Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Fasting in Ramadan is a Virtue

Fasting is a virtue. Islam has given it preference in the form of Ramadan. It is necessary for every Muslim to understand the concept and basis of Ramadan. By Fasting we are in a close connection with Allah. Ramadan is a Holy month where we get the opportunity to show our faith and dedication to Allah. It is necessary for every Muslim to understand that during this month all sins are forgiven and the reward will be provided in jannat.

Remember fasting just for the sake or tradition is not what is asked from us. If we fast it should be done with true spirit and a clear heart only then will we achieve our true motive. Ramadan is a blessing to all Muslims; it is during this month that our Holy Prophet (PBUH) received his prophet hood as well as the Holy Book Quran was bestowed and given to us as our ultimate guide. Fasting gives our soul a meaning.

During the month of Ramadan people have different traditions of giving Zakat. Zakat is a kind of charity for the poor. Giving Zakat is important but more important is the intention of giving. Ramadan teaches us how to be patient, giving and devoted to the works for Allah. All that man has is given by Allah. During Ramadan it is necessary that every Muslim fast. By fasting we learn about the way people live in poverty, we should be grateful to Allah for showering his blessings on us that we have got a lot more than we deserve.

Ramadan is a time where we can thank Allah for the wondrous gifts that we have received from him. By fasting we learn what is hunger and starvation. Allah gives us the courage to fight hunger and thirst. Man does not live on food alone but also the will and words of Allah. During Ramadan we get the power to fight against Satan and his wills. He is defeated when he plots his doings in our heart. When we don’t do what he wants he sends us more terrible difficulties to face. Allah is the Almighty and everlasting, anyone who obeys his word will prosper.

Remember Ramadan is the best time to come close to Allah, the deeds that we do during this month is rewarded to us back ten times more then what we have done. So remember this Ramadan may be or last so get connected to Allah as the world is nearly coming to an end, come together so that we may all be in jannat.

1 comment:

Quran Recitation said...

Thanks for sharing the post about Ramadan....Abu Hurayrah relates that Rasulullah (SAW) said, "My
Ummah were given five things for Ramadhaan which were
not given to anyone except them. For them, the smell
from the mouth of a fasting person is more sweeter to
Allah than the fragrant smell of musk. On their behalf
the fish in the sea seek forgiveness for the fasting
persons until they break their fast. Allah prepares
and decorates a special garden in Jannah everyday and
then says (to it), "The time is near when faithful
servants shall cast aside the great trials of the
world and come to you". In this month (for them)
evil-minded Shaytaan is chained so as not to reach
unto those evils to which they normally reach during
other months besides Ramadhaan. On the last night of
Ramadhaan they are forgiven". The Sahaabah R.A.
thereupon enquired, "0 Messenger of Allah, is that
last night Laylatul Qadr? Rasulullah () replied, "No.
But it is only right that a servant should be given
his reward on having completed his service".

Reported by Ahmad, Bazzaar and Bayhaqi