The most awaited month in the Islamic calendar, the most blessed, sacred and consecrated month among all months, the most talked about month, a month full of blessings, rewards, kind deeds and worshipping in none other than Ramadan. Ramadan with its blessings is a gift for the Muslims. Muslims by keeping fast, staying away from worldly desires, wrong doings and by worshipping Allah almighty makes this month inimitable. Islam and Quran both have described the importance of this holy month and no one can deny its importance, significance and impact over the Muslims. If we look at the history of Ramadan we will come to know that observing fast by following all the described things and worshipping Allah was ordered to Muslims long time ago. Allah in His holy book Quran said:
“Fast is for me and I will reward for it”
All of us are well aware of the blessings and rewards of Ramadan. In this blog we will see two different points and the importance of each. Islam is the religion and Muslims have to follow all the things described in Islam and fast in one of those things. In the month of Ramadan Muslims have to fast for 29 or 30 days depending upon the Moon. These days are divided into three Ashras. The first ten days are regarded as the days or Ashrah of blessings, followed by the next ashrah regarded as Ashrah for forgiveness and the last ashrah is regarded as the ashrah of salvation from hell. People worship Allah almighty and ask for forgiveness, do kind deeds and stay away from worldly desires, which define the true meaning of fast. Let’s look at another point which is the capitalism and Ramadan. As soon as Ramadan arrives prices of all the daily routine items shoots up. To define is scientifically prices of products are directly proportional to the arrival of Ramadan. We can see this capitalism in all the under developed countries. This is not what Ramadan teaches us! Ramadan teaches us to be kind with others, help others and stay away from the worldly desires, but we as individuals go opposite and create problems for other people and Muslim brothers. The need of time is to snub all such activities and work hard to get the maximum out of this holy month. This is a stern social issue and governments should take steps to avoid these kinds of happenings.
Lessons learned from Ramadan:
Now let’s move on and see what actually Ramadan teaches us. What is the soul of this month? What is the significance? Ramadan is the only month that is respected not only by Muslims but also by the people of West. Ramadan teaches us to be kind, forgiving, self control and tolerance. But contrary to this we do bad activities and throw away the actual blessings of Ramadan. Kindness, forgiveness and self control are the true essence of this holy month. We as Muslims should follow all these things to get all the blessings of this magnificent and blessed month.