Naseerah Nanabhai | email@example.com
17:03:2023 | 13:10 PM CAT
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MashAllah, the blessed month of Ramadan is nearly upon us, the month of fasting, introspection, and community connectedness. Fasting during Ramadan is ordained in the Qur’an and is a form of Ibadaah, or worship for Allah, alone. It is a time for Muslims to look forward to, and it deserves to be fully realised by us preparing ourselves for this beautiful, auspicious occasion.
Acknowledging and reflecting on the attributes of this month is a gift from Allah (SWT). It is the month of forgiveness and countless blessings; the month in which the Qur’an was revealed; the month in which Laylat-ul-Qadr lies, and so much more.
During the month of Ramadhan, rewards are multiplied, and every form of worship, every act of kindness, and every good deed done during this month carries more weight and blessings. Allah’s (SWT) mercy and generosity are showered upon us this month.
The virtues of the month of Ramadan are many. For example, Allah has promised those who fast, namely the gate of al-Rayyan. Sahl (may Allah be pleased with him) said that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “In Paradise, there is a gate called al-Rayyan, through which those who used to fast will enter on the Day of Resurrection, and no one but they will enter it. It will be said, ‘Where are those who fasted?’ They will get up, and none will enter it but them. When they have entered, it will be locked, and no one else will enter.” (al-Bukhari, 1763; Muslim, 1947).
Ramadan is not just a month in which we refrain from food and drink for a few hours. It is a chance to make up for time lost during the year, return to Allah, beg forgiveness for our sins, and finally, better our lives for the Hereafter.
It is a fantastic month, with blessings and rewards from Allah to those who genuinely want to reap the full benefits of these thirty days. Probably the best thing about Ramadan is that every action is done sincerely for Allah, and each strengthens our faith in Him.
May Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala accept our fasts and deeds during this holy month of Ramadhan by His Guidance and Grace. Aameen Ya Rabbul Aalameen.