“When they ask you O Muhammed concerning me; say ‘I Am indeed close. I answer to the supplication of the suppliant when he calls upon me without any mediator or intercessor…”QN2:186.
That is the focal point of ‘candles to light your path’ this Ramadan… ‘I am indeed close’…. to feel the closless of God, you must establish and maintain a cordial ‘relationship’ with God. Remember, Allah did not create us for any reason other than “to worship” Him QN51:56. Somebody once said the best things in life can’t be quantified because happiness isn’t determined by what we own, but lies in relationships, and the first relationship we need is with God from whom every blessing flows. For that reason, God has given us values and priorities to live by and to those who delight in His commands, “… seek the means of approach to Him, and strive hard in His cause as much as you can, so that you may be successful.”QN5:35 .
In other words when you put God first, He will meet all your needs but thereafter, you must never allow anything God gives you to rob Him of first place in your life!
Pray with me: Ya Allah! I open my heart to You and ask You to help me maintain constancy with You. Increase me in every area, teach me to be faithful to You always, and enlarge my territory, By Your Mercy. Amin.
Asalaam Alaikun Waramotulai Wabarakatuhu!
Good Morning and have a terrific Tuesday.