How to enjoy Ramadan with good deeds?
Everyone should try their best to make the best use of every moment of the holy month of Ramadan. Because Ramadan is the spring season of worship. Even in such a pandemic situation try to enjoy Ramadan with a whole heart. The following are some of the special acts to make Ramadan enjoyable:
Enjoy Ramadan with fasting
Fasting is one of the five pillars of Islam. And it is obligatory to fast in the month of Ramadan. Allah the Almighty said, “…So whoever sights [the new moon of] the month, let him fast it…” (2: 185)
Eating Sahri: The Prophet (SAW) said, “Sahri is a blessed food. So never refrain from eating Sahri. At least take Sahri with one sip of water. Because Allah and His angels remember the one who takes Sahri. ” (Musnad Ahmad)
Iftar: It is a very virtuous act to break the fast as soon as it is time. It is not good to delay Iftar for no reason. It is Sunnah to start Iftar with dates. Regarding Iftar, it has been narrated in the hadith, “Whoever observes fasting, he should start Iftar with dates, if he does not get dates, at least he should start Iftar with water. Because water is more sacred.” (Abu Dawood)
Enjoy Ramadan by offering Qiyam Al-Lail
The word Qiyam Al-Lail means night prayer. The special virtue of Qiyamul Lail in Ramadan has been narrated in the hadith. Salat At-Taraweeh is included in Qiyamul Lail and performing it is one of the Sunnah of this month. It has been narrated in the hadith, “Whoever observes Qiyam in Ramadan with faith in the hope of attaining reward (praying Taraweeh), all his past sins will be forgiven.” (Bukhari)
Just as the Taraweeh prayer is included in the Qiyam Al-Layl, so is the Tahajjud on the last night included in the Qiyam Al-Layl. Therefore, everyone should develop the habit of performing Taraweeh and Tahajjud regularly in Ramadan.
Ramadan is the month of Quran revelation. And since the reward for each act of worship is increased by 70 times in Ramadan, it is essential for every Muslim to recite and finish the Qur’an as much as possible in this month. The Prophet (SAW) said, “Fasting and the Qur’an will intercede for people on the Day of Resurrection.” (Musnad Ahmad)
Trying to do more good deeds in Ramadan is a must for every Muslim, especially in the last decade of Ramadan. Narrated Ayesha (R): “When the last decade of Ramadan came, the Prophet (SAW) used to wake up at night and wake up his family. He used to tie his lungi tightly and prepare for worship. ” (Muslim)
In addition, the Prophet (SAW) used to perform I’tikaf in the last decade of Ramadan and encourage others to do the same.
Repentance and Forgiveness: It is obligatory for a believer to always repent, especially in this month. Because in this month there is a favorable environment for repentance. Satan is kept in chains and countless people are released from hell. That is why the Prophet (SAW) said, “Whoever cannot get his sins forgiven even after the month of Ramadan, let his forehead turn gray with dust.”
Seeking Laylat al-Qadr
There is a night in the month of Ramadan which is better than a thousand months. This glorious night is called Laylat al-Qadr. The Holy Qur’an declares, “The Night of Power is better than a thousand months.” (97: 4)
In addition, the Prophet (SAW) said, “Whoever worships on the night of Laylat al-Qadr in the hope of gaining faith and reward, all his previous sins will be forgiven.” (Bukhari)
Taqwa is a quality that keeps the servant away from all sins out of fear of Allah and compels him to obey His commands. And Ramadan is a month in which it is very easy to acquire the quality of Taqwa. Allah says, “O you who believe, decreed upon you is fasting as it was decreed upon those before you that you may become righteous.” (2: 183)
In order to make up for the shortcomings of fasting, an act called Fitrah has been given this month. Which must be given to everyone. Narrated Abdullah bin Umar(R), “The Prophet (SAW) commanded that the Fitrah be offered before the Eid prayer.” (Bukhari)