September 18, 2007 | By: BangDhika

RAMADHAN : The Month of Oppurtunity

"O you who believe! Observing As-Saum (Fasting) is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you, that you may attain taqwa (piety)" [Al-Baqarah: 183]

"The month of Ramadhaan in which the Qur'�n was revealed, a guidance for mankind and clear proofs for the guidance of the Criterion between right and wrong. So whosoever of you sights the crescent for the month of Ramadhaan, he must fast that month." [Soorah al-Baqarah 2:185]

Allah's Messenger (SAW) said: "Islaam is built upon five: Testifying that none has the right to be worshipped except Allah and the Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, establishing the Prayer, giving the Zakaah performing Hajj to the House, and fasting in Ramadhaan." [Bukhari (1/48) and Muslim (no.16)]

He (SAW) also said: "There has come to you Ramadhaan, a blessed month, in which Allah has made it obligatory to fast. During it the gates of Paradise are opened and the gates of Hellfire are closed, and the rebellious devils are chained. In it is a night (Laylatul-Qadr) which is better than a thousand months. He who is deprived of its good has truly been deprived." [al-Nasai (no.1992]