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15 Things To Avoid In The Month Of Ramadan

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Ever Merciful
All praise is due to Allah, the Lord of all creation. May the salutations of Allah, His peace and blessings be upon our beloved Prophet, Muhammad, his family, his companions, and his true followers until the Last Day – then to proceed:

Dear brothers and sisters, without any doubt, Ramadan is one of the noblest months in the Islamic year. It is the month where Muslims change their regular routine, turn towards prayers seeking forgiveness, and seek the blessings and mercy of Allah Almighty for the rest of the year.

Respected brothers and sisters, in the month of Ramadan, the goal of a Muslim is to make the best use of the month and seek as many blessings and mercy as possible and refrain from all such activities that spoil the fast and somehow make a Muslim lose all the reward and blessings, which he or she had earned.

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Our beloved Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) said in His Hadith:

“When the month of Ramadan starts, the gates of the heaven are opened and the gates of Hell are closed and the devils are chained.” [Bukhari]

My beloved people, from this Hadith of Prophet (Peace be upon him), it is clear that in Ramadan there is no Satan (Shaitan), therefore, the element of luring towards evil is missing, thus, the chances of doing and being good increase. Therefore, if there is something bad that occurs from a Muslim, it is his or her personal doing.

Therefore, it is imperative that during Ramadan a Muslim refrains from all such acts that are not worthy of fasting and are mistakes that should not be committed during the fast as follows:

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Avoid Anger
The first thing that a Muslim needs to avoid during Ramadan is anger. It is the root cause of all the evils and the outcome of it is never good. When angry the judgment of a person gets clouded and he or she is not able to see clearly, and in such an unclear situation, a person commits mistakes for which a person has to feel ashamed or repent upon later on.
However, one of the essences of fasting in Ramadan is that it teaches a Muslim to be patient and humble, which are the virtues which when present cause the vice of anger to flee. Therefore, it is more than imperative that Muslims resort to patience and tolerance instead of getting angry during Ramadan.

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This anger leaves to hurting other people emotionally, which definitely is not a good deed and should be avoided during Ramadan.

Also, when you feel like getting angry, remember the noble Prophet Muhammad’s (SAW)’s the advice of seeking refuge from Allah. The Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) said:

“I know a word which, if only he would say it, this (anger) would leave him. If he said, “A’uzu billahi min al-shaitan (I seek refuge with Allah from the Shaitan),”, this [anger] would leave him.’” [Reported by al-Bukhari]

In addition, start concentration upon the Special Deeds of Our Prophet Muhammad (SAW) in Ramadan which would ultimately drive your anger away.

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