Ramadhan, the month of fasting for Muslims

I would like to wish all my Muslim friends and Muslim readers to this humble blog a great Ramadhan. For non-Muslim friends and readers, let me brief here what is Ramadhan.

For over one billion Muslims throughout the world, Ramadhan is a special month of the year. During the month of Ramadhan, Muslims fast from dawn to sunset every day. Ramadhan was the month in which the first verses of the holy Qur’an were revealed to Prophet Mohammad (PBUH). It is a time for inner reflection, devotion to God and self-control. The sighting of the new moon at the end of Ramadhan heralds the celebration of Eid ul-Fitri. This year the month of Ramadhan will begins on September 13, 2007.

Dr. Sano Koutoub Moustapha, Professor of Jurisprudence and its Principles at the International Islamic University, Malaysia, states the following:

Let us keep praying Almighty Allah to bless us in the month of Sha`ban and give us the chance to fast the month of Ramadan. For better preparation for the holy month of Ramadan, I propose the following:

1. Keep praying daily that Allah gives us the chance and grants us good health that will enable us to fast the holy month.
2. Start repenting and seeking the forgiveness of the Almighty for all our wrongdoings before Ramadhan.
3. Seek the strength from Allah to fast in the way that He likes and wants.
4. Seek forgiveness from all members of your family, workmates, neighbors, and relatives for any wrongdoing against them.
5. Refrain from backbiting, slandering, and unlawful mixing with people.
6. Clean your heart and soul from envy, jealousy, hypocrisy, arrogance, and all heart diseases.
7. Seek the blessings of your parents, if they are alive, and their forgiveness for your shortcomings towards them.
8. Increase your du`aa’ and commitment to your daily duties and obligations.

With this, we will be able to achieve the main goals of fasting in the holy month of Ramadhan.

For inspiration and understand of the month of Ramadhan, sit back and view this video (in Bahasa Malaysia, my mother tongue)

Then view this video in Arabic,

View what American Muslims are saying about Ramadhan,

May Allah guide us all to the straight path!
Wassalam and Allah Almighty knows best.

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9 Comments so far

  1. Deen on September 11th, 2007

    Salam Rosli,

    Great ‘tazkirah’ (reminder)!

    May Allah give us ‘tawfeeq’ and ‘hidayah’ (strength and guidance) to perform our fasting and other duties successfully in this Ramadhan. And may we better today compared to yesterday and better tomorrow than today. Ameen.

    Rosli, since we are practically nearby, possibly we could breakfast (at sundown of course) together in one of the days? 🙂

  2. roslimh on September 11th, 2007

    Salam to you too, Deen.

    Yup, we could meet for breaking fast but on this Ramadhan I am quite tight. Reason being I have additional chores to do due to my maid ‘on leave’ to her kampung =). But no worries, we still could be in touch online. That is the beauty of today’s technology. Will make a time later and will advise you, Deen.

    Have a great Ramadhan, may Allah gives us the guidance and the will power. Ameen.

  3. saadon on September 11th, 2007

    assalammualaikum sdr rosli,

    satu usaha yang cemerlang. wish I could do the same. semoga ianya berterusan. maybe you should give us, especially myself, a tutorial how to develop this type of blog.

    selamat menyambut ramadhan al mubarak. semoga Allah s.w.t mengampuni dosa2 kita dan mencucuri rahmat kepada kita dan memasukan kita dalam gulungan orang2 yang bertaqwa. Amiiinnn.

    salam untuk semua umat islam.

  4. roslimh on September 11th, 2007

    Waalaikumusalam Sdr Saadon,

    Thanks for visiting. I will do my level best to update this blog and all others regularly. To have a blog nowadays it is easy and now there are products that you could add more juice to your blogging activities. Will surely guide you if you need to know more. Just give me a shout.

    Ameen. may Allah bless us all in this coming Ramadhan. Saya juga mengambil kesempatan ini utk memohon ampun & maaf dari Sdr Saadon diatas kesalahan saya samada sedar atau tidak selama kita berkawan secara online ini.


  5. Ahmad Abd Hadi on September 14th, 2007


    Nice post brother. I’ve been in your list for quite a while now, and I must say I’m quite impressed by your efforts and attitude. Anything that you recommend, I will never hesitate to have a look. Sadly sometimes I find the need to contact you but don’t really know your working email. I wish you could send me an email with your working email so that I could be in touch with you.

    This post about Ramadhan is a special one. It’s telling that we not only love to work at home, but we never abandon our religion. Thank you so much for sharing this. Anyway, I have to go now. I know it’s late for me to comment. I should have commented the first time I came here. I have been busy.

    Farewell and Happy Ramadhan from Brunei.

  6. roslimh on September 21st, 2007

    Wualaikummussalam Hadi,

    To contact me just leave your comments here and it will go to my email and I shall reply to you in due course. Glad that you like my idea of blogging but in actual fact there are more things to be done here. I will do my level best to update frequently. Selamat Menjalani Ibadah Puasa di bulan Ramadan Al-Mubarak ini. Semuga Hadi dan keluarga dan seluruh warga Brunei di berkati. Amin.

  7. Ismail on October 3rd, 2007

    May bless us all and let there be peace on earth.
    Please think of the poor and needy
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