إِنَّ الْمُصَّدِّقِينَ وَالْمُصَّدِّقَاتِ وَأَقْرَضُوا اللَّهَ قَرْضًا حَسَنًا يُضَاعَفُ لَهُمْ وَلَهُمْ أَجْرٌ كَرِيمٌ
“Surely the men who give charity and the women who give charity and those who lend (for) Allah a handsome loan (charity and loan), it shall be paid to them in multitude. And for them is a Generous Wage” (Surah Hadid, verse 18)
اَلْكَيِّسُ مَنْ دَانَ نَفْسَهُ وَ عَمِلَ لِمَا بَعْدَ الْمَوْتِ وَالْعَاجِزُ مَنْ اَتْبَعَ نَفْسَهُ هَوَاهَا و تَمَنّٰى عَلَى الّٰلهِ
“The intelligent one is he who has subdued his lower self and who has worked for what comes after death and the foolish one is he who has put his lower self in pursuance of its desires and who has vain hopes about Allah.”(Tirmidhi)
The intelligent person, suppresses his desires and lives his life for the akhirah. He is watchful to what he does and renders himself in complete obedience to the commands of Allah.
The foolish person follows his temptations and will have to answer to Allah in the akhirah, he thinks that Allah is merciful and will forgive him but he forgets Allah’s chastisement, Allah mentions this in Surah Al- Hijr, verses 49-50.
Our soul is like a horse, which would take its own course when without reigns, however when under control by them it follows.
اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوْذُ بِكَ مِنَ الْكُفْرِ، وَالْفَقْرِ، وأَعُوْذُ بِكَ مِنْ عَذَابِ القَبْرِ، لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ أَنْتَ
“O Allah, I take refuge with You from disbelief and poverty, and I take refuge with You from the punishment of the grave ; none has the right to be worshipped except You” (Ahmad)
At the end of Ramadan, we always have regrets about how much we have done, we don’t want to have that regret at the end of our lives.
Written by Umm Amaarah, mother of 2, qualified solicitor and Aalimiyyah student