Ramadan, A Month of Blessings and Mercy

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Ramadan, a month of blessings and mercy

Muslims all over the world are warmly welcoming the Islamic month of Ramadan, which is full of blessings and mercy. “In Ramadan, Gates of paradise are opened. Gates of Hell are closed and the devils are chained up.”— Sahih al Bukhari.

Ramadan, a month of blessings and mercy

Ramadan a Month of blessing

Every Muslim get this rare opportunity to turn a new leaf to get success in this world and the Hereafter.

Ramadan is the ideal occasion when a Muslim can easily display proper behavior, positive attitude.

Fasting is the fourth obligatory duty for Muslims. It is not a mere ritual when we refrain from eating and drinking from dawn to dusk.

Let us make use of every moment of this great month with good deeds ranging from reciting the Holy Quran to giving charity to the poor and the needy.

Today Muslims in many parts of the world encounter various challenges and hardship in the form of conflict, war, racial discrimination poverty, etc. The plight of the Palestinians for their legitimate rights and the statehood, the woes of the displaced Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar and Bangladesh and the untold hardship of Muslims in war-torn nations such as Syria, Yemen, Libya and the like cannot be easily forgotten.

Therefore, it is our duty to make plans and take some meaningful measures to wipe away the tears of our brethren.

The main purpose of fasting is to instill taqwa (piety) so that every person leads a life doing good deeds and avoiding vices.

Ramadan is not an excuse to ignore our chores, daily duties, and other essential activities at home or work.

The blessings of Allah are numerous. Night of Power that comes in the latter part of Ramadan. Indeed, it is the greatest night that witnessed the revelation of the Quran.

Ramadan is a time for the preparation of the entire life. It helps us control our desires and actions. It teaches us the importance of the qualities of humility, patience, cooperation, friendship, honesty, love, etc.

source: saudigazette.com.sa

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