Ramadan is around the corner! I’m so excited and happy that the month of Ramadan is upon us yet again. I’m excited because Ramadan is one of the greatest months in Islam for various reasons.
During Ramadan, we (Muslims) seem to be much more tolerant, patient, nicer and helpful to each other. It’s the month that the book of Allah (Al-Quran) is recited even by those that don’t usually read or recite it often. It’s the month that masjids get filled up with men, women and children. It’s the month that brings families and loved ones together.
Above all else, Ramadan is the month of peace because it is the month that the Quran was sent down.
I don’t know about you but there is just a great peace that I feel all around me and within myself during the month of Ramadan that I don’t feel during any other time.
Although there are so many things I love about the month of Ramadan, here are some of my absolute favorite things about this month:
- The biggest shayateen are locked up, heaven is opened up and hell is closed during this blessed month:
Abu Huraira reported that the Prophet peace be upon him said about the month of Ramadan, “When the month of Ramadan starts, the gates of heaven are opened and the gates of hell are closed and the devils are chained.” Bukhari
Maybe this is the reason there’s so much more peace and kindness going on in the month of Ramadan.
- Every good deed done in the month of Ramadan is multiplied especially in the special days and nights (last ten days and Lailatul Qadar):
- The entire month of Ramadan is a great opportunity to get closer to Allah, build iman and get more ajar and hasanaat.
- Ramadan is when I really reflect and think about how I’m blessed. Fasting long hours and feeling real hunger reminds me of those who have very little food to eat; I get even more encouraged to give charity and help the needy.
- My absolute favorite thing about Ramadan is the fact that in general, there is a very high chance that Allah will answer people’s du’as. I try to take advantage of this by trying my best to make du’a every single day of Ramadan, after all, the gates of heaven are open and that means that Allah will answer my du’as, inshaaAllah.
- And yes, of course I love eating at the end of a long day of fasting! Who doesn’t?
Those were a few of the things I love about Ramadan. May Allah allow you, me and all of our loved ones to participate in the month of Ramadan that’s coming up very soon and may Allah give us all of the blessings of that great month. Allahuma Amin!
What do you love about Ramadan?
What are some of the things you look forward to doing during the month of Ramadan?
Sister Um Ibrahim Ali is a regular contributor on Islamic Learning Materials. You can follow Sister Um Ibrahim Ali and her adventures as a Muslim mother on her blog Sweet Mama Loves You.