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Achieving Taqwa (Piety) In The Sacred Month Of Rajab
Channel: Abu Bakr Zoud
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Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam ala Rasulillah, my brothers and sisters in Islam. The question is, how do we achieve a Taqwa piety in this month in this holy month of Rajab, first and foremost, the purpose of why Allah azza wa jal created us is to establish worship in our lives. Allah azza wa jal, Lee said Rama Halak to Gina and Insightly, Lelli Abu doon, I did not create mankind nourishing kind, except that they worship Me. So this is the purpose of life. What is the purpose of this purpose? So, have you ever thought what is the purpose of the worship? Allah azza wa jal answers this in Surah Al Baqarah. He said, Yeah, your nurse or Buddha or backhoe mill levy,
halacha Kumala Veniamin publikum La La Quinta taco, he said, Oh, mankind, worship your Lord, the One who created you and created those before you, so that you may attain piety, law Allah contact the whole. Therefore the purpose of worship is so that we attain piety and what is piety? Taqwa is very simple. A Taqwa is to do what Allah commanded you hoping for his reward and mercy and to avoid what He prohibited us from out of fear of his punishment and his anger. This is what a Taqwa is. So the purpose of worship is so that it increases a Taqwa which is in the heart. It makes us aware of Allah it makes us mindful of Allah azza wa jal. And as a result, this is what you want to come with on the
Day of Judgment. You want to come with a heart full of a Taqwa by now we are in the month of Russia. How do we achieve a taqwa in this month? How do we increase our taqwa in this month? Very simple. Allah azza wa jal Lee says, rarely Columbian, you have them sha Allah for Enam in Taqwa group, Allah azza wa jal, he says anyone who honors and venerates the symbols of Allah, then that is certainly from the piety of the heart. And the month of Raja is a sacred month. It's from the symbols of Allah azza wa jal, so we must honor this month, we must venerate this month. Whoever does so then that is a sign that there is piety in his heart, and whoever does so it increases his Taqwa. So how do we
honor this month because if we honor this month, which is a sacred month, which is from the symbols of Allah, then as a result our Taqwa increases. How do we honor this month? Number one, we avoid sins altogether. Because Allah azza wa jal, he said, fell out of limbo fee hidden and full circle. When Allah spoke about the sacred months in the Quran, one of the things he told us to be careful of and vigilant about is committing sins and disobedience in this month. He said, Do not wrong yourselves, do not sin. Do not disobey. Do not leave up the obligations, do not engage with the prohibitions, and also do not oppress others do not wrong others. You shouldn't be sinning at all
throughout the but especially in these sacred months. And from them is Elijah this month we are in. So whoever finds himself to keep away from since this month, then this is only coming out of a pious heart. As a result, such a person begins to increase in his Taqwa Allah azza wa jal increases him in this taqwa, well Lavina the whole mood and utter hum Taqwa home. The other way is to acknowledge the sacredness of this month to understand the importance of this month. And to know that it is Allah azza wa jal who has honored this month. As a result, I am honoring it because Allah honored it Subhanallah now, this is is when a person when a person loves Allah azza wa jal, he would love what
Allah loves, he would honor what Allah has. And as a result of Taqwa increases in his heart, this is a second way in how we're going to honor Allah subhanho wa Taala and how we're going to honor this month and increase our Taqwa. And the third way, my brothers and sisters in Islam is to engage in righteous deeds, but to be very careful and be aware that there is nothing specific that was mentioned in the authentic hadith of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam of deeds to be done in this month. There is no specific solid, no specific fasting, nothing specific, but it is a month and it is a sacred month. And one of the deeds that is encouraged in the sacred months is fasting.
That's one of the deeds that is encouraged in all of the sacred months. I will carry over Asia and muharram as in the be sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said
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just certain days of the sacred months and leave certain days. And of course in early America hammer home Allah who had mentioned that it is Makrooh to fast the entire month of Rajab Rama probably Allahu Anhu would punish those who fasted the entire month of Russia, because this is what the people of Ajay Helia used to do. However, the majority of an fuqaha would mention that it is permissible, and it is recommended to fast as many days as a person can in the sacred months without specifying anything of the days of ownership. Now, for this is how you're going to honor these months. This is how we're going to honor this month. And as a result, when we honor this month, our
Taqwa increases and that is the purpose of life. And that is how we come closer to Allah subhanho wa taala. And then as a result, we're going to come closer and closer to Ramadan, prepared with hearts that are full of Taqwa. Once we enter Ramadan, we're going to feel and experience the beauty and Ramadan, we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to bless this month for us to bless the month of Shabbat to bless the month of Ramadan, we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to allow us to live until we witness the days of Ramadan Allahu allah sallallahu wasallam overlocker Allah Allah you know Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi Germaine