Why is fasting harder  than the rest of the acts of worship?

Ramadan selections (10): Why is fasting harder than the rest of the acts of worship?

Siyaam is harder for man, because leaving lawful things, such as food and drinks is harder on the self. Regarding this point, when Allah describes the humane side of the Prophets PBUT, He says:  ﴾They ate food﴿   [Al-Furqan, 20] This means that man needs food to live. ﴾ And walked in the markets﴿   [Al-Furqan, 20] This means that

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Advice to irritable people who ascribe anger to the state of fasting

Ramadan selections (11): Advice to irritable people who ascribe anger to the state of fasting

What should we say to the irritable person in Ramadan who ascribes his anger to his state of Siyaam?  As I see it, it should be the other way round, for the one who observes Siyaam should become more tender, tolerant and patient. However, if his Siyaam is to refrain from food and drinks only, his temper will become worse. Thus, there is a difference

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How can we observe Siyaam as Allah decreed?

Ramadan selections (12): How can we observe Siyaam as Allah decreed?

How can we observe Siyaam as Allah decreed? ﴾Hold fast to that which We have given you, and remember that which is therein ﴿   [Al-Baqarah, 63] It seems that Allah the Almighty encourages us to comprehend the wisdom behind Siyaam so that we may watch ourselves: are we on the right path? Are we fasting as Allah decreed? By the passage of time,

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Submitting to Allah's Way is the most beautiful thing in Ramadan.

Ramadan selections (13): Submitting to Allah's Way is the most beautiful thing in Ramadan.

Submitting to Allah's Way is the most beautiful thing in Ramadan.  "Every deed of the son of Adam is for him, except fasting; it is for Me and I shall reward for it." [Agreed upon] Siyaam in its essence is submission to Allah's Decree. Whenever one complies with an act of obedience after knowing the wisdom behind it, he will be rewarded

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How we should recite the Quran in Ramadan

Ramadan selections (14): How we should recite the Quran in Ramadan

Ramadan is the month of the Noble Quran. Allah the Almighty says: ﴾Recite it (i.e. obey its orders and follow its teachings) as it should be recited (i.e. followed),﴿   [Al-Baqarah, 121] The right recitation of the Quran is to read it according to Arabic grammar, to intone it taking into consideration all Tajweed rules, to understand it rightly,

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Voiding the month of Ramadan from its essence

Ramadan selections (15): Voiding the month of Ramadan from its essence

When Ramadan becomes the month of banquets, movies and shows, it is then drained of much of its content, as the contemporary term goes.  The danger of shows and movies comes from presenting values that contradict Islam. The corrupted person is presented as someone whose house is like a mansion and his wife welcomes his friends in his absence while

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How can one reach a complete obedience (to Allah)?

Ramadan selections (16): How can one reach a complete obedience (to Allah)?

Dear brothers, the month of Ramadan is an annual opportunity to take a quality leap to a better level, better rank and better reality. A poet once said after Ramadan, and we take refuge with Allah of what he said: Ramadan has gone so pass wine O bartender It misses us and we miss it. If we take a quality leap in Ramadan and then return to the way

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What is the purpose of fasting the month of Ramadan in the Quran?

Ramadan selections (17): What is the purpose of fasting the month of Ramadan in the Quran?

Allah the Almighty says: ﴾ Observing As-Saum (the fasting) is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you, that you may become Al-Muttaqun﴿  [Al Baqarah-183] Taqwa (piousness) is the wisdom behind Siyaam according to the above Ayah. Taqwa in Arabic means protection, which saves man from harmful things. In this sense, Taqwa is

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Fasting increases man's confidence in himself

Ramadan selections (18): Fasting increases man's confidence in himself

Allah, Exalted and Sublime be He, wants you to believe in your sincerity in the month of Ramadan. Siyaam is the sincerity act of.  Allah meant for Ramadan to be a quality leap for you and a means to increase your own confidence. Siyaam is the sincerity act of worship, because there is no law on earth that can force you to stop eating and drinking or

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What does the one who observes fasting feel?

Ramadan selections (19): What does the one who observes fasting feel?

Allah the Almighty says: ﴾ Nay! Verily, man does transgress all bounds (in disbelief and evil deed, etc.)* Because he considers himself self-sufficient.﴿  [Al Alaq, 6-7] Some people are heedless, because they are powerful and rich. Money is affluent in their hands and their orders are listened to, they have their powerful status either in commerce,

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