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« Reply #25 on: Aug 21, 2009 10:25 PM »

قال السري السقطي: السنة شجرة، والشهور فروعها، والأيام أغصانها، والساعات أوراقها، وأنفاس العباد ثمرتها، فشهر رجب أيام توريقها وشعبان أيام تفريعها ورمضان أيام قطفها، والمؤمنون قطَّافها

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« Reply #26 on: Aug 22, 2009 05:44 PM »

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some1 translate pls!!
I will give it a try:

Alsurri Alsuqti* once said:

The year is a tree,  the months are its branches, the days are its twigs (or smaller branches),  the hours are the leaves, and the breaths of people are the fruit.  The month of Rajab is when the tree blossoms, the month of Sha'aban is when its branches grow (?) and the month of Ramadan is the time when the fruit ripen and are ready to be picked.  The believers are the ones who pick its fruit.

* I have no idea who this is!!  I never heard of the name.

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« Reply #27 on: Aug 22, 2009 08:32 PM »

Here's another translation: "A year is like a tree; months are its branches, days are its boughes, hours are its leaves, and the breaths of Allah's servants are its crops/products. The month of Rajab is when it flowers, Shaaban is when it grows and branches, and Ramadan is the time to harvest. True believers are those who harvest.”
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« Reply #28 on: Sep 09, 2009 08:58 PM »

Audio Reading:
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A DAY OF FASTING

A day of fasting
is a day of caution
Feeling fatigued
from desirous exhaustion
Pass or fail
is a matter of the unseen
So struggle I must
to keep my record clean
A tune up for the soul
more vital than a car
To clean up a sinful heart
encrusted like tar
It's been a little while
since I entered this state
I taste the bitter patience
during my tasteless wait
The sting of thirst
settles in
As well as painful memories
of sin
Realizing how much my soul
has been ignored
Realizing that true hunger
is distance from my Lord
Realizing careless words
that cut like a knife
Realizing I have never
been truly hungry in my life
Realizing I have much longer to go
than I thought
Realizing that purification
is not easily bought
But it is a gift
for the sick and diseased
It is a gift
from a Lord well pleased
Like one searching all his life
for a lost treasure
Can we survive one second
outside of His pleasure!
Oh how I hope that He is pleased with me
when I return
Oh how I hope to be shown my mistakes now
that I might learn
Learn to draw near
like those that draw nearest
Learn to make a place in my heart
where His remembrance is dearest
Thoughts crystal clear now
to see the ways of error
Reflection upon that Great Day
its rewards and its terror!
Clear is the way of the rejecters
who have fled from His Light!
Clear is the way of the reflectors
who flow with insight
Increasing in certitude
of the Overwhelming Event!
Increasing sensitivity
to how time is best spent
Followers of the Prophets
whose restraint gave them power!
Manifesters of Truth
satan can't devour
Oh consumers of the illicit!
no shame in how we're behaving?
Is the permissible not sufficient
to satisfy our cravings!?
Are you a Muslim
or a fool?
Accept this invitation to a pool
Fed by a river called Kawthar
whiter than milk, sweeter than honey!
For those whose Lord was God
not sex, food and money
Rejoicing that the life of this world
is a goner
Waiting for that first glance
at the One full of Majesty, Bounty and Honor!
How joyful all these thoughts
as my heart seems to soften
Surely I should fast more often!

by Aaron Haroon Sellars
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« Reply #29 on: Aug 10, 2010 08:09 PM »

Since this is such a popular thread I merged our Madina headlines we usually put up for Ramadan with this thread. See a few posts above.
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« Reply #30 on: Aug 18, 2010 08:49 PM »

Came across this poem and I wanted to share.


In the name of Allah, the most Merciful, the most Kind

A blessed month is casting its shadow upon us
A night of this month is better than a thousand months
Bear with patience for the sake of Ar-Rahman
It's a continuous training to strengthen our Imaan.

Glory be to Allah who sent Ramadan as a mercy to mankind
Its a purification of our soul, our heart, and our mind
With the most sincere devotion and love we fast
To be cleansed and free from sins of the past

Glorified is He, who choseth this holy month,
To test our sabr and fill our hearts with warmth
Of his Divine Light, His blessings shall glow,
The Seer of the unseen, all He does know

Ya Allah! For thee, let my breath be more pleasant than musk
Ya Allah! For thee, let me be thankful when day turns to dusk
My thoughts and heart are purified, my eyes truly see'
This blessed month, the month of spiritual rhapsody!

Ya Allah! For thee, my life I shall live!
Ya Allah! For thee, my soul I shall give!
In the name of Allah, the most Merciful, the most Kind,
Praise be to Allah, who sent Ramadan as a gift to mankind
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« Reply #31 on: Aug 30, 2010 03:18 AM »

Fasting is the shield of nations, protecting from the Hellfire
And fasting is a fortress for whoever fears that fire
Fasting is a covering for all the people of goodness
Those who fear the burden of blame and sinfulness
And this month is the month of the Lord of the Throne
A Most Merciful Lord, Who conceals the heavy sins & burdens
So therein have fasted men who thus profited
Their reward lies with the Exalted and Forgiving One
And so they came to settle in Everlasting Gardens
Surrounded by maidens, and rivers and plantations…

Ibn al-Jawzi, ‘Bustan al-Wa’idhin wa Riyadh al-Sami’in’ (pg. 185-186)
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« Reply #32 on: Sep 09, 2010 10:45 AM »

'O Ramadan, be gentle, the tears of the believers pour forth, and their hearts are anxious from the pain of separation. And why shouldn't the tears flow from the believer upon the parting (of Ramadan) whilst he knows not whether he shall live to see its return...' -Ibn Rajab
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« Reply #33 on: Sep 21, 2010 03:19 PM »

Will be closing this forum soon for another year... sigh...

The Masjid After Ramadan


By Naeem Nasrullah

Ramadan came and the masjid brimmed with joy
from daybreak to sunset, men, women, and children overflowed its sacred halls
light emanated out from their ardent worship
magnificent chandeliers adorned the uplifted roof
perfectly straight and still rows stretched out far and wide
a mesmerizing recitation of the Quran marvelously glided through
encompassing their bodies and seizing their hearts
and unleashing the blessings of the Most Bountiful
the masjid gloated, beaming with praise and hope

when Ramadan ended, the masjid lamented and wept
its Eid was no Eid
its happiness was gone
its light was replaced by a gloomy darkness

for all those who visited it
had suddenly deserted it
perfectly content with their performance in Ramadan
they saw no further need to come back
they could happily chase after the pleasures they had missed out in Ramadan

and as I gaze now,
the masjid is silent as a mortuary
mourning without wailing
peaceful as waves breaking on a shore
lights reminiscent of the full moon shining down upon a vast desert
shadows abound,
of the door knobs peeking down
of the window grids forming black holes in the carpet

the people are gone
a feeling of emptiness overwhelms
how many vacant spots are there
beseeching, pleading for a worshipper
to come and connect his soul with the Almighty
to earn eternal success
how many mushafs are there
wishing they were being read by a sincere heart

why do not the people reform
why do they stubbornly persist in answering the calls of ignorance
why do they ignore the call of their Lord
why do they neglect the masjid except at Ramadan
alas, the masjid is there waiting, peacefully and silently for them to come

its looming, heavy silence is its tears
for it has to wait one long and dry year until the next Ramadan
when the people will finally come back
so it can be restored to its glory
and to its original purpose – in the service of its Creator.
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« Reply #34 on: Jul 14, 2011 04:08 PM »

I need a lyric for a Nasheed, that welcomes Ramadan... help please...
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« Reply #35 on: Jul 25, 2011 07:07 AM »

Labeeb there's an Arabic song called Ahlan wa Sahlan ya Ramadan......... has a nice tune to it...

Ramadan


You wanted to be so hungry, you would break into branches,
and have to choose between the starving month’s

nineteenth, twenty-first, and twenty-third evenings.
The liturgy begins to echo itself and why does it matter?

If the ground-water is too scarce one can stretch nets
into the air and harvest the fog.

Hunger opens you to illiteracy,
thirst makes clear the starving pattern,

the thick night is so quiet, the spinning spider pauses,
the angel stops whispering for a moment—

The secret night could already be over,
you will have to listen very carefully—

You are never going to know which night’s mouth is sacredly reciting
and which night’s recitation is secretly mere wind—

Kazim Ali, “Ramadan” from The Fortieth Day.

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« Reply #36 on: Jul 26, 2011 11:39 AM »

Abu ad-Darda’ would say: “Fast the very hot days in anticipation of the Day of Resurrection, and pray two rak’at in the darkness of night in anticipation of the darkness of the grave.”
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« Reply #37 on: Aug 01, 2011 06:40 AM »

Celebrate! The month of fasting has come.

Pleasant journey to the one

Who is the company of the fasting.

 

I climbed the roof to see the Moon,

Because I really missed fasting

By heart and soul.

 

I lost my hat while looking at the Moon.

the Sultan of fasting made me drunk.

 

O Muslims, I have been drunk

since that day I lost my mind.

What a beautiful fortune fasting has.

What a wonderful glory.

 

There is another secret moon

Besides this one.

He is hiding in the tent of fasting

Like a Turk.

 

Anyone who comes

To the harvest of fasting in this month

Finds the way to this Moon.

 

Whoever makes his face

Resemble pale satin

Wears the silk clothes of fasting.

 

Prayers will be accepted in this month.

Sighs of the one fasting pierce the sky.

 

The person who sits patiently

At the bottom of fasting’s well

Owns the love of Egypt, like Joseph.

 

O the word which eats the Sahur meal,

Be silent so that anyone

Who knows fasting will enjoy fasting.

 

Come, O Shems, the brave one

Of whom Tebriz is proud.

You are the commander of fasting’s soldiers.

 -Mevlana Jalaludeen Rumi

 
 *Sahur: Meal before dawn during Ramazan fast.

 – Ghazal No. 2344 from the Divan-e Shams-e Tabrizi

Translated by Nevit Ergin

(from the Turkish translation of the original Persian by Golpinarli)

“Mevlana Jelaleddin Rumi: Divan-i Kebir,”
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« Reply #38 on: Aug 02, 2011 06:32 PM »

I actually read this on hard2hit's wife's status first and loved it!

Kitni Jaldi ye Armaan Guzar jata hai
Pyaas lagti nahi Iftar Guzar jata hai

Hum Gunahgaro ki Magfirat kare ALLAH
Ibadat hoti nahi Aur RAMZAN Guzar jata hai...
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« Reply #39 on: Aug 03, 2011 06:16 AM »

A Harvest with no grain

O Tasbih! Ramadan has begun
A week is about to pass since then

The believers are busy in long prayers
Reciting from His Book verse after verse
Their bodies are tied with his Fear
Their souls are dancing in his Love

But this hypocrite is robbed of any benefit
No tears have yet come to makes his eyes wet

Those around him are reaping rewards like harvest
Yet not a grain he has for the hopes he did invest

Remember the lessons you did for me freely impart
Within a short time you made Him close to my heart
Although not somewhere near me you stay
I plead to you, O Tasbih, that for me pray

‘May the Merciful Him increase my little faith
So that like you, in His Love I too can bathe!’

- Jaihoon
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« Reply #40 on: Aug 03, 2011 04:15 PM »

Oh Moon!
by Kamran Qureshi

Oh Moon!
Both you and I
Have the same Lord
We share the same light
Tell me, why it is then
That you manage to stay faithful
Always, where as I
Jump from orbit to orbit
Trespassing knowingly
The bounds set before me
Only to find myself hurting
In the same black hole of grief
And remorse, each time?

Oh Moon!
Both you and I
Subsist on borrowed light
Blemished by time and age, we
Project ourselves with grace
And continue our journeys, alone
There is so much we have in common
And yet you’re radiant and peaceful
Always, where as I
Inconsistent as I am
Fear that I may end up
Being just another shooting star
In this canvas of black and bright
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« Reply #41 on: Aug 04, 2011 05:48 AM »

“FIRST NIGHT OF RAMADAN”

A single stone is thrown in

and the canyon resounds with the

 

hallelujahs of angels

 

A single breath contains the

known and unknown universes

 

Back behind edgeless

space are motions that

 

vibrate the heart

 

Back behind ancient mountains and

historical intricacies

 

a shadow gives way to Light that has a

door in it to

 

let us through

 

We take no step that

doesn’t bring us nearer

 

One sip and the oceans disappear

 

One glance and the skies

bend closer to hear our

 

emptiness

 

One heart-wrench elegant elevation

and we’re on a

 

plateau tossing a stone in the dark

that never stops echoing

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Daniel Abdal-Hayy Moore

8/1/2011

1 Ramadan, 1432
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« Reply #42 on: Aug 12, 2011 06:20 AM »

Happy are the ascetics and the ardent worshipers,
     for they have emptied their stomachs for the sake of
          their Lord.

They keep their ailing eyes awake out of love
     and their night is spent while they are vigilant.
  
They are so occupied with worshiping God
     that the people have thought them demented.


--Sa'dun al-Majnun from Al-Ghazali on Invocations

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« Reply #43 on: Aug 13, 2011 07:00 AM »

The Joy of Fasting

“Ramadan has come to live with us.
It is God’s private apartments
moved into our house
and taking over.

Where the doors were
are now entranceways into His Garden.
Where windows were are
continuous waterfalls. Abundance in the

dryness. Hidden in the dust:
clusters of roses. Sprung from our
footsteps: ascents.”

- Excerpt from “Ramadan House Guest” by Daniel Abdal-Hayy Moore
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« Reply #44 on: Aug 29, 2011 08:53 AM »

Seriously going to cry...  :'(

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From RAMADAN SUNS ITSELF by Abdal Hayy Moore


Ramadan suns itself by the dark of night
and takes no notice of

earthquake or flood

Ramadan begins walking toward us from the
farthest hilltop of the previous year

and arrives at our door with
baskets of golden fruit

...

Ramadan ends the way it begins
silently and with the

deepest humility

leaving through the same front door
through which it came

When the Prophet tightens his belt for
Ramadan each of us feels it

some losing and some gaining
the weight of its privations

Love arrives in the disguise of Ramadan
and when it removes its mask we find

it’s been with us all along
as familiar to us as

ourselves

but more than we were before
and less

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8/21/2011
21 Ramadan 1432
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« Reply #45 on: Aug 30, 2011 06:38 PM »

If Not in Ramadhan then When?

by Ruzky Aliyar

If not in Ramadhan then when will you begin to see?
That the life you live is like an ephemeral tree.
A seed sown, cultivated, beautiful to see,
Yet soon to be withered, dead, enclosed by soil and sea.

If not in Ramadhan then when will you open your eyes?
Catch a glimpse of reality as time flies.
Realise this life is not sugar, spice, and everything nice;
Rather patience and gratitude during lows and highs.

If not in Ramadhan then when will you cleanse your heart?
Every deep dark corner, a poisonous dart.
When will you feel remorse, seek forgiveness, away from sins depart?
When will you beg your Lord to soften your heart?

If not in Ramadhan then when will you lower your gaze?
Teach yourself that something much better awaits.
When will you realise that your whims and desires have left you in a daze?
When will you take action and dust off the alluring dunya-haze?

If not in Ramadhan then when will you free yourself?
From the fetters that you have bound yourself.
When will it be that you embrace your self?
Fulfill your purpose, worship your Lord, redeem yourself?

If not in Ramadhan then when will you befriend the Book of Allah?
Understand, internalize, and memorise the Words of Allah.
Embrace it – mind, body, and soul.
Act upon it and you will never fall.

If not in Ramadhan then when will you turn to your Lord?
Completely, happily, willing, and strong.
When will you remember Him and race towards Him?
When will you truly yearn to be with Him?
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« Reply #46 on: Aug 30, 2011 06:42 PM »

O Ramadhan, be gentle,
the tears of the believers pour forth,
and their hearts are anxious from the pain of separation.

And why shouldn’t the tears flow from the believers
upon the parting (of Ramadhan) whilst he knows not
whether he shall live to see its return!
– Ibn Rajab


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Ramadan goes on

the moon has been sighted

the holy month has passed

time for our stomachs to be fed

but think of the dispossessed

who live everyday in dread

that hunger maybe their death

continue the act of charity

even though ramadan is a rarity

for many of us live in austerity

the sight of which is not pretty

but we are all they have for a family

so give them what they deserve
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« Reply #47 on: Sep 01, 2011 05:56 AM »

I am Not an Animal!*
By Dr. H. Hathut

Even if they lure me by giving me the title of the Head of the Animal Kingdom...

I am not an animal.

Even if science tells me that I have the same anatomy and biology as animals...

I don not agree that I am an animal.

My structure and function do not define me.

Have you ever seen a hungry animal finding food but not eating?

Or a thirsty animal offered clean cold water but refraining from drinking?

Or absconding the drive for sex when tempted?

Or angered but responding with a cool quiet smile?

This is how we behave in Ramadan: Thank you Allah for making us human.

Thank you for reminding us of the difference between being human and being only an animal.

Thank you for Ramadan.

http://www.onislam.net/content/english/ramadan/heart_softening/reflections/32.shtml
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The Almighty Allah says,

"When a servant thinks of Me, I am near.
When he invokes Me, I am with him.
If he reflects on Me in secret, I reply in secret,
And if he acknowledges Me in an assembly,
I acknowledge him in a far superior assembly."

- Prophet Muhammad (SAW), as reptd by Abu Huraira

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« Reply #48 on: Oct 20, 2011 04:45 AM »

Breaking Fast After 6 days of Shawwal

The rosy fingers of Mahgrib
Are offering us morsels of love
As a husband feeding his bride
The first morning of their marriage

How long she was waiting
To taste his fingers on her lips!
And now that the waiting is over,
Tell me what tastes better –
The fingers or the food?

And which is more exquisite –
The fingers or the lips?
Everything is a gift from Allah
Who Was, and Shall Be, and Is

Close your eyes and food is exquisite
After a few weeks of fasting
Open your eyes and look outside
The rosy fingers of Mahgrib
Are offering us morsels of love

-Aisha Abdelhamid
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« Reply #49 on: Jul 19, 2012 03:39 PM »

This is the most popular thread in the history of the Madina!! Nice to read to get you in the Ramadan mood!
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