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Monday, August 3, 2009

Introduction To Ramadhan

السلام عليكم و رحمة الله و بركاته

Ramadhan is indeed a very blessed month, which is filled with great blessings and favors. It is a month in which the mercy and forgiveness of Allah descends immensely to His servants. The blessed traditions of the Prophet (S.A.) inform us that in this month the doors of Hell are closed and the Satans are chained, while the doors of Paradise remain open.

It is certainly a month in which a believer has the opportunity to increase in good deeds and gain rich rewards. It is a month which teaches patience and forbearance, self-restraint and piety. A believer is taught to be charitable, kind and sympathetic to others. By observing the sacred month of Ramadhan, the believer is able to curb his bad habits, which will be of everlasting benefit to him and most of all it helps in the purification of his soul.

We must also understand that Ramadhan is a very special month given to us by our Creator, Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’aala. We should appreciate this favor from Allah and endeavor to observe the month of Ramadhan with due respect, patience, worship and supplication to Him. Very often, because of the lack of knowledge of how Ramadhan should be observed, the blessed month comes to a completion without much being gained from it. It is therefore extremely important to know what is required of us in this Holy month of Ramadhan, so that it shall truly be a month of great blessings, rewards and a means of achieving piety and closeness to Allah.

adapted from message by "♥ HIJAAB-My Right, My Choice, My Life! Hijaab is Freedom- not oppression♥ " group

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