Now let’s get back to our main business; Ramadhan. Ramadhan, Ramadan, Ramzan, is the holy, sacred and blessed month for the Muslim communities. In that month, muslims observe full day fasting during the whole month, that is as soon as the new moon for that month is seen and ends when the new moon for the next month is seen that is, shabaan.
During this month the devil, Shaiitan, is chained.
Doors of Jannat are opened.
To be noted that the muslim calendar is based on the moon. Lunar calendar.
How is the fasting? How is your fasting going?
Well well well, the fasting, sawm (in Arabic), Roza of the muslim is that they don’t eat and drink as well as abstain from certain activities from Sehri to Iftaar.
Ain’t getting along with the terms above? Kindly check this post for some clarification.
In this sacred month, the muslim fast and observe certain limits to their daily duties. Our desires are curb to do what we’ve been sent on this earth to do, that is Ibaadah, praise and worship the sole Creator, almighty Allah.
We learn to control our desires, our tongues, our daily activities and use our time wisely by getting back to our Lord.
Well, we all got different desires and that month bring us to control our desires thus having better control on our mind, our soul and body.
Revitalise our soul; how?
In this sacred month, Muslims attain a certain degree of faith in Allah. Their Taqwa increases. Since there are no Shaitan to affect our Ibadah, there is only our Nafs that must be controlled, that is our self. You cannot remain idle at all. Increase your nafil salat, Tahiyatul Wudu · Ishraq prayer Duha prayer · Chasht Prayer which are done at different times of the day. Ask for forgiveness as much as you can.
The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “Whoever draws near to Allah during it (Ramadan) with a single characteristic from the characteristics of (voluntary) goodness, he is like whoever performs an obligatory act in other times. And whoever performs an obligatory act during it, he is like whoever performed seventy obligatory acts in other times.”
Sahih Ibn Khuzaymah
From this Hadeeth, we can understand that while doing a nafil act we are rewarded just the same as a Fardh one and doing a Fardh act gets you the reward of 70 of such acts.
Controlling our tongue. This is something most of us need to master nowadays. Screaming foul words, lying, backbiting, speaking ill of someone, ill-treat each other among other. Ramadan signifies restraint also. Abdicates from being immoral, angry, avoid things that are categorised as stupid, Haram or Makrooh.
Control our daily activities: do things of greater value. Yes we are allow to go to work yet if we can we should avoid overtimes to use our precious time wisely. Yes we are allowed to cook yet we need to cook things that won’t take up most of our time. Yes we are allowed to bath, if we are used to long baths, for the month of Ramadan shorten it so as go back to our duties as soon as possible. Passionate of reading, no problem but read things which will benefit yourself, maybe some lecture of the Qur’an, read and learn some hadith, some sur’ah, some tafsir and not some casual book. You want to watch something, why not watch some Islamic related video, well some lectures and not some movies or drama or even comedy for surely they ain’t profitable for a month like Ramadan. Make the month special not routine.
During Ramadan we need to strive to do good deeds and that should continue all year around. Why not use Ramadan as a changeover for our life? Change yourself for the better and maintain that change. Surely you will benefit from those, for every single good deed that you do you shall be rewarded. Ramadan is not a change in lifestyle; one which cuts off monotony of life but it should also bring a sense of responsibility.
Use your time allocated wisely, maximise the good deeds, make duas, read and try to understand the Holy Qur’an. We’ve reach Ramadhan, Alhamdulilah. Take it as a favour Allah did upon you and thank Him for that.
Remember you can’t let go of this month without being forviven and to make sure that you are forgiven you must ask for forgiveness sincerely otherwise it will be totally futile.
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