Unlocking The Spiritual Essence: The Purpose of Ramadan Revealed

Purpose of Ramadan – One of the most significant rituals of worship that Muslims follow at various seasons is fasting ( sawm). Muslims differ in the way they fast. 

This is reflected in the different methods of self-control. This is a way of not drinking or eating or feeding a hungry person and absorbed in memories of God and not engaging in gossip, speaking in a way that is offensive or lustful using your eyes or lips and showing humility and a cleansing of oneself.

The primary purpose of fasting is to increase the state of being aware ( taqwa) so that you can adhere to the principles of Islam in all situations. Christians are free to take part in the fast whatever way they want since it’s not intended to create unnecessary stress.

There are many motives to think about these du’aas as a way of getting understanding what the meaning of what Ramadan and what it is about. It’s as simple as the words:

1Allahumma la-ka sumtu:O God it’s because of You who I’ve been praying and fasted.
2wa-bi-ka aamantu:and also in You that I’ve been amazed by
3wa-ilay-ka tawakkaltu:and on You who I have put my trust in
4wa-‘ala rizqi-ka aftartu:and with Your help and Your guidance, I’m able to break my fast
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Fasting during Ramadan

Ramadan is believed to be a holy month for Muslims because of its significance as during this month when it was the first time it was the first time that Holy Qur’an was revealed to Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon Muhammad and all his family members). 

Fasting is one of numerous acts of worship that Muslims participate throughout Ramadan. It is a time of fasting in Muslim communities, you’ll also see an increase in prayer, daily recitation of the Qur’an, chances to study religion, and making charitable donations to those in need.

The Qur’an refers to it as a method for fasting during Ramadan and in the following verses where it discusses the practice of fasting:

“O believers Fasting is recommended for you in the exact method as it was by your predecessors, and you may have the advantage of being God-aware.Fast for a specific number of days, however in the event that someone is ill or on a trip and you’re unable to travel, you can take it off on the other days. If you’re capable of not fasting even though you are in extreme pain, it’s possible to make up for it by providing food to those who is in dire need. If you can do something positive by himself, it’s best for him to do it on his own. Fasting can be a good choice for you if you understand… God wants peace for you and not the struggles in life.” (Q 283-5)

Muslims are aware of the significance and importance of fasting in a variety of ways. It can help develop self-control, increases conviction and devotion of human companions and allows them to become more aware of God and His blessings that He has bestowed on us. It’s a method to ask forgiveness for the wrongs you have committed and reminds us of the struggles of those who do not have enough food, water and shelter.

The Qur’an’s instruction states that fasting shouldn’t be used to cause hardship. If you’re unable to fast, such as people who are older or having a baby, it is suggested to feed the hungry and in need instead.

The emphasis upon charitable donation is tribute of the Islamic tradition of giving back to those who are most in need and to make their lives better.

In the end, it’s the responsibility of the individual to decide what they will do to observe a time of fasting, in accordance with their individual circumstances. Like any other religion, those who practice the fast has to be conducted with sincere intent ( niyya) and determination, not due to pressure. Additionally there shouldn’t be any kind of judgment about the manner in which one chooses whether to keep the fast or for those who decide not to observe the fast.

The real purpose behind fasting

The most important reason to fast in the Quranic verse is to reach God-consciousness, which is also known by the name of TaqwaTaqwa refers to an expression of being aware of God’s presence and trying to follow the ethical guidelines and standards of the religion at every moment. Fasting serves as a reminder of the need to remain self-restraint all time.

In the following two hadiths, The Prophet was believed to have stressed this more fervent determination to be self-controlling with food and drinks.

“He who refuses to quit lying and behaves in accordance with the above, Allah has no need to make him give up food or drinks. 

“Fasting is a means of defense, consequently, when a person is fasting, they must not use profane or vulgar language, or speak with a tone of anger. If someone is hostile to him or makes a rude comment toward him, the person ought to declare”I I am at the point of fasting . “

A beloved prophet’s daughter, Hazrat Fatima (peace be upon her) is also believed to have declared:

“A person who does not safeguard his tongue, eyes, hearing or legs from being guilty of crimes while they are fasting has in fact never fasted. 

The idea of a constant determination to control oneself and living according to the ethical guidelines in Islam during the entire year was recited by a variety of Ismaili Imams through the period of Islam. The Imam of the moment, Shah Karim al Hussaini has also highlighted this notion in his address during the year of 2016:

“… my expectation for the next few times is for you to remain with the principles and morals that constitute the core for your belief. No matter where you are or you are, and no matter how you live your day-to-day life, it is vital to me that the tenets and principles of our faith be observed throughout your entire life . “

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