What if Allah decides to take your soul today, are you ready and will He be pleased with it?
Asalamu alykum everyone and it is the third jumma in Ramadan, may we witness more. The last ten days will begin tomorrow.
In order to make your soul a pleased one in the sight of Allah, you need to lose yourself completely in him. When you think of the pleased soul mentioned in Suratul Fajr the reward that awaits the soul at rest. That soul will be welcomed by Allah as a pleasing one, It will be addressed as a servant of Allah and admitted to enter Jannah.
The soul at rest is not only reserved for the Prophets and Imams, it is for everyone provided that you are a sincere servant of Allah. A sincere servant of Allah is the person that Allah is pleased with his soul. He is of good character, doing what is good and forbidding what is bad, has frim believe in Allah and he is known for doing anything to seek Allah’s pleasure.
I want us all to ponder and reflect on this verse:
Allah says in Surah Al-Kahf, Verse 107:
إِنَّ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ كَانَتْ لَهُمْ جَنَّاتُ الْفِرْدَوْسِ نُزُلًا
Surely (as for) those who believe and do good deeds, their place of entertainment shall be the gardens of paradise.
Ramadan is a month of righteous deeds which earn us multiple and unquantifiable rewards. It is not just mere abstaining from eating and drinking, shunning all vices, it contains so much more.
Examples of Righteous deeds
1. Giving out in charity
2. Encouraging others to do good
3. Removing harmful objects from the pathways
4. Reading Quran (have you read Kahf today? You get double reward for it, reward for reading kahf and also the reward for reading quran in Ramadan)
5. Forgive others for the wrongs they have done
These last days of Ramadan let make it count by striving to be among the servants Allah is pleased with by doing these and more.