Sunday, July 21, 2013

Why have we not yet benefited from this Ramadhaan?

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

If we have not yet benefited from this Ramadhaan, then know it is because of the lack of sincerity and Khushoo` among us, except for those whom Allaah تعالى protected:

The Messenger صلى الله عليه وسلم said:

أول شيء يرفع من هذه الأمة الخشوع حتى لا ترى فيها خاشعا

“The very first thing to be raised from this Ummah is Khushoo` (awe, fear of Allaah) until there is not a single person in it with khushoo`.” [Saheeh al-Jaami` (2569) and graded as “Saheeh” by Shaikh al-Albaanee]

He صلى الله عليه وسلم also said:

أوَّلُ ما يُرْفَعُ مِنَ الناسِ الخشوعُ

“The first thing to be raised from the people is Khushoo`.” [Saheeh al-Jaami` (2576) and graded as “Saheeh” by Shaikh al-Albaanee]

Abu Dardaa’ رضي الله عنه said to one of the companions:

إِنْ شئتَ لأُحَدِّثَنَّكَ بأوِّلِ علْمٍ يُرْفَعُ منَ الناسِ الخشوعُ يوشِكُ أنْ تدخُلَ مسجِدَ جماعَةٍ فلا تَرَى فيه رجلًا خاشِعًا

“If you wish I will tell you what the first type of knowledge taken from the people will be - it is al-Khushoo` (the fear of Allaah- humility, submissiveness) such that if you enter a Jaami'ah Masjid, you will not see a single man who has Khushoo`.” [Sunan al-Tirmidhee (2653) and graded as “Saheeh” by Shaikh al-Albaanee]

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  1. 🌟 The meaning of the word KHUSHOO` and its example 🌟

    The word KHUSHOO` means: to humble oneself, to surrender completely.

    When we say “TO PRAY WITH KHUSHOO`” it means to pray with complete submission, devotion, humility, tranquility (a state of peace and calmness, free from worldly distractions), in the state of being god-fearing.



    Narrated Jaabir Ibn `Abdullaah رضي الله عنه:
    “We proceeded in the company of the Messenger of Allaah ﷺ for the battle of Dhaat ar-Riqaa` (ذَاتِ الرِّقَاعِ). One of the Muslims killed the wife of one of the unbelievers. He (the husband of the woman killed) took an oath saying: ‘I shall not rest until I kill one of the companions of Muhammad’.

    He went out following the footsteps of the Prophet ﷺ. The Prophet ﷺ encamped at a certain place. He said: ❝Who will keep a watch on us?❞ A person from the Muhaajiroon (Emigrants) and another from the Ansaar (Helpers) responded. He said: ❝Go to the mouth of the mountain-pass.❞ When they went to the mouth of the mountain-pass the man from the Muhaajiroon lay down while the man from the Ansaar stood praying.

    The man (enemy) came to them. When he saw the person he realized that he was the watchman of the Muslims. He shot him with an arrow and hit the target. But he (the man from the Ansaar took the arrow out and) threw it away. He (the enemy) then shot three arrows. Then he (the Muslim) bowed and prostrated and awoke his companion. When he (the enemy) perceived that they (the Muslims) had become aware of his presence, he ran away.

    When the man from the Muhaajiroon saw the (man from the Ansaar) bleeding, he asked him: ‘Glory be to Allaah! Why did you not wake me up the first time when he shot at you.’

    He (the man from the Ansaar) replied: ‘I WAS BUSY RECITING A CHAPTER OF THE QUR’AAN. I DID NOT LIKE TO LEAVE IT.’”

    📚 [Sunan Abu Dawood (198) and graded as “Hasan” by Shaikh al-Albaanee. Also reported by Imaam Ahmad (14704, 14865), Ibn Khuzaimah (36), Ibn Hibbaan (1096), al-Haakim (557) and said it is “Saheeh” and al-Dhahabee agreed with him. Al-Imaam al-Bukhaaree also reported a shorter version of it in Mu`allaq form (without a chain of narration) in the Book of Wudhu, under Chapter (32)]