Prudential Words Ramadan
Ramadan is a time for Muslims to fast for the sake of God and to offer more prayer than usual. During Ramadan, Muslims ask forgiveness for past sins, pray for guidance and help in refraining from everyday evils, and try to purify themselves through self-restraint and good deeds.
As Ramadan begins for practicing Muslims, most people will fast from dawn to sunset without water or food, without Sexual Intercourse between husband and wife. To help get through the month of Ramadan, we share some quotes or wise words entitled “Prudential Words about Ramadan” as below;
- Fasting is not to make us hungry and thirsty, or to deprive us some of our comfort and conveniences but to be conscious of Allah.
- Fasting is to do one’s best to live by His commands and to avoid His prohibitions, fear of Allah, worship of Allah, sincerity in faith, and avoid the disobedience to Allah.
- Fasting is an invisible act. Only Allah and the person who is fasting know whether he or she is fasting or not.
- Fasting teaches how to control and discipline our desires. During fasting we learn how to say “no” to things that are otherwise permissible and good, but are forbidden during fasting.
- When one learns how to say “no” to that which is generally permissible, then one can easily control oneself to avoid that which is forbidden.
- Through fasting we taste—to some extent—the pain and suffering of those who are poor and destitute.
- Fasting teaches empathy and sympathy, and it takes away some of our selfishness and self-centeredness.
- Fasting is cleansing.
- During the month of Ramadan, the devils are put in chains, and the doors of mercy are opened.
- Ramadan is a month whose beginning is mercy, whose middle is forgiveness, and whose end is freedom from the fire of hell.
- The breath of a fasting person is sweeter to Allah than the fragrance of musk.
- For everything, there is a way of purification, and for the body it is fasting,
- Ramadan is a blessed month containing a night which is better than a thousand months.
- Five the things will break fast; lying, speaking behind people’s back, creating mischief between two persons, swearing falsely, and looking with lust.
- The fish in the seas seek forgiveness on their behalf until they break their fast.
- Allah prepares and decorates His special Jannah every day and then says to it, “the time is near when My faithful servants shall put away the load of the world and come to you.”
- Only a very unfortunate person would remain deprived for forgiveness in Ramadan.
- For everything there is a door,and the door of worship is fasting.
- He who is fasting is in worship even though he is asleep in his bed, unless he backbites a Muslim.
- The Almighty says, “fasting is for Me, and I reward by it. For he who fasts, there are two joys: when he breaks his fast and when he meets His Lord, the Mighty and Glorious.
- Fasting will keep satan away from you as far as the east is from the west. It will blacken satan’s face.
- The Almighty and all his angels are praying on behalf of those who fast.
- Fasting is a trust upon you, so let everyone keep his trust.
- The best days in a year are the last ten days of Ramadan.
- Some gets nothing from fasting except hunger and thirst.
- Fasting is half of patience, and patience is half of faith.
- A fast is not a hunger strike. Fasting submits to God’s commands. A hunger strike makes God submit to our demands.
- Fasting is, first and foremost, an exercise for identifying and managing adversity in all its forms. With faith, in full conscience, fasting calls women and men to an extra degree of self-awareness.
- Periodic fasting can help clear up the mind and strengthen the body and the spirit.
- We must master our egoism, and through this mastery, step outside ourselves and educate ourselves in giving. Fasting requires that we rediscover all that is alive around us, and reconcile ourselves with our environment.
- Start the practice of self-control with some penance; begin with fasting.
- The philosophy of fasting calls upon us to know ourselves, to master ourselves, and to discipline ourselves the better to free ourselves. To fast is to identify our dependencies, and free ourselves from them.
- Instead of looking outside of ourselves and counting potential enemies, fasting summons us to turn our glance inward, and to take the measure of our greatest challenge: the self, the ego, in our own eyes and as others see us.
- We observe that in the scriptures, fasting almost always is linked with prayer. Without prayer, fasting is not complete fasting; it’s simply going hungry.
Abu Huraira related that the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) said: Whoever fasts during Ramadan with faith and seeking his reward from Allah will have his past sins forgiven. Whoever prays during the nights in Ramadan with faith and seeking his reward from Allah will have his past sins forgiven. And he who passes Lailatul-Qadr in prayer with faith and seeking his reward from Allah will have his past sins forgiven. (Hadith reported by Al-Bukhari)