The White Days...
When unresolved traumas swell up for resolution,
And the Nafs offers waves of unsolicited solutions,
The Days when the blowers beckon their Shayteen through rituals and sacrifice,
Whilst the Earth remains bound by the Decree to rotate despite dis-ease and widespread vice.
When silence is better, a sit, or a lay...
The devils remain standing seeking revenge as their wage.
Just as the water rises in the sea,
The White Days bring forward the froth of internal realities.
Those who know seek protection through observation of the three...
Through their fasting Allah offers His Mercy in exchange for a demonstration of piety.
Deny the Nafs these days and experience spiritual success,
Peace upon our Prophet سلى الله علىه و سلم, for He did indeed convey the message.
بسمله الرحمن الرحيم
As Salaamun Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu my Dear Brothers and Sisters,
As Ramadan draws forth we must know that the Shaytan is ever busy. This month of Mercy gives us the opportunity to draw closer to Allah and move further away from the Hell-fire. We must remember that this is opposite from what Shaytan desires for us. It is a blessing for us that he (Shaytan) will be locked away during Ramadan however, we must be on guard from the evil that he and his weak army will try to sow in our lives before we reach this blessed month, if Allah wills.
Abu Dharr (RAA) narrated that The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) commanded us to fast for three days of every month; that is on the days of the full moon; the 13th, 14th, and 15th (of the lunar month). ' Related by An-Nasa'i and At-Tirmidhi and rendered authentic by Ibn Hibban.
These Days are called; "The White Days" as they correspond with the time around the full moon. Consequently, we are upon the last White Days before Ramadan and I encourage you (and myself first) to fast.
In Surah Al-Falaq Allah says;
قُلْ أَعُوذُ بِرَبِّ ٱلْفَلَقِ
مِن شَرِّ مَا خَلَقَ
وَمِن شَرِّ غَاسِقٍ إِذَا وَقَبَ
وَمِن شَرِّ ٱلنَّفَّـٰثَـٰتِ فِى ٱلْعُقَدِ
وَمِن شَرِّ حَاسِدٍ إِذَا حَسَدَ
"Say: I seek refuge with (Allah) the Lord of the daybreak,
From the evil of what He has created;
And from the evil of the darkening (night) as it comes with its darkness (or as the moon as it sets or goes away);
And from the evil of the witchcrafts when they blow in the knots,
And from the evil of the envier when he envies."
It is well known that the people of witchcraft practice what is called; "Moon Magic" during days of the full moon. It is also well documented that during times of the full moon the crime rate and hospitalization visits are higher all around the world. Additionally, if a truthful person were to observe their own behaviors during this time, they might see changes in their disposition which may include; a lack of patience, anger, and resentments among other things. As beings who contain at least 70% water, it is no wonder that just as the sea swells during the time of the full moon, what is deep within does as well.
Denying the nafs through fasting during the time of the full moon is a Mercy to the Muslim from Allah. In doing so we can calm the waters of our temperaments and avoid the evil within us that lurks below our surfaces. During The White Days (and one to three days preceding them), one should pay attention to the emotions, thoughts, and inclinations that arise within them. One should seek refuge in Allah from their evil, forgive those who wronged them, increase in supplication and dhkir, and ask Allah for the healing of unresolved traumas. It is only through Allah's Aid that we will find success.
Here is a beautiful duaa to recite;
Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that Abu Bakr (may Allah be pleased with him) said: "O Messenger of Allah, teach me some words to recite in the morning and in the evening." He said: "Say: 'O Allah, Creator of the heavens and the earth, Knower of the hidden and the visible, Lord of everything and its Soverign. I bear witness that there is no God but You. I seek refuge in You from the evil within myself, and from the evil of Shaytan and his associatism (the evil of polytheism to which he calls), and from anything which would bring evil to me or upon any other Muslim.'" He added: "Recite them in the morning, in the evening, and when you go to bed." (At-Tirmidhi)
May Allah grant us Tawfeeq. Ameen.
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