Ramadan is fast approaching and is being looked forward to by many many Muslims around the world. Ramadan is the 9th month of the Islamic calender and is considered one of the holiest months of Islam. It is a month of blessing and a month which gives Muslims an opportunity to seek forgiveness from God. A month of fasting and worship. A month that brings everyone closer to ones creator. Ramadan is the time for good deeds and charity, a month to be thankful to God for all his blessings. Prayers are answered in this month and your status is elevated because of your good deeds and worship.
Allah bestows so many blessings upon his servants in the month of Ramadan. This is the month of fasting that is one of the five pillars of Islam. The Prophet (peace be upon him) fasted during this month and directed his followers to do the same. He told us that whoever fasts this month with faith, seeking Allah’s reward, will have all of his past sins forgiven. He likewise informed us that whoever stands in prayer throughout this month will have all of his past sins forgiven.
The month of Ramadan contains within it a night that is superior to a thousand months. Whoever is denied the goodness of that night is indeed deprived.
We should welcome this month and embrace it with happiness and joy. We should have the truest resolve to observe the fasts and the prayers and to compete in doing righteous deeds. During this month, we should ardently repent for all of our sins and encourage each other to engage in virtuous deeds and call to what is right and forbid what is wrong. In this way, we will succeed in attaining the blessings and the great rewards of Ramadan.