Ramadan is unique; Ramadan not only tests the strength of our faith but also makes our more steadfast in our beliefs. Ramadan is not only about abstinence from food, Ramadan goes beyond to self control. Ramadan is about patience in the face of a temper tantrum. Ramadan helps the conquest of self’s weaknesses. Ramadan is finally that opportunity we wait for all year for finale of the constant struggle of betterment. All this and much more take new height in Ramadan.
“O’ People! Anyone who during this month (Ramadan) cultivates good manners will walk over the Sirat (bridge to Paradise) on the day when feet will tend to slip. For anyone who during this month (Ramadan) eases the workload of his servants, Allah will make easy his accounting, and for anyone who does not hurt others during this month, Allah will safeguard him from His wrath on the Day of Judgment.”
This hadith helps us understand better how Ramadan is not only about nights of long prayers but about the little good deeds we so ruthlessly ignore in our everyday lives.
The first ten days of Ramadan come with divine call to seek blessings as many as you like. Traditionally ‘rahmat ki duain’ are widely available in Quran and Hadith. Allah listens to you in your language, try asking Him sincerely He hardly ever refuses. May Allah guide us to Siraat-e Mustaqeem, and accept our ‘rahmat ki duain’ just as He may accept our Ramadan.
As this holy month of Ramadan begins, let us all prepare ourselves for salvation and blessings unlimited. It is the beginning of Ramadan already it is time to be reciting ‘rahamt ki duain’.