Posted on 4/30/2021 in Ramadan

Three important Virtues of Ramadan

Ramadan washes all sins if Muslims ask forgiveness by heart

Ramadan provides an opportunity to let clean people themselves, refuel, and press on with renewed vigor for the rest of life's trials and tribulations. Fasting is used to teach them courage and dedication during this period. Ramadan is known as the month of rebirth as it washes all the sins away.

It is a month of opportunities for Muslims to seek forgiveness and repentance for their sins; a time to devote oneself in prayer and establish a connection with Allah (swt); a month of unlimited blessings, offerings, and rewards for Muslims to avail and if everyone knew all the benefits of being in I'tikaf, they would be sure to perform it every year.

Virtues of Ramadan

Fasting has many advantages. We're learning how it can help us develop our physical health. But there are a slew of moral benefits to consider as well. Following are some of the perks we can get during this month.

1. Self-Consciousness

Our senses are enhanced as we limit our food and drink consumption. From our voice to our thoughts and ideas, this helps us to be more related to ourselves. We will start understanding ourselves and make smarter choices if we have a better understanding of ourselves.

Allah says in Quran in Surah Al-Hashr, verse 18:

“O you who have believed, fear Allah. And let every soul look to what it has put forth for tomorrow - and fear Allah. Indeed, Allah is Aware of what you do” [59:18].

A person should make the most of self-reflection with a positive foundation. When he thinks of his journey in this dunya, he should always try and remind himself of Allah’s plan for his life and His decree in every matter. This helps immensely when a person tries to understand why life has unfolded for him the way it has and how to navigate through its uncertainty and mystery with hope in the possibility of the best outcome always.

2. Ramadan is the month of Realization

It is usual to eat one meal just before the sun rises and then another meal just after the sun sets during Ramadan. Muslims accept fasting as a symbol of self-control and discipline. It's also a good time to remember those who don't have enough to eat and who often go home hungry.

3. Ramadan teaches self-control

Islam is a faith that emphasizes the importance of self-control. While most cultures have some kind of ritual or teaching that emphasizes the sense of self-control, Islam seems to put a particular focus on it. From battling sleep to rise before dawn every morning to pray, to frequent restrictions to watch one's tongue, to strict orders in regards to protecting one's chastity as well as all ways that could lead to a compromise of this, the practicing Muslim is constantly confronted with situations that require her/him to practice self-control and devote to a mastery over their own selves.

Thus, Ramadan is the very good and perfect occasion to correct ourselves and to fight with the evil powers and to build the self-control. Ramadan is the month which strengthens our powers to fight against injustice, inequalities, oppressions, poverty and suffering in the society. It also reminds us the importance of relationships around us and the true value and purpose of human existence. Ramadan has so many virtues which help Muslims to build their selves.