The month of blessing has arrived again. This is actually the month of happiness and plenty of blessings and unlimited bounties for all your Muslims globally from our Almighty Allah. It is the advent of a month that’s full of immeasurable blessings; the thirty days which necessitate a Muslim to observe one of many five pillars of Islam, fasting. This month helps all the Muslims to abstain themselves from all of the bad deeds and to develop good habits in them.

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Life is high in challenges and we confront it on regular basis. But Islam has given us a genuine bounty of Ramadan to generally meet the challenges with courage and confidence. Where this blessed month brings an opportunity for the Muslims to improve their habits and to develop good deeds, additionally it brings an opportunity to require forgiveness.

Based on 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 nights 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 occurs every night.” (Tirmidhi).

Another proposal of this month is the act of fasting, which was ordained during the second year of Hijrah. Fasting is obligatory for all your 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 activities: 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 isn’t needing his (fasting) leaving his food and drink” (Bukhari).

The observance of fasting during Ramadan constitutes one of the five pillars of Islam. The experience of fasting is designed 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 is also about exerting control over the mind. This involves restraining anger, doing good deeds, exercising personal discipline, and preparing someone to serve as an excellent Muslim and a good person. Fasting during Ramadan is prescribed for every healthy, adult Muslim whereas the weak, the sick, children, travelers and menstruating women are among those exempted. Muslims observing the fast are expected to abstain not merely from eating food and drinking water, but in addition 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 blessed month and gives us a message to be pious to to get nearer to Allah.

In the Quran, Allah says:

O ye who believe! Fasting is prescribed for you, even as it had been prescribed for those before you that ye may ward off (evil) (2:183).

Fasting is an action, which, we are told, will act as a shield for us once we most need it.

Allah’s Apostle said,

“Fasting is a shield or protection from the fire and from committing sins” (Bukhari).

Ramadan may be the month, when all the Muslims needs to have to pay for their yearly Zakat from whatever he/she has earned. Paying Zakat is obligatory in Islam and every you’ve got to follow its procedure strictly. Care for poor people relatives, neighbors and other deprived people is also ordained upon the Muslims in the form of Zakat. A tiny percentage of wealth, left accumulated in the last year, is usually to 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 feeling of fulfillment one of the under-privileged towards the Almighty, in addition to a sense of brotherhood towards the giver of the charity.

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