Ramadan is the best way to attain piety

Ramadan is the best way to attain piety

Akhoon Aubaid

The month of Ramadan is a great blessing of Allah Almighty. In this month there is a flood of light and blessings from Allah Almighty and His blessings
rain down like torrential rain, but we are not aware of the value and status of this blessed month. Because all our thoughts and struggles are for materialism and worldly business, this blessed month is appreciated by those whose thoughts are for the Hereafter and whose focus is after death. You may have heard this hadith from Hazrat Anas (may Allah be pleased with him) that when the month of Rajab came, the Holy Prophet (Pbuh ) used to ask for this prayer.

Translation “O Allah, bless us in the
months of Rajab and Sha’ban and bring
us to the month of Ramadan, ie prolong
our life so that we may have the month
of Ramadan  (Explanation of shobul Emaan 3/375) 
Consider that two months before the arrival of Ramadan, there is a longing and longing for Ramadan, and prayers are being offered for its attainment.

The meaning of Ramadan
“Ramadan” is an Arabic word meaning “scorching”. The month was named because when it first appeared in Islam, it was in the scorching heat. But some scholars say that in this month Allah, glory unto Him, by His special mercy burns and forgives the sins of the fasting servants, so this month is called
“Ramadan”. (Explanation of Abi Dawood for the purpose of 1/9) Ramadan is a special month of
mercy Allah Almighty has bestowed this blessed month because man stays in the fog of the world for eleven months due to which negligence is created in the hearts, spirituality and closeness to Allah Almighty is diminished. He can remove this deficiency by removing the neglect and rust of the hearts by worshiping Allah, so that by getting closer to Allah Almighty, a new beginning of life can begin, just like after using a machine for some time, its service and cleaning can be done. In the same way, Allah Almighty has fixed this blessed month for the purification and service of man. 

In order to attain  piety, fasting of one
month in a year was imposed on this last
ummah and the time of fasting was kept
from sunrise to sunset. In terms of exercise
and training is a very suitable and very
moderate period and time. Then the month
was fixed for him in which the Holy Qur’an
was revealed and in which there is a
night of innumerable blessings and
blessings (Shab-e-Qadr). Obviously, this
blessed month could have been the most
suitable and suitable time for him.

At the same time, in addition to the fasts of
the day, a special and general system of worship has been established at night in this month, called Taraweeh, which further enhances the lightness and
effectiveness of this blessed month.

And in the ahaadeeth of these two acts of worship, it is narrated that the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: (Sahih Bukhari 2/3, Sahih Muslim 1/2) Translation: Whoever fasts in the month of Ramadan in the state of faith and hopeful reward, his past sins will be forgiven In the state of faith and hopeful reward, his past sins will also be forgiven.

The purpose of fasting in Ramadan
The main purpose and subject of the
ritual of fasting is to make the brurality
and cruelty of man a sign of obedience
to the commands of Allah Almighty and
obedience to the rules of faith and
spirituality. And make it a habit to
suppress the requirements of lusts,
and since this is one of the special
purposes of Prophethood and the
Shari’ah, fasting has been prescribed
in all the first Shari’ahs,  although the
duration of fasting and some other
detailed rules there was a difference
between the special circumstances and needs,  (Al-Baqarah verse 183) translation: O you who believe! Fasting is prescribed for you, as it was prescribed
for those before you, that you may become
righteous.

Because it is certain that the nafs
afflicts man with sin, disobedience and
brutality /beastliness demands only
when he is hungry and thirsty. On the
contrary, if he is hungry, he lies down
and then does not feel sinful, fasting.

The purpose of this is to keep the nafs
hungry and to prevent it from exercising
its material and sexual needs so that the
urge to take action on sin becomes sluggish
and this is “taqwa”.


In the same way, it can be said that
the pure creatures of the heavens (angels)
do not eat, drink or have wives, while
fasting (from dawn to sunset) is to abstain
from these three things (eating, drinking
and intercourse).

It is as if Allah Almighty
has commanded His servants to fast and
said: O My slaves! If you abstain from these
three things and imitate our pure
creatures, then the pure attribute of our
pure creatures will also be created in
you and that attribute is: (Surat at-Tahrim)
Translation: They (the angels) do not
disobey God in anything that commands
them, and they do what they are commanded to do.

(Bayan-ul-Quran)
And the result of this is “Taqwa”.
Almost the same thing has been said
in this hadith which is narrated in Ibn
Majah from Hazrat Abu Hurayrah (may
Allah be pleased with him) that the Prophet
(peace and blessings of Allah be upon
him) said: Everything is Zakat and Zakat
og the body is fasting (Ibn Majah, p. 5)
For everything, one or the other is the
means of cleansing and the means of
cleansing the body is “fasting”.

In any case, the purpose of fasting is
piety. Things that help in attaining piety
But it is not just a matter of fasting
and reciting Taraweeh, but the main
purpose of this month is to remove the
veil of negligence from the heart, to return
to the real purpose of creation, to forgive
the sins committed in the last eleven
months. In the next eleven months, Crocker
should inculcate in his heart the call
and zeal of not committing sins with a
sense of accountability for the greatness
of Allah Almighty and accountability
in the Hereafter, which is called “Taqwa”.

In this way the true spirit of Ramadan
and its enlightenment and blessings will
be obtained, otherwise it will be that
Ramadan will come and go and we will
not benefit from it properly, but remain
empty as we were before , so a few things
are pointed out by following which we
will get the purpose of fasting (taqwa)
and the light and blessings of Ramadan, 
(1) Increase in the amount of worship
In order to receive the blessings of
Ramadan, you have to increase the amount
of your worship. Try to recite the Nawafil
on other days that you are not able to
recite in this blessed month, for example:
after Maghrib, more or less from the
Sunnah. Recite at least six (6) rak’ats
with Sunnah. (While our situation is
that Awabeen becomes a vow of Iftar)
Come a few minutes before Isha prayers
and recite four or two rak’ats of  Nafl. If
you have to get up for Sehri , then at least
get up a few minutes earlier recite four
rak’ats of Tahajjud.

Similarly, the prayers of Ishraq and if sleep predominates during Ishraq, then recite a few rak’ats of Chasht.

After Zuhr, recite two rak’ats of Nafl
with two Sunnahs and four rak’ats of
Nafl before Asr. Because the characteristic
of prayer is that it establishes man’s
relationship with Allah Almighty and
establishes a relationship with Him, as
a result of which man attains nearness
to Allah Almighty at all times, as in the
hadith narrated from Hazrat Abu
Hurayrah. It is: The worshiper is closest
to his Lord in prostration
(2) Abundance of recitation of the
Holy Quran The second task is to pay special
attention to the recitation of the Holy
Qur’an, because the month of Ramadan
has a special relevance and relationship
with the Holy Qur’an. The Holy Qur’an
was revealed in the same month. The
Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah
be upon him) himself used to recite the
Qur’aan with Gabriel (peace and blessings
of Allaah be upon him) in Ramadaan.
(Bukhari Sharif 2/3, Hadith 2) In the
lives of all the religious leaders, the use
of the Holy Qur’an is very much seen,
but with the arrival of the month of
Ramadan, the routine of recitation would
increase dramatically, so Hazrat Imam
Abu Hanifa (may God have mercy on
him) One Holy Qur’an during the day, one night and one Taraweeh, thus ending
the Holy Qur’an. All our greats of the
past (Hazrat Haji Imdadullah Mohajer
Maki, Maulana Muhammad Qasim
Nanotavi, Maulana Rashid Ahmad
Gangohi, Maulana Shah Abdul Rahim
Raipuri, Shaykh-ul-Hind Maulana
Mahmood Hassan Deobandi, Maulana
Khalil Ahmad Saharanpuri, Hakim-ul-
Amat Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi, Shaykh-ul-Islam Maulana Syed Hussain
Ahmad Madani, Maulana Yahya
Kandhalvi, Maulana Muhammad Ilyas
Kandhalvi, Shah Abdul Qadir Raipuri,
Shaykh-ul-Hadeeth Maulana Zakaria
Mohajer Madani, Faqih-ul-Amat Maulana
Mufti Mahmood Hassan Gangohi,
Maulana Qari Syed Siddique Ahmad
Bandavi, Maulana Shah Abrar-ul-Haq
Hardoi, Fidaye Millat Maulana Syed
Asadmani The recitation of the Holy
Qur’an was a common sight during
Ramadan. Therefore, we also have to
increase the amount of recitation in this
blessed month as compared to normal
days.

The common man should also recite
at least three verses daily, so that at least
three verses of the Holy Qur’an are recited throughout the month.
(3) Arrangement of reading and
listening to the Holy Qur’an correctly
in Taraweeh In this blessed month, every believer
must also consider that the Qur’an should
be recited correctly and clearly in
Taraweeh, and that it should be avoided
in a hurry and by cutting out the letters,
because reciting the Qur’an in this way
is the word of God. Is against the greatness
of God, and the Holy Qur’an itself curses
the reader. (Ahyaa al-Uloom an Anas
1/2, Fi Dhim Talawat al-Ghafaleen) Thus,
all those who recite and listen to the Holy
Qur’an are sinners. Our situation is that
Hafiz Sahib is cutting and reading the
letters very fast, Surah Al-Fatiha is
finished in one breath, bowing, prostration
and tashahhud are not being performed
properly, complete in forty five minutes.

The prayers are over, now there is gossip
in the gatherings for hours and none of
Hafiz Sahib and his listeners realize how
much we have participated in insulting the Holy Quran and how many blessings
in the blessed hours of Ramadan and
how much of the Holy Quran Curse me
May God protect you from this situation
and do not close the door of blessings
and blessings on you in this blessed month
and try to attain the happiness  by
arranging to read and listen to the Holy
Qur’an.

(4) Abundance of asking for forgiveness
The fourth thing is to repent of one’s
sins. It is narrated in a famous hadith
from Hazrat Ka’b bin Ujrah that once
the Holy Prophet (Pbuh ) stepped on the
first, second and third steps of the pulpit 
(mimbr) . and he said , “Amen.”

When
asked by the companions about this act 
The Prophet (Pbuh ) said, “Jibreel al-
Amin (peace and blessings of Allaah be
upon him) came to me, and when I stepped
on the first step of the pulpit, he said,
‘Perish that person.’ Whoever found the
month of Ramadan but was not forgiven,
I said Amen, to the end of the hadith
(Mustadrak Hakim 1/2, Kitab al-Barr
wa Salat, Al-Targhib wal-Tarhib 1/2)
Obviously, there is no doubt about
the misfortune of the person for whom
jibreel angel (peace be upon him) cursed
and the Holy Prophet (peace be upon
him) said Amen, so in this blessed month
we should repent and seek forgiveness
of our sins.

(5) Arranging prayers
In order to receive the blessings of
Ramadan, it is also necessary to make
arrangements for prayers. In many
traditions, it is announced that the prayers
of the fasting person will be accepted. It
is narrated from Abu Hurayrah that the Prophet (peace andblessings of Allaah
be upon him) said: (Tirmidhi Sharif 2/3,
Hadith 2, Musnad Ahmad Hadith 2)
Translation: The supplication of three
men is not rejected (must be accepted)
at the time of fasting of one fasting person, 
second King of justice,  and lastly The
prayer of the oppressed. 

Anyway, this is the month of  attain
piety , so as much prayer as possible
should be arranged for yourself, your
loved ones, relatives,   country and nation. 

Good prayers should be asked for the
world of Islam, Allah Almighty will surely
accept it. 

“O my lord , save us from all evil,
guide us to the path of righteousness
Aameen “

The author is Working as Sr Edp head at DD Target PMT Parraypora can be reached at [email protected]

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