebrate largess. The only thing he did not mention was the revelation of the Qur’an.

So here we have the true message of Ramadan, found out by two non-Muslims who investigated the Religion; but the “Spokesmen for Islam in the West” don’t think that sounds capitulatory enough.

12 RAMADAN 1440 AH MESSAGE: WHEN SOME MUSLIMS RECONCILE TO THE WORLD

 

12 RAMADAN 1440 AH MESSAGE

The video below gives us a candid look at how some Muslims have reconciled to the world by joining the military of fleshly, carnal, bestial governments. Some of them pride themselves on their valor by posing with medals they earned through bombing Afghanistan, Iraq and other majority Muslim countries. Others are posing next to bays loading missiles.

Still another was told by her mother that she was proud of her daughter for “reaching her highest potential” and “becoming what she thought she could be…”

Please take a look at this video.

 

11 RAMADAN 1440 AH MESSAGE: KOREAN GIRLS TRIED FASTING

11 RAMADAN 1440 AH MESSAGE

Below is a video done by two Korean girls who tried fasting one day in solidarity with their Malaysian friends that they knew. The transformation, difficulty, privation and sacrifice they endured was quite a sight to see on video.

Take a look and see what wisdoms you can glean from it.

10 RAMADAN 1440 AH MESSAGE: FRANCE AND THE SHADOW OF VICHY HISTORY

9 RAMADAN 1440 AH MESSAGE

Below is an eye opening video about France and the topic du jour of “race.” Although the French people are secular and stridently so, they are overtly hostile to the introduction of any US style race statistics, positive discrimination, affirmative action or any race stats on population.

The reasons for this reach back into Vichy France and the terrors that some alive still remember and don’t want to ever be repeated.

 

8 RAMADAN 1440 AH MESSAGE: NO MATTER WHAT, PRAYER GETS DONE

The video below shows us the many different sides of Niger: the extreme weather, the desert, the tribesmen. What stood out was that the tribesmen that showed the explorer around were punctual in their prayers.

This second pillar of Islam, neglected and/or rejected by some who call themselves “educated” and “busy” in the Anglosphere is completed by these people in the most harsh and unforgiving weather circumstances. In this month of Ramadan, those that have abandoned prayer in totality…let them re-enter Islam, repent and establish the prayer.

This is the second pillar of Islam and one is not classed as a Muslim without it.

7 RAMADAN 1440 AH MESSAGE: WHEN MUSLIMS JUST GET IT DONE

7 Ramadan 1440

Below is a layout of Julian “JRock” Williams, from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the United States. Fasting in Ramadan, boxing during this time. He made no excuses, did what he was supposed to do and ultimately became unified champion. Upon victory, he wished Muslims a happy `Eid and also commended the former champion’s mother on raising such a respectable young man.

This should be a lesson for Muslims in that this man made no excuses (“I have a fight, so maybe I’ll give fasting a miss”), did not look for a lazy cop out or anything of the sort. He is Muslim, salah and fasting have to get done and so they were done. How many make excuses and do not carry out their obligations? This is a sign that no matter what, being Muslim is the most important.