Ramadan means the ninth month of the Muslim year, during which fasting is observed from dawn to sunset. Muslims keep fasting for one month and get to know about them a lot in this month especially how to be kind to everyone. How to control yourself from anger and backbiting. How to share your food with others without asking anything in return even shopkeepers sell their food free to the one who has a fast or to the one who needs food.
Through fasting we, Muslims make our habit to settle in different lifestyle to increase our stamina of bearing in critical conditions when we will not have food, money, water and to how we will survive in these circumstances.
In this month of Ramadan, Muslims make themselves so close to their God that is, the only one ALLAH as well as the Holy book of Muslims, has been revealed on their last messenger that is Hazrat Muhammad Peace Be Upon Him.
There is a verse in Quran regarding Ramadan that goes to:
“Ramadan is the (month) in which the Quran was sent down, as a guide to mankind and a clear guidance and judgment (so that mankind will distinguish from right and wrong)..” (Q 2:183)
Yes, Quran is for our guidance in which we get to know what is wrong and what is right. What we should do or omit to do. This month tells us the difference between needy one and the wealthy one.
The Messenger of Allah (saw) said, “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.” (Imam Bukhari)
We, Muslims believe in Heaven that is Jannah (Arabic: جنّة Jannah), an eternal place for Muslim people, is the Islamic conception of paradise. The Arabic word Jannah is a shortened version meaning simply “Garden”. According to Islamic eschatology, after death, one will reside in the grave until the appointed resurrection on Yawm al-Qiyāmah) which will be for the one who fast in this month. We believe in Hell that is Jahannum and the further meaning is, those who doesn’t believe in God, rejects his messenger, didn’t obey his laws and hurt to his people, that are Muslim Ummah ( Ummah means community) because we know that at the end of our lives we all have to answer on the day of judgement in front of Allah.
Though there are few exceptions in Ramadan for those people who cannot keep fasting i.e pregnant women, traveller, sick person.
Your prayers will not be rejected and your wishes may come true through this month of Ramadhan.
I am glad being a Muslim.
Avoid wrong deeds,