The Essence of the Holy Qur’an
Implement the Lesson of Fasting in Daily Life
And you must magnify Allah for having guided you so that you may be grateful to Him.
(Surah No. 02, al-Baqarah, Verse No. 185)
The lesson of fasting: : Dear brothers and sisters, very recently we have observed the month of fasting and blessing. It is the month in which the glorious book al-Qur’an was revealed for the mankind. During this month Allah the al-Mighty was our trainer, we were trainee and al-Qur’an was our syllabus. To make Allah’s real and competent servant He has trained us in this month. He taught us to follow His instructions in the entire worldly life. The fasting was the symbolic and exemplary one of His training. The main significance and important lessons were behind His instructions to prepare us to carry His order properly and perfectly in our daily life in the temporary world.
Ramadhan is not a seasonal commodity: There is no doubt that Allah has guided us. Due to His blessings and mercy we are Muslims. He has shown us the right and straight path of paradise. We got spiritual power to observe fasting during the entire month of Ramadhan. The training we got from Him is to be materialized during the rest eleven month of the year. Thieves turned into honest people; liars stopped making stories and those who never gone at the mosque made a temporary habit of doing so during that month. It was only happened for the blessing of the month. But there is no scope for the real and practicing Muslim to consider that it is a seasonal commodity that we may enjoy and drop it as per wish. We can never harvest the full benefit of Ramadhan until we carry it with us throughout the year and onwards.
Glorify Allah: Allah has prescribed for us such an excellent training period, the month of fasting and also provided us glorious Qur’an to make us worthy people to live peacefully and lead the present world. He has created us as His supreme creation and made us follower of Muhammad (pbuh). Therefore, let us mould our life as per pledge of the holy month and through our mental and physical energy glorify Him.
Md. Moshiur Rahman