The month of blessing is here again. Here is the month of happiness and loads of blessings and unlimited bounties for all your Muslims globally from our Almighty Allah. It’s the advent of per month that is filled up with immeasurable blessings; the thirty days which necessitate a Muslim to observe among the five pillars of Islam, fasting. This month helps all the Muslims to abstain themselves from all of the bad deeds and to produce good habits in them.
Life is high in challenges and we confront it on regular basis. But Islam has given us a true bounty of Ramadan to meet the challenges with courage and confidence. Where this blessed month brings an opportunity for all the Muslims to improve their habits and to produce good deeds, additionally, it brings a chance to require forgiveness.
In accordance with 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 night of Ramadan comes, the devils and the rebellious jinn are chained, the gates of Hell are locked and not one of them is opened; the gates of Paradise are opened and not one 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 takes place every night.” (Tirmidhi).
Another proposal with this month could be the act of fasting, that was ordained during the next year of Hijrah. Fasting is obligatory for the Muslims. Fasting develops the skills of self-restraint and self-control in an individual, as the individual fasting doesn’t only have to abstain from food and drink, but s/he should also keep from many other things: backbiting, gossiping, bad deeds, using abusive language etc.
The Prophet said, “Whoever doesn’t stop trying 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 experience of fasting is intended to teach Muslims self-discipline and self-restraint, and understand a little of the plight of the less privileged (e.g., the hungry, thirsty and the poor). Furthermore, Ramadan fasting is not only about disciplining the body to refrain from eating and drinking from pre-dawn until sunset, but can be about exerting control over the mind. This implies restraining anger, doing good deeds, exercising personal discipline, and preparing one to serve as an excellent Muslim and a great person. Fasting during Ramadan is prescribed for each 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 just from eating food and drinking water, but in addition from consuming oral medicines and injecting intravenous nutritional fluids.
The goal of fasting is to obtain spiritual happiness besides material welfare and to explore a real sense of happiness within us. This month is a blessed month and gives us a note to be pious to to have closer to Allah.
In the Quran, Allah says:
O ye who believe! Fasting is prescribed for you, even while it was prescribed for anyone when you that ye may defend against (evil) (2:183).
Fasting is an action, which, we’re told, will behave as a shield for people when we most need it.
Allah’s Apostle said,
“Fasting is 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 or she has earned. Paying Zakat is obligatory in Islam and every you’ve got to follow its procedure strictly. Look after poor people relatives, neighbors and other deprived people can be ordained upon the Muslims in the form of Zakat. A small percentage of wealth, left accumulated in the earlier year, is to be distributed on the list of deserving people, thus making a sense of gratitude on the list of rich towards the Almighty and at once a feeling of fulfillment on the list of under-privileged towards the Almighty, in addition to an expression of brotherhood towards the giver of the charity.