The blessed and most awaited month of Ramadan is just around the corner. We all are equally excited and preparing to take the most out of this month which is also known as the month of Qur’an. Let’s pause for a while and ponder why do we need to starve our bodies and why would Allah (S.W.T) want us to leave all our worldly and physical needs aside and focus on worshipping Him (S.W.T) for a duration of 30 days?
Although it is impossible for us to grasp the divine wisdom behind the obligation of Fasting, we can all wonder what benefits does this Ibadah brings in our life. One of the highlighted change that we all witness is of ‘focusing the soul more than the body’. And it seems to be the essence of all Ibadaat and rituals associated to Ramadan. It is the time in which we concentrate on nourishing our souls, we try to strengthen our relationship with our Creator, and become spiritually stronger.
This is the same reason why we work harder to connect to the Qur’an in this month- more so than in any other time of the year- through recitation, reflection and Taraweeh prayers. Feeding the right food to our souls is impossible without connecting to the words of Allah because just like our souls came from the heavens, so does their food (in the form of Allah’s Words). May Allah (S.W.T) help us to understand the wisdom behind refraining from eating in this month. May Allah make our month of Ramadan more than just a month of food! May Allah help us get connected to Him through this month and may He accept our good deeds. Ameen.
Dua: Upon Sighting New Moon
Dua: Upon Breaking the Fast