The Importance Of Ramadan
The month of Ramadan is the 9th month of the Islamic calendar and is Allahs gift to the Muslim Ummah. In it the revelation of the Quran commenced and in it the beloved Messenger of Allah was ordered to announce his Prophethood. In gratitude for the beginning of the Qurans’s revelation and announcement of the final prophethood, the Ummah has been ordered to fast during the month.
O you who believe! Prescribed for you is the Fast, as it was prescribed for those before you, so that you may deserve God’s protection and attain piety. Quran 2:182
The beloved Messenger (saw) himself explained the importance of Ramadan:
“If they were to know the importance of Ramadan they would wish for the whole year to be Ramadan”. Hadith – Musnad Aby Ya’laa
Remember those who are deprived
Fasting in Ramadan is the fourth pillar of Islam and thus is one of the foundations prescribed by Allah in leading a prosperous life both in this world and the next. The command to fast in Ramadan was revealed in the second year after Hijrah and alongside the Qibla changing to Makkah, was one of the first things given to the Ummah after migration.
Ramadan is the month during which the prophet would achieve seclusion in Mount Hira and connect with his Lord, using it as a source of tranquillity and focus. It was furthermore, during Ramadan that Jibril brought Allah’s eternal message.