Talk to Allah: Get closer to Him during Ramadan 1434 Hijrah with the Qur'an
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“La ilaha illa Anta [none has the right to be worshipped but You (O Allah)], Glorified (and Exalted) are You [above all that (evil) they associate with You]. Truly, I have been of the wrong-doers." Al-Qur'an, Al Anbiya 21:87
Once my Qur'an teacher reminded us that we are not lack of knowledge but lack of doing good deeds. I though, this is the time that I put an afford to practice what I know. In Islam doing good deeds and the right belief go hand in hand. There are so many verses in the Qur'an mentions about them and this one is my favourite ayah,
Ramadan is about drawing closer to Allah by the recitation of the Qur'an, which was revealed in the same month. It is the tradition of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alaihi wasalam to finish the whole Qur'an in Ramadan with angel Jibreel alaihi salam. I am so glad that my Qur'an teacher gave us memorization homework of some juz or sections of the Qur'an for revision during Ramadan. Alhamdulillah, Allah blessed me with the time to study them."O you who believe! Do your duty to Allah and fear Him. And seek the means of approach to Him, and strive hard in His Cause (as much as you can), so that you may be successful." Al Qur'an 5:35
I also take time to study the Quran explanation. I love it when I understand the Qur'an. Once I was in the car reciting Qur'an and tears came. There are so much things that Allah is telling me through the Qur'an. Allah is talking to me through Qur'an. This made me realized that I really need to study the Arabic language, the language of the Qur'an, to understand the Qur'an and to understand what actually Allah is trying to tell me. Insha Allah I would like to join Arabic with Husna teaches by Ustaz Nouman Ali Khan.
I love being the student of the Quran. I just love it! May Alllah help me with my study and keep my intention of studying the Qur'an for remembrance of Him. Allah said in the Qur'an,
"Verily, in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find rest. " AlQur'an (13:28)
"Therefore remember Me (by praying, glorifying). I will remember you.'' Al Qur'an (2:152)I remember the hadith my teacher told me at the beginning when I started study Quran that it was said by the prophet that those who read the Quran beautifully will be in the company the angels but those who struggle when reading, will have twice reward. Subhanallah!
"Verily the one who recites the Qur’an beautifully, smoothly, and precisely, he will be in the company of the noble and obedient angels. And as for the one who recites with difficulty, stammering or stumbling through its verses, then he will have TWICE that reward.” [Al-Bukhari and Muslim]This Ramadan I bought a note book to write my conversation with Allah. Alhamdulillah, during Ramadan I took some time (I wish I took more time) before iftar or breaking the fast to talk to Him by praying or making dua to Him. I go to a quiet place in my house, usually in my bedroom, and I just talk to Him.
I always admire how Prophet Yaakub alaihi salam who used to complain to Allah,
“I only complain of my grief and sorrow to Allah…” Al Qur'an (Yusuf 12:86)This is the best example. I always remind myself that if he complain to Allah why dont't I?
I remember my teacher reminded us about prayer before iftar and she said to be very specific when you pray and say all the details what you need to ask. Like what she said, I have got to be very specific and detailing in my dua. I give thank to Him for everything that He bless me with and the things that He keeps away from me, I ask for His forgiveness by deleting all my sins until there is no trace of them, I ask Him to guide me to the truth by showing me the straight path, I ask Him to keep my faith strong and I ask him for many more things not only for myself but other as well.
Talking to Allah make me feel closer to Him. Subhanallah! During Ramadan I listen to Ustaz Nouman Ali Khan beautiful explanation about Allah is Near in Qur'an Weekly here.
Through the Qur'an Allah is talking to me. I'm grateful that I can talk to Him. I do feel blessed and closer to Him. I would say that the best training from this Ramadan for me is that I was able to develop the habit of talking to Him.