السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكُمْ وَرَحْمَةُ اللهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ
It’s Friday 25th February / 24 Rajab 1443H.
Let’s talk about ‘The most precious Mi’rāj gift’ today.
As you will be aware, this month of Rajab is the one in which a very significant event took place. The miraculous journey by night from Makkah al-Mukarramah via Masjid al-‘Aqṣā to the Heavens, for the meeting with The Almighty. The return journey, known as Mi’rāj, took place in this month of Rajab over 1400 years ago.
The most precious gift that was presented to our Beloved Prophet, صَلَّىٰ ٱللَّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ, during Mi’rāj was Ṣalāh. Let me ask you a very simple question. How do you look after your gifts? Isn’t it true that the more valuable the gift, the more you value and look after it.
And, the gift received from the person most beloved to you is the one most valued and looked after by you. If this is not true, then there is something wrong with you. Now let’s ponder upon the most precious gift each and every one of us have been given.
The Bestower of this gift is none other than our Majestic Creator. The gift came to us via the Best of the Creation, صَلَّىٰ ٱللَّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ. A very special one that has been gifted to us from the age of 10 untill our last breath.
Now let’s be honest with ourselves and ask, how much have we valued this one unique priceless gift? We know the answer. My message today is that let’s start afresh this Rajab and make a promise to Almighty Allāh that you will never miss even one Ṣalāh again.
If for some reason you cannot pray it on time, then make sure you make it up by doing Qaḍā. Discipline yourself to the level that the last thing you do before going to sleep is to catch up on your missed Ṣalāh during that day.
If you strictly follow this procedure, you will not have even one Ṣalāh outstanding at the time of your meeting with your Creator, who granted you this gift.
Imagine the happiness and radiance on the Blessed Face of the Holy Prophet, صَلَّىٰ ٱللَّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ, when you meet Him in the Hereafter for valuing the gift He brought from The Almighty.
May The Almighty grant us all the ability to be punctual with our daily 5 times Ṣalāh, Āmeen.
جَزَاكَ اللَّهُ خَيْرًا
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وَالسَّلَامُ Hanif Dudhwala