Ramadan is just around the corner. It is the month of infinite blessings, peace and prayers. The Muslims from all over the world immerse themselves in Ibaadah, offering prayers and spend sleepless nights in recitation of the glorious Holy Quran. Millions of us head on to book their Ramadan Umrah Packages and Umrah In Ramadan to perform their divine pilgrimage of Umrah. In this endowed month, every one of us strives to ask Allah (SWT)’s will and his pleasure.
However, I have felt that when Ramadan ends, we get so much involved in worldly affairs. We are engrossed in materialistic pursuits. So, we don’t spare an adequate time for the nightly prayers. It becomes difficult to manage our time for the regular recitation of the Holy Quran.
Dear brothers and sisters, being a Muslim we mustn’t forget the actual purpose of our life. We must never forget that this world or Dunya is temporary. And this world is fleeting. So in this one life bestowed by Allah (SWT), our one and only goal is to seek the pleasure of our Almighty Creator. It is obvious that whatever we do as per Allah’s will, we will get positivity and contentment of our soul. What I believe is that, when you leave every matter of life in Allah (SWT)’s hand, you will see wonders in your life. You will feel how Allah (SWT) miraculously handles every challenge of your life. Like me, you will be pleased to notice how smoothly you get out of your difficulties of life.
Nevertheless, remember that life is not a smooth sailing. It is another name of ordeals. It has its highs and lows. So, it’s inevitable for us to remain contented with everything Allah (SWT) has planned for us for this life.
Here I am going to share some valuable insights that are inevitable to spend the meaningful life. These insights are solely based on the teachings of the glorious Quran and sayings of Prophet Mohammad (SAW). These insights would make you realize about the importance of the will of Allah (SWT) and the ways through which we get the pleasure of Allah (SWT).
What are the people does Allah love the most?
When we open the miraculous Holy Quran we get to know about the ones whom Allah (SWT) pleases with the most. It is clearly mentioned in this divine doctrine that he loves certain people. Now you may question ‘who are those people’? So the answer is given below that Allah loves those
Those who are good
Allah (SWT) clearly mentions in the Quran that he loves those who are good. He adores those who do Ihsaan (gives benefits) to his fellows. It is quite clear from the verse of Holy Quran that is
And spend in the way of Allah and do not throw (yourselves) with your (own) hands into destruction ( by refraining). And do good; indeed, Allah loves the doers of good.” Quran (2:195)
Those who repent
It is true that to err is human. Though we are Muslims, but we are human beings as well. We commit errors, sins and mischiefs. Hence it is mandatory for us to turn back to him and constantly ask his forgiveness at least after every prayer. In this regard, lets have a look at what the messenger of the Holy Prophet (SAW) says about the repentance. He (SAW) said “Every son of Adam commits sin, and the best of those who commit sin are those who repent.” (Ibn Majah).
It is very important to purify our souls and get an accepted name in the good books of Allah (SWT) by asking his forgiveness from our sins. I have already discussed this in the beginning of this insightful blog as well. Allah (SWT) also says in the Holy Quran that
“Indeed, Allah loves those who are constantly repentant and loves those who purify themselves.” (2:222)
Those who are Patient
It is not only a way to seek love of Allah (SWT) but also a way of living a balanced life. Life is not smooth sailing always. It is the bed of thorns. Every human soul faces ordeals, challenges, depression and sorrows. All thea saints and Prophets from Adam (A.S) to Mohammad (SAW) faced trials and tribulations. However, one thing that was common in all of them was their patience or Sabar as per Holy Quran.
This divine book is filled with the directions of Sabar and its rewards. Allah (SWT) teaches us the significance of patience through the stories of Yakub who lost his two sons and the Prophet Ayub (A.S), who lost all his health, wealth, and offspring. He was alone at the end. But he was patient. Allah (SWT) wants his followers to have patience in life for all the three aspects of life. The scholars are unanimously agreed that the Muslims have been directed to have sabar in three situations. It means that we must have patience:
In difficulties and ordeals
In doing what Allah (SWT) has directed us. It means we have to be patient or consistent while having our prayers, keeping our fasts when days are long, giving alms and performing Hajj. The Hajj is an obligatory pilgrimage for every Muslim that requires a lot of struggle and patience.
In what Allah (SWT) has prohibited for us. Some of the strictly prohibited acts are gambling, usury, swine, alcohol, Zina and other activities.
Those who put their Trust in Allah (SWT)
I believe that among others, it is the most important way to get the love of our sole Creator Allah (SWT). We as Muslims must have our complete trust in Allah (SWT). We must do well. And must struggle hard. However, after doing our best, we must leave everything to Allah (SWT). It is also mentioned in the Holy Quran in the soul-soothing words.
God tests the people He loves most. Prophets who were closest to God always had a very difficult life. But don’t look at everything that is painful or difficult as a test, and don’t look at happy, simple things in life as blessings. Allah can test you as easily as he tests you with difficulty. Be patient and think about how God wants to bless you through your need, and that way even the most difficult situation can be a gift from God if you have the right attitude
… And when you have decided, then rely upon Allah. Indeed, Allah loves those who rely (upon Him).” Quran (3:159)