“A Ramadhaan Journal:
30 Days Of Knowledge, Reflection, & Rectification
Compiled and translated by:
Taalib al-Ilm Educational Resources Staff
[Available: NOW ¦ pages: 150+ ¦ Size: soft cover ¦ price: USD $12.50 ]
This 30 day journal is intended to strengthen your connection to the correct evidenced understanding and practice of Islaam that has been practiced and preserved in every generation since the age of the Companions of Allaah’s Messenger, may the praise and salutations of Allaah be upon him.
It is hoped that it acts as a tool to increase the healing presence of the Book of Allaah in your life as a striving Muslim and your family during the blessed month of Ramadhaan, specifically making easier the consistent daily reflection and gradually rectification build upon a commitment to benefit from Ramadhaan and better follow the guidance of the Book and the Sunnah in our lives, while turning away from the misguidance of:
- of innovation,
- and of overlooked sins.
Selections from Introduction:
…Sheikh Muhammad Naasir-ud-Deen Al-Albaanee, may Allaah have mercy upon him, one of the Imaam of Ahlus-Sunnah in our time, reminded us:
“But as for the one who restricts himself in his fasting to just withholding from food and drink, while continuing to persist upon the evil manners and behavior which he was upon previously, before Ramadhaan, then this is not the fasting that is desired and required from the wisdom behind the legislation of this noble month, which our Lord, the Mighty and Majestic indicates in His saying: ﴾ …So that you may become people having taqwa. ﴿
So therefore we advise and remind our brother Muslims that they should remember this other category of things, those that are non-material, which disrupt the fast, and it is something which the admonishers and those who seek to direct the people to the correct way rarely speak about, not to mention the general people, who are not aware of this category of things which disrupt the fast, i.e., these non-material things.”
Ibn Qayyim, may Allaah have mercy upon him, mentions in Zaad al-Ma’aad,
“The objective behind fasting is to restrain the soul from (its) desires and to prevent it from those things, which are beloved to it. And its purpose is to control the soul’s strength, so that it can be prepared to attain what is found in the fast from success and joy for the soul. Through the
fast, one curbs his hunger and thirst and is reminded of the condition of the hungry stomachs of needy people.
….Therefore, the fast is the bridle of those who fear and obey Allaah and the shield of those wage war against desires. And it is a garden for the righteous and devoted servants of Allaah. And it is for the Lord of the worlds, over all other actions (done to please Allaah). This is since the person
who fasts, in fact does nothing. He only abandons his desire and his food for the sake of the One whom he worships. Fasting is an abandonment of those things that the soul loves and desires, preferring instead Allaah’s love and contentment. And it is a secret kept between the servant and
his Lord – no one else is aware of it.”
Al-Hasan al-Basree, may Allaah have mercy upon him, said:
“May Allaah have mercy upon the worshiper of Allaah who stops and examines what is important to him, meaning his priorities, if they are for the sake of Allaah then he continues and precedes forward upon them, and if they are for other than the sake of the he blocks them and obstructs them.”
….This journal is intended to strengthen your connection to the correct, evidenced understanding and practice of Islaam that has been practiced and preserved in every generation since the age of the Companions of Allaah’s Messenger, may the praise and salutations of Allaah be upon him.