Apr 28 , 2021
THINGS NOT TO DO IN RAMADAN
Ramadan the holy month of fasting, introspection and prayer for Muslims,is here Almahdulilah. It is celebrated as the month during which the initial revelations of the Quran, the holy book for Muslims was sent to Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him). Fasting is one of the five fundamental principles of Islam.
Many of our daily routines and practices act as potential obstacles for us during the month of fasting, thus hindering our productivity for spiritual growth. We must not allow that to happen, rather we should benefit from every moment to come in order to prevent ourselves from being disappointed at the end of the month.
Below are some things which we should avoid or not do in Ramadan :
- The reward a person gets from fasting during Ramadan is simply tremendous. This is why it becomes a major loss for one if the entire month is fasted for the sake of showing off rather than the sake of Allah.
- Watching TV, playing games, engaging in useless debates, gossiping and idle talk. Gossiping and backbiting are not only useless but are also forbidden in Islam.
- This is an especially negative point for women, as they are given the responsibility of preparing the meals. Spending an entire day trying to host an iftar party results in less time for worship as well as exhaustion by the end of the day, hence, the inability to pray taraweeh. Moreover, the majority of these iftar parties involve more of idle talk and time wastage rather than quality worship.
- Due to the special meals that are prepared during the month of Ramadan, people tend to overeat, hence, gain weight by the end of the month. This, however, is a habit that MUST be avoided, because the quality of our prayers are thus affected. Overeating at suhur could lead to missing or being late to fajr too.
- Do not listen to music because your heart should be occupied with supplication, remembrance of Allah, and the Holy Qur’an, not with songs.
Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) also said, “The true fast is not to merely abstain from food and drink, rather true fast is to abstain from futile activities and obscene talk.”
(Written by Rahila Khan,Regional head North, The Islamic kidstore)