Important things to be kept in mind in Ramadan

(Soha Saleem, Karachi)

The month of Ramadan is a month in which the Mercy and Blessings of Allah Ta'ala descend upon us continuously.Here are some important things that should be remembered to develop a strong spiritual connection during Ramadn.

Gaining Taqwaa : Allaah legislated fasting for gaining taqwaa, "O you who believe, fasting has been prescribed upon you as it has been prescribed upon those before you, so that you may attain taqwaa." (Meaning of SoraatulBaqarah (2):183) Taqwaa means that one should protect his self from all kind of sins so after getting done with fast we should ask some questions from our self that “has this fast help me to go more close to Allah? was it just for show off or to protect ourselves from the fire of hell?

Getting closer to Allah: We can get closer to Allah by offering prayers ,reciting Quran by attending the taraaweeh prayers, remembering Allaah, sitting in circles of knowledge and, for those who can, making `umrah. Also for those who can, making I`tikaaf (seclusion) in the last ten nights of Ramadaan, so as to leave all worldly pursuits and seclude oneself in a masjid just thinking of Allaah, so as to bring oneself closer to Allaah (SWT).

Showing patience: Allaah has mentioned patience more than seventy times in the Qur’aan and has commanded patience in more than sixteen ways in His Book. So through fasting we are tested by out God and if we show patience, our Allah gets happy from us , Allah wants us to be strong willed who can follow sunnah in right meanings.

Sensing the unity of the Muslims: Islam ties all of us in a strong knot of unity, In this month we sense that there is a possibility for unity, because we all fast together, we break fast together, we all worship Allah together, and we pray Salaatul-`Eid together. Therefore we sense that the unity of Muslims is possible. The Prophet (may Allaah send His blessing and peace upon him) said, "...Those of you who will live after me will see many differences. Then you must cling to my Sunnah and the Sunnah of the rightly guided khaleefahs. Hold fast to it and stick to it." (Aboo Daawood).

Teaching the young to worship Allaah :how can we flourish Islam if we won't teach it to our children?So it is very important aspect, the young should be brought to the masjid and they should pray with their parents, parents should teach them to recite Qur’an so that they are able to get into the habit of becoming worshippers of Allaah. If one does not encourage children to fast when they are young, they will find it very difficult to fast for thirty days at the age of puberty. This is why the Prophet (may Allah send His blessing and peace upon him) said, "Command your children to pray at the age of seven and beat them at the age of ten (if they do not pray."(Haakim)

I hope this will add to the knowledge of many muslims out there.May Allah bless all of us with his countless blessings in this Ramdan.Aameen

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