Ramadan is a very special time. During this month, Muslims fast to return to Allah.
But, fasting can be very challenging. People need to endure feeling hungry and thirsty while completing their daily activities. It requires great perseverance to fully complete the fasting month.
What’s so special about Ramadan that people are willing to make this great sacrifice? Can we discover the straight path through fasting? Read this article to learn more.
The Significance of Ramadan
Muslims believe Ramadan is the most important month, different from all other months. It’s a time when people deny themselves of many of their desires. And a time when people focus on worshiping Allah and helping those in need.
Additionally, Ramadan is special because Muslims believe the Quran was sent down during this time. There is also a night called Laylat al-Qadr that is said to be more precious than 1,000 months.
The Desired Outcome of Ramadan
Muslim people spend much time praying and worshiping during this month hoping it will bring them closer to Allah. Their desire is to get hidayah (guidance). Muslims long to find the sirat al-Mustaqim, or the straight path. They want to receive enlightenment from Allah to find the true path to heaven.
“Guide us to the straight path (sirat al-Mustaqim), the path of those upon whom You have bestowed favor, not of those who have evoked [Your] anger or of those who are astray” (Qs 1:6-7).
“Sirat al-Mustaqim is a very clear and obvious path that can deliver people to Allah and Heaven…” (Taisirul Kariimir Rahman).
The desire to bring oneself closer to Allah is great, but people sin. That makes it challenging to receive Allah’s hidayah (guidance).
Our worship is flawed. Allah is perfect but people are not. Is it true that all the sins we’ve accumulated the entire year can be cleansed by fasting for a month? What about all the sins we’ve committed over the course of our life? How can our imperfect fasting cover all our sins?
The Only True Path to Heaven
Throughout all of history, only one person has ever claimed that He is the only path to Allah. It was Isa Al-Masih.
“Jesus [Isa Al-Masih] said to him: ‘I am the way…’” (Gospels, John 14:6).
Having a desire to worship and fast is excellent. But our sins make it impossible to follow all religious rules perfectly.
We mess up too many times and too often neglect Allah’s commands. We’re prone to numerous kinds of temptations.
Isa Al-Masih became the straight path to save mankind from their sins. Those who believe in Isa will find the true guidance. Through Him we can have salvation.
“He took our illnesses and bore our diseases” (Gospels, Matthew 8:17).
Believe in Isa Al-Masih! He’s the only one able to truly help us. Isa will show you the one true path to salvation if you earnestly ask Him.
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