The Holy Month of Ramadan – A Call for Muslims

The month of blessing has arrived again. This is the month of happiness and lots of blessings and unlimited bounties for all your Muslims globally from our Almighty Allah. It’s the advent of monthly that is filled with immeasurable blessings; the thirty days which necessitate a Muslim to observe one of many five pillars of Islam, fasting. This month helps all the Muslims to abstain themselves from most of the bad deeds and to develop good habits in them.

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Life is packed with challenges and we confront it on regular basis. But Islam has given us a genuine bounty of Ramadan to meet the challenges with courage and confidence. Where this blessed month brings an opportunity for all your Muslims to change their habits and to develop good deeds, in addition it brings a chance to require forgiveness.

Based on 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 very 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 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 takes place every night.” (Tirmidhi).

Another proposal of the month could be the act of fasting, that was ordained during the 2nd year of Hijrah. Fasting is obligatory for all the Muslims. Fasting develops the skills of self-restraint and self-control in an individual, as the person fasting does not simply abstain from food and drink, but s/he must also refrain from many other things: backbiting, gossiping, bad deeds, using abusive language etc.

The Prophet said, “Whoever does not quit false statements (i.e. telling lies), and evil deeds, and speaking bad words to others, Allah is not in need of his (fasting) leaving his food and drink” (Bukhari).

The observance of fasting during Ramadan constitutes one of the five pillars of Islam. The knowledge 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 avoid eating and drinking from pre-dawn until sunset, but can also be about exerting control within the mind. This requires restraining anger, doing good deeds, exercising personal discipline, and preparing one to serve as a great Muslim and a great person. Fasting during Ramadan is prescribed for every single 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 only from eating food and normal water, but in addition from consuming oral medicines and injecting intravenous nutritional fluids.

Desire to of fasting is to have spiritual happiness besides material welfare and to explore a genuine sense of happiness within us. This month is a blessed month and gives us a note to be pious to to get nearer to Allah.

In the Quran, Allah says:

O ye who believe! Fasting is prescribed for you, whilst it was prescribed for those before you that ye may reduce the chances of (evil) (2:183).

Fasting is an action, which, we are told, will become a shield for all of us whenever we most need it.

Allah’s Apostle said,

“Fasting is just a shield or protection from the fire and from committing sins” (Bukhari).

Ramadan may be the month, when all of the Muslims needs to have to pay for their yearly Zakat from whatever she or he has earned. Paying Zakat is obligatory in Islam and every one has to check out its procedure strictly. Look after the indegent 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 usually to be distributed among the deserving people, thus making a sense of gratitude among the rich towards the Almighty and at the same time frame a feeling of fulfillment on the list of under-privileged towards the Almighty, along with a sense of brotherhood towards the giver of the charity.

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