“Taqwa” translates into “being conscious of God” and “Al-Muttaqin” refers to those who practice Taqwa.
Ramadan is the celebration of a prayer fulfilled; made by Prophet Ibrahim (AS) and his eldest son, Prophet Ismael (AS) as they were building the Kaaba. It’s English translation (not-word-per-word) is as follows:
“Make both of us Muslim before you and from our future generations, give us at least one Muslim nation and from that same nation, give us a messenger who will recite your revelations.”
The Holy Quran (God’s revelations) was sent down to Prophet Mohamed (SAW), a descendant of both Prophets Ismael (AS) and Ibrahmin (AS) on Laylat al Qadr (the Night of Decree) during the month of Ramadan.
So, instead of celebrating and engaging with God’s words for just a night, we get to do that for a whole month; how beautiful is that?
Ramadan is all about the Quran; read it, listen to it, turn its ayat into supplications. Be engaged, understand, and most imporantly, fill your heart with love for God’s words.
The Quran is divided into 30 juz(s), that is approximately 600 pages. If you read 4 pages after every salah, then you would have read 20 pages by the end of the day. Do that every day for 30 days and you will be able to complete the Quran. (START TOMORROW, I mean that LITERALLY).
Having said that, I am going to disengage from Ramadan and turn my focus to fasting.
It is important to comprehend that the purpose of fasting is different from that of Ramadan. We usually get the two mixed up (guilty of that myself) and I’m here to clarify things out: