How to welcome the first Ramadan of life?
This year, many brothers and sisters have joined the Muslim community. They are honored by accepting Islam. As a new Muslim, the method of welcoming the holy month of Ramadan may be unknown to many. So this article will briefly shed light on how to welcome the first Ramadan of life.
The speech of the Prophet (SAW) to welcome the first Ramadan
Mercy, forgiveness, the month of salvation Ramadan Mubarak is at our doorstep. The holy month of Ramadan is coming with a great opportunity to gain the pleasure of Allah. The Muslim community is waiting to welcome this holy month, which has come with an unrestricted opportunity to achieve goodness.
Such was the historic speech that the Prophet (SAW) delivered to the world welcoming the month of Ramadan. Salman Farsi (R) said, “Once, on the last day of the month of Sha’ban, the Prophet (SAW) addressed us. He said, “O people! The shadow of a glorious month and a benevolent month is falling on you. It is a blessed month in which there is a night that is better than a thousand months. Allah has made the fast of this month obligatory for you and has made the night prayer supererogatory. The person who does a good deed in this month to attain nearness to Allah will be equal to the person who has performed 70 good deeds in another month. It is the month of patience. And patience is a quality whose reward is Paradise. ”
To welcome Ramadan, we should all pay attention to the following:
Seeing the moon to welcome the first Ramadan
Ramadan begins with the sighting of the moon. Eid-ul-Fitr is celebrated at the end of Ramadan when the moon of Shawwal rises again. The Prophet (SAW) said, “Fast when you see the moon (of Ramadan) and break your fast when you see the moon (of Shawwal).” (Bukhari)
It is important to keep track of the month of Sha’ban to know exactly when Ramadan will start. The Prophet (SAW) waited for the month of Ramadan as soon as the month of Sha’ban began and counted the days of the month of Sha’ban.
Ayesha (R) said, “The Prophet (SAW) did not keep the account of the month of Sha’ban as seriously as he did the account of any other month.” (Abu Dawood)
The Prophet (SAW) used to keep an account of the month of Sha’ban in order to know the exact date of Ramadan, and he also instructed his Ummah to keep an account of the month of Sha’ban.
Narrated Abu Huraira (R): The Prophet (SAW) said, “Keep an account of the month of Sha’ban for the month of Ramadan.” (Tirmidhi)
Searching for the new moon in Ramadan is an important Sunnah of the Prophet (SAW). Therefore, every Muslim should search for the blessed moon of Ramadan on the 29th of Sha’ban.
Reciting dua when sighting the moon
Another important Sunnah of the Prophet (SAW) is to recite dua for the sighting of the new moon in Ramadan. The Prophet (SAW) and his Companions used to recite dua when they saw the new moon in Ramadan.
Seeing the new moon, the Prophet (SAW) used to recite this dua,
Meaning: O Allah, raise this moon (of Ramadan) for me with faith, security, peace, and Islam! Allah is my Lord and your Lord. It is the moon of guidance and welfare. (Tirmidhi)
Rejoicing in the arrival of Ramadan
It is natural to rejoice after receiving a special blessing. Since receiving Ramadan is a special blessing from Allah, it is Sunnah to rejoice at the sighting of the month of Ramadan.
The Prophet (SAW) used to be happy when he saw the moon of Ramadan in the sky. Because, when Ramadan starts, the gates of Hell are closed and the gates of Paradise are opened. The rewards of the period were multiplied. Therefore, every Muslim should rejoice in receiving Ramadan.
Preparation of Taraweeh and Sahri
Taraweeh’s prayer is Sunnah. All over the world, the Holy Quran is recited from beginning to end in Taraweeh during Ramadan. Therefore, everyone should perform Taraweeh prayer in the congregation every day. And listening to all the recitations of the Qur’an from the Hafez of Quran.
In addition to this, since fasting will start the next day, it is necessary to prepare in advance for Sahri so that we can wake up on time.