Ramadan the month of fasting is the 9th month of Islamic calendar. The last book of Allah Almighty the Holy Quran has been revealed in this month. It is the month of fasting as Quran said;
”O’ Believers, prescribed for you is the fast, even as it was prescribed for those that were before you happily you will God-fearing”
(The glorious Quran, surah 2, verse 183)
Fasting is the third pillar of Islam and is obligatory on every adult Muslim in the month of Ramadan. Ramadan is not only about fasting but also the month of practicing all that characteristics which strengthens the humanity. Ramadan is the month of spirituality, brotherhood, sacrifice, and peace.
The world statistics proved that the quarrels and homicides have been reduced in this Holy month. It is the blessings of fast which stop the men to do wrong things. When a person, will be hungry he is able to feel the hunger of others. Which rise the feeling of charity and forgiveness.
The ratio of charity also will be increased in this Holy month. A person who practices the fast in this month is purified by the body as well as the soul. The Holy Prophet S.A.W, want to see His Ummah be pure and loved one of Allah Almighty. About the blessing of Ramadan He said;
“Whoever fasted the month of Ramadan out of sincere faith and hoping for a reward from Allah, then all his past sins will be forgiven, and whoever stood for the prays in the night of Qadar out of sincere faith and hoping for a reward from Allah, then all his previous sins will be forgiven” (Narrated by Abu Hurairah, Sahih Bukhari Volume 3, Book 32, #232)
When the Muslims gathered for “Taravih” in the mosque they also greet each other warmly and even meet to those neighbors whom they didn’t meet the whole year. It represents the great scene of brotherhood. Every poor and rich, black and white, big and small stood in the same line and showed the equality.
Ramadan is based on three parts:
iii) Benevolence and kindness
Ramadan activities make a man disciplined, humbled, kind heart and spiritually pure. With the start of the month, Muslims make their mind to ready their lives as a revolutionary one for the whole month. So that, they offer their prayers feel the hunger of poor, start a charity to show their love for humanity.
It is scientifically proved that fasting is the solution for all major problems of a stomach, other diseases and make a man healthy. It is true to say that Ramadan is the month of resolutions and blessings. We can see the true picture of humanity in this Holy month. No doubt, it is a great privilege for being a Muslim to having a month of Ramadan in our life.
Let us make a resolution that not in Ramadan but we should also make practiced these purely human activities for the whole year and present a great image of Muslims as well as Islam in front of the world and to create the distinction.
May Allah Almighty keep us healthy to shower in the rain in this blessed month. Ameen!