The Significance of The Holy Fasting Month Ramadan in the life of Muslims

The Importance of Ramadan:

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Ramadan Importance in Quran & Hadith :

“O you who have believed, decreed upon you is fasting as it was decreed upon those before you that you may become righteous” ( Holy Quran 2:183 )

It was narrated that Abu Hurairah said:“The Messenger of Allah said: ‘Whoever fasts Ramadan out of faith and in the hope of reward, he will be forgiven his previous sins.” ‘[Sunan an-Nasa’i Book-22 Hadith-116]

The Purpose of Ramadan:

controlling your mind from all negative thinking that can reduce your rewards, maintain your mind to always remember God Allah. Controlling your brain from doing anything considered as sin or reducing your rewards in Islam. One scientific study found that fasting sharpens your brain.

control your heart so it’s not rotting and hardening. You must maintain your faith and belief in God. There are many “heart deceases” that can rot and harden your heart such as arrogant, envy, spite, Excessive pride, prejudice, truth denial, and the worst is Locked Heart, your heart cannot accept clues from God, deny all religious things, deny God, and away from God.

Your stomach is the source of power for all of your body, if you cannot control and maintain it, it can harm all of your body. One of the famous quotes said that “you are what you eat”, meaning that what you eat make a big influence to yourself. In Ramadhan, you’re trained to control your appetite by fasting and controlling your diet food. It also controls and maintains your nutrition, because, in Ramadhan, you only eat at pre-dawn and after iftar, so you must eat food with the most nutrition in order to maintain your body 24 hours. One scientific study found that intermittent fasting (IF) could have a very beneficial impact on your health and longevity.

Fasting also controls your lust and maintains your libido. It will affect the health of your genitals and restrain your libido. One who has been enslaved by lust finds it’s hard to master themselves and hard to focus in reality. Excessive lust also affects your personality in life and affects your social interaction, it also affects your emotional in real life.

Muslims Beliefs About Ramadan:

The beloved Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said in one of his hadiths: “When the month of Ramadan starts, the gates of the heaven are opened and the gates of Hell are closed and the devils are chained” (Bukhari)

Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said in hadith: “Whoever fasts during Ramadan out of sincere faith and hoping to attain Allah’s rewards, and then all his past sins will be forgiven.” (Bukhari)

Abu Huraira (RA) narrated that: “I heard Allah’s Messenger (SAW) saying regarding Ramadan, “Whoever prayed at night in it (the month of Ramadan) out of sincere Faith and hoping for a reward from Allah, then all his previous sins will be forgiven.” (Bukhari)

“The Messenger of Allah enjoined the Zakat of Ramadan on everyone, young and old, free and slave, male and female, a Sa of dates or a Sa of barley.” (Sunan Nasai)

The Observed in Ramadan:

The differences between how Sunni Muslims and Shia Muslims observe Ramadan:

I had talked about the spiritual significance of prayer in a previous post and here is a link for more about Islamic prayers.

THE SPIRITUAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE LAST TEN NIGHTS OF RAMADAN:

“Indeed, We sent the Qur’an down during the Night of Decree. And what can make you know what is the Night of Decree? The Night of Decree is better than a thousand months. The angels and the Spirit descend therein by permission of their Lord for every matter. Peace it is until the emergence of dawn.”
[Quran 97:1–5]

Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) as saying:
He who observed the fasts of Ramadan with faith and seeking reward (from Allah), all his previous sins would be forgiven, and he who observed prayer on Lailat-ul- Qadr with faith and seeking reward (from Allah), all his previous sins would be forgiven.
[Sahih Muslim Book 6, Hadith 209]

The End of Ramadan

Scientific Fact about Ramadan:

Final Thoughts:

verily good deeds do away with evil deeds.

And that is a reminder for those who remember.

Be patient with yourself. And Keep learning!!

Always start your day by renewing your intention that everything you do for yourself and your community, whether it be your acts of worship or daily chores. It all has to be merely for the sake of Allah (SWT) and Also, I ask Allah (SWT) to make my work dedicated only to him and forgiveness from Allah ( SWT), if I have got anything wrong. It is He who is the Hearing, the knowing.

And all praise and thanks are due to Allah, without Whose help and guidance nothing can be accomplished. May Allah bless and protect you and your faith Ameen.

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