Monday, April 27, 2020

Ramadan Mubarak 2020

My dear Muslim brothers, sisters and children,
Assalamoualaikum Warahmatullah Wabarakaatuhu.

Alhamdulillah, Summa Alhamdulillah, a blessed month is coming to us in the hope that we, weak creatures that we are, we maximize our time in the worship of the true God, the Unique One, Who has no associate. The month of Ramadan has come once again, and it has come in a critical moment where many countries are on lockdown and facing much difficulties due to the novel Coronavirus, COVID-19.

Our duty as a Muslim is to help save the lives of people, and to act generously, with utmost kindness to re-establish the world order as envisioned by our Noble Creator. Allah has given you all an opportunity to turn to Him with great humility and to beg Him of His mercy and favours. Allah is All-powerful and kind. He has the power to change things, and for this, He has vested us with the power of invocations, and He has made incumbent on Himself to respond to the call of His callers who are true, sincere and devoted to His cause, especially in this era of Divine Manifestation.

Bear in mind, ours is not an ordinary era. It is the era when Allah has sent His very own Messenger to the world to unite humanity under the banner of the Unity of Allah, and thus at the same time, to unite the Muslims and to make you all focus on Him and your valued mission to make Islam your way of life and not just being Muslims on the lips only.

The time calls for empowerment under the leadership of a Man of God, the Chosen Servant and Messenger of Allah. And as the humble Messenger of Allah of this era, I appeal to you to respond to the call of Allah, and leave behind all hatred, all kinds of evils which come from the Satan and chain that Satan and his armies not just in the holy month of Ramadan but also throughout your whole life.

Like our beloved prophet (pbuh) has said: “When the month of Ramadan begins, the gates of the heaven are opened and the gates of Hellfire are closed and the devils are chained.” (Bukhari).

The fact remains that it is up to you to chain or not this Satan or let him rule your life. And it is up for you to make manifest the paradise of Allah’s pleasure. So, return to Allah and give up all evils so that you may be counted among Allah’s sincere servants.

The times we are witnessing calls for reflection on the grandeur of Allah Who has the ability and capacity to do whatever He wants. He can make the world come to a standstill and destroy it in a flash, for the people of the world have forgotten His vital teachings. But yet, He gives from time to time shockwaves to the people so that they may return to the right path.

I wish you all blessed moments in this holy month and I pray that Allah reward you for your sincerity in His cause, and I beseech Allah to forgive those who turn to Him in all humility and repent for their past wrongs and those who change their lives for the best. 

I call out to those who have in mind to respect and follow this message, including my dear disciples around the world to continue your good works in helping the people to know about Allah, and to connect them to the present Divine Manifestation so that they also may benefit from the blessings of Allah in the presence of a Messenger of Allah who has come to give you the spiritual water which comes from the heavens in form of divine revelations. 

My humble advice to you, welcome this Ramadan and all worldwide lockdowns as a blessing for you so that you have ample time to seek forgiveness and take the resolution to become better Muslims, and better human beings who follow the blessed example of our most noble and holy prophet Hazrat Muhammad (pbuh). Allah (swt) alone is Our dear Friend and He alone can make us prosper, both in this life and in the hereafter, for verily worldly riches are temporary whereas the spiritual treasures of Allah are unlimited. Therefore, seek the spiritual treasures more than the worldly riches. Allah has taught us this prayer in the Holy Quran so that we strike the right balance between the temporal world and the hereafter.

Rabbana atina fid-dunya hasanatan wa fil aakhirati hasatan waqina azaban-naar.

“Our Lord, give us in this world [that which is] good and in the Hereafter [that which is] good and protect us from the punishment of the Fire.” (Al-Baqara 2: 202)

Seek what pleases Allah, and what is sufficient for you in both the worlds, and indeed the best Treasure and the Source of all goods is our Creator, our Allah (swt). And you will get this Most Beloved Treasure when you fast the month of Ramadan with utmost sincerity and Taqwa (fear of Allah). Verily the reward for fasting the month of Ramadan is Allah Himself.

On this note, I wish you all Ramadan Mubarak, Ramadan Kareem. May Allah inspire your hearts to righteousness and to recognise His signs in splendid ways. May the Muslim Ummah and all mankind be one in the worship of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

Thank you for your kind attention,

Assalamoualaikum Warahmatullah Wabarakaatuhu.

Once again, Ramadan Kareem.

[Special Message of the Imam-Jamaat Ul Sahih Al Islam, Hazrat Khalifatullah Munir A. Azim(atba) of Mauritius  to All Muslims worldwide on 24 April 2020]