The Holy Month Ramadan
The Holy Month Ramadan
Dear Prophet Muhammad Mohammad himself, being the month of his community, Ramadan is also called the biggest piece of the crown of the Islamic year. Muslims all over the world fast and pray. They also treat the beloved Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) with devotion and kindness. Muslims are encouraged to do as Muhammad did and turn to God with full devotion and sincerity. Muslims study the Qur’an in great depth and recite prayers of thanksgiving and worship. And it is also believed that those who are waiting for blessings and rewards from good deeds are waiting during this month.
Ramadan: Being one with Muhammad (PBUH)
To follow the beloved Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) ways, Muslims go through a month of fasting and prayers. During this period, they are encouraged to be more aware of the poor’s needs, as it says that Allah will reward them more unjustly in these times. Sadaqat al-Fitr or Zakat al-Fitr (also known as social tax cleansing) is an obligatory material aid that extends to society’s poor. It is given preferably during the holy month to help them prepare for the celebration.
Ramadan teaches us to return to God, in addition to helping the poor and needy, because He is our great and powerful Creator. Of course, we should follow the way of Hazrat Mohammad Mohammad. He has been successful in paving the way for the good and grace of Allah.
Fasting and its benefits:
One of the most notable things that can observe during this holy month is Muslim fasts’ performance. Muslims all over the world do this work as Allah has commanded them. However, it cannot interpret as a form of punishment. Food and drink (preferably water) is taken before dawn and resumed immediately after sunset. According to the Qur’an: He (Allah) wants you to fast for a whole month so that you may increase His goodness and give thanks to Him for guiding you. Fasting is one of the essential daily acts of worship for a Muslim who has reached puberty. However, Allah also has a heart for women and the sick. Women may delay menstruation, or they may not yet fully recover from birth. People who are sick can also postpone this process because Allah takes great care of their well-being.
In keeping fast eating and drinking, Muslims are also encouraged to abstain from sexual activity with their spouses. It is considered gross disobedience to Islam’s moral code and a violation of the basic principle of fasting.
Sharing and giving:
It is also in this season that Muslims are more pleasant and friendly. They are also very helpful to others, especially the needy. It is from this belief that many blessings are multiply for those who practice charity.
Indeed, Allah is the Best of creators. Eid al-Fitr is the end of the month of fasting, and Muslims around the world give thanks and worship at the end of this month’s long sacrifice. People put on their best clothes, apply perfume, and leave for the Eid congregation with the announcement of takber. Takbeerat means “Allah is the Greatest, there is no god but Allah” and “All praise is due to Allah.” The pastor (called the Imam) gives a short sermon (known as the sermon) after the prayer. After the sermon, Muslims greet, hug, and congratulate each other on completing Ramadan. They also ask Allah to accept their efforts in obedience to His will.