بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
The Month of Ramadan is the Month of al-Furqan (Criterion) between Right and Wrong
((شَهْرُ رَمَضَانَ الَّذِي أُنْزِلَ فِيهِ الْقُرْآنُ هُدًى لِلنَّاسِ وَبَيِّنَاتٍ مِنَ الْهُدَى وَالْفُرْقَانِ فَمَنْ شَهِدَ مِنْكُمُ الشَّهْرَ فَلْيَصُمْهُ))
“The month of Ramadan in which was revealed the Quran, a guidance for mankind and clear proofs for the guidance and the criterion (between right and wrong). So whoever of you sights (the crescent on the first night of) the month (of Ramadan i.e. is present at his home), he must observe Saum (fasts) that month.” [Al-Baqara: 185]
Allah (swt) has glorified the month of Ramadan in honor of the Holy Quran where He (swt) differentiated between the Haq (truth) and Batil (falsehood), and He (swt) guided people through it and took them out from darkness into light. The glorification of this blessed month is subsequently glorifying the verses of Allah (swt) and His Ahkaam by obeying His rules and avoiding what He (swt) forbid from us.
The objective behind fasting is to increase the level of Taqwa (God-conciseness):
((يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا كُتِبَ عَلَيْكُمُ الصِّيَامُ كَمَا كُتِبَ عَلَى الَّذِينَ مِنْ قَبْلِكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَتَّقُونَ))
“O you who believe! Observing As-Saum (the fasting) is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you, that you may become Al-Muttaqun (the pious)” [Al-Baqara: 183], and this is what we hope for the Muslims where Ramadan will be the one which will strengthen their ties to Allah (swt) and will increase them in level in front of Allah (swt).
Allah (swt) has revealed the Quran to be governed with among the people as Allah (swt) says:
((إِنَّا أَنْزَلْنَا إِلَيْكَ الْكِتَابَ بِالْحَقِّ لِتَحْكُمَ بَيْنَ النَّاسِ بِمَا أَرَاكَ اللَّهُ))
“Surely, We have sent down to you (O Muhammad SAW) the Book (this Quran) in truth that you might judge between men by that which Allah has shown you (i.e. has taught you through Divine Inspiration).” [An-Nisa: 105] And He (swt) sent Prophet Mohammed (saw) to establish the Deen among the people, as He (swt) says:
شَرَعَ لَكُمْ مِنَ الدِّينِ مَا وَصَّى بِهِ نُوحًا وَالَّذِي أَوْحَيْنَا إِلَيْكَ وَمَا وَصَّيْنَا بِهِ إِبْرَاهِيمَ وَمُوسَى وَعِيسَى أَنْ أَقِيمُوا الدِّينَ وَلَا تَتَفَرَّقُوا فِيهِ
“He (Allah) has ordained for you the same religion (Islam) which He ordained for Nuh (Noah), and that which We have inspired in you (O Muhammad SAW), and that which We ordained for Ibrahim (Abraham), Musa (Moses) and 'Isa (Jesus) saying you should establish religion (i.e. to do what it orders you to do practically), and make no divisions in it (religion) (i.e. various sects in religion).” [Ash-Shura: 13]
The Holy Quran is the criterion between right and wrong which Allah (swt) has revealed as a warning for the people:
((تَبَارَكَ الَّذِي نَزَّلَ الْفُرْقَانَ عَلَى عَبْدِهِ لِيَكُونَ لِلْعَالَمِينَ نَذِيرًا))
“Blessed be He Who sent down the criterion (of right and wrong, i.e. this Quran) to His slave (Muhammad SAW) that he may be a warner to the 'Alamin (mankind and jinns).” [Al-Furqan: 1]
as a warning for them from the severe punishment, a warning for the infidels, the disobedient, and the hypocrites…
The Holy Quran also gives glad tidings to the pious who do good deeds:
((إنَّ هَذَا الْقُرْآنَ يَهْدِي لِلَّتِي هِيَ أَقْوَمُ وَيُبَشِّرُ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ الَّذِينَ يَعْمَلُونَ الصَّالِحَاتِ أَنَّ لَهُمْ أَجْرًا كَبِيرًا))
“Verily, this Quran guides to that which is most just and right and gives glad tidings to the believers (in the Oneness of Allah and His Messenger, Muhammad SAW, etc.). who work deeds of righteousness, that they shall have a great reward (Paradise).” [Al-Israa: 9]
Thus all thanks and praise due to Allah (swt) who have revealed upon His servant:
الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ الَّذِي أَنزَلَ عَلَى عَبْدِهِ الْكِتَابَ وَلَمْ يَجْعَل لَّهُ عِوَجَا * قَيِّمًا لِّيُنذِرَ بَأْسًا شَدِيدًا مِن لَّدُنْهُ وَيُبَشِّرَ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ الَّذِينَ يَعْمَلُونَ الصَّالِحَاتِ أَنَّ لَهُمْ أَجْرًا حَسَنًا
“All the praises and thanks be to Allah, Who has sent down to His slave (Muhammad SAW) the Book (the Quran), and has not placed therein any crookedness.* (He has made it) Straight to give warning (to the disbelievers) of a severe punishment from Him, and to give glad tidings to the believers (in the Oneness of Allah Islamic Monotheism), who work righteous deeds, that they shall have a fair reward (i.e. Paradise).” [Al-Kahf: 1-2]
This Quran is the one that guides to what is correct, and invites you to rule by His verses and the Sunnah of your Prophet (saw), as the rules of Allah (swt) and His verses profess against violating them all morning and night. You pass over the verses about Riba and so what do you say about the banks which overcame the people with interest-based loans? You also read the verses of Allah (swt) about the ruling of what He (swt) has revealed, so do you condemn the tyrant rulers for ruling you with Jahiliya rules?!
Your responsibility towards Islam is great as the revelation which Allah (swt) has revealed upon His Prophet (saw), then He (swt) handed over to you the trust of spreading it and implementing it after His Prophet (saw).
Therefore you are responsible for establishing the Deen, and this entitles you to bind with the Dawah carriers to establish the Khilafah "Caliphate" which the Prophet (saw) has given glad tidings about its returning, a Khilafah "Caliphate" upon the method of Prophethood, because it is the only one which will establish justice between the people, do justice to the oppressed, implement the Hudud, liberate the sacred places, constrain the plots of the infidels, and mobilize the armies to support Islam and uphold the Word of Allah (swt)…
O People in the Blessed Land:
The Jews and the tyrant rulers are meddling in the Blessed Land, and we are all on a great gap from the gaps of Islam, so make Islam and the dignity of the Muslims your case, and make this month of Ramadan a month where you renew your vow with Allah (swt) to keep the voice is Islam loud in the Blessed Land, stand steadfast on your Deen, refuse to go with the projects of alienation and surrender. Seek support of the Muslims and their armies to establish the Deen and liberate Masjid Al Aqsa from the hands of the oppressors, and trust Allah (swt), The All-Powerful, The Almighty, as He (swt) is The Excellent Supporter and The Excellent Helper.
“O you who believe! If you help (in the cause of) Allah, He will help you, and make your foothold firm.” [Mohammed: 7]
((يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا إِن تَنصُرُوا اللَّهَ يَنصُرْكُمْ وَيُثَبِّتْ أَقْدَامَكُمْ))
H. 9 Ramadan 1436 AH
M. : Friday, 26 June 2015
The Blessed Land Palestine