Saturday, 4 August 2012, 14:50
Ramadhan desserts ( part 14)
ابو حنظلة محمد زهري
And this month is the best training session for standing infront of Allah and making doa to him asking for all the goodness and mercy.
If in this month we are not able to leave our beds for a short time, then it will be nearly impossible to do it in others than ramadhan. Get accustomed to be with Him. Get offline from the net and goes 'online' with our Creator.
In another verse, He mentioned the merit of this prayer
وَمِنَ اللَّيْلِ فَتَهَجَّدْ بِهِ نَافِلَةً لَّكَ عَسَىٰ أَن يَبْعَثَكَ رَبُّكَ مَقَامًا مَّحْمُودًا
And during a part of the night, pray Tahajjud beyond what is incumbent on you; maybe your Lord will raise you to a position of great glory.
And what great the glory will be if the glory is been mentioned & promised by the Almighty, owner of all glories.
And the prophet saw had mentioned : قيام الليل شرف المؤمن
Standing at night (for prayer) is the honour of a believer.
And this verse ends with وَمِمَّا رَزَقْنَاهُمْ يُنفِقُونَ and they spend (benevolently) out of what We have given them
Not only a believer stands before him by praying and calling him at night, but he further reinforce these deeds with infaq fi sabillilah and charity. As we can see in many verses in the Quran usually Allah swt mentions the command of azzakah after assolah, they came hand in hand together. One deed is primarily between the servant and his Rab, while another is between a servant and another servant.
From this we can also derive the important of both habluminnal and hablumminnas, Connection with Allah and the connection with people. Our relationship to both our Rab and other mankind should be strong as this is the emphasis shown by the prophet saw.
On a finer detailed note, the exact translation will be 'out of what we gave them, the spend in infaq' and not 'they spend in infaq out of what we gave them'. Hmm what's the difference. No difference except that Allah mentioned first that he is the one who gave the rizk before mentioning the infaq. This emphasis is to remind us that the rizk is from Him and we are spending on what is what originally not ours. So why be calculative on what we give?