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Ramadan: A Month Of Mercy And Mindfulness Of Allah by k4kenny(f): 11:28pm On Apr 23, 2020
Ramadan: A month of Mercy and Mindfulness of Allah.

ٱلۡحَمۡدُ لِلَّهِ رَبِّ ٱلۡعَـٰلَمِینَ
All praises due to Allah for His mercies and bounties. All praises due to Him, who granted us life when we were lifeless and would grant us death and then resurrect us on a Day with the equivalence of 50000 years(Q70.4)

It's another month of Mercy, a month where the gates if jahannam are shut and the gates of Jannah are opened. An opportunity to start afresh and renew our commitment with our Rabb. In spite of the current global pandemic and financial crisis, we're indeed grateful to witness yet another Ramadan. May it not be our last. Ameen.

What's so special about the Month of Ramadan?
Allah revealed the specific reason why this month stands above others in Q2.185:
The month of Ramadhan [is that] in which was revealed the Qur'an, a guidance for the people and clear proofs of guidance and criterion....

This is the Month of the Qur'an, the ultimate guidance to Mankind. The unadulterated revelation of Allah, revealed to the best of all mankind through the best of Angels in the best Month of the year.

Why do we fast?
A lot of theories have come up regarding our reasons for fasting. Some say it's an avenue to feel the pangs of hunger and have some feelings of what the impoverished go through. Some say it's an avenue to reduce our meals and therefore shed some weight and be healthier. While these reasons are okay, Allah 'azza wa ja'al reveals the actual reason in Q2.183:

یَـٰۤأَیُّهَا ٱلَّذِینَ ءَامَنُوا۟ كُتِبَ عَلَیۡكُمُ ٱلصِّیَامُ كَمَا كُتِبَ عَلَى ٱلَّذِینَ مِن قَبۡلِكُمۡ لَعَلَّكُمۡ تَتَّقُونَ

O believers! Fasting is prescribed for you—as it was for those before you—so perhaps you will become mindful ˹of Allah˺
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The reason stated here is that we may be 'tattaqoon' i.e. pious or mindful of Allah. How is this so? Allah is telling us to abstain for a whole month from that which is halal and tayyib (good). Think about it, we see plates of delicious, nutritious meals and drinks but we stay away, even if no one is around. This is mindfulness of Allah. We know he is Al Baseer, and Ar-Rakib so abstain from the Halal food and halal relationship with our spouses just for the fear of Allah. [b]Allah is showing us in essence that if we can abstain from the Halal for a full month, then we should have no problems abstaining from the haram all year round. [/b]Yes it's achievable if you have taqwa. The purpose of fasting this month is to build our taqwa and grow our imaan. May Allah accept our acts of ibaadah this month and beyond.

Remember, this is the month of Mercy, as we fast with our bodies we purify our souls. We should seek 'afuw and istighfar as much as possible this month. Now is the time to optimise our good deeds acts of ibaadah. Remember each good deed earned this month is multiplied, so grab the opportunity.

May Allah grant us ease this month and see us through to the end and keep providing for us.

مرحب يا رمضان

السلام عليكم و رحمة الله و بركة

©️k4kenny

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Re: Ramadan: A Month Of Mercy And Mindfulness Of Allah by dominique(f): 11:34pm On Apr 23, 2020
May Allah grant us ease this month and see us through to the end and keep providing for us

Ameen

Ramadan Kareem

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Re: Ramadan: A Month Of Mercy And Mindfulness Of Allah by Kherdija(f): 11:37pm On Apr 23, 2020
Masha Allah,Allahumma Ameen
2morrow ix the first day of Ramadan Although it will b d last day of COVID 19 insha Allah,may Allah shower his mercy and blessings upon the entire ummah.

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Re: Ramadan: A Month Of Mercy And Mindfulness Of Allah by Mightymanna(m): 6:59am On Apr 24, 2020
Ramadan Kareem

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Re: Ramadan: A Month Of Mercy And Mindfulness Of Allah by Dagger111(m): 10:26am On Apr 24, 2020
This is the month Corona Virus wahala is going back to where it came from.

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Re: Ramadan: A Month Of Mercy And Mindfulness Of Allah by fatymore(f): 10:29am On Apr 24, 2020
Ramadan Mubarak Ummah.

May Allah spare our lives...

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Re: Ramadan: A Month Of Mercy And Mindfulness Of Allah by Bsmartt(m): 10:31am On Apr 24, 2020
Jazakumullahu khairan

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Re: Ramadan: A Month Of Mercy And Mindfulness Of Allah by greall12: 10:32am On Apr 24, 2020
Happy Ramadan

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Re: Ramadan: A Month Of Mercy And Mindfulness Of Allah by Emu4life(f): 10:32am On Apr 24, 2020
Jaza'akillahu khair

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Re: Ramadan: A Month Of Mercy And Mindfulness Of Allah by Emu4life(f): 10:33am On Apr 24, 2020
Dagger111:
This is the month Corona Virus wahala is going back to where it came from.
In Sha Allah

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Re: Ramadan: A Month Of Mercy And Mindfulness Of Allah by Cry4help: 10:33am On Apr 24, 2020
Beautiful

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Re: Ramadan: A Month Of Mercy And Mindfulness Of Allah by Pinzle92(m): 10:35am On Apr 24, 2020
Ramadan Mubarak

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Re: Ramadan: A Month Of Mercy And Mindfulness Of Allah by Nobody: 10:44am On Apr 24, 2020
Islamabad

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Re: Ramadan: A Month Of Mercy And Mindfulness Of Allah by seedorfg(m): 10:47am On Apr 24, 2020
Ramadan Kareem to all the Muslim on nairaland, I pray we overcome whatsoever challenges we're facing. Insha Allah.


#A ku osu Ramadan o

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Re: Ramadan: A Month Of Mercy And Mindfulness Of Allah by zealguy40: 10:49am On Apr 24, 2020
Jesus Christ is the way, truth and life. No other God

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Re: Ramadan: A Month Of Mercy And Mindfulness Of Allah by Nobody: 10:57am On Apr 24, 2020
Is like all the moderators responsible for moving religious posts to front page are All Muslims.

I could remember during Christian Easter celebration (Sunday) only two trends was moved to front page despite all the posts on Easter Sunday in the religious forum/section. Why? Is that Discrimination?



Well done moderators.

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Re: Ramadan: A Month Of Mercy And Mindfulness Of Allah by jawalis(m): 10:58am On Apr 24, 2020
Can’t you see the highest level of obvious partiality and biasness on Nairaland. You deem fit to move all Muslim related post to front page now. Anyways it’s never a problem to anyone but y’ll need to check your life. You aren’t different from our so leaders.
And I haven’t gotten answer to my question of why Muslim eat in the morning and still claim they are fasting. Some should kindly enlighten me. I used to stay in same compound with a Muslim family last rahmadan. She’ll pound yam, get nice meat and soft drinks. Some do eat semo and lots more. So how you consider it as fasting with such diet taken.

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Re: Ramadan: A Month Of Mercy And Mindfulness Of Allah by womenareapes: 11:03am On Apr 24, 2020
k4kenny:
Ramadan: A month of Mercy and Mindfulness of Allah.

ٱلۡحَمۡدُ لِلَّهِ رَبِّ ٱلۡعَـٰلَمِینَ
All praises due to Allah for His mercies and bounties. All praises due to Him, who granted us life when we were lifeless and would grant us death and then resurrect us on a Day with the equivalence of 50000 years(Q70.4)

It's another month of Mercy, a month where the gates if jahannam are shut and the gates of Jannah are opened. An opportunity to start afresh and renew our commitment with our Rabb. In spite of the current global pandemic and financial crisis, we're indeed grateful to witness yet another Ramadan. May it not be our last. Ameen.

What's so special about the Month of Ramadan?
Allah revealed the specific reason why this month stands above others in Q2.185:


This is the Month of the Qur'an, the ultimate guidance to Mankind. The unadulterated revelation of Allah, revealed to the best of all mankind through the best of Angels in the best Month of the year.

Why do we fast?
A lot of theories have come up regarding our reasons for fasting. Some say it's an avenue to feel the pangs of hunger and have some feelings of what the impoverished go through. Some say it's an avenue to reduce our meals and therefore shed some weight and be healthier. While these reasons are okay, Allah 'azza wa ja'al reveals the actual reason in Q2.183: .

The reason stated here is that we may be 'tattaqoon' i.e. pious or mindful of Allah. How is this so? Allah is telling us to abstain for a whole month from that which is halal and tayyib (good). Think about it, we see plates of delicious, nutritious meals and drinks but we stay away, even if no one is around. This is mindfulness of Allah. We know he is Al Baseer, and Ar-Rakib so abstain from the Halal food and halal relationship with our spouses just for the fear of Allah. [b]Allah is showing us in essence that if we can abstain from the Halal for a full month, then we should have no problems abstaining from the haram all year round. [/b]Yes it's achievable if you have taqwa. The purpose of fasting this month is to build our taqwa and grow our imaan. May Allah accept our acts of ibaadah this month and beyond.

Remember, this is the month of Mercy, as we fast with our bodies we purify our souls. We should seek 'afuw and istighfar as much as possible this month. Now is the time to optimise our good deeds acts of ibaadah. Remember each good deed earned this month is multiplied, so grab the opportunity.

May Allah grant us ease this month and see us through to the end and keep providing for us.

مرحب يا رمضان

السلام عليكم و رحمة الله و بركة

©️k4kenny



a month were you people mouths will be smelly!

and the month of violence!

give your life to Christ Jesus! you people are just wasting ya time

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Re: Ramadan: A Month Of Mercy And Mindfulness Of Allah by Sheriman(m): 11:34am On Apr 24, 2020
stevmatt15:
Islamabad
Your Family is worst

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Re: Ramadan: A Month Of Mercy And Mindfulness Of Allah by NaMeAboki: 11:45am On Apr 24, 2020
Masha Allah.
Ramadan & Juma'at Mubarak to all my Muslim brothers & sisters.

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Re: Ramadan: A Month Of Mercy And Mindfulness Of Allah by karnafiu03(m): 12:09pm On Apr 24, 2020
womenareapes:
a month were you people mouths will be smelly!

and the month of violence!

give your life to Christ Jesus! you people are just wasting ya time

Have u ever fast in ur entire life....well, I can't argue with u while fasting, so take care!

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Re: Ramadan: A Month Of Mercy And Mindfulness Of Allah by hajide(m): 12:10pm On Apr 24, 2020
jawalis:
Can’t you see the highest level of obvious partiality and biasness on Nairaland. You deem fit to move all Muslim related post to front page now. Anyways it’s never a problem to anyone but y’ll need to check your life. You aren’t different from our so leaders.
And I haven’t gotten answer to my question of why Muslim eat in the morning and still claim they are fasting. Some should kindly enlighten me. I used to stay in same compound with a Muslim family last rahmadan. She’ll pound yam, get nice meat and soft drinks. Some do eat semo and lots more. So how you consider it as fasting with such diet taken.
How does it bother you so much...get a grip
Re: Ramadan: A Month Of Mercy And Mindfulness Of Allah by ABSAO(m): 12:14pm On Apr 24, 2020
jawalis:

And I haven’t gotten answer to my question of why Muslim eat in the morning and still claim they are fasting. Some should kindly enlighten me. I used to stay in same compound with a Muslim family last rahmadan. She’ll pound yam, get nice meat and soft drinks. Some do eat semo and lots more. So how you consider it as fasting with such diet taken.
Thanks for your question. Ramadan fasting is a spiritual exercise by the Muslims all over the world. As a spiritual exercise, there's a well laid rule on how it's done. The rule is, one is at liberty to eat and drink before the rise of Fajr. so, literally Ramadan fasting is done between the hour of fajr rise till sunset . Also, the main aim is not to starve ourselves but an opportunity to move close to Allah, the one and only God, the creator of the universe!.
Once again, Thanks for question

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Re: Ramadan: A Month Of Mercy And Mindfulness Of Allah by ohfta4(m): 12:15pm On Apr 24, 2020
Re: Ramadan: A Month Of Mercy And Mindfulness Of Allah by karnafiu03(m): 12:16pm On Apr 24, 2020
stevmatt15:
Is like all the moderators responsible for moving religious posts to front page are All Muslims.

I could remember during Christian Easter celebration (Sunday) only two trends was moved to front page despite all the posts on Easter Sunday in the religious forum/section. Why? Is that Discrimination?



Well done moderators.

Today is Friday and also the first day of the month of Ramadan....so what do u expect

All the Christian trends on this forum did not even av any good effect on u, if not u won't b saying this...stop envying and have good day!

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Re: Ramadan: A Month Of Mercy And Mindfulness Of Allah by donbenz(m): 12:18pm On Apr 24, 2020
Ramadan is a month of peace and unlimited blessings. Wishing Muslims all across the globe and the humanity - Ramadan Kareem. May Allah protect the world by performing the miracle of totally eliminating COVID-19 and bless all those suffering with perfect health. Amen

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Re: Ramadan: A Month Of Mercy And Mindfulness Of Allah by ABSAO(m): 12:22pm On Apr 24, 2020
womenareapes:
a month were you people mouths will be smelly!

and the month of violence!

give your life to Christ Jesus! you people are just wasting ya time
The way you guys post what is unwarranted here justify how you're all restricted from Islamic thread. No one is forcing to accept Islam here. Then, why the hate?

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Re: Ramadan: A Month Of Mercy And Mindfulness Of Allah by ABSAO(m): 12:25pm On Apr 24, 2020
jawalis:
Can’t you see the highest level of obvious partiality and biasness on Nairaland. You deem fit to move all Muslim related post to front page now. Anyways it’s never a problem to anyone but y’ll need to check your life. You aren’t different from our so leaders.
And I haven’t gotten answer to my question of why Muslim eat in the morning and still claim they are fasting. Some should kindly enlighten me. I used to stay in same compound with a Muslim family last rahmadan. She’ll pound yam, get nice meat and soft drinks. Some do eat semo and lots more. So how you consider it as fasting with such diet taken.
It's will make sense if you can message the mod instead of spamming this glorious thread. you're at liberty to complain but do so approximately.

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