Ramadaan is the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar. It is the best month of the year and has a number of virtues
Indeed, the fast is only virtuous due to two significant concepts. Firstly, it is a secret and hidden action thus, no one from the creation is able to see it. Therefore showing off cannot enter into it. Secondly, it is a means of subjugating the enemies of Allah. This is because the road that the enemies (of Allah) embark upon (in order to misguide the Son of Adam) is that of desires..
“On the first night of Ramadan, the devils and rebellious jinn are bound in chains; the gates of hell are closed, none of them remains open and the gates of Paradise are opened until not a single gate remains closed.”
Allah revealed the Quran in the most blessed month; the month of Ramadan, the month in which the Quran was sent down.
I urge you, my brothers and sisters, do not miss any day of fasting and do not miss any moment of the blessed month of Ramadan. This is a very precious time and Allah will give us many benefits if we use it in the proper way.
Whoever received the month badly should bid farewell to it well, and the chance had not been lost yet. Be decisive with yourself and renew your pledge with your Lord. You should strike while the iron is hot and never belittle yourself because Allah is the One who breathes life into you.
How often do you find yourself driving, knowing where you want to go, but unaware of how to get there, what route to take, or what direction you are headed in? Probably not very often. Then why do we treat Ramadan in the same careless manner?
It is to warn against two serious diseases that most people get afflicted by after the end of the month of Ramadan, namely, slackening and relapse. This happens, usually, due to seeking relaxation from worship after its severity during Ramadan.
Why Muslims celebrate the month of Ramadan?
Generosity in Ramadan..
Verily! We have sent it (this Quran) down in the night of Al-Qadr (Decree) (1) And what will make you know what the night of Al-Qadr (Decree) is?
I’tikaaf can solidify your Ramadan and set you upon a path of good deeds, purification, and devotion for the rest of the year – will you take the challenge? Is ten days too much to ask in exchange for eternal reward bi’ithnillah?
Many Muslims, Ramadan approaches them and leaves without setting goals on their part they take heed of accomplishing. That's why they don't reckon their selves on such goals; did they accomplish any or did they not? What is the reason behind such failure
slaves of Allah! Fear Allah. O you who performed good deeds in Ramadan, how can you leave them after the month passed!
These are some concise words and precious calls which we give as a present to the Muslim women and the believing young women on the occasion of the coming of the month of Ramadan.
There follows a suggested program for the Muslim during this blessed month...
Ramadan has come and Allah gave you the boon of living its days and nights, so you should praise Allah almighty for that. And in order to gain the joy of Ramadan and seek Allah's bounties in it, I provide to you some quick tips. May Allah almighty help us
Ramadan strengthens your will… by your free will you have given up food… you have stopped drinking (permissible drinks)… no one tied you by ropes… no guardian watched you…So determine to finish reading the Quran several times in Ramadan… and accomplish it…Determine to perform the optional night acts of worship in all of Ramadan… and accomplish it…