Ramadan is the Month of Blessings and Muslim Greeting
- Every true Muslim should do good deeds in good faith; he should never deny others their rights. A good Muslim should teach himself how to be patient for Allah’s Sake; he should beware not to use his organs of hearing and sight in doing something unlawful, nor should he take to lying or swearing.
- One should return to Allah in real repentance to do so, one should give up committing sins, regret having committed them, and resolve never to commit them again. One should keep vigil in prayer, humbling oneself before Allah and contemplating the wisdom of creation.
- One should be keen on performing obligatory prayers in the congregation. One should be interested in attending the first row in prayer and be there from its beginning. One should give to charity in this special month; we should remember the poor or needy person every day.
- One should regularly offer the Taraweeh prayer (Ramadan Night Supererogatory Prayer; it’s of 8 Rak`ahs at least) and the Shaf and Witr prayer (a confirmed traditional act of worship, offered in 3 units) It’s recommended for a Muslim, if able, to invite one fasting person or more to have Iftar together.
- Paying visits to patients, keeping ties of kinship, and attending funerals are all social duties of abundant rewards. One should be keen on reciting the words the Prophet used to praise Allah within the early morning and before sunset, bearing in mind to remember Allah every time. One should adapt to reciting daily three Chapters (Surahs) of the Glorious Qur’an, or at least one Chapter.
- It’s important to habituate oneself to offering two optional units of prayer each time one performs ablution. It’s important to memorize some verses of the Glorious Qur’an daily. One should learn by heart one or more Prophetic Sayings every day.
- One should read some simplified book on the biography of Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, and another on subjects of belief. One should call others to believe in Allah, and draw their attention to the obligation of following Allah’s teachings and avoiding wrongdoing.
- Also in this blessed month, one should be extremely generous. One should, if able, perform Umrah, for performing `Umrah during Ramadan, is reckoned (in reward) as performing Hajj in the company of the Prophet himself, peace and blessings are upon him.
- One should obey one’s parents if they are alive, and express gratitude to them, if they are dead, by praying for them and giving to charity in their favor. One should perform the prayer of Eidul Fitr.