Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Let's Make It A Special Ramadan

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Ramadan is the Islamic month of fasting. Fasting begins at the break of dawn and ends at sunset. During this time, Muslims abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and sex. Actully the idea of fasting is not to starve oneself but it set a different spiritual plane altogether. 
And is intended to teach Muslims about patience, humility, and spirituality. Muslims fast for the sake of Allah (God) and to offer more prayer than usual. 


"That whoso of you finds this month, necessarily, he should fast in it."
Surah Al-Baqara : Ayat 185

Although  We (Muslims) review our lives under the principles of Islam during this scared month. In Ramadan we can get in touch with our inner selves, strengthen faith and in a certain way, come closer to God. To slow down from worldly affairs and focus on self-reformation, spiritual cleansing and enlightenment; this is to establish a link between ourselves and God through prayer, supplication, charity, good deeds, kindness and helping others.

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This should be a practice for the rest of the year not just during Ramadan.
Ramadan is a festival of giving, sharing and sacrifice. Fasting enables to feel for those who get very little to eat daily. Fasting brings to life, the spirit of helping those who are less fortunate. And charity during this festive occasion will actually make more generous and develop a sense of goodwill.
Self controlling during Ramadan teach good manners, to purify minds during the whole month, not only should purify thoughts, but also words and actions. Collectively Ramadan is a month which enhances the real objectives of life.

11 comments:

  1. Assalmualaikum~ great post :D

    I remember one time at work I told a co-worker why we fast and she simply said 'I would, and could, never do it. I'm too selfish' and smiled. I was just speechless and sad for. Fasting teaches me so much and it makes me feel amazing and thankful for everything I have in my life. I tell people it's not just starving myself it's a spiritual time.

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  2. Thank you Asma for this detailed and interesting post. Reading more and more about Ramadan I start to understand why Muslim welcome this month with so much happiness.
    Love your last paragraph!

    Take care and have a blessed Ramadan. Marie

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  3. MashaAllah---Asma Aap ney bohat khoobsoorat post likhee hai.
    May Allah Karim bless you with more skill to impart Islamic knowledge in order to serve for the sake of Allah's Rehmat to the suffering humanity.

    Indeed, pactising good "deeds re-learned" during each Ramzan are supposed to be maintained year round.
    ALHAMDOLILLAH, we have to beg for Allah's Mercy during first part and the second part is reserved for prayers to ask for Forgiveness,
    while during the 3rd and the last part - Allah SWT answers our prayers to grant us "Freedom from the Hell fire."

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  4. Allah tala sub ko ramadan ki burkaton sy faizyaab honay ka moqa aur toufeq dein..ameen

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  5. @Ʋƨɐɠɪ: Waleikum Assalam...
    Well come here....
    Thanks for comment & admiring :)

    @MarieHarmony: Happy Ramadan you too :)

    @Tariq Mian: Ameen :)

    @Mishi: Ameen :)

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  6. Happy Ramadan,may it bring lots of peace and prosperity to all!

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  7. @Harman: Happy Ramadan :)
    Ameen...

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  8. I love your last photograph.
    Masha Allah, Great Post, very detailed and informative!
    And I must agree, good deeds must be practice for the rest of the year.. same with us christians.

    I am really interested with all your posts and virtues.

    Thanks for sharing Asma.

    Ramadan Mubarak!

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  9. @Diane: Thanks, in last paragraph I tried to sum up all & real objectives and motives of Ramadan...
    Yes we must make good deeds our habits... :)

    I'm horned to have you as a serious & affirmative reader... :)

    Thanks a lot for reading and understanding my views...

    Ramadan Mubarak & Stay Blessed

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