I have oftentimes wonder at what people celebrate, commemorate and I discover that it is either the one directly benefitting, the one deprived, the one that is cheating or is cheated that is either asking to be celebrated or inviting you to celebration.
Even when it is claimed that the ‘world body’ is the one that made the declaration, it makes it all the more suspect.
As usual, let me begin today’s episode thus:
In The Name of Allah The Entirely Merciful The Especially Merciful. Peace and Salutation be upon the Noble Messenger of Allah, Muhammad (s.a.w) his household and family members, his companion and the peace be extended to those of us that followed him till the day of accountability. Amin.
There is no event that is willingly observed, patiently endured and happily involved in at the same time all over the world as the Islamic Fasting of Ramadan. Without no Government budget, no razzmatazz, no mobilization of any kind, in unison people responded to the call in obedience to the caller to Faith.
Hear The Call:
” O you who believe! Fasting is prescribed for you, as it was prescribed for those before you, that you may become righteous”. 2:184
As the Fasting is going on, there is nowhere in the world except in Al-Islam, where your attention is called for the main focus, the event focusing of the only miracle claimed my Muhammad, The Prophet (s.a.w); The Book, The Glorious Qur’an.
Book For Guidance Descends:
“Ramadan is the month in which the Quran was revealed. Guidance for humanity, and clear portents of guidance, and the Criterion……”(2:185)
In Fasting Ramadan, you accompany it with some other activity that add value to your fasting; reading or listening to the Glorious Qur’an among other meritorious activity!
In Case You Do Not Know:
Anyone on a journey that is equipped a a road-map will find it easy navigating the terrain and overcoming hurdles he may possibly face in the course of the journey.
The traveller will also have a detailed plan at inception as to what is to be done if and when he encounters difficulties.
That is the difference between the Muslim blessed with the Noble Qur’an, a revelation from his Lord and the others.
Absence of Guidance:
The absence of guidance will subject you to groping in the dark. A lot of guess work, theory and more theory. It is in such. Community of ignoramus you will see a male wanting to become a “female”!
It is in such a community authority is not defined
In such a community, roles are changed at whims.
The detailed life of a Muslim is defined and if and when he needs help, he call into his Lord!
If you do not celebrate that occasion, I wonder what is left that is worthy of celebration.
How Do You Go About It:
People commemorate events by loud music, drinking and doing ‘all sort of thing’. With Islam, you were told how you should go about the commemoration of the revelation!
……Whoever of you witnesses the month, shall fast it. But whoever( is sick, or on a journey, then a number of other days……(2:185)
As we participate with millions in the world to fast Ramadan, let us also appreciate the Guidance and learn what will make you a better homosapien!
Have a blessed Ramadan
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