Get Prepared To Gather Blessings In Ramadan

It is vital and useful to plan things before the start of Month Ramadan and make necessary preparations so that this month becomes an unforgettable event. Ramadan is a gift from Almighty Allah that is witnessed once in each year.  It is an opportunity for all the Muslims to increase the good deeds. It is obligatory for all the Muslims to observe fast in this Holy Month.

The significance of fasting can be well understood from the following verse:

“{O you who believe! Fasting is prescribed for you, even as it was prescribed for those before you, that you may attain piety.}” (Al-Baqarah 2: 183)

Purpose of Fasting:

Apart from understanding about the significance of fasting in this Holy Month, there is another message given in this verse, which is about attaining taqwa. This means that a true Muslim must be careful about each and every action. He should be careful about each and every word that he utters. Online Holy Quran recitation has made the recitation of Quran much easier, now you can even recite it in the month of Ramadan at your home. The basic meaning of fasting is to abstain from drink and food from the time of dawn (sahr) till sunset (iftar). However, it’s true meaning go far beyond this. It is about avoiding backbiting, gossips, evil talks, dishonesty, breaking promises and severing the social ties.

Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H) once said:

“Whoever fails to leave off ruinous speech, and acting on it [during Ramadan], God does not need him to leave off eating and drinking.” (Al-Bukhari)

Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H) once said: “Fasting the month of patience and three days every month is equivalent to fasting the whole year.”

Seeking Blessings and Forgiveness in Ramadan:

The month of Ramadan is also named as month of patience by Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H) because it teaches to control one’s own self and all of his desires; you will get to know about the significance of this month by reciting and understanding the meaning of complete Holy Quran. There is one special Ramadan prayer known as Tarawih that held in various mosques in each night of the month. In Ramadan one should focus on self-reformation, enlightenment and spiritual cleansing. Generally, Muslims slow down the wordy affairs in this month. Focus should be made on good deeds like charity, kindness and helping other people.

There is a great chance for all Muslims to seek forgiveness for all your sins from Almighty Allah. Ask yourself what you did in the last Ramadan and what can you do more in this Holy Month to make it different from last year.

Here are some things that you can do to spend the month of Ramadan in the best possible manner:

  • Make your faith strong in this month by believing in the Unity of Almighty Allah.
  • Perform as many acts possible for having the intention of pleasing Almighty Allah.
  • Stay Away from the things that can cause hindrance in developing your faith with Almighty Allah.
  • Try your level best to follow the teaching of Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H).
  • Make your best effort to help the needy and poor in this month.
  • Regularly offer the prayers at their specified times. Attend Tarawih prayers and also perform the extra prayers.
  • Make refinement in your manners so that you can treat others well.
  • Make the Iftar meals and gifts for the marginalized children and orphans to make this month a very happy occasion.

Ramadan is the Holy Month of Islamic Calendar and one should devote itself whole heartedly towards blessings. Dedicate yourself towards the worship of Almighty Allah and always look for good deeds as there is great significance and reward for that in this month and avoid all type of sins as much as possible.

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