We Muslims are celebrating the month of blessings which is called as Ramadan. I would just like to give a brief review about how it is and what it means to me.
The month of Ramadan is meant to train Muslims to strenghthen their Iman by QURAN, control nafs (Self/ Desires) , develop feelings of compassion for less fortunate and to gain as much ajar as possible.
Ramadan is not the month of Cooking Shows, Laziness, Iftar Parties, Overindulgence in eating, late night shopping, sleeping while fasting, or mere Hunger strike without avoiding sins. You need to spend your Ramadan in Ibadat. Eat lesser and simpler food in Ramadan and get yourself involved in as much Ibabdat as you can, ask for forgiveness with a true heart.
Avoid watching movies, TVand listening songs. Increase your tolerance and train yourself to be extra patient, polite and forbearing in relationships and communications. Read more about Islamic Shariah and try following it in this month.
Remember your nafs (Self) can be your worst enemy and will lead you to do all Satanic deeds, even when satan will be encaged during Ramadan. So beware and keep guard on yourself.
SIMPLE and SMALL Commitments for Ramazan
- Think before speaking – to avoid lie
- Don’t see movies for time passing – Read sentence wise Translation of Holy Quran
- Don’t waste Dua time by opening TV before Aftaar – It’s time for acceptance of Dua
- Avoid anger cum conflicts with people by deferring the issue or immediate resolution – remember you are fasting
May Allah enable us to reap RAMZAN benefits and also forgive us for our wrongful acts as well as enable us to stay firm against them throughout the coming year.
Ameen!! Ramadan Kareem!! 🙂