Seal the Month of Ramadan With Seeking Forgiveness, By Murtadha Gusau

Indeed Sadaqah al-Fitr is purification for the fasting person from mistakes and evil deeds, and seeking forgiveness patches that which is torn from the fast due to mistakes and evil deeds.

Sunday, Shawwal 1st, 1438 AH (June 25, 2017)

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

Imam Ibn Rajab Al Hanbali – Rahimahullah – said:

“Seeking forgiveness is a seal for all righteous deeds. It seals the prayer, Hajj, Qiyyam al-Layl the night prayer and it seals gatherings. Therefore, if it was a Remembrance of Allah then it is like putting a stamp of seal on it and if there were mistakes and deficiencies then it would be an expiation for it.”

Likewise it is befitting to complete the month of Ramadan with seeking forgiveness.

Umar bin Abdul’aziz wrote to the different regions commanding them to complete Ramadan with seeking forgiveness and giving Sadaqa al-Fitr.

Indeed Sadaqah al-Fitr is purification for the fasting person from mistakes and evil deeds, and seeking forgiveness patches that which is torn from the fast due to mistakes and evil deeds.

This is why some of the previous scholars said: “Indeed Sadaqah al-Fitr for the fasting person is like performing the two Sajadahs for forgetfulness for the prayer.”

Umar bin Abdul’aziz – Rahimahullah – said in his book, say as your father Prophet Adam said:

“They said: “Our Lord! We have wronged ourselves. If You forgive us not, and bestow not upon us Your Mercy, we shall certainly be of the losers.” [Surah A’araf:23]

Say as Prophet Nuh – alayhi as salam – said:

“And unless You forgive me and have Mercy on me, I would indeed be one of the losers.” [Surah Hud:47]

Say as Prophet Musa – alayhi as salam – said:

“My Lord! Verily, I have wronged myself, so forgive me.” [Surah Qasas: 16]

Say as Prophet Dhul-Noon – alayhi as salam – said:

“Glorified (and Exalted) are You [above all that (evil) they associate with You]. Truly, I have been of the wrong-doers.” [Surah al-Anbiya:87]

[From Lata’if al-Ma’arif page 383]

May Allah accept all our Ibadaat in Ramadan, Ameen.

Wishing you a happy eid-ul-fitr celebration.

EID MUBARAAK.

Written by Imam Murtadha Muhammad Gusau, from Okene Kogi State, Nigeria. He can be reached via: +2348038289761.

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