The month of blessing has arrived again. This is the month of happiness and plenty of blessings and unlimited bounties for all your Muslims globally from our Almighty Allah. It’s the advent of monthly that’s filled up with immeasurable blessings; the thirty days which necessitate a Muslim to observe one of many five pillars of Islam, fasting. This month helps most of the Muslims to abstain themselves from most of the bad deeds and to develop good habits in them. 1st ashra dua
Life is saturated in challenges and we confront it on regular basis. But Islam has given us a genuine bounty of Ramadan to meet up the challenges with courage and confidence. Where this blessed month brings a chance for all your Muslims to improve their habits and to produce good deeds, additionally, it brings a chance to look for forgiveness.
According to Allah, the gates of Heaven are thrown open, the gates of Hell are closed and the devils are chained in this month. Our Holy Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) said,
“When the first nights Ramadan comes, the devils and the rebellious jinn are chained, the gates of Hell are locked and not one is opened; the gates of Paradise are opened and not one of them is locked; and a crier calls,’You who desire what’s good, come forward, and you who desire evil, refrain.’ Some are freed from Hell by Allah, and that occurs every night.” (Tirmidhi).
Another proposal of this month is the act of fasting, which was ordained during the next year of Hijrah. Fasting is obligatory for all your Muslims. Fasting develops the skills of self-restraint and self-control in a person, as the person fasting doesn’t just abstain from food and drink, but s/he should also keep from many other activities: backbiting, gossiping, bad deeds, using abusive language etc.
The Prophet said, “Whoever doesn’t give up false statements (i.e. telling lies), and evil deeds, and speaking bad words to others, Allah isn’t needing his (fasting) leaving his food and drink” (Bukhari).
The observance of fasting during Ramadan constitutes one of many five pillars of Islam. The ability of fasting is designed to teach Muslims self-discipline and self-restraint, and understand only a little of the plight of the less privileged (e.g., the hungry, thirsty and the poor). Furthermore, Ramadan fasting is not merely about disciplining the human body to refrain from eating and drinking from pre-dawn until sunset, but can be about exerting control over the mind. This involves restraining anger, doing good deeds, exercising personal discipline, and preparing anyone to serve as an excellent Muslim and a good person. Fasting during Ramadan is prescribed for every healthy, adult Muslim whereas the weak, the sick, children, travelers and menstruating women are among those exempted. Muslims observing the fast are needed to abstain not merely from eating food and normal water, but also from consuming oral medicines and injecting intravenous nutritional fluids.
The goal of fasting is to have spiritual happiness besides material welfare and to explore a true sense of happiness within us. This month is a fortunate month and gives us a message to be pious to to have nearer to Allah.
In the Quran, Allah says:
O ye who believe! Fasting is prescribed for you, even while it absolutely was prescribed for those before you that ye may reduce the chances of (evil) (2:183).
Fasting is a motion, which, we’re told, will become a shield for us when we most need it.
Allah’s Apostle said,
“Fasting is really a shield or protection from the fire and from committing sins” (Bukhari).
Ramadan may be the month, when most of the Muslims must have to pay their yearly Zakat from whatever he/she has earned. Paying Zakat is obligatory in Islam and every one has to follow its procedure strictly. Look after the poor relatives, neighbors and other deprived people can also be ordained upon the Muslims in the proper execution of Zakat. A tiny portion of wealth, left accumulated in the earlier year, is to be distributed on the list of deserving people, thus making a sense of gratitude among the rich towards the Almighty and at the same time a sense of fulfillment among the under-privileged towards the Almighty, as well as a feeling of brotherhood towards the giver of the charity.