Muslims all over the globe are enthusiastic for the holy month of Ramadan, and they are looking for this month at the beginning of each year. The holy month of Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar in which the Muslims all around the world observe fasting and he indulge in religious practices and spiritual deeds. This month is highly respected among the Muslims, and they avoid and prevent themselves from any ill habits and ill deeds (Barchers, 2014). Since, the fast is included in the five pillars of Islam, therefore, it is obligatory for the mature Muslims to observe the fasts for this holy month of Ramadan.
The fasting obligation is exceptional for the individuals who cannot keep fasts due to certain medical condition as Islam is the religion of mankind consequently, it does not force the Muslims who are not able to keep fasts. The fasting requires the withdrawal of eating and drinking from the sunrise to sunset. However, this means of fasting only contributes to the physical fulfillment of the fasting norms. On the other hand, the spiritual means are vast and beyond the physical avoidance of eating and drinking.
The spiritual terms of the fasting include the control of one’s self to get involved in any kind of wrong deeds or the actions which are prohibited by the Islam. The actions which are unpleasant and offended in Islam, which are conducted by each of the organs, have to be taken into consideration. In other words, the fasting requires the fasting of every organ against the wrong or prohibited deeds.
The importance of the holy month of Ramadan can be understood since, the holy book of the Islam religion the holy Quran has been completed in this month. The holy Quran holds a significant t position in the religion of Islam. Consequently, it increases the significance of the month of Ramadan as well. Another important thing which adds up to the significance of this month is the night of immense power.
In Arabic, this night is termed as the lailat-ul-card which is the night of forgiveness and praying. The Muslims are subjected to recognize this night during the last 10 days of the Ramadan and since, the holy Quran was completed entirely on 27th of the Ramadan, therefore, it is believed that this powerful night is the 27th of the Ramadan. Subsequently, the Muslims offer prayers and ask for forgiveness in this night. The Muslims stay the entire night awake in order to get the maximum benefits from this significant night (Ravinsky, 2013).
The objective behind the fasting in this holy month of Ramadan is not dependent on the mere actions of being hungry and thirsty. The main aim of the fasting obligation is to make the Muslims realize the odds of the life and make them able to live according to the principles of the Islam. Moreover, the grooming of the Muslims occurs in this month because the Muslim leaves all the comfort and convenience during fasting. Furthermore, the Muslim understand the livelihood which is devoid of the prohibited deeds, sincerity of faith in Allah, fear of Allah, praying and reciting holy Quran, refraining from the disobedience of the Allah’s commands. In addition to this, the fasting in the entire ninth of Ramadan makes the Muslim vulnerable over the principles of Islam, and he becomes capable to lead the next twelve months according to the Islamic principles.
In addition, the fasting enables the Muslims to keep the control over their wills and helps the Muslims to retain the positivity while refraining from the deeds which actually grabs the attention of the Muslims. The control is attained since, the Muslims learn to deny the thing which are prohibited and even deny the things which are permissible but not permitted during fast only. In this way, the Muslim learns to abide by the deeds which are prohibited and can lead a life based on the Islamic principles ( Qasmi, 2006).
On the other hand, keeping one’s self-devoid of any food and drinks makes the Muslim understand the suffering of the poor who are not able to get enough food throughout the year. Hence, this enables the Muslims, who can afford to help the needy and poor people. In this way, the sharing nature develops, and the poor people can also enjoy the food. This sense of responsibility is emerged in the Muslims through the fasting and spirituality of the holy month of Ramadan. The selfishness is reduced, and the sympathy nature is enhanced which helps the Muslims to follow another pillar of Islam as well which is termed as the zakat. The end of the Ramadan is the celebration for the Muslims, which is celebrated as the Eid.
In conclusion, the holy month of Ramadan brings the true spirituality among the Muslims. The Muslims come closer to each other and towards their Almighty by getting indulged in the deeds which are pleasant for Allah and refraining the deeds actions which are not permitted in the Islam.
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Qasmi, A. H. Principles of Islam. Gyan Publishing House, 2006. Retrieved from http://www.amazon.com/gp/search?index=books&linkCode=qs&keywords=9788182053243 on 19th April 2015.
Ravinsky. J. Ramadan 101: Ten facts about the holy month of Ramadan. The Christian Science Monitor. Retrieved from http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Global-Issues/2013/0709/Ramadan-101-Ten-facts-about-the-holy-month-of-Ramadan/Exceptions-to-the-fast on 19th April 2015.