Ramadaan is less than 2 weeks away from starting and Sha3baan is less than 2 weeks away before ending. Messenger of Allaah sallAllaahu 3alayhi wa sallam paid close attention & gave great importance to Sha3baan & this is the month when deeds are lifted up to Allaah 3Azza wa Jall.
Prepare for Ramadaan: Lecture by Shaykh Hazim Rajab
- Everything has an introduction
- Times; deeds are raised
- Things a person should do in Sha3baan
Ramadaan Lecture (click to download) (pdf )
Notes taken by student.
And soon we will be welcoming a noble guest, a guest of mercy and blessings. One full year has passed since his last visit.
He was your guest for 30 days and again, he is at our doorstep waiting for you to open the door so he may fill your homes with blessings and favours of Allaah. He is yours, mine & all Muslims’ guest & we ask Allaah subhaanahu wa ta3alaa to enable us to behave well during his stay and to bless us to take advantage of his presence.
It is well known that the more you love your guest, the more you prepare yourself to welcome him; the more you respect your guest, the more things you plan to entertain him or to make his visit most comfortable. And if that guest happens to be someone from among our close relatives coming from overseas, then we plan way ahead before his arrival: we paint our houses, we redesign our living rooms and his name is on every lip. And if that guest is generous and is known to bring precious gifts for all family members, then that makes him a super guest. And we impatiently look forward to his generous gifts.
This blessed guest is not someone who may be a dent on our budget or a cause of any loss in our time or wealth. Rather, that guest is the noblest guest – the guest of mercy, the guest of happiness, the guest, who would not take anything from us, rather he has come to give us the most precious things: the things we are in dire need of, the things which would become the source of our success and happiness.
This blessed guest is no one other than Ramadaan.
Wa maa adraaka maa Ramadaan?
This is in itself is a crash course to help us boost our eemaan, get closer to our Rabb and to facilitate for us all means to achieve the certificate of entrance to Jannah. Ramadaan – a school of eemaan and taqwa, where every graduate is a winner. So do you know of any guest more important than this guest?
Do you know of any guest coming with so much khayr (goodness) and blessings?
Do you know of any guest staying with you for a month and not asking to spend anything for him rather giving you so abundantly.
So let us reflect and prepare well and take good care of this guest & have some reminders about this blessed guest – about this month of Ramadaan, so that we may benefit & may this help us to take maximum advantage of this guest.
May Allaah subhaanahu wa ta3alaa make us among those who would have Ramadaan a hujjah (evidence) for them and not against them and may Allaah subhaanahu wa ta3alaa open all the doors of Jannah for us.
May Allaah subhaanahu wa ta3alaa give us the tawfeeq to do the Siyaam and the Qiyaam ihtisaaban (seeking the reward).
Original source: Intro to the “The month of blessings”