The Holy Month of Ramadan – A Demand Muslims

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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’s the advent of a month that’s filled 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 most of the bad deeds and to develop good habits in them. ashra duas

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Life is packed with challenges and we confront it on regular basis. But Islam has given us a true bounty of Ramadan to generally 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, it also brings an opportunity 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 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 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 this month may be the act of fasting, that has been ordained during the second year of Hijrah. Fasting is obligatory for all the Muslims. Fasting develops the skills of self-restraint and self-control in a person, as the individual fasting does not only have to abstain from food and drink, but s/he should also refrain from many other items: 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 needing his (fasting) leaving his food and drink” (Bukhari).

The observance of fasting during Ramadan constitutes among the five pillars of Islam. The knowledge of fasting is meant 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 body to avoid eating and drinking from pre-dawn until sunset, but can also be about exerting control over the mind. This calls for 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 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 additionally from consuming oral medicines and injecting intravenous nutritional fluids.

Desire to of fasting is to obtain 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 obtain closer to Allah.

In the Quran, Allah says:

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

Fasting is an action, which, we’re told, will behave as a shield for 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 could be the month, when all of the Muslims needs to have to cover their yearly Zakat from whatever he or she has earned. Paying Zakat is obligatory in Islam and every one has to follow its procedure strictly. Take care of poor people relatives, neighbors and other deprived people is also ordained upon the Muslims in the shape of Zakat. A small portion of wealth, left accumulated in the previous year, is usually to be distributed among the deserving people, thus creating a sense of gratitude one of the rich towards the Almighty and at once a feeling of fulfillment on the list of under-privileged towards the Almighty, as well as a sense of brotherhood towards the giver of the charity.

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