A Whisper In The Ear Of A Fasting Person
Sheikh 'Ubaydullah ibn Ahmad Al Qahtany
O brother who is pleased with the coming of Ramadan,
I congratulate you on the month of forgiveness and satisfaction.
I congratulate you for the month of the release from Hell-fire.
It is a rare chance throughout history and a season of goodness, so beware of
privation. There is no night passes from the nights of Ramadan but a list of
the names of those who will be rescued from Hell is written and that is every
night; do not you hope to be one of them?
Let me ask you: How would you spend the night of Ramadan?
Everyday of Ramadan, the gates of heavens are opened for a responded
invocation because a fasting person has an answered invocation.
So, would you be of the invokers?!
Invoke Allah for yourself, your family, your brethren, your nation, the
Mujahidin (those who fight in the Cause of Allah), and for the weak everyday.
Dear beloved brother, how great is forgiveness because had it been for
forgiveness, degrees and ranks would not have raised in Paradise.
Here comes the breeze of forgiveness by the entry of the month of forgiveness.
The one who fasts out of sincere faith and hoping for Allah's Reward all his
past sins shall be forgiven.
The one who stays up for worship out of sincere faith and hoping for Allah's
Reward all his past sins shall be forgiven.
The one who stays up for worship during Laylat Al Qadr (Night of Decree) out
of sincere faith and hoping for Allah's Reward all his past sins shall be
It is strange that a person seeks that forgiveness without giving up his sins.
So, let us give up our sins and faults, regret doing them, make up our minds
not to commit them again, and aspire to forgiveness which if a person is
deprived of during Ramadan, he shall not attain it elsewhere.
Moreover, deprivation is a means to another serious matter which is explained
in the authentic Hadith in which Gabriel (peace be upon him) said: "O
Muhammad, whoever fasts Ramadan without his sins are forgiven Allah will send
him away. I said: Amen!"
Be keen to do things that benefit you during the month because righteous
actions are more than to be limited.
O Allah, as You made us witness the beginning of Ramadan, make us reach the
end of the month and make us from those who fast and pray.