Jazeera Tul Uloom School, Jeddah
Ramadan is the holy month which gives us an opportunity to make ourselves the way our Creator would like us to be. I recommend my dear students to at least adopt three good habits this Ramadan and continue it till next Ramadan.
Ramadan strengthens one’s ties with Allah and trains the soul to observe duties of devotion in accordance with the teachings of the Qur’an and Sunnah of the Prophet (peace be upon him). It makes you patient and promotes good character. This holy month encourages a Muslim to do away with bad habits, developing sincerity.
Ramadan helps create the hospitable and generous environment as we Muslims donate our money to those who need it. We also learn the value of time in Ramadan.
Al Furat Model School, Jeddah
Ramadan gives us the perfect opportunity to repent for all our unacceptable deeds, with the chance of being forgiven. This golden opportunity comes once a year when Allah increases his blessings tenfold and the best we can do is make the most of it.
This month is a reminder of how we should actually be spending our lives. We should constantly remind ourselves that the behavior we adopt, the veil of goodness we wear and the sincere worship we do exclusively in this month has to be continued throughout the year.
The most important aspect of Ramadan is that it is the month of the revelation of the Qur’an. Muslims commemorate the holy revelation in this month by reciting and following the commands of the Qur’an, it should not be limited to this month, but should be applied all year round.
Allah said, “O you who believe! Observing As-Saum (the fasting) is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you, that you may become the pious.” (Al-Baqara 2:183)
To be pious we have to observe every single month of the year as being the month of Ramadan. Only by giving our best to Allah can we ensure success in our lives in this world and the world Hereafter because Allah is “The Merciful,” he overlooks our faults and grants us more than we deserve.
So, we should not take Ramadan for granted but define it as a beginning of our lives afresh, and lead our lives according to the teachings of the Qur’an and Sunnah. Not only adopt the good during Ramadan but also become a good person for life.
As told to Nisma Rafiq/Saudi Gazette