Thursday, August 28, 2008

Ramadan Mubarak To All Of You

I shared this picture with my kids.
They're all laughing.
They said,"Bye-bye Syaitaan (devil), Ramadan is coming."
The youngest one asked, "Is that ghost?"
I said,"That's syaitaan."
She said, "It's scary."
Then I explained them about the hadith below.

In hadith stated that:
Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him) that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:

"When Ramadan comes, the gates of Paradise are opened, the gates of Hell are closed, and the devils are chained up."(Al-Bukhaari (1899) and Muslim (1079))

It means that:
  • The evil actions are reduced in Ramadan.
  • Fewer evils happen in the month of Ramadan than in others.

If all of the devils were to be chained up that does not mean that evil and sin would not happen. It is because there are other causes of evil apart from the devils, such as evil souls, bad habits and human devils.

We have to try to do:
  • Fasting Ramadan,
  • Salah fard,
  • Salah taraweeh,
  • Reciting, learning, and memorizing Al Qur'an,
  • Giving more charity,
  • Helping other.
  • And doing other good deeds.

Allah loves to see us always to remember Him and to ask forgiveness and repentance.

In conclusion that fasting in Ramadan is to clean our body and soul.

Ramadan Mubarak to all of you.
May Allah accept all our ibadaah in this Ramadan.