Enjoining an Ibadah of Purpose and Focus

Reflection delivered on June 8th, 2018

A hallmark of the Prophetic Sunnah was to exhibit an intense focus and perspective in his ‘ibadah.  A level of focus must always be present in our psyche but must be heightened in the month of Ramadan where we have an opportunity to obtain Allah’s forgiveness and attain salvation from the Hellfire.  It was not poverty that the Prophet (saw) feared for us; rather, it was the fear of a ‘hidden shirk’ that comes between a Muslim and Allah which can detach us from His pleasure.