With joy did members of this Ummah in all the corners of Allah’s beautiful earth usher another Ramadhan. For it is yet another opportunity to draw closer to our Lord and strengthen our Iman. It was great to see most nations having unanimous agreement on the commencement of fasting and in shaa Allah this will continue. We pray to Allah to grant us goodness in this month and make it easy for us to make the best of it.
For those who just started fasting for one reason or the other, it’s not too late to use this time to draw up a template for the next year. Be sure to get medical, dietary and Deen advice this month.
Below are two hadith of the noble Prophet Muhammad (SAW) enjoining us to partake of Sahur and Iftar.
“Eat some food before the fast begins, there is blessing in its partaking.”
“Whosoever fasts experiences two joys. He is joyful when he breaks his fast, and is joyful because of his fasting wen he meets his Lord.”
–Bukhari and Muslim
However, they should be a means of Ibadah and not an excuse to distend our stomachs. Part of the lessons of the month are to get acquainted with the daily life of those who do not have enough, do more to lighten their burdens and thank Allah for His Bounties.