The Month of Ramadan – The Month of Allah – Writing No. 944
This holy month is very important to us for many reasons. Literally, Ramadan is derived from Ramadan
Sahibzada Zeeshan Kaleem Masoomi:
The month of Ramadan is the month in which the Qur’an was revealed, the first to guide people, and in which there are signs of guidance and distinction between truth and falsehood. Whoever of you finds this month should fast except This count should be completed on other days if you are ill or a passenger. Allah’s intention is with you for ease and not for hardship. He wants you to complete the count and praise Him for His guidance and give thanks to Him.
This holy month is very important to us for many reasons. Literally, Ramadan is derived from Ramadan, which means to burn, burn, or burn on hot sand.
From a shar’i point of view, the meaning of Ramadan is that the Almighty removes the sins and transgressions of the believers in it as if something is thrown into the fire and it burns it away.
Allah Almighty makes His believing servants kundan by putting them in the test furnace of the month of Ramadan. It is as if in Ramadan, a believing servant pleases his true master by performing various acts of worship and rituals in such a way that he becomes pure from sins and attains the pleasure of his Lord and becomes entitled to Paradise.
The most important virtue of Ramadan is the revelation of the Qur’an.
The obligation of fasting was imposed in order to instill piety in us. Without hunger and thirst, many desires and wisdoms of Allah Almighty are obtained.
(1). The fasting person attains taqwa that even in the world of loneliness, in spite of everything at home, the fasting person forbids even the halal and pure things for the sake of the pleasure of the Lord and he does not eat or drink anything.
Even if he eats something secretly, no one will see him, but in his heart there is a feeling that my Lord is watching me and he does not let his fast be wasted.
(2). In the same way, in the heart of the fasting person, there is a feeling of hunger and thirst of other poor Muslim brothers, so that those who do not have all kinds of blessings, share them in their luxuries and their poverty and destitution. Intensive comparisons can be made.
And on the one hand, the feeling of giving thanks to Allah for the bounties and blessings bestowed upon oneself is awakened, and on the other hand, the thought of treating the compelled servants of Allah with kindness is also ready for goodness.
(3). Fasting is also a means of training one’s self so that if a person, God willing, suffers from an affliction, he will be able to face all kinds of situations. A study of the history of the beginning of Islam shows that the Imam of the Universe and his devoted Companions, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, kept the candle of religion burning in extremely unfavorable conditions.
Both the life of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) and his life in Madinah were extremely unfavorable. As they continued to grow, the Muslims also began to become economically stable. However, this hard life was the result of obedience to Allah and His Messenger that Islam spread all over the world.
Therefore, one of the wisdoms of fasting is that it is obligatory only in the month of Ramadan. That is why the Almighty says, “O you who believe, fasting is obligatory upon you so that piety may be instilled in you.
Generally, people do a lot of Zakat, Sadaqat and Charity during this blessed month and keep on seeking Allah’s blessings. Although Zakat is paid only at the end of the year, the month of Ramadan is chosen for the reward so that Allah Almighty rewards up to seventy obligatory prayers and even seven oaths according to the Qur’an.
In the same way, in this month of Ramadan, in addition to ordinary alms and charity, alms is also given, which becomes an expiation for the shortcomings of fasting and also proves to be a source of tears for the poor Muslims.
May Allah bless all of us Muslims to truly benefit from the spring of the holy virtues of Ramadan and may our prayers, fasting, Taraweeh, Zakat, Sadaqat, Charity, Umar I’tikaaf and Zikr-e-Talawat come to our attention. Make it a source of forgiveness by accepting it.