3 Radiant Ramadan Reminders
What does Allah say to us in the quraan about Ramadan?
Verses of Surah Baqarah that indicate means of attaining taqwa, being grateful and being rightly guided.
View verses below with notes.
1)Basically fasting gives you – taqwa- وقي -which is to do what Allah wants you do and abstain from what Allah prohibits for fear if you don’t do it than you displease Allah. Taqwa is to protect or shield yourself.
Consider a doctors prescription for chronic conditions like diabetes , cholesterol is medicine
Most of us will take these medications because we do not want to die. Similarly, Allah swt’s prescription for spiritual disease is fasting.
If we practiced upon that we will not be afflicted by many physical / chronic illnesses. Thus to avoid spiritual death we need to fast.
In order to gain closess to Allah swt outside the timezone of Ramadan, then you should observe fasting.
Three days of every month: Abu Hurayrah and Abu Tharr said: “TheProphet advised us never to quit (praying) the two Rak’ahs of Ad-Dhuha, and the Witr (prayer) before going to bed (at night); and to fast three days of every month. It is desirable if these days are the thirteenth, fourteenth and fifteenth days (of each lunar month).” [Muslim]
2) Quraan was sent for guidance in month of Ramadaan so that you can experience and show appreciation (Shukr) or gratefulness.
3) Dua. Make dua so that you may be rightly guided.
Take these 3 Radiant Ramadan Reminders and consciously implement them into your Ramadan this year. It will enable you to be focussed and conscious, and insha Allah be amongst those who are righteous, grateful and rightly guided. Allahumma Ameen.