Friday, August 3, 2012

ramadhan dessert 12

Ramadhan desserts ( part 12)
ابو حنظلة محمد زهري
Subhannallah nearly half of this blessed month had gone. It's time for us to reevaluate ourselves. Has we achieved our set goals? How much have we done? And how much have we lost? This is the time for us to make the change before ramadhan passed us just like a breeze of wind.
Inshaallah in the next parts we will share about some of the verses in the Quran randomly which I came across as to discuss a complete surah will takes a longer discussion.
Today's verse is from the surah assajadah which was commonly recited, as the prophet saw used to recite it in the first rakaah of Friday's fajr prayer.
The surah starts with Him mentioning His greatness and grandeur in how He created His creations and then talk about the disbelievers and their 'rewards' for their disbelieve. And then He mentioned about the believers and their characteristics. They will prostrate when hears His reminders and are not proud.
And then He further describe the believers in the following verse
تَتَجَافَىٰ جُنُوبُهُمْ عَنِ الْمَضَاجِعِ يَدْعُونَ رَبَّهُمْ خَوْفًا وَطَمَعًا وَمِمَّا رَزَقْنَاهُمْ يُنفِقُونَ
'Their sides draw away from (their) beds, they call upon their Lord in fear and in hope, and they spend (benevolently) out of what We have given them.'
This verse explains the characteristics of the believer is that they forsake their beds and pleasure just to stand before Him and call to Him in doa
It is hard to grasp the complete meaning of the verse in other language than Arabic as it will take a whole lot of description to translate just some of the words. For example, Allah swt had used the description of the kind of doa that the believer did: يَدْعُونَ رَبَّهُمْ خَوْفًا وَطَمَعًا
They call to Their Rab in the state of fear and hope greedily.Greed? Yes greed and that is the meaning of وَطَمَع, hope or want with greed in it. This is how a Muslim should make doa, showing in his doa greedily his want & need for Allah's mercy, love, forgiveness, pleasure. Not just doa for the sake of doa.....

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