Fasting was likened by RasulAllah ﷺ to a shield protecting each of us individually from the Fire of Jahannam. RasulAllah ﷺ said, الصِّيَامُ جُنَّةٌ مِنَ النَّارِ كَجُنَّةِ أَحَدِكُمْ مِنَ الْقِتَالِ “Fasting is a shield against the Fire just like the shield of anyone of you against fighting.” [Ibn Maajah]. So, this Ramadhan, we establish the Obligation (Fard) of Fasting sincerely, seeking the Reward of Allah (swt), His Forgiveness and His Mercy and averting His Wrath. However, RasulAllah ﷺ also likened the Khilafah to a shield, not for us individually, but for us as an Ummah collectively. RasulAllah ﷺ said, إِنَّمَا الْإِمَامُ جُنَّةٌ يُقَاتَلُ مِنْ وَرَائِهِ وَيُتَّقَى بِهِ “Indeed, the Khaleefah is a shield, from behind whom you fight and by whom you are protected.” [Muslim] So, this Ramadhan, we must ask ourselves what we are doing to establish this Obligation?
Saturday, 06 Ramadan 1440 AH – 11 May 2019 CE