Ramadaan is the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar. It is the best month of the year and has a number of virtues
Fasting is primarily between the person and God, as no one can be sure that any person is actually fasting.
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..
«He who observed the fast of Ramadan and then followed it with six (fasts) of Shawwal. it would be as if he fasted for the whole year». [Muslim 6/2614]
That was the commandment of Prophet Muhammad, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him. So, he guided you to this act of worship in a brief sentence. Brief as it is, it holds many great secrets for lofty virtuous benefits that are attained by few people only!
Do you listen to the people around you….what are they talking about?...Why are they happy?...They are saying the crescent has appeared? They are saying it is the blessed month, the month of grace and reward…They are saying it is Ramadan! Then a question jumps to your mind every year….what do we know about Ramadan? Here is the answer…