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Objective of Ramadān (Part 1)

 

Guidance and advice for the Blessed Month from


Hadrat Mawlānā Muhammad Saleem Dhorat hafizahullāh

 

The Spirit of Ramadān

In order to truly benefit from the month of Ramadān, we need to understand its true purpose. The purpose of this blessed month is to help us weaken our connection with the material world and to strengthen our connection with Allāh ta‘ālā by excelling in spirituality. Any ‘ibādah performed with this spirit will truly be fruitful.

Change Your Life

Make the month of Ramadān a means of changing your life for the better.

Ramadān Advice

An associate once asked me for some advice regarding Ramadān. I advised him to not say, look at or listen to anything which is wrong and sinful.

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Objective of Ramadān (Part 2)

Guidance and advice for the Blessed Month from 

 

 

All About Abstaining

The commands of Allāh ta‘ālā fall under two categories:

 

• Obligations - Things we have to do.

• Prohibitions - Things we have to abstain from. 

 

If we carefully look at both the categories, we will conclude that ultimately they both fall within the category of prohibitions. Take the example of the obligation to perform salāh: it is in effect an order to abstain from neglecting salāh. So the commands of Allāh ta‘ālā are all about abstaining from the disobedience to Allāh ta‘ālā.

 

The one who abstains from the disobedience to Allāh ta‘ālā is called a muttaqī (God-fearing person).

 

The 29 or 30 days of Ramadān are a training ground, teaching us abstinence. From dawn to sunset, we practice abstaining from food, drink and marital relations. Sawm is defined as abstinence, and through fasting we become accustomed to abstaining, and this is the purpose of fasting.

 

Allāh ta‘ālā says:

 

O you who believe, the fasts have been enjoined upon you as they were enjoined upon those before you, so that you may be God-fearing. (2:183)

 

The month of fasting compels us to ask ourselves the following question: If after becoming accustomed to abstaining from desires during this one month, is there any reason why I cannot abstain from following my base desires and disobeying Allāh ta‘ālā during the remaining eleven months?

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Objective of Ramadān (Part 3)

Guidance and advice for the Blessed Month from 
 

 

The Most Important Thing in Ramadān

The most important thing in Ramadān is to refrain from every type of sin. In order to achieve this, we should concentrate on the following two things:

 

• Refrain from mixing. By keeping to ourselves we are greatly aided in staying away from many sins.

• Keep occupied at all times. By holding fast to a timetable, we will safeguard ourselves from engaging in sinful and futile activities, and we will accomplish much and derive much benefit from this blessed month, inshā’allāh.

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Objective of Ramadān (Part 4)

Guidance and advice for the Blessed Month from 


 

 

Conquer Your Nafs

Ramadān is the season for conquering the nafs.

 

Ramadān and Media

Ramadān has been granted to us by Allāh ta‘ālā so that we connect with Allāh ta‘ālā and become a muttaqī; Ramadān is not the time to engage in futile activities like listening to the radio or reading newspapers!

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