Middle East

Former President of Al-Azhar University: The month of Ramadan was a great opportunity to train in abandoning forbidden things

The Friday sermon was delivered today at Al-Azhar Mosque by Dr. Ibrahim Al-Hodhud, former president of Al-Azhar University, and its topic revolved around the Almighty’s saying: “Perhaps they will be guided,” on the first Friday after the end of the blessed month of Ramadan.


Dr. said. The hoopoe: The month of Ramadan has ended, and God has responded to those who responded to Him, and He has forgiven those who ask for His forgiveness, and He has accepted the fasting and prayers of those who truly obeyed Him and worshiped Him sincerely, explaining that the verses of fasting came sealed with three hopes: "The first: That you may be righteous. The second: That you may be grateful. The third: That they may be guided." ;, The hope of piety, teaching the servants who believe in the Lord of the Worlds not to worship their Lord attached to causes alone. You may fast and not achieve piety in your heart because achieving results is conditional on your heart attaching to God and not attaching results to causes because you are not a materialist, nor a worshiper of the world, but rather you worship the Lord of causes and take the causes.


The professor of rhetoric and criticism explained that the Almighty’s saying: “Perhaps you will be grateful,” came in facilitating the rulings on fasting, because adopting the instructions and concessions in the rulings is a great blessing from God that requires you to She thanked him, then interspersed with “perhaps they will be guided.” Verses of supplication: “And when My servants ask you about Me, then indeed I am near. I answer the call of the supplicant when he calls upon me. So let them respond to Me and believe in Me that they may be guided.” And the meaning of maturity is to ask for Him. God has mercy on you for the right of your affairs in this world and the hereafter. With this very maturity, you will be good among people and right in your world, and that is what achieves In the afterlife, you will have Paradise and a great reward.


The preacher of Al-Azhar Mosque referred to the words of God Almighty: “And when My servants ask you about Me,” indicating the certainty of asking God alone, and we do not resort to No one but Him, and we do not ask of anyone other than Him. And in His Almighty’s saying: "My servants" He did not say “people or believers,” because servitude is the highest level of progress in the ranks of faith in God, so he asked them to turn to him with supplication, and he placed the response before faith: “For I am near. I respond to the call of the supplicant when he calls upon them, so let them respond to me and believe in me,” because if you are certain that God is the Lord of His servants, and He is the One who bestows blessings upon you. If you turn to Him in obedience, you are a true believer and you will become one of the people of guidance in this world. Your self will be corrected through you, and people will be corrected through you. Perhaps they will be guided.”


He explained that the Muslim needs a guidance program. He, peace and blessings of God be upon him, said: “There is no Muslim who supplicates a supplication that does not contain sin or severing ties of kinship except that God gives him one for it.” Three things: either to hasten his call for him, or to delay it for him in the afterlife, or to prevent him from doing the same kind of evil. They said: If we increase, he said: God increases.   He continued: Perhaps we left the higher training center in which we trained throughout the month. The virtue is to abstain from what is permissible, or even what is necessary, which the bodies do and it is necessary. Should we abstain from what is forbidden after Ramadan? So we have worshiped God truly, and called upon Him sincerely. We are a nation that God has bestowed with many characteristics, including three that were not given to anyone before it except the prophets. Are we the nation that deserves what was bestowed upon the prophets before it? These characteristics were made to be the nation of the Prophet, peace and blessings of God be upon him, in truth and sincerity, and to follow what our Lord imposed on us in the month of Ramadan, of the blessing of success in obeying Him and abstaining from what is permissible, in order to train ourselves to abstain from what is forbidden in other things.

  • For more: Elrisala website and for social networking, you can follow us on Facebook
  • Source of information and images “rosaelyoussef”

Related Articles

Back to top button