Allah Ta’Ala says: “O Those who have believed! Fasting has been ordained as compulsory upon you, as it was on those before you so that you may have taqwaa (piety or Allah- consciousness)”.
The objective of fasting is to inculcate the quality of forsaking sin. During fast we stay away from that which is usually halaal, to accustom ourselves to abstain from the temptation of haraam at all times. The tongue, eyes, ears, heart and all body parts are in a constant worship during fast.
Ramadhan is also synonymous with the Quraan Shareef. Its revelation occurred in this auspicious month. Hence, our beloved Nabi (SAW) would recite mutually with Sayyidina Jibreel (alaihis salaam) every Ramadhan. Some of the great scholars of Hadeeth, such as Imaam Maalik (Rahimahullah) would cease narrating Hadeeth in Ramadhan and dedicate this month exclusively to recitation of Quraan Shareef.
Dua is readily accepted in the month of Ramadhaan, especially during fast and at the time of Iftaar. Feeding others and showing compassion is also strongly encouraged during this month. The one who feeds another at the time of Iftaar is promised forgiveness and emancipation from hell-fire.
Our beloved Nabi (SAW) says “ There are two moments of joy for a fasting person. One, at the time of breaking fast, the other, when meeting his Lord.” (Muslim).
May Allah Ta’Ala grant our community and entire ummah an accepted Ramadhan, and relieve the suffering of the oppressed. Ameen.
by Moulana Burhaan Mia