Finally, it’s Ramadan Time! and that means the long-awaited month of blessing and holiness begins. Being the most sacred time of the year, Ramadan is more than fasting till Maghrib, it is a month of self-reflection and giving.
Here is how You Can Spend Ramadan 2018 to the fullest!
Fasting is all about self-discipline and control, It’s more of you controlling your desires rather than them controlling you.
O you who believe! Fasting is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you, that you may become pious.” (Al-Baqarah 2:183
Whether you have an exam or an important day, fasting is for Allah and should not be excused due to minor reasons.
Imam Bukhari reported that Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) said:
“Whoever offers optional prayers (like Taraweeh prayers) throughout the nights of Ramadan, believing in Allah and seeking His rewards, will have his previous sins forgiven.”
Abu Hurayrah reported that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) said:
Every action a son of Adam does shall be multiplied—a good action by ten times its value, up to 700 times. Allah says: With the exception of fasting, which belongs to Me, and I reward it accordingly. For, one abandons his desire and food for My sake
Charity is one of the five pillars of Islam, it is a religious obligation on all Muslims. Whether it’s the month of Ramadan or any other day, charity increases sustenance and purifies your soul, nevertheless it always feels good to help someone in need.
4)Feeding the poor
“Shield yourselves from Hell-fire even by giving half a date in charity.” (Hadith)
Since Ramadan is all about giving in the way of Allah, help those in need by giving them charity, iftar, and Suhr.
5)Taking a Break from Social Media
Whether we agree or not, the internet can sometimes be a source of distraction. Best is to avoid excessive use of social media and go out there and help, volunteer and take part in welfare activities.
6)Abstaining from unlawful Relationships
As Muslims, we must abstain from pre-marital relationships and prevent sins. The only permanent relationship is the one permitted to you, by Allah. Spend this holy month fighting against your desires and not let them overcome you.
Apart from reading Quran and praying, join volunteer programs and take part in welfare activities to spend your time efficiently. This could include serving iftar to the poor, helping orphans, fundraising for the cause etc
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Abdullah ibn `Amr reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said,
Fasting and the Qur’an will intercede on behalf of Allah’s servant on the Day of Judgment: Fasting will say, “O my Lord! I prevented him from food and desires during the day, so accept my intercession for him.”And the Qur’an will say, “O my Lord! I prevented him from sleeping by night, so accept my intercession for him.” (Ahmad and authenticated by Al-Albani)
If you are looking forward to completing the whole Quran in this holy month, here is how :
- Read 4 page after each salat.
- 5 times prayer X 4 page = 20 pages each day
- 20 pages = 1 Para
- 1 para X 30 days = 30 para
“To err is human and to forgive is divine.” Dr. SM.
Forgive yourself and others. It is human to make mistakes yet forgiveness sets you free from grudges, resentments and ill thoughts. Forgive others even if they are not sorry, this will direct you to Allah and save you from unnecessary distractions.
10) Performing Umrah
Al-Bukhari (1782) and Muslim (1256) narrated that Ibn ‘Abbaas said: The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said to a woman from among the Ansaar – “What kept you from performing Hajj with us?” She said: We only have two camels and the father of her son and her son had gone for Hajj on one camel, and he left us the other camel so that we could carry water on it. He said: “When Ramadaan comes, go for ‘Umrah, for ‘Umrah in (that month) is equivalent to Hajj.”
If you are lucky enough to afford pilgrimage, nothing could be better and holier than performing Umrah during the month of Ramadan.
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