Are you aware of all Allah blessings upon you this year and every year ??? .. Have you been trying to attain his pleasure, his closeness this year? Seeking the path Allah has prescribed?
Ibn al-Qayyim says :
Every harm that fall upon the servant is caused by the hearts corruption.the corruption of the heart in return brings about the removal of the right of Allah upon his heart. For this reason many sheikhs advise " be cautious of the mixing with a person which will cause wastage of time and corruption of the heart . For verily when time is wasted and the heart is corrupted, all of the affairs of the person will be ruined. He will then be among those Allah mentions in the Quran - "And obey not him whose heart We have made heedless of our rememberance, one who has followed his own lusts and whose affairs have been lost and wasted.!" - Surah Kahf - 28
Whoever contemplates about the corruption of the world, he will find that it falls in two categories
1. Heedlessness. this happens when he is aware of the truth and is aquainted with it but chooses not follow, therefore he becomes one of those who have been led astray(daaleen)
2. Following his desires. His obsesssion with his own desires make him ignorant of the truth , hence he neither seeks or desire the truth, therefore he becomes one of the ones Allah is angry with(maghdobi alihim)
It is because of these human failing that Allah ,( the one who is free from all imperfections ) has ordered us to recite several times a day.
- Guide us to the Straight Way
- The Way of those on whom You have bestowed Your Grace , not (the way) of those who earned Your Anger (such as the Jews), nor of those who went astray (such as the Christians). (Surah Fatihah - 6&7)
We ask you Allah before Ramadan to start with a renewed determination, with a good, strong and vigorous hearts,and repentance and may we devote ourselves to works of merit, We seek refuge from the strife and self-tyranny, and the injustices of the world, and sedition. We seek protection from the fitnah of plague and strife.