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Ramadan Excerpts 1444 H- ( Lesson 08): Self-reckoning
رابط إضافي لمشاهدة الفيديو اضغط هنا
In the Name of Allah, The Most Gracious, Most Merciful  
It is out of human fate that man will be reckoned, thus, he/she should rather reckon himself/herself before he/she is reckoned (By Allah).

It was mentioned in the Islamic tradition: "Call yourselves to account before you are called to do so, and weigh your deeds before they are weighed against you, and you should know that the Angel of Death has been reaching others and will reach us soon, so pay heed." Regarding this point, Allah's Messenger PBUH said:

(( (A wise man is the one who calls himself to account (and refrains from doing evil deeds) and does noble deeds to benefit him after death; and the foolish person is the one who subdues himself to his temptations and desires and seeks from Allah the fulfillment of his vain desires.) ))

[ [At-Tirmidhi, on the authority of Shaddad bin Aws, may Allah be pleased with him] ]

The clever is the prudent person who has control over his affairs, income, spending, family, and career, and he has established a good relationship with Allah. Hence, call yourself to account before Allah does the reckoning.

Ustaz Bilal:
Dr. Rateb, sometimes one of us is about to take an action, so how does he call himself to account before taking that action?

Dr. Rateb:
Before taking that action I should ask myself: Does it comply with Sunnah? Does it comply with Allah's Path? Allah says:

﴾ And that I may do righteous good deeds that will please You ﴿

[  [An-Naml, 19] ]

Interpreters of the Noble Quran answer the question, "How can a righteous deed please Allah?" by saying, "This righteous deed will please Allah if it is sincere and right. It is sincere when it is done for the Sake of Allah alone, and it is right if it is comply with Sunnah." This is the accepted deed that pleases Allah the Almighty.

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