Ramadan is a month full of uncountable blessings. You may have seen people going crazy, in a hassle, jumping over each other in order to get something that is being distributed free among a crowd from a truck that works for poor people’s relief. We need to consider ourselves poor in the form of our deeds and hassle to attain and grab as many good deeds, vibes, and virtues as possible. Sahaba used to have a competition in such cases, they would strive to get as many good conducts written in their book of deeds as they could.
How I Spent Ramadan Essay 2019 For Class
One-time Prophet Muhammad SAWW asked people to bring as many things as possible from their homes in order to give in the way of Allah t’ala on an occasion of a war. Umar R.A brought half of his belongings. Upon seeing his immense love for Allah t’ala, His prophet SAWW and spending in the way of Allah, Abu Bakr Siddique R.A couldn’t stay behind, went home, and searched even the walls with his bare hands lest a pin stays left behind to be spent in His cause. This was their passion for grabbing as many good virtues as possible.
I try to wake up every morning pre-dawn; to eat Sahur. As the Prophet SAWW said:
“Eat sahur, there’s barakah (blessings) in it.”
(Explanation of ahadith) After the meal, I like to brush my teeth with Miswak (natural Toothbrush); keeping the Sunnah alive, and with the toothbrush afterward, perform ablution and then pray Fajr. I like to read four pages of Qur’an after each obligatory prayer in Ramadan because then it equals one Qur’an in this blessed month, easily.
I take a little nap around 6 am and wake up at 9 am every day in Ramadan. There’s this Qur’an class that is held every year for Tafsir E Qur’an; for an amazing explanation of Qur’an. I attend it every year, as Ramadan is the month when Qur’an was revealed anyway, we ought to seek guidance from it if not every day with explanation, then at least we should make it our habit in Ramadan to recite daily. Keeping that in mind, I step out the house in the name of Allah t’ala, reciting my Ayat Ul Kursi and other du’as. There are so many benefits of reciting Ayat Al Kursi, here’s one of the hadith of Prophet Muhammad SAWW regarding it:
Narrated Abu Huraira, Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alayhi Wa-Sallam ordered me to guard the Zakat revenue of Ramadan. Then somebody came to me and started stealing the foodstuff.
I caught him and said, “I will take you to Allah’s Apostle!” Then Abu Huraira described the whole narration and said: That person said (to me), “Please don’t take me to Allah’s Apostle and I will tell you a few words by which Allah will benefit you. When you go to your bed, recite Ayatul Kursi, (2.255) for then there will be a guard from Allah who will protect you all night long, and Satan will not be able to come near you till dawn.” When the Prophet heard the story he said (to me), “He (who came to you at night) told you the truth although he is a liar; and it was Satan.” (Sahih Al-Bukhari – Book 61 Hadith 530)
In another hadith e nabwii SAWW:
(Explanation) Angels guard the one who recited Ayat Ul Kursi when leaving the house.
In the Qur’an class, we tend to recite one juz every day with translation and tafsir. There’s this one teacher who gives a brief explanation of some ayahs, it is one of the best ways to learn the Qur’an.
Prophet Muhammad SAWW said: “Best among you are those who read the Qur’an and teach it.”
After the class is over, everyone leaves for home. It gets almost 12:30 pm, I take shower, pray duhr and rest for a little bit. Before sleeping though, I always do a tasbih (pray) of a few adhkaar that are very necessary for everyday life. I have made a little chart that I tick when I do a certain dhikr and deed. I always pray esteghfaar (Forgiveness from Allah) several times keeping this hadith in mind: “If anyone constantly seeks pardon (from Allah), Allah will appoint for him a way out of every distress and a relief from every anxiety, and will provide sustenance for him from where he expects not.” (Abu Dawud)
And: “The best supplication for seeking forgiveness (Syed-ul- Istighfar) is to say: O Allah! You are my Rubb. There is no true god except You. You have created me, and I am Your slave, and I hold to Your Covenant as far as I can. I seek refuge in You from the evil of what I have done. I acknowledge the favors that You have bestowed upon me, and I confess my sins. Pardon me, for none but You has the power to pardon.’
He who supplicates in these terms during the day with firm belief in it and dies on the same day (before the evening), he will be one of the dwellers of Jannah; and if anyone supplicates in these terms during the night with firm belief in it and dies before the morning, he will be one of the dwellers of Jannah.”
Not only Astaghfar, but I tend to pray for my parents.
“Rabbir Ham Huma Kama Rabba Yani Sagheera”
As they’re the most deserving of my du’as, also Allah has told us to pray for parents like this in the Qur’an.
It translates as: Ya Rabb! Have mercy on my parents like they had mercy on me bringing me up.
Also, I love reciting durood, salutations on Prophet Muhammad SAWW as many times as possible, and the du’a of the ASHRA; there’s a specific du’a of every ten days of Ramadan.
Du’a of first ashra: Ya Hayyi u Ya Qayyoom, bi rehmatika astagheeth.
“O everliving and everlasting, I seek and ask for you mercy (rahma).”
Du’a of second ashra: Esteghfirullah Rabbi Min Kulli Zanbin Wa Atoobu Ilaaeh.
“I seek forgiveness from Allah, my Lord, from every sin I committed.”
The third and last Ashra: Allahumma Ajirni Min’nanaar.
O, Allah! Protect me from hellfire.
I wake up, offer Asr prayer, usually, there’s a time in Iftaar so I recite Qur’an again. Then I help my mother in the kitchen in preparing Iftaar for everyone, setting up the table. We always spare 30 minutes before Maghrib Adhaan to make prayers as du’a of a fasting person is never rejected. Then we eat, thank Allah for the countless blessings He has given us, hidden and apparent, from our left and right, from top and bottom and from the sources we know and those we don’t know. Thanking Him only increases our blessings, Allah loves those who’re grateful and thankful all the time. After Maghrib, we help clean up the kitchen and then do whatever it is we have to do of worldly matters in the time of waiting for Isha prayer and taraveeh.
I love the spirit of Ramadan, I love how everyone behaves and acts in this month, how perfect the schedule works because after all, we do in this month what we were sent here on this earth to do anyway.