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(Shumara: 640)

We demand forgiveness, absolution and capacity from Allah. لا حول ولا قوۃ الا باللّٰہ Only Allah can defend us against sins. Only Allah grants us with the capacity to do virtuous deeds. Only Allah can correct our affairs. لا حول ولا قوۃ الا باللّٰہ
Our sins are countless. Our negligences are unlimited. Our virtuous deeds are very few. Our lives are very brief. The grave is ahead. Our hands are empty. Accountability is waiting for us. We have nothing to place in the balance of virtues. Rajab has passed. Sha'baan has set in. Ramazaan is going to start but we are the same. We have anxiety for the world and health. We have thoughts of sins, futile plans and unfair wishes. What will become of us, O Allah? Mercy, mercy, O Allah mercy! لا حول ولا قوۃ الا باللّٰہ
Today's Date: It is 12:15 pm. This night will also pass. It will not come again. Another night of life has ended. It is Shawaal one in Arabia and Hijaaz whereas it is last night of Rajab with us i.e. Rajab 30, 1439. Solar day has also changed i.e. April 17, 2018. It is Tuesday with hot weather. I request the Muslims again to memorise lunar months, years and date. Now, you have wrist watch as well as mobile phone. Adjust solar date at at one thing but lunar date at the other. Also memorise the beginning and ending of lunar months. Only this is our life and asset. We count the money to save it and spend it after careful counting. Time is more precious than money. It should also be spent after careful counting. When did dawn approach? When did sun arise and when it will set? We should know it daily. If we value our time, the time will also value us. If we waste time, we shall also be lost and scattered.
People say, "Run with time." It is totally false. The epoch with which we are to run is the epoch of the Holy Prophet ﷺ i.e. thirteen years' Makkan period and ten years' Madaniyan period. That is ideal epoch. Whoever runs with this epoch is successful and prosperous. Whoever runs with his own epoch is at a loss. We have to make our time run with us and link it with epoch of the Holy Prophetﷺ. Don't be duped by the people who give you the lesson to run with time. Time is ending. It changes sides daily.
However spend your days, nights, hours and minutes after careful counting. They are very precious currency notes. Don't waste them. The month of Sha'baan will start with Wednesday. Try to learn at once how the Holy Prophet'sﷺ Sha'baan was. Then try your level best to make your Sha'baan like that of the Holy Prophetﷺ. Though it can't become like that yet we are to follow in his footsteps as much as we can. There are many traditions about Sha'baan in Al-Bukhaari and Nasai. Allah is blessing us with Sha'baan and the best guide like the Holy Prophetﷺ. Why should we be deprived of them? Let us demand capacity from Allah. لا حول ولا قوۃ الا باللہ... لا حول ولا قوۃ الا باللہ... لا حول ولا قوۃ الا باللہ
Hear the Words of the Venerable Shah: Allah blessed Hazrat Shah Wali Allah with four sons who excelled one another, who were the ocean of knowledge but with distinct tastes. The knowledge of the eldest son surprises the world. He is very sweet-tempered and inspiring. Shah Abdul Aziz was leader of traditions and exegesis and physician of our time. Hazrat Syed Ahmad Shaheed was also his disciple whereas he got training from his younger brother Shah Abd-ul-Qadir. The heart as well as pen likes to write about this family but today's topic is a different one. Virtuous deeds are not committed by us and sins do not go away from us. I am to write Shah Abd-ul-Aziz' point about it. Some individuals have collected Hazrat Shah Abd-ul-Aziz' decrees, researches and words under the title "Fataw Azizi." This book comprising 631 pages has been published by H. M. Saeed Company, Karachi. I am noting down a question and its answer from page 204 of that book.
Q. With whose blessings does man develop abomination of sins and inclination to virtues?
A. Recite the words ''لا حول ولا قوۃ الا باللہ in abundance and لا الہ الا اللہ intensely in abundance. Also recite قل اعوذ برب الفلق and قل اعوذ برب الناس in the morning and evening. These deeds will develop abomination of sins and inclination to obedience. (Fatawa Azizi: 204)
Explanation of Answer: Ramazaan is approaching. Allah has given us Sha'baan to prepare for Ramazaan. Every Muslims' deeds for the whole year are presented before Allah in Sha'baan i.e. Sha'baan is exam of virtuous deeds. If Sha'baan is spent well, the Muslim is blessed with good Ramazaan. If Ramzaan is spent well, the whole year is spent well. In this way, our epoch, our age and timings become useful.
As satan knows this secret, he indulges the Mulims in negligence so that they may not reap Ramzaan well. The Holy Prophet'sﷺ was asked, "You observe so many fast in Sha'baan as you don't do in any other month. What is philosophy in it?" He said, "This is the month that falls between Rajab and Ramazaan but people remain negligent of it whereas virtuous deeds are presented before Allah in this month. I wish my deeds to be presented in a state while I am fasting." Now, how may satanic negligence be removed? Hazrat Shah Wali Allah has told us three deeds. (1) Abundance of لا حول ولا قوۃ الا باللہ (2) Abundance of لا الہ الا اللہ (3) Recitation of last two Surahs.
Keep one point in mind here: There are two actual deeds of Sha'baan (1) Abundance of recitation (2) Abundance of fasting. Having a look at the Holy Prophet'sﷺ deeds in Sha'baan, we find him fasting in abundance. So fasting in Sha'baan becomes very important. Hazrat Ayeshahرضی اللہ عنہا says, ومارائیتہ اکثرصیاما منہ فی شعبان Besides Ramazaan, the Holy Prophetﷺ would observe maximum fast in Sha'baan." (Al-Muslim, Al-Bukhaari).
Hazrat Anas says, وکان احب الصوم الیہ فی شعبان The Holy Prophetﷺ loved fasting in Sha'baan passionately." Hazrat Umm-e-Salma says, انہ لم یکن یصوم من السنۃ شھراتاماالا شعبان یصلہ برمضان the Holy Prophetﷺ would observe fast the whole month of Sha'baan and linked them with fasting in Ramazaan."
The traditionists say that it means that the Holy Prophetﷺ observed maximum fasts in Sha'baan. Second deed in Sha'baan is recitation in abundance. Hence, our ancestors made arrangements for it. They would call Sha'baan ''شہر القرائ i.e. the month of Qaaris. It is said about some people that they would confine themselves to houses and spend the moth of Sha'baan in recitation of the Holy Quran and meditation.
These two deeds may become easy for us. Hazrat Shah Wali Allah's practice is the best example for us. We should recite لا حول ولا قوۃ الا باللہ at least 1000 -3000 times daily in order to subdue the Self and remove negligence from it. In the same way, there should be لا الہ الا اللہ. We should recite Muawwization in abundance in the morning and evening to remove doubts and ill-effects. Mujaahideen should recite it at the war fronts. The preachers should also spare a few moments. All the other Muslims should also become alert. The already conscious Muslims should observe fast and recite the Holy Quran in Sha'baan. All the other virtues will also become easy for them due to the blessings of these two deeds if Allah wills.
Congratulations: Repetition and revision of Tafseer is going on under the organization. Final rounds will be in Sha'baan. This process will be held at 54 places this year, 22 of them will be held in Sha'baan. In this way, those people will be blessed with nearness with the Holy Quran for many hours which is a sign of nearness with Allah. There is recitation as well as translation, understanding as well as perception, reading as well as meditation in these rounds. So deem them as good luck and a priceless bounty from Allah. Learn and teach sincerely and make those timings an asset for the Hereafter. Do not deem them minor. They are a best source of nearness with Allah; they are a part of revival of obligations and source of joining knowledge with deeds. Good luck to you all.
Other Deeds in Sha'baan: Observance of obligations, provision of wealth to the poor for the sake of the month of Ramazaan, payment of Zakat, compassion and solidarity with the Muslim Ummah, supplication particularly Qunoot Naazilah for the captives of Islam, forgiving and asking forgiveness from the Muslim relatives and other Muslims, purifying the heart of wrath and rancor and taking part in labour for Jihaad and waging Jihaad.
O Allah grant me and all the readers with the power and capacity to do so! لا حول ولا قوۃ الا باللہ

لا الہ الا اللّٰہ، لا الہ الا اللّٰہ ،لا الہ الا اللّٰہ محمد رسول اللّٰہ

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