(Ramzan ul Mubarak Ki Fazilat)
Ramadan is the ninth month of Lunar Calendar or Islamic calendar. It is a period of 29 or 30 days of fasting for the follower of Islam usually known as Muslim. Fasting is one of the five pillars of Islam. The word “fasting” means “abstain” not just from eating and drinking but also from smoking and other preventive every parts of physical body. The eyes abstains from watching forbidden things. The tongue abstains from backbiting, in such way whole body glance the fast. In each day of Ramadan, the fasting starts from Azan-E-Fajr (before sunrise) and end on Azan-E-e Maghrib (After sunset). During Ramadan, Muslims from all over the world wakeup before sunrise and done suhoor a pre-fast meal. It is the time to heartly concentration on “Allah”
The blessing of Ramadan is countless these blessings are gifts from Allah for the muslims who are to fast with faithfully and belief. Followings are the some blessings of Ramadan.
• The doors of heavens are open.
• The doors of Hell are close.
• The mouth smell of fasting Muslim will be better then musk smell in front of Allah.
• Dua is directed accepted at Iftar time.
• Devils are chained down during whole days of Ramadan.
• Every breath and sleeping time too are counted as I worship.
• Tolerance or patience.
• “I’tikaf”, an special worship of Ramadan during last ten days of Ramadan (Last Ashrah).
• In Ramadan the blessing of All kind of of worships increase more then 70 times.
• Laylat Al-Qadr, the day when Allah revealed the Quran-E-Pak to his Prophet Mohammad (Peace be upon him)
Prophet Mohammad (Peace be upon him) Said
“When Ramadan begins the doors of heaven are opened and the doors of hell are closed and the devils are tied with chains”. (Sahih Al-Bukhari)
Nodoubt whole month of Ramadan is the month of Mercy, blessing and forgiveness. But the most mercy and the most blessed time of Ramadan are the last ten days of Ramadan (last ashra ). The most important property of these days are “The Laylat Al-Qadr” the day when Allah Pak revealed Prophet Mohammad (Peace be upon him) said:
“Try to find out the night of verdict (Laylat Al-Qadr) in the odd night of last ten nights of blessing month Ramadan”. (Sahih Al-Bukhari)
For this act Muslims have a special worship “ I’tikaf”. In I’tikaf Muslims males retire to mosque (Masjid) while females retire to a separate place of home during the last ten days of Ramadan to worship Allah whole days and night. To perform Namaz, recite Quran-E-Pak fasting and totally preserve oneself only for Allah. It is the best time of all for a Muslim.
“The beloved Messenger of Allah Prophet Mohammad (Peace be upon him) used to exert himself in the affection and loyalty during last ten days of Ramadan, a great scope then at any other time”. (Muslim)
Ramadan ends with a great festival of Eid-Ul-Fitar. Literally “the occasion of breaking fast” is a occasion of happiness and a gift of Allah after a long fasting. Prophet Mohammad (Peace be upon him) said:
“For every nation there is a feast, and Eid is our (Muslims) feast” (Sahih Al-Bukhari)