The Losers of Ramadan

The Ramadan is ending soon. It will pass with all of its uniqueness and virtues. The month full of blessings and forgiveness from Allah is soon away.

Are we getting the most of it? Are we striving hard to get all the virtues in it? Are we giving our bests to live its nights? Or are we expecting to do it better next time?

But then, it might be too late. This might be our last Ramadan.

Kaab Ibn Ujrah (RA) relates that Rasulullah (SAW) said “Come near to the mimbar!” and we came near the mimbar. When He (SAW) climbed the first step of the mimbar, He (SAW) said “Aameen”, When He (SAW) ascended the second step, He (SAW) said “Aameen”, When He (SAW) climbed the third step, He (SAW) said “Aameen”.

When He (SAW) came down, We said “O Rasool of Allah (SAW), we have heard from you today something which we never heard before.” He (SAW) said: When I climbed the first step, the angel Jibraeel (A.S.) appeared before me and said

“Destruction to him who found the blessed month of Ramadan and let it pass by without gaining forgiveness

upon that I said ‘Aameen’. When I climbed the second step, he said:

“Destruction to him before whom thy name is taken and then he does not make Dua for Allah’s blessing on me (by saying, for example SAW).”

I replied ‘Aameen’. When I climbed the third step, he said:

“Destruction unto him in whose lifetime his parents or either one of them reaches old age, and (through failure to serve them) he is not allowed to enter Jannah”.

I said ‘Aameen’.

(Hakim, Baihaqi)

Indeed the losers of this month of Ramadan are the ones who do not become closer to Allah.

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