Monday, December 5, 2011
Winter ----> The Best Time of the Year!
Assalamu Alaikum warahmatullahi t3ala wabarakatuhu,
Aren't these winter days and nights wonderful? Nice and cozy with hot chocolate and comfortable blankets? Looking forward to winter break so we can sleep in? There's this hadeeth in which The Prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam says "Winter is the best season for the believer........." Do you think this is why they said that winter is the best season, so that we could rest, sleep long, and enjoy hot drinks and chit chatting?? Well...lets see the rest of the hadeeth and find out:
The Noble Messenger of Allah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) is reported to have said:
“Winter is the best season for the believer. Its nights are long for him to pray in, and its days are short for him to fast in.”
Hadith-Majma’ az-Zawa’id’ (3/203)
Certainly not! This is the best season for the true believers who love ALLAH t3ala, Winter is beloved to them because the days are so short, they can easy fast, and they don't even have to worry about feeling hot. The nights are so long, they can sleep right after Esha, and enjoy 7-8 hours of sleep, then get up and stand in front of ALLAH t3ala, and relive the night with Tahajjud, tilawah, and loads of tears in dua for a whole 2-3 hours! The reason why we don't get this, is because we have never tasted the enjoyment of worship in the middle of the night, we are too busy sleeping, or we rather watch a movie covered in blankets in our cozy bed. Astaghfirullah t3ala. How about just once we make the intention of sleeping early, and then get up atleast an hour or 2 before Fajr, and spending that time in praying Tahajjud and reciting The Quran Karim, I can promise you, you will enjoy it so much, you will want to do this everyday!!
Just try and let me know inshaALLAH t3ala.
remember the more difficulty there is in worship, the more good deeds you get, I know waking up in the middle of the night from a cozy bed isn't easy, but you shall definitely cherish it!