Fasting is a demonstration of keeping away from satisfying your needs physically of drinking, eating and real prerequisites for a specific timeframe. People are doing us this for hundreds of years as it is one of the fundamental religious deeds in Islam. It is practiced in other religions too. The destinations behind keeping a fast from people in the past had been various; however, the general point has dependably been to accomplish the condition of holiness.
Quran: “O you who have believed, decreed upon you is fasting as it was decreed upon those before you that you may become righteous.” (2:183)
Looking at fasting according to Islam, Muslims observe fasts in Ramadan that is the ninth month according to the Islamic Calendar, and it is an essential thing for people. The importance of fasting can be seen through the fact that it is one of the five pillars of Islam. In this article today, we have brought along few tips that you should follow in the preparation of Ramadan this year:
Ramadan is an amazing time to create a balance between your diet. You actually learn the importance of Allah’s blessings you have around.
Suhoor: Sehri is a must as it is said by the Prophet of Allah (SAW): “The pre-dawn meal is blessed, so do not neglect it even if you only take a sip of water. Verily, Allah and the angels pray for those who have pre-dawn meals.” (Ahmad)
This shows how important Suhoor is and how beautiful it would be when the Almighty Himself and His angels pray for us.
Iftaar: It is said that we should be quick in opening the fast as it opens the doors towards many other blessings of Allah.
You must stay constant in your obligatory Salah no matter how early you have to wake up for suhoor. Another important thing is that you should be regular in your Taraweeh. Taraweeh is the recitation of the Holy Quran, and it brings along nothing but blessings with you.
In Ramadan, you are awake for suhoor, so try to pray as much as you can before the Fajr Salah. In this regard, you will find the hadith: “Whoever observes night prayer in Ramadan as an expression of faith and to seek reward from Allah, his previous sins will be blotted out.” (Muslim)
It is said that the best of the charity is the one that is given in the month of Ramadan. This act will purify your wealth, and you will receive huge blessings and rewards from the Almighty.
Reciting the Holy Quran in the month of Ramadan is of great importance so you should make it a habit and try to recite the Quran as much as you can in this Holy month.
“Hazrat Jibrael used to come to the Prophet (SAW) every night in Ramadan, and study the Quran with Him.” (Bukhari)
And you must not forget the Lailatul Qadr that is the night of blessings and something you must wait for as praying on the night of Qadr brings endless rewards.
“Look for Lailatul Qadr in odd nights of last ten days of Ramadan.” (Bukhari)
You must not fight while you are fasting and this is one of the ways you can keep the Satan away.
“If someone argues with you or insults you, say: ‘I am fasting, I am fasting.'” (Bukhari)
These are few tips that you must consider this year in the month of Ramadan. Follow them and make your Ramadan the best of them all!
About the Author:
Maham Rizwan an author dedicated to boosting Islamic spirit in the Ummah. Traveling and learning new cultures is her source of inspiration. She regularly blogs at http://quranacademy.io/