Ramadan – The Month of Self Improvement and Islaah – Course 9
Course Duration 03 : 16 : 33
Ramadan is the month of self-improvement and islaah. Ramadan is the time when Muslims should focus on becoming better Muslims. Every Muslim always seeks to become a better Muslim and to inspire others to do the same. Ramadan is the perfect time for it.
Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said:
“If any of the Muslims see anything which is abominable (anything which is wrong), he should stop it with his hand; if he does not have the strength to do that, he should stop it with his tongue. If he does not have the strength to do that, he should at least abhor it in his heart (at least curse against it in his heart). And then he will have the least degree of faith.” (Sunan At Tirmidhi – Vol 6 Hadeeth 3579)
Ramadan is the month of self-improvement and Islaah. We should utilize Ramadan to get rid of the major sins in our life.
The most heinous major sins include Shirk, Killing someone innocent, Zina, Homosexuality, Ribaa, Alcohol, Backbiting, Slandering, wearing a garment below the ankle (Males), and giving false testimony. The month of self-improvement and Islaah keeps us safe from major sins.
We can practice becoming a good Muslim through the month of self-improvement and Islaah by acting on the Sunnah of the Holy Prophet (PBUH).
Types of Sunnah
Sunnah Al Qawliyyah
The words of the Prophet (PBUH).
He (PBUH) said:
“Pray as you see me praying.” (Saheeh Al Bukhaari – Vol 1 Hadeeth 631)
Sunnah Al Fi’liyyah
The actions of the Prophet (PBUH)
The companion, ‘Abdullaah ibn ‘Umar (RA), narrated:
“I saw that whenever Allaah’s Messenger (PBUH)stood for the prayer, he used to raise both his hands up to the shoulders, and used to do the same on saying the Takbeer for bowing and on raising his head from it and used to say, ‘Sami’ Allaahu Liman Hamidah.’ But he did not do that (i.e., raising his hands) in prostrations.” (Saheeh Al Bukhaari – Vol 1 Hadeeth 736)
Sunnah Al Taqri’riyyah
The sayings of the Prophet (PBUH)
The companion, Qays ibn ‘Amr (RA), narrated:
“Once Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) prayed Fajr Salaah in the congregation, and after the Salaah was over, he saw a man who, after the Salaah, got up and offered two Raka’aah Salaah. So, Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)said: “The Fajr Salaah is only two Raka’aah,” indicating, “Why did you offer two Raka’aah again?”.So the man said, “I did not offer the two Sunnah Salaah before the Fajr Fardh Salaah, that is the reason I am offering it now,” and Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) kept silent.” (Sunan Abu Dawood – Vol 1 Hadeeth 1262)
To become a better Muslim, you need to understand the categories of deeds that include Fardh, Mustahab, Makrooh, Haram, and Mubaah and the Islamic dress code for males and females. All of this will be discussed in detail with Dr. Zakir Naik in our exclusive talks. Enroll in our course to make the most of the month of self-improvement and Islaah.