The month of blessing is here again. This is the month of happiness and plenty of blessings and unlimited bounties for the Muslims globally from our Almighty Allah. It’s the advent of monthly that’s full of immeasurable blessings; the thirty days which necessitate a Muslim to observe one of the five pillars of Islam, fasting. This month helps all of the Muslims to abstain themselves from all of the bad deeds and to produce good habits in them.
Life is packed with 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 the Muslims to alter their habits and to develop good deeds, additionally it brings to be able to request 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 very first night of 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 is locked; and a crier calls,’You who desire what is 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 this month is 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 doesn’t simply abstain from food and drink, but s/he must keep from many other items: backbiting, gossiping, bad deeds, using abusive language etc.
The Prophet said, “Whoever doesn’t quit 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 knowledge of fasting is designed 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 your body to avoid eating and drinking from pre-dawn until sunset, but can also be about exerting control on the mind. This implies restraining anger, doing good deeds, exercising personal discipline, and preparing anyone 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 those types of exempted. Muslims observing the fast are needed to abstain not only from eating food and drinking tap water, but in addition from consuming oral medicines and injecting intravenous nutritional fluids.
The aim of fasting is to get spiritual happiness besides material welfare and to explore a genuine sense of happiness within us. This month is a fortunate month and gives us an email to be pious to to get nearer to Allah.
In the Quran, Allah says:
O ye who believe! Fasting is prescribed for you personally, whilst it had been prescribed for those when you that ye may defend against (evil) (2:183).
Fasting is a motion, which, we are told, will become a shield for all of 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 is the month, when all the Muslims should have to cover their yearly Zakat from whatever he/she has earned. Paying Zakat is obligatory in Islam and every one has to check out its procedure strictly. Look after the poor relatives, neighbors and other deprived people can be ordained upon the Muslims in the proper execution of Zakat. A tiny portion of wealth, left accumulated in the previous year, will be distributed on the list of deserving people, thus creating a sense of gratitude among the rich towards the Almighty and at once a sense of fulfillment on the list of under-privileged towards the Almighty, as well as a feeling of brotherhood towards the giver of the charity.