Ramadan is finally here and Alhamdulillah, All praise to Allah for His Grace in granting us the opportunity to greet and celebrate this blessed month again, the master of all months in which gifts constantly pour forth from the ocean of divine generosity.
The Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) once mentioned Ramadan and said out of veneration : “Do they realise what is coming to them and what they are receiving?” The believer should reflect upon his connection with his Lord, the One who has made this month an opportunity for him to receive His gifts and His forgiveness.
According to Sayyid Habib Umar bin Hafiz, we should receive Ramadan in three ways.
- We should feel joy upon its arrival.
- We should be wary of things that prevent us from attaining the gifts that are bestowed by Allah in Ramadan.
- We should strive to do good deeds to the best of our ability, for Ramadan is an opportunity to take provision and to gain great rewards.
May Allah grants us His Grace and helps us by giving ease in our ibadah to make the most of this blessed month!