Muslims look forward to the holy month of Ramadan every year more than embers as it is a golden opportunity to get closer to God and earn treasures of good deeds, so how can a Muslim prepare for it?
The holy month is an opportunity for every Muslim not only to gain health and vitality, but also to reap double reward and benefit from its spiritual benefits by following a series of religious advice.
The holy month of Ramadan is the month of fasting, standing and recitation of the Koran, the month of emancipation, mercy and forgiveness, the month of alms and charity, a month in which the gates of Paradise are opened and good deeds multiply, a month in which prayers are answered, grades are raised, sins are forgiven and God is generous with his servants with all kinds of dignity.
The fast of Ramadan is one of the five pillars of Islam that God has imposed on all Muslims, so whoever reaches the month and is healthy and not sick, or a resident and does not travel, fasting becomes a legal duty for him, either performing or making ready for it
An exception to this is very advanced old age, and those who have a chronic and serious illness from which it cannot be cured, these two cannot fast during Ramadan, neither to compensate nor to perform it.
Fasting according to Islamic law is “abstaining and abstaining with the intention of spoiling the fast and all things that break the fast, from sunrise of the second sunrise to sunset”, which means that fasting is abstaining from eating anything tangible that enters a person’s stomach during a specified period, ranging from sunrise to sunset.
The intention is one of the conditions for the heart and determination to adhere to the intention to be rewarded. In order for the servant to distinguish by his actions between the habit and the cult, fasting is considered obedience and approach to Almighty God.
Religious advice on Ramadan
The Egyptian Dar Al Iftaa has provided Muslims with a wide range of religious advice to help them make the most of the holy month of Ramadan and get closer to God, as follows:
Keeping the five assumptions.
– Continue to pray Tarawih and congregational prayers in each of the obligatory duties of the month of Ramadan.
Night prayer and Duha, even if it is only two rak’ahs.
– Persistently read the verses of the Holy Quran.
Pray many blessings on the Prophet.
Without forgetting the zakat that is obligatory for all Muslims.
Giving alms every day, even a little, a kind word is charity.
– Love your Prophet, his family, and be kind to parents; To be loved by God.
– Purify your heart saying that there is no god but God, and remember God, and be one of those who seek forgiveness. Your plea will be answered and your newspaper will shine with light on the Day of Resurrection.
– More to say praise to God and thanks to God for his blessings; God says to you: My servant praised me and gave me thanks.
Make a habit of remembering Almighty God so that it becomes a habit that you will continue to follow after the end of Ramadan.
– When you remember hunger, you should worry about other things, such as reciting the Qur’an, asking for forgiveness, and remembering, so that God will help you endure hunger and thirst.
– Say: “Say, I believe in God, then be straight.” In that the heart of everything.
– Wouldn’t you like to be one of those who say: O Lord, O Lord, Almighty God said: “My servant will obey you, ask for him”. be fair to the people of yourself and create people with good manners.
– Don’t you want your religious affairs and your worldly affairs to be combined for you? Do what you can by God’s command: “O you who have believed, kneel and bow down and worship your Lord and do good for yourselves.”
– Wouldn’t you like to be one of the grateful and that God would reform your offspring? Say:
“Lord, come out of me to thank your grace that has been blessed and on my parents and I will do good and you will enlighten me with your mercy in your servants.”
– You must resolve from within and make the intention to get away from the taboos that you have avoided after completing the month of Ramadan.
This month, you must set a reckoning point for what you have been through and start a new page with Almighty God in a new life free from doing forbidden things.
You should know that this month is a month of worship and work, not a month of sleep and laziness.
There are many short religious tips on Ramadan that help Muslims seize the holy month and come out of it with mountains of good deeds, including:
Laylat al-Qadr is one of the best nights of the whole year, so it should be done and used well.
Exercise in prayer, stay awake at night and read the Koran.
– Ask for a lot of forgiveness throughout this month and count yourself for all past actions.
Spending excessively in the cause of God, as it is one of the things that Almighty God loves most.
Spend on the poor and give some of your money to the poor and needy.
– Make sure to perform Tarawih prayers in congregation as it is equivalent to “night prayer”.
Beware of extravagance with money, because it reduces your luck in the alms you are renting.
I resolve to continue after Ramadan as I am used to.
Take this month’s opportunity to permanently refrain from consuming things that do not benefit you but harm you.
Be sure to break the fast of a fasting person, so that you receive the same reward as their reward.
Ask for forgiveness from those whom you wronged before he removes you from your good deeds.
If you commit a sin, be quick to repent and resolve not to go back to that sin.