Ramadhan – Recharging the Batteries

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It’s the Holy month of Ramadhan. Ramadhan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and comes once a year. 

During this month, Muslims fast by not eating or drinking anything from dawn until sunset. 

Muslims also refrain from ill-speaking anyone and from having sexual intercourse during those hours as well. There are also extra prayers to be said at this time as well.


It is considered the time to recharge our batteries, because eating, drinking and sexual intercourse is food for the physical bodies, the nafs. Refraining from these physical activities, would weaken the physical body and hence the nafs.

However, food for our spiritual body, the ruh, is the dhikr of Allah, reading of the Holy Qur’an, extra prayers or Salaah and Zakaah. During this month, therefore, we get the opportunity to strengthen our Ruh by focusing more closely on all aspects of ibadah.

 

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