Saturday, July 21, 2012

Marhaban Ya Ramadan

Ramadan is coming
The month of Ramadan is that in which was revealed the Quran; a guidance for mankind, and clear proofs of the guidance, and the criterion (of right and wrong). And whosoever of you is present, let him fast the month, and whosoever of you is sick or on a journey, a number of other days. Allah desires for you ease; He desires not hardship for you; and that you should complete the period, and that you should magnify Allah for having guided you, and that perhaps you may be thankful.
Thus, via the Quran, Muslims are informed that prophet Muhammad, first received revelations in the lunar month of Ramadan. Therefore, the month of Ramadan is considered to be the most sacred month of the months of the lunar Islamic calendar, the recording of which began with the Hijra.

A lot of people just know that in the Ramadan we may not eat or drink from sunrise untill sunset and that for a month. It is true that we fast for a month. But why? Why are we fasting a whole month?

The month of Ramadan is the month when the Qur'an was sent down. Fasting in the Ramadan is one of the five pillars of Islam. Fasting leads to godliness. Godliness provides the person who is fasting to get closer to his Lord. When someone is hungry, his heart is purified.
So what else does the Ramadan provide?
- Fasting reduces the desire and the will to sin;
- Fasting makes the fasting think of people who are poor and hungry. When thinking about this, the fasting person will think of all the favors in life God gave us. It also makes the person help the poor;
- By fasting you get a great reward. Allaah says in a hadith Qudsie: "All the deeds of the son of Adam are for him, except fasting.
This is for me and I do pay for. "(Sahih Al-Bukhari) This tradition also shows that fasting is something between the servant and his Lord.
- Fasting brings the Muslims together and contributes to the unity of the Muslims;
- Fasting leads to forgiveness of sins and the effacement of the errors;
- Fasting also has physical benefits. Many leave after fasting, drinking alcohol and smoking. It also provides the digestive system to become more powerful.


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