“When the month of Ramadan starts, the gates of the heaven are opened and the gates of Hell are closed and the devils are chained.” [Bukhari]
“Ramadan has come to you. (It is) a month of blessing, in which Allah covers you with blessing, for He sends down Mercy, decreases sins and answers prayers. In it, Allah looks at your competition (in good deeds), and boasts about you to His angels.” [Tabarani]
Such is the beauty of Ramadan as narrated by our Prophet Muhammad (saw). Today marks the start of a month full of blessings from Allah (S.W.T).
Let’s celebrate the beauty of Ramadan together by:
- Performing the Fast of Ramadan as bestas we canto strengthen our iman.
- Increasing our knowledge by reading the holy Quran and reflecting on how we can live its lessons in our lives.
- Practising moderation in our breaking of fast to avoid wastage.
Let’s make this Ramadan more meaningful beyond the significant fasting and terawih prayers. Let’s continue to share the touch of Ramadan by helping those in need.
(For the malay version, please refer to today’s Berita Harian, 11 Aug 2010)