A general advice on the Day of Salaat-ul-Istisqaa’

All praise be to Allaah, the Lord of the Words, and peace and blessings be upon the Messenger of Allaah, his family and Companions.

Muslims in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will offer Salaat-ul-Istisqaa’ (Prayer for rain) on Monday 27 Shawwaal 1386 A.H., so I decided to draw the attention of my fellow Muslim brothers to some matters which every Muslim should consider. Muslims should bring themselves to account, strive against their souls to achieve prosperity and salvation, do what pleases Allaah, and protect themselves from anything that is harmful to their lives and the Hereafter. Allaah (Glorified and Exalted be He) says: O you who believe! Fear Allaah and keep your duty to Him. And let every person look to what he has sent forth for the morrow, and fear Allaah. Verily, Allaah is All-Aware of what you do. And be not like those who forgot Allaah (i.e. became disobedient to Allaah), and He caused them to forget their ownselves, (let them to forget to do righteous deeds). Those are the Faasiqoon (rebellious, disobedient to Allaah). In this Noble Aayah (Qur’aanic verse), Allaah orders the believers to fear Him and consider the deeds they have brought forth for the Day of Resurrection in order to hold fast to what benefits them and pleases Allaah (Exalted be He), and to beware of deeds which incur Allaah’s Wrath. This is the great benefit of contemplating the deeds which one has sent forth for the Day of Resurrection. Allaah (Glorified be He) has clarified that He is All-Aware of the deeds of His servants as no secret is hidden from Him, and that we must fear Him and reform our inner and outer deeds. He (Exalted be He) repeatedly orders them to have Taqwaa (fear or wariness of offending Allaah) as it is the only means to happiness and well-being... read more here.

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