This is a Khutbah given by Brother Musa Millington (Hafidahullaah) in Aldana street Friday 27th August 2010 concerning Ramadhan.
After praising Allaah: Oh Muslims, verily we are in a blessed month. A month in which the Qur'aan was sent, a month in which there is a night better than 1,000 months. A month in which Allaah سُبحانه وتعلى frees souls from the Hellfire. A month in which the Shayateen have been chained, the doors of Jannah have been opened and the doors of Jahannam have been closed. The one who fasts in it and stands in it has his previous sins forgiven.
By Allaah this month is a great opportunity for us to come closer to our Lord. And know that this month was not legislated except to gain Taqwa. Allaah سُبحانه وتعلى said:
يأيها الذين أمنوا كتب عليكم الصيام كما كتب على الذين من قبلكم لعلكم تتقون
"Oh ye who believe fasting has been prescribed upon you like it has been prescribed unto those before you so that you may fear Allaah."
From this we know that Taqwa is the most precious commodity of the Muslim. For it is the best of clothing that we carry upon our bodies. Allaah سُبحانه وتعلى has said:
و لباس التقوى ذالك خير
"And the clothing of Taqwa this is best."
و تزودوا فإن خير الزاد التقوى
"And take travelling equipment with you for the best of this is Taqwa."
يأيها الناش اعبدوا ربكم الذي خلقكم والذين من قبلكم لعلكم تتقون
"Oh mankind worship your Lord who created you & those before you so that you may fear him."