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Ramadan (Fasting Month) special: What not to miss?

by | Aug 1, 2011

Ramadan (fasting month) is here. So, getting to have a chance to live through another Ramadan (fasting month) is a blessing itself but once we have it; we got to make sure that we get the best during these 30 days of our lives. As a reminder to all including myself here are the 5 top do’s in Ramadan (fasting month).

1) Gain Taqwa

In AlQuran Allah sets the goal of Ramadan (fasting month) as Taqwa for all us in this very ayah.

“O you who believe, fasting has been prescribed upon you as
it has been prescribed upon those before you, so that you may attain taqwa.”
[Quran 2:183]

In simple words it is our chance to tame ourselves to be more Allah conscious and because the devil is all locked up we can train ourselves in these 30 days. The tarwaeeh prayers and Quran recitation can help you achieve this goal of yours. Embrace the challenge and find ways to achieve it.

2) Earn as much as you can

Remember those “Buy one get one free” offers. Well in Ramadan (fasting month) Allah (swt) offers something bigger. So, The deal is simple whatever good you do in Ramadan (fasting month) get multiplied in terms of reward. Like Umra is equal to Hajj. So, How amazing is this offer and how silly will we be if we ignore it. So, aim on doing more than usual.

3) Get yourself forgiven

Another offer in Ramadan (fasting month) is to get your sins wiped clean.Because each night Allah (swt) forgives a group of people. Why can’t we be among those people? This is the golden opportunity of our life let’s not let it go wasted.

Abu Huraira related that the Prophet
(peace and blessings be upon him) said:

“Whoever fasts during Ramadan (fasting month) with faith
and seeking his reward from Allah will have his past sins forgiven. Whoever
prays during the nights in Ramadan (fasting month) with faith and seeking his reward from Allah
will have his past sins forgiven. And he who passes Lailat al-Qadr in prayer
with faith and seeking his reward from Allah will have his past sins forgiven
(Bukhari, Muslim).”

4) Get your pass

The best offer. It is a simple challenge to finish it and you get your pass. What challenge? Fast the whole month just for Allah. What is the pass for? Pass to enter paradise via a special gate. Check the complete offer in the following hadith

Narrated Sahl: The Prophet said,

“There is a
gate in Paradise called Ar-Raiyan, and those who observe fasts will enter
through it on the Day of Resurrection and none except them will enter through
it. It will be said, ‘Where are those who used to observe fasts?’ They will get
up, and none except them will enter through it. After their entry the gate will
be closed and nobody will enter through

5) Caution: fasting not feasting

Make this Ramadan (fasting month) productive. Let’s not make it another community project to have iftar parties, catching up on “All you can eat” offers by every restaurant rather keep your focus. So, Spend less there add the time to the goals you have set at the beginning like “Gaining Taqwa”.

Narrated Abu Huraira: The
Prophet said,

“Whoever does not give up forged speech and evil actions, Allah
is not in need of his leaving his food and drink (i.e. Allah will not accept
his fasting.)”

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