In the month of Ramadhan, the opportunities to develop oneself are immense. However, it often happens that we do not know where to begin our processes of change and development. This halaqa highlights the 2 necessary faculties which all of us MUST develop in order to achieve the Islamic character in this blessed month of Ramadhan and beyond – leading us to do actions for the ultimate objective of seeking the pleasure of Allah (swt).
On the authority of Abu Hurayrah (ra) that he said:
The Messenger of Allah (saw) said, “Surely, Allah, The Exalted, said, “Whoever shows enmity to an ally of Mine, I have waged war upon him. My servant does not draw near to Me with anything more beloved to Me than what I have obligated upon him. My servant continues to draw near to Me with the voluntary acts until I love him. Once I love him, I am his hearing with which he hears, his sight with which he sees, his hand with which he grasps, and his foot with which he walks. Were he to ask of Me, I would surely grant it to him. If he were to seek refuge with Me, I would surely protect him.”