Ramadaan Naseeha From IslamQA

Bismillaah,

Assalaamu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh

Ramadaan is approaching. Today is the 24th Rajab, next is Sha’baan then Ramadaan in shaa Allaah!

In order to make us benefit from this blessed month in the best way that we can, preparation in the coming weeks is a must in shaa Allaah!

Here is some naseeha (advice) adapted from IslamQA regarding how we can prepare for Ramadaan in shaa Allaah:

Praise be to Allaah.

Many people misunderstand the true nature of fasting, and they make it an occasion for eating and drinking, making special sweets and staying up late at night and watching shows on satellite TV. They make such preparations long before Ramadaan, lest they miss out on some food bargains before food prices go up. They prepare by buying food, preparing drinks and looking at the satellite TV guide so they can choose which shows to follow and which to ignore. They are truly unaware of the real nature of fasting in Ramadaan; they take worship and piety out of the month and make it a month to fill up their bellies and keeping themselves busy with worldly entertainments. May Allah protect us from this, ameen.

As for the others (inshaa Allah you and I) – they are aware of the real nature of fasting in the month of Ramadaan, so they start to prepare from Sha’baan, and some of them even start before that. If one has not done so already, now inshaa Allah is the time to start.

 

 

Among the best ways of preparing for the month of Ramadaan are:

1 –Sincere repentance

This is obligatory at all times, but in relation to this great and blessed month of Ramadaan, it is even more important to hasten to repent from sins between you and your Lord, and between you and other people by giving them their rights, so as we step in this blessed month we may busy ourselves with the many acts of worship with a clean heart and peace of mind.

Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“And all of you beg Allaah to forgive you all, O believers, that you may be successful” [al-Noor 24:31]

It was narrated from al-Agharr ibn Yasaar (may Allaah be pleased with him) that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “O people, repent to Allaah for I repent to Him one hundred times each day.” Narrated by Muslim (2702).

There are 9 other points, each of which I will post daily so that we can benefit successfully from implementing each point one at a time in shaa Allaah.

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