So these are the noble dignified values of our civilization, the Muslim Civilization, which finds itself steeped in the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ – the most dignified and most honorable human being that Allah has created. And the way he treated human beings, the way he had respect for other human beings, whether they were friends or foes/enemies, people who were his companions and people who hated him, it was the same.
On this twenty-seventh night, Shaykh Amin defines the most valuable ni’mah from Allah upon His slaves, namely the taufiq to worship Him. He elaborates on the etymology of Ramadan as the name of a month, a state of purification and ultimately an attribute of Allah (S).
“Allah (S) through the Prophet (S) guided this ummah to collectively recite the Quran and listen to it, collectively, in a jama’ah.”
“The sahaba’s understanding of fadl was… that I was given the taufiq to do more ‘ibaadah.”
Shaykh Amin zooms into the verses of Surah Taha describing the first conversation between Allah (S) and Musa (A).
“Allah is saying here… that sometimes you face a situation you believe is useful, but I have the power to make it detrimental. And sometimes you face a situation that you believe is detrimental, but I have the power to make it useful. Believe in Me, not in the utility of the picture in front of you, your circumstances, the objects of utility in front of you, although you (must) follow the ‘adab of Musa (A), that if it’s detrimental, you take precautions…”
Delivered on the thirteenth night of Ramadan. Shaykh Amin shares amazing insights into time. He relates the verses pertaining to the Mu’jizah of RasulAllah SallAllahu ‘alayhi wa Sallam on his Night Journey and Ascension, as well the karaamah of the Companions of the Cave mentioned in Al-Kahf, to the verses of Al-Qadr.
“Every Muslim who goes through Ramadan, every day in Ramadan, is a living proof of the miracle that is Muhammad SallAllahu ‘alayhi wa Sallam.”
“You have someone who does not know how to read and write, and centuries before he came, he was already written (about)…. in the books of the People of the Book… So, RasulAllah (S) is not only Rasul for the people of Makkah and Madina, and for the jazeerah and for the Arab, and for the Muslims who came afterwards, he is also a Rasul for everybody who came before him.”
Delivered at Darul Qasim the night of Ramadan 7, 1437