The greatness of Ramadan therefore lies in the opportunity it offers for the development of Taqwa – a virtue that allows us to truly participate in that great cosmic celebration in honor of the revelation of the Quran as a Huda to all people, which is, as mentioned earlier, Ramadan itself. It is a virtue furthermore, that allows us to magnify Allah Ta`ala as He ought to be magnified, namely, with complete awareness of our earthly duties and spiritual vocation; and, therefore, to be of those who are truly thankful to Allah. It is a virtue too, which is ultimately celebrated in the Quran itself, for Allah says: ” The best of you are those who have learnt Taqwa” (49 : 13).
Prescribed fasting in the month of Ramadan is one of the pillars of the Islamic faith. No proof is required to establish its being obligatory and one denying it goes out of the fold of Islam, because it is obvious like the prescribed prayer, and in respect of anything so evidently established both the learned and the unlettered, the elderly and the young, all stand on an equal footing.
Links to wonderful articles, suhbats and information on the Blessed month of Ramadan.
Generosity and giving are attributes that Allah likes for Muslims to have for Allah is the most-Generous and Giving of all. Indeed, Allah’s Generosity multiplies in Ramadan. Similarly, the Prophet’s generosity increased in Ramadan, and he is the Perfect Man whose personality encompasses all attributes humankind seeks and vies for. Ramadan is the month of the Book of Allah and of generosity to the poor, to whom zakat is traditionally conveyed in that month.
Ghunya al-Talibeen on Sha`ban – Shaykh `Abd al-Qadir Jilani Sha`ban is one of the meritorious months for which we find particular instructions in the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (s). It is reported in authentic ahadith that Prophet Muhammad (s), used to fast most of the month in Sha`ban. These fasts are supererogatory (nafl) and well […]