During this holy month i will not be posting detailed outfit pictures. I want to use this month to feed my soul. I want to purify myself and become closer to Allah.
Every year, many of us get caught up in the food-related aspect of Ramadan. In fact, it quickly becomes all we think about. Some of us even think that by just fasting and maybe praying five times a day that we are fulfilling the requirements of this holy month of Ramadan. I am really not here to preach because i am in no shaper form perfect, but i beg to differ: Ramadan is not about the food and doing the bare minimum. Yes, we abstain from eating and drinking (among other things) from the time of suhoor to iftar, but the purpose of that is so we focus on other things. So that we focus on Dhikr(the remembrance of Allah), so that we remember about doing good deeds and so that we purify our soul.
Consider as reminder an important statement of our Prophet Muhammad (Peace and blessings be upon him), when he said, “Don’t let the day of fasting be the same as the day you don’t fast.” We must work on our behaviour and attitude during this holy month because if our behaviour and attitude are the same whether we are fasting or not fasting then we must reconsider our ways, for Ramadan is not like any other month.
Let us take advantage of the blessings in Ramadan before they disappear because the blessings in Ramadan that Allah has promised us are tremendous. For starters, we are promised tremendous reward for simply fasting during this holy month, but that doesn’t include all the other blessings. We gain Taqwa, We draw closer to Allah, We acquire patience and strong will, We recognize that one can change for the better, and much more. So whether it’s by making Duas, reading the Quran everyday, remembering Allah, or simply doing charity work we must make good use of these days and take advantage of the countless blessings. We must remember the true importance and meaning of this holy month of Ramadan
I will be sharing my thoughts with you during this holy month and i would love it if you could please join me every friday so we can talk. For starters, how are you planning on taking a break from the concerns of this world and working towards your akirah?