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Importance of Ramadan Ul Mubarak

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In Holy Quran, the Allah of Islam says; “O ye who believe fasting is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you, so that you may learn self-restraint.” So, the concept of Fasting date backs to pre-Muslims era as other nations before them had also been prescribed to fast- the only trait of worship common among the religions.

In Islam, Ramadan is the ninth month of Islamic calendar in which the Muslims around the orb spend the daylight hours in complete fast. In this month Allah revealed the holy book “QURAN” on his last prophet Hazrat Muhammad (S.A.W). Ramadan teaches us to be tolerant, self-discipline, self-restraint and to be generous to all the people around us. During the blessed month of Ramadan, Muslims refrain themselves from eating, drinking and other soul pacifying deeds day long. Fasting is a great deed which purifies the soul as well as the body of the person observing it. Through fasting, a Muslim understands how it feels to be hungry and thirsty, and sympathizes with individuals in the world who have modest to eat every day.

Through increased affection, Muslims feel closer to their Creator, and be thankful to Allah for everything they have in this life is a blessing from Him.

Abu Umamah reported: "I came to the Messenger of Allah (S.A.W.) and said: 'Order me to do a deed that will allow me to enter Paradise.' He said: 'Stick to fasting, as there is no equivalent to it.' Then I came to him again and he said: 'Stick to fasting."' [Imam Ahmad, Imam Nasa'i, and Imam Hakim].

During the holy month of Ramadan Muslims develop feelings of kindness and good-will toward others. Due to increased charity Muslims develop love for the needy people and understand the true meaning of life. The Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) once said, "A man's wealth is never diminished by charity." Ramadan also teaches us to be patient and observe good habits, manners and speech. In the month of Ramadan the Muslims turn to Islamic teachings and try their best to refrain themselves from bad habits. It is also this holy month in which the Shaitan (Translation in English: Devil) is put to cage.

Ramadan merely is not about refraining yourself from eating and drinking but it is about how well you behave being  a human being as well as a Muslim. Islam is a complete code and conduct of life and Ramadan is one very important part of it. Being a Muslim it is believed that whoever follows the teaching of Islam will prosper in this life as well as the life hereafter. Through community gathering the Muslims around the world strengthen the bond of brotherhood among them and try in the best possible way to help their fellow brothers and sisters in the virtuous month of Ramadan.

Laylat al-Qadr (Translation in Arabic: ???? ??????) the night of power is also part of Ramadan. It is this month in which the revelation of the Holy book “QURAN” was completed. The Muslims around the world take advantage of this night and pray from sunset to sunrise. They offer prayers, recite QURAN, do repent, and pray for Allah’s forgiveness.
Before the end of Ramadan, Muslims with a nominal amount of wealth are also supposed to make charity for dispossessed Muslims under the name of Fitrana (Sadaqaul-Fit'r) to inculcate the bonds of love and brotherhood among themselves.

Hence, fasting is not just physical commitment rather then it is the commitment of the body as well the soul for the strength of Ramadan. Ramadan is a time to purify our souls from impurities and devote ourselves to the teaching of Islam.

Muslims around the globe also celebrate “Eid ul fitr”- celebration of bounties from their Allah after a month of their physical and mental detachment from all kind of sins.

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