The month of blessing is here again. This is the month of happiness and loads of blessings and unlimited bounties for all the Muslims globally from our Almighty Allah. It is the advent of per month that is filled up with immeasurable blessings; the thirty days which necessitate a Muslim to observe one of the five pillars of Islam, fasting. This month helps most of the Muslims to abstain themselves from all the bad deeds and to produce good habits in them. 2nd ashra dua
Life is filled 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 change their habits and to produce good deeds, in addition, 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 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 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 with this month could be the act of fasting, that has been ordained during the 2nd year of Hijrah. Fasting is obligatory for the Muslims. Fasting develops the skills of self-restraint and self-control in an individual, as anyone fasting does not just 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 is not needing his (fasting) leaving his food and drink” (Bukhari).
The observance of fasting during Ramadan constitutes among the five pillars of Islam. The ability of fasting is meant 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 just about disciplining your body to avoid eating and drinking from pre-dawn until sunset, but is also about exerting control within the mind. This involves restraining anger, doing good deeds, exercising personal discipline, and preparing someone to serve as an excellent Muslim and an excellent person. Fasting during Ramadan is prescribed for each and 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 just from eating food and drinking tap water, but additionally 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 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 absolutely was prescribed for anyone when you that ye may reduce the chances of (evil) (2:183).
Fasting is an action, which, we are told, will act as a shield for us whenever we most need it.
Allah’s Apostle said,
“Fasting is a shield or protection from the fire and from committing sins” (Bukhari).
Ramadan is the month, when all of the Muslims must have to pay their yearly Zakat from whatever he/she has earned. Paying Zakat is obligatory in Islam and every you have to follow its procedure strictly. Care for poor people relatives, neighbors and other deprived people can be ordained upon the Muslims in the proper execution of Zakat. A tiny percentage of wealth, left accumulated in the previous year, will be distributed one of the deserving people, thus developing 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, in addition to an expression of brotherhood towards the giver of the charity.