Friday, August 21, 2009

The Sermon Given By Prophet Muhammad On The Last Friday Of Sha'ban | The Reception Of The Month of Ramadan

"O People!

Indeed ahead of you is the blessed month of Allah. A month of blessing, mercy and forgiveness.

A month which with Allah is the best of months. Its days, the best of days, its nights, the best of nights, and its hours, the best of hours. It is the month which invites you to be the guests of Allah and invites you to be one of those near to Him. Each breath you take glorifies Him; your sleep is worship, your deeds are accepted and your supplications are answered.

So, ask Allah, your Lord; to give you a sound body and an enlightened heart so you may be able to fast and recite His Scripture, for only he is unfortunate who is devoid of Allah’s forgiveness during this great month.

Remember the hunger and thirst of the day of Qiyamah (Judgement) with your hunger and thirst; give alms to the needy and poor, honor your old, show kindness to the young ones, maintain relations with your blood relations; guard your tongues, close your eyes to that which is not permissible for your sight, close your ears to that which is forbidden to hear, show compassion to the orphans of people, so compassion may be shown to your orphans.

Repent to Allah for your sins and raise your hands in dua (supplication) during these times, for they are the best of times and Allah looks towards His creatures with kindness, replying to them during the hours and granting their needs if He is asked...

O People! Indeed your souls are dependent on your deeds, free it with repentance, lighten its loads by long prostrations; and know that Allah swears by His Magnificent Might: That there is no punishment for the one who prays and prostrates and he shall have no fear of the fire on the day when man stands before the Lord of the Worlds.

O People! One who serves food to a fasting person during this month will be like one who has freed someone and his past sins will be forgiven.

Some of the people who were there then asked the Prophet: "Not all of us are able to invite those who are fasting?"

The Prophet replied: "Allah gives this reward even if the Iftaar (meal to break fast with) is a drink of water."

"One who has good morals (Akhlaq) during this month will be able to pass the ‘Siraat’...on the day that feet will slip...

"One who covers the faults of others will benefit in that Allah will curb His anger on the Day of Judgement...

"As for one who honors an orphan; Allah will honor him on the Day of Judgement,

"And for the one who spreads his kindness, Allah will spread His mercy over him on the Day of Judgement.

"As for the one who cuts the ties of relation; Allah will cut His mercy from Him...

"Who so ever performs a recommended prayer in this month Allah will keep the fire of Hell away from him... Whoever performs an obligatory prayer Allah will reward him with seventy prayers [worth] in this month. And who so ever prays a lot during this month will have his load lightened on the Day of Measure.

"He who recites one verse of the holy Quran will be given the rewards of reciting the whole Qur’an during other months.

"O People! Indeed during this month the doors of heaven are open, therefore ask Allah not to close them for you; The doors of hell are closed, so ask Allah to keep them closed for you. During this month Satan is imprisoned so ask your Lord not to let him have power over you."

- Sermon in the assembly of his companions by Holy Prophet Muhammad on the last Friday of Shaban, the Lunar Month before Ramadan, the Hoy Month of Fasting (credit)

La ilaha illallah, Muhammad Rasulullah

There is only One God and Muhammad is the divine message bearer

May peace and blessings of God be upon you O Sultan of Hearts in the Garb of a Humble Man. Efendimiz, Most Precious Spiritual Mater. Ya Habibullah, Most Profoundly Beloved of Allah, Perfect Guide along the Mystic Way. O Living Presence of the Divine Mansion, Hazarti Paygambar, Most Revered Prophet, One Who Ceaselessly Praises Allah, Gatherer of Humanity. O Mystic Knower of the Sacred Law, Seal of the Prophets Who Announces the Distribution of Divine Light to All Humanity, Seal of Revelation. May the Peace of Allah and the mystic union with Divine Love exalt you eternally and exalt your noble family and your spiritual companions throughout time and eternity, gathering all souls together into the Culmination of Light and Love.

As Salatu wa-s-Salamu Alayka Ya Rasulullah
As Salatu wa-s Salamu Alayka Ya Habibullah

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