The Salaf at Ramadhaan


The Salaf at Ramadan

Shaykh Saaleh ibn Fawzaan al Fawzaan

  • They used to ask Allah the Mighty and Majestic to allow them to reach Ramadan before it came upon them. They used to ask Allah to allow them to reach Ramadan because of the knowledge they had of the good and wide spread benefit it has.
  • After Ramadan had started, they would ask Allah to aid them in practicing righteous actions during it.
  • After Ramadan ended, they would ask Allah to accept it from them, as Allah the Might and Majestic says:

{ And those who give that (their charity) which they give (and also do other good deeds) with their hearts full of fear (whether their alms and charities, have been accepted or not), because they are sure to return to their Lord (for reckoning). It is these who hasten in the good deeds, and they are foremost in them. }

  • They used to exert all their efforts in practicing righteous actions.
  • After completing these actions, they would be afflicted with worry; would their actions be accepted or not? This is due to their knowledge of Allah’s magnificence, and their knowledge that Allah does not accept any actions except those that are sincerely practiced for His Face, as well as being in accordance to the Sunnah of His Messenger.
  • They would not ascribe purity to themselves [1] for they would fear that their actions would be rendered void.
  • Their concern for their actions being accepted would be greater than the effort exerted on the initial actions, because Allah the Mighty and Majestic says:

{Indeed Allah only accepts from the righteous}

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