Those who patiently persevere will truly receive a reward without measure. (Translation, Quran 39:10).
Ramadan is the month when quran was presented by allah. 2 the human bings thru prophet mohammad (pbuh) n that was little over 1400 yrs bak. according 2 arabic dictionary the word quran came fm qar’un (explaining thru phoenetics, better if done using arabic alphabets). if alif n noon (2 arabic alphabets out of 30) is added 2 qar’un u get qar’ia n qur’ia bcomes qur’an. arabic linquists say the dictionary meaning of quran is the book which must b repeatedly read n loudly. Every muslim 5 times a day with salat must recite memorized quran quietly or loudly. This contributes quran 2 b 1 of the most read books in the world. Wot cud b a better month 2 recite quran than in ramadan? this is the month 2 earn soabs (allahs blessings) in greater numbers. bcoz Allah says, for every good deed rewards fm me will b 10 times to 700 times (according 2 hadis) but since he had observed his siam ebadot specially for me so I will reward him personally”. 2 understand the hadis completely 1 must know the philosophy n the story leading 2 it.
According 2 my favorite islamic scholar, philosopher n teacher iman gazzali (may allah b pleased with him) says when allah says “..since be had observed his siam ebadot just for me..”, try 2 think it this way although tbe whole world is his kingdom but only kaba is considered 2 b his residence, in the same manner we hav 2 understand wot allah is meaning about siam bing deeply connected with him.
Usually Allah has delegated 2 the ferestas’ for record keeping n assigning numeric values of each n every word n deed of every human thruout his lifetime. out of a zillion possibilities of word n deed related scores, we basically know that allah has asked ferestas to increase basic good word/deed related scores to 10 fM 1 n with permission up2 700. in the same ayat allah tells 2 jot down only 1 for the sins he has done, so for this word/deed it will b a score of 9 instead of zero. It shows Allah is very kind n full of forgiveness.
Now, for example, for an average person living in dhaka in any given day @ a given point in time, his few sample scorecard entries looks like this:
date. time. wd/ dd. ttd BL. d desc
1/0/0. h/m/01 word. 9mio.
2/0/0 . h/m/01 deed 90
3/0/0 h/m/30. wd/dd. -36 mjo
The scorecard basically attempted 2 show a snapshot of an hypothetical persons scores based on imaginary words/deeds n corresponding imaginary scores assigned. But there were few things reflected in my mind relating 2 current social practice’s n various warnings in quran n hadis while i was preparing this, which i will inshallah share with u. Here is 3 diff.days of janab insans (janab mr in bangla, insan human in arabic) up2 his current lifetime.
On day1 of any hours out of the 24 hours at a given second of busy insans daily life, activities during his age x it shows his time to date or ttd (that particular days his every seconds scores summed up n he is up2 then @ a +ve.zone. but we don’t know his week, month, year n finally life 2date charts n also his ramadan scores which allah is safekeeping with himself looks like.
Similarly @ age y n z insaans time 2 date situation in a given hours particular seconds show how vulnerable we r due 2 our own faults, shytwans traps, peer pressures etc. I wud like 2 guess on the 1st day he led a decent Islamic life, did some charity, prayed 5 times in the masjid, spent happy n good time with the entire family, read Quran/ hadis altogether for an hour with sometime of it doing telawat. If he can spend everyday of his life pretty much like this I hope he can earn allahs satisfaction n b a jannati
on the 2nd day.@ age y, is it too early in the day or it is late afternoon n he is preparing 2 leave the office 2 meet his foreign suppliers 2 show.them around Dhaka then have dinner with them n then go sit out in the. bar with them n treat them n himself for a nitecap n talk business, econoony, politics, women etc.. He touches his jackets inner pocket 2 chk he hasn’t forgotten the name card of the girls that his secretary gave him. She told him for no showup the advance paid for the 3 of tk 15k will become forfeited. Otherwise insan owes them 15k more. He knows they accept credit cards, so he is all set for the niteflite. While shutting his office doors he says 2 himself these girls r so gorgeous they r worth every poisha of tk 10k. Astagfirillah.
Finally, as he grows older, he bcomes richer n more desperate. His sons follow his footsteps. His dotter married away 2 a scoundrel but she doesn’t mind bcoz he is the only child of a superrich, n a playboy chased by women of all ages. Jonab insan has developed foreign taste too n n bot a real estates overseas. his wife has nowhere 2 go n shrewd insaan dosent divorce her 2 fool the society n besides he lives most of the time outside the country so it doesn’t affect him anyway. This is future bdesh where per capita has reached USD 20k (within the next 5 yrs) n like me everybody has forgotten that @ age z insans scorecard has reached 2 such a stinking deep whole that the miracle GDP growth although taken the ultimate toll on Islam, that this country truly had as an asset. The western think tanks commented this temporary gloss as things that really taught the world how 2 please homosexual iblis. The country is now ruled by presidsnt. The current president is a half kenyan half british, the finance ministrer recently got married 2 iblis n the gay couple spent their honeymoons with clingtons in ny. The law minister happens 2 b a white american jew. The industries n commerce ministers n MDs of all 52 banks r hindustani Hindus n the board chairman’s n university presidents (rules changed no more VCS) r .mostly Brits rest americans. All district, division, hi court bench judges by law has 2 b lesbian women either christian. or Hindu. The supreme court is now in new Delhi n parliament sits in Kolkata. Same rule for the pakis. History repeats, hindus r in deep love with the white monkies. The last us presidents must serve as monkey bhogoban ombudsman of the newly named iblisstan.
Britain has been finally decleared as the 51st state.
Attached is a nice break-down n plan for finishing at least once the telewat (recitation) inshallah of the entire quran during the “bonus” giving month of ramadan. for the rest of the 11 months we r awarded 1 neki. i wud asssume the word comes fm nek eg., nek kaj where nek means something good or holy n generally used meaning religious duties or obligations, then kaj means work making nek kaj’s meaning holy work. similarly nek > neki or reward for good deed. for each alphabet we telewat fm quran including the mandatory recitations fm quran during salats five times a day we achieve nekis for all alphabets in recitationn multiplied by bonuses.
it is blieved that the quran has 6,666 ayats (sentences) in which there r 77,934 words n 323,760 arabic alphabets. so during months other then ramadan for reciting the quran cover 2 cover 1 earns [(323,760*10)+(19*10*114)]=3,259,260 nekis. this includes reciting biamillahir …. bfore reciting each sura. now, with the unknown n inshallah many times more reward for recitations durIng ramadan, it wont b a very bad deal for a sinner like me! but only if i had known any deduction points that wud b applied for my intentional or avoidable little or big sins (astagfirillah, may allah forgive me for my sins).
These bing calculated n said 1 shud not forget that this is the book sent 2 earn knowledge fm it so that any human can define:
– humans relationship with the creator
– humans relationship with fellow humans
– humans relationship with the other creatures
once quran teaches human all the criterias on above mentioned responsibilities it inshallah bcomes easy 2 create a peaceful world. n above all thru the combination of 2 competing state of mind 1 can easily inshallah bcome a better muslim ie., mumin or mumina:
– compete in good work (hadis of prophet .mohammad) inspiring 2 telewat more quran along with other religious rituals/ activities performed more during ramadan
– the themaetics demand for satisfaction of allah (w/o which no1 can achieve jannat even if million ponts ahead jn the scorecard). so extra care has 2 b given 2 quality over quantity n a good balance had 2 b struck. there r ample examples of those in the hadises of prophet mohammad, which shud b studied carefully too. 1 can rest assure there will b inshallsh plenty of bonus nekis from allah due 2 ramadan n for reading n researching hadises.
Last but not the least, while being selfishly doing all the math n logic we can’t afford 2 forget about the poor. For a lot of them the whole life is practically like Siam. They can barely arrange 1 meal per day n bing malnourished all thru their life their brains don’t function adequately n they can’t plan. They remain in the vicious circle of poverty n unskilled. Also general population feel unsafe 2 employ them in their industries or @ homes bcoz bing out in the streets most r believed 2 b linked with criminal activities for some extra income. During ramadan we will b fasting 2 sympathize with their poverty n hunger n let’s not stop rite there. Inshallah let’s think n try 2 get them off the streets n permanently rehabilitate them. Once in a while inshallah having iftaars in the masjid, not follow the new rules of rich inside with fabulous foods sharing within themselves only, but generally outside or verandas with common people.