Ramadan Mubarak to you all. I can’t believe Ramadan is already here. We are all blessed to be able to witness and take part in another Ramadan. Let us use these next 30 days WISELY and let us all SET GOALS of what is it that we want to achieve or improve by the end of this holy month. Below will be a list of 10 things I believe Ramadan reteaches us, but first let me give you all a few facts about this blissful month.
1. Ramadan is the holy month where Muslims all around the world fast for 30 days. They fast from Sunrise to Sunset.
2. Ramadan is a time of reflection for all Muslims. They use this month to get closer to Allah (God).
3. It is the month which the holy Qu’ran was revealed to Prophet Muhammed (PBUH).
4. Ramadan takes place every year.
5. Ramadan is a natural detox for our bodies, minds, hearts, and souls. You can almost take it as a new beginning, actually that is exactly what it is. A NEW BEGINNING. A FRESH START.
-Whoever is ill, pregnant, or menstruating and upon a journey does not have to take part.
-Ramadan gives Muslims a chance to feel how the poor and hungry people in the world feel.
-Fasting DOES NOT HARM your BODY, IT ACTUALLY IS GOOD FOR YOUR BODY.
What does Ramadan make us remember?
Ramadan is like your final exam every year, that you must pass because you have had months in advance for preparation. It is a gift from God to give us all a second chance, as he is wiping our sins clean, permitted you were in deep act of worship to get closer to our Lord. Ramadan is like your duty and Eid is your reward. Eid is a celebration that Muslims all over the world take part in after Ramadan. It could be viewed to most Christians as Christmas or like Christmas, I should say.
Lessons we already know, but Ramadan helps us to brush up on them.
1. A giving hand is better than the one who receives.
2. Self-restraint goes a long way, because it is this very thing that prevents you from doing wrong to others.
3. Success requires self discipline, patience, faith, hard worker and dedication.
4. Forgiveness is freeing. It allows you to be at peace. Completely at peace.
5. A plate of food 1 person can eat 3 or more people can eat it.
6. Refrain from wasting food, as there are many who are not as fortunate.
7. HELP THE POOR. FEED THE POOR. LEND A HELPING HAND TO THE POOR. DURING RAMADAN AND AFTER. MAKE IT YOUR DUTY TO ALWAYS HELP. I promise you a little goes a long way.
8. You realize that life is not so bad after all, so you complain less.
9. You are more grateful and more aware of how your actions effects others around you.