Friday, August 3, 2012

ramadhan desserts 13

Ramadhan desserts ( part 13)
ابو حنظلة محمد زهري
Greedily hoping for his mercy and blessings. Greed in the worldly things is abhor and detestable but the greed to get His mercy and Jannah is a greatly encouraged. Just like a greedy person asking and wanting this and that in this world, we should ask Him more and more. Ask for the best of Jannah that is jannatul firdaus, not just any Jannah and this is what the prophet saw had taught his companions, to ask for the best of paradise that is jannatul firdaus. However, remember that the doa must also be accompanied with خَوْفًا as this is another characteristic of the doa-prayer. Fear. Fear of His wrath, anger as we are sinners who sins everyday the moment we opened our eyes. Fear that He did not forgive us. Fear that our deeds caused us to be further away from Him. Fear of not pleasing Him. And this is what Iman is all about. Iman is Khauf wa roja. Fear and hope. Fear without hope is not complete just like hope without fear. The former will cause us to despair and this Allah swt has commanded us not to despair on His mercy. While the latter that is hope without fear will cause us to be complacent and take things for granted.
So in this verse we had learnt that a believer will leave and forsake his bed and spouse just to be with His Rab in prayer, fearing Him and hoping for His mercy abundantly.

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