“Oh you who believe, fasting is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those who came before you that you may keep your duty to your Lord…” Surah Al-Baqarah, verse 183;
Here comes again Ramadhan al-Mubarak. The holy month that has been waiting by all of muslim around the world in every year. Alhamdulilah, we have been given the opportunity once again, to embrace the month of Ramadhan. Ramadhan is not only the month of “tarbiyah” (self-development) and “tazkiyyah” (purity), but it is also a period of self improvement for all the followers of Islam so as to amplify the good practice of worship to the one and only Allah.
The experience of fasting goes beyond refraining ourselves from food and drinks. Fasting is a therapy for us to be level-headed, to mature ourselves and to get close to Thee. It teaches patience and gives strength to those who are wise enough to appreciate the benefits of this holy act.
“Fasting is the antidote to those who are impatient and lacking of self control despite combined with the problem of two in an individual”. Bedjuzzaman Said Nursi
Wish that the holy month of Ramadhan will grant us the strength for continuous self-improvement so as to inch nearer with faith to the destination of God blessing.