BABANDI A.GUMEL FROM U.K said:
One thing which each and every one of us can do to help promote Islam is to be good Muslims good representative or Ambassadors of Islam changing our character for the better so that we can give Islam good name being denigrated in the Media. Anything we do like committing any mistake we will not be treated as ordinary human beings like every one but due to prejudice we will be branded as terrorists militants or whatever the Media taking full advantage to destroy the name of Islam the only interested in that. So this is why we have to be good example wherever we find ourselves we are Muslims so therefore let us be serious good Muslims and best examples for every to see.
BABANDI A. GUMEL FROM U.K said:
Allah will not change condition of people until they change what
is in their hearts.If we are sincere and determined we can
change our habit for the better if not best.All we need is to
make sincere intention then put it into practice and see the
result especially during this time of Ramadan Rahmah is being
showered in the first ten days before the second ten days of
forgiveness.So don't lag behind strive hard so that we be saved
from the fire and gain entry into Jannah at the last ten days in
July.May Allah accept our ibadah and the entire Ummah we all
become the means of guidance.Pray for our brothers and sisters
in one Country where they stopped them from fasting in the Month
of Ramadan the Muslim Countries should be united to point to
this Nation the injustice perpetrated to our fellow Muslims in
that Country by giving them the freedom which the World together
with UN has given enshrined in the human rights declaration of
freedom of Religion. Pressure must be put on this so called
Nation who think they are civilized by not believing in God.Let
them keep it to themselves not impose it on others if they don't
believe in God we are Muslims we believe so allow our Muslims
brothers and sisters to practice their Deen allowing them to
fast in Ramadan.They are not children yes children can be
persuaded not to fast but not adult.There is no obedience in the
disobedience of Allah openly coming out to stop people from
practicing their Religion. Human Right Groups and other Muslims
must act by reminding the Country that what its doing is wrong
they should be corrected.Month of Ramadan is Month of Blessing
no one should be deprived of his/her duty. May Allah give all of
us including them guidance Amen.
KAMARUDDIN FROM MALAYSIA said:
Congratulation ! You have said it in very clear words. I have always
believed that our formal religious practices/duties like performing
solah, fasting and giving charity are for character building. To
transform a Muslim to be a civilize individual. Only then that Muslim
could bring great impact on others. May Allah reward you for your
BABANDI A.GUMEL FROM U.K said:
We can change from bad to good or even from worst to best.A person who
is cruel(Zalim) can change into a just(adl) person like Sayyadinah
Umar (R.A).So Islam mends the character from negative to positive.Only
Islam can stop a person from following his/her desires nothing else
can do this except true Deen. Just imagine the vices in the society
like drinking,adultery ,homosexuality, gambling,taking interest and
all other evils which human being cannot protect himself from their
temptation human is so weak cannot control himself or any other way of
life cannot stop them or protect himself only Islam has the capacity
to stop him or rid the human from such weakness due to Imaan.
VIKAR FROM UNITED STATES said:
Just wanted to say Jazakallah Khier for writing your paper. I have
broke my disgusting smoking habit of ten years four months ago.
However every day is a Mental Challenge to overcome Mind over Matter
and Alhumdilallah it was motivating to read your paper before
Ramadan. Inshallah Allah helps you and all of us have a successful
and self-evolving Ramadan. Ameen.
MOHAMMED MULATA FROM ETHIOPIA said:
Asalam alaikum ya ahlel kheyri it is very interesting program. Inshaallah I will follow it from today onwards...............
REEF FROM UK said:
To brother Idris: it is widely accepted by the scholars that removing
a tooth does not nullify the fast. However, this does not cover the
case where local anasthesia is injected. There is also the almost
inevitable danger of swallowing liquid used in the tooth extraction.
If tooth refill does not involve injections or liquid then it does not
invalidate the fast. And Allah knows best.
REEF FROM UK said:
I'm quite astounded by this article. In the blessed month of fasting we are reminded of every non-islamic view of habit while a wealth of literature exists on the subject from muslim scholars such as ibn el-jawziya and ibn-khaldoun. Besides there is no mention even of one single prophetic hadith in the month of Ramadhan, not even of the famous hadith "the best actions are those that are consistent". Simply unbelievable.
SALEEM FROM U. S. A. said:
Beautifully written article indeed. Thank you, Brother Sadullah Khan.
YAHYA FROM AUSTRALIA said:
Nice article. Jazak Allahu khairan to the author. For all non-Muslims, I would like you to also experience the happiness we muslims feel in Islam and enjoy its blessings like Ramadaan. Come and return to the true religion of the One True God.
KEN FROM U.S. said:
This is a really good article. As we approach Ramadan i find myself farther from the right path than i was this time last year, i really needed this insha allah i will grow an mature in this deen.
SALATULFAJR FROM UNITED STATES OF AMERICA said:
at first i thought this was a book. i intended to buy it. this is my most favorite subject of self improvement.take good speech for example...i take an ayat on the subject and hold it and glance at it times during day. same way i did economics as spendthrifts are the brothers of the devils. this is the best thing to do to improve character.
AYOBAMI FROM NIGERIA said:
Salam to all muslim globally. I really find total interest on this site for an edcuational exposure on Islam. May reward you and keep it up
IDRIS FROM NIGERIA said:
As sallam Alaykum,
I wish to find out if a visit to a dentist for tooth refill during the month of Ramadan will nullify fast for that day?
DAVOSHA FROM UNITED STATES said:
As salaamu aliakum wa rhamaatullah wara barakatu,
This is and excellant article because it reminds me that Allah is not in need of our fasts if during this blessed month we don't take time to reflect and improve ourselves in our piety,eebadah and deeds. I emailed it too all my friends and I pray that we act on what we read, because after all intellilect is knowledge applied. This is a very knowledgeble article on character and habits. Jazakullah khairun May Allah SWT accept your fasts and prayers. ameen. Ramadaan Mubarak
IDRIS FROM U.S. said:
As salaamu alaikum.
I am a newcomer.
This is my fourth Ramadan. I am a smoker
but since the begining of Ramadan, I have
only smoked a couiple of times and, Inshala, I
won't continue afterwards. With the help of
Allah I will strengthen my character and
become a better Muslim. I found the article
very enlightening particularly the section
quoting Aristotle and Shakespeare.
Peace and Blessings
NIDAL FROM SUDAN said:
I really loved the way u put the meanings of what u were saying on the subject of character.Really admire this site......it's great!!!!
SIRAJ AHAMED FROM SINGAPORE said:
Well balanced article. Intellectually written.
ZAHRA FROM U.S. said:
i really liked this article; it helps understand the true meaning of Ramadhan. may Allah accept all of our fasts, and a blessed month to all my fellow muslims. wassalam.
ISHAQ FROM CANADA said:
Well said, well put; well written.
ZHABA FROM USA said:
Very well written. I appreciate the references to the Greco-Roman writers and Shakespeare; they help a person with a Western European background understand and relate to the tenets of Islam.
RASHAD ASOUFY FROM USA/ FROM YEMEN... said:
Asalam u alakum,
I'm a 19 year old muslim brother living in Dearborn, MI.
May Allah reward the writer of these very kind words. The reality of the words cannot be stressed enough to especially the young people of america. Who have unfortunatly allowed there character detariate by the giving in of there ahwa's or desires. I urge every person that has read this article to share it with there family, and friends, and try to master the words written for themselves. I belive that the success of the muslims today is must be first throught the mastering of there own self. Asalam u Alakum.
NAZRUL ISLAM FROM U.K said:
Assalum alaykum ,regarding your Articles ,please give us the permission to print and distrubute your articles in our area , We would be happy if you could e mail us with your articles.
LEONOR NIELSEN FROM USA said:
very impressive and true!
JAMIL MOHAMED FROM INDIA said:
really super, i gathered lot of information from it,thanks a lot
FATHIMATH SAEED FROM MALDIVES said:
The article was enlightening and food for thought. Today increasingly in our society, peoples outward appearance has become the SOLE criterion of their 'thaqwa'. The essence of the inner being has been lost in this rush to creates image and due to concern of how others perceive us. may Allaah save the Islamic Ummah from outwardly show off and ostentatious behaviour. May he give us a heart filled with thaqwa which will trickle its effects to our behviour and dressing and outward deeds.
YAHYA BERGUM FROM USA said:
Jazak Allah - I have already found this article helpful. However, (while I am not disappointed by sincere attempts at Dawah - Insha'Allah), I would like to say that at least one of the article's detractors had a point that (perhaps) your website's editors should at least take the time to consider.
If I understood "zilzaal azzizi" (of Washington, DC/USA) correctly, if an article (posted at the IslamiCity.com website) is advocating some sort of action (or perhaps attempting to evoke some sort of reaction) on the part of the reader, then that article should also include adequate references to the Qur'an and the sayings of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) in order to validate whatever action or position that article is advocating. I (personally) would imagine that quoting non-Muslim personalities while making "sentimental" appeals to non-Muslims (to practice particular observances during Ramadan) might seem acceptable enough, at least whenever directed primarily at non-Muslims.
Articles might be expected, however, to satisfy more exacting requirements before being published at the IslamiCity.com website. This would seem to be because IslamiCity.com represents itself as a source of Islamic instruction - in addition to maintaining a website for Muslims to practice Dawah - Insha'Allah. I would assume that the IslamiCity.com editorial staff could request additions of Islamic scripture from prospective contributors of articles, if such additions where determined necessary to satisfy some sort of standardized requirements for Islamic instruction.
May Allah bless the workers at IslamiCity.com, IslamiCity.com's supporters and the authors of articles and other content appearing at IslamiCity.com (as well as IslamiCity.com's respondents) for their good deeds and intentions.
Salaam (with good intentions - Insha'Allah),
SHAKIRA FROM U.S.A. said:
i would like to know with all the technology that we have why we can't agree on a set day for the beginning of ramadan. astronomers can tell when the new moon is to rise 20 years from now but yet we have to wait on the isna to tell us when to begin the fast. there are always 2 or 3 people that argue about if they have seen the new moon or not but yet it has been written in the paper weeks ago. how are we ever to advance as a community if we do not accept what technology has provided for us. i think this is very sad and i'm appalled at such backwards attempt when it is God that created the moon and gave us BRAINS to accept the technology that has been given to us but it seems the moslems still live in the dark ages.
ADEBISI MUSBAUDEEN FROM NIGERIA said:
alhamdullahi robili alamin,
thank you so much for the article. i have not seen this kind for years back. it was really inspiry.
HALIT GER FROM TURKEY said:
Selamen Selame for Ebed Selam
Sory I have little Eng.
But, no problem language barier.
I listening:2002.11.4 tomorrow is RAMADAN 1
Turkey hour is 22:30 : south africa saw NEW MOON
But I read calender paper.
2002.11.5 is RAMADAN 1:two later day.
Which day is RAMADAN.
Please HELP me.
MUQTAAR FROM USA said:
ilaahay hana soo wafajiyo ducada iyo qayrkiisa.aaamiin.....aammiinn
SHEHZADA FROM GIBRALTAR said:
Beautiful description of habits, character, reputation and Ramdan. Accept my congratulations. We pray to Allah, give us the courage and power to pursue all these good habits in ourselves and in our children . Aameen.
SISTER IN ISLAM FROM AUSTRALIA said:
Masha Allah, a most inspiring article. May Allah reward you for every letter and May Allah increase you in knowledge to continue to provide to us.
May Allah Guide You and The Muslims From Every Harm
MIRZA ALI FROM PAKISTAN said:
ramadan is a month of praying to GOD.we should ask forgiveness for all our sins and wrong doings.in this month Allah forgive in millions daily.we must help our needy and poor brothers in this wholy month.we should feel their needs and miseries.true spirit behind ramadan is needed to be understand and follow.All muslim should spread the true message of islam and quran in this month.we should prove to the world that islam is the only real and true religion by observing ramadan in its true spirits and letters.
REMEMBER ME IN YOUR PRAYERS DURING AFTAR OF EVERY DAY OF RAMADAN.PRAY FOR ME THAT GOD FORGIVE ALL MY SINS AND WRONG DOINGS BEFORE MY DEATH.THANKS AND ALLAH HAFIZ
BELAL ALI said:
Assalam o ilakum. Thank you so much for this incredible article. It is well written and understandible. It means a lot to me, and salam.
SHAKIL FROM INDIA said:
I M HAPPY THIS SITE I HAVE READ IT @ VERY GLAD U GIVE INFORMATION ABOUT ISLAM EVERY TIME ANY HELP U SEND ME MAIL I WILL TRY
UMAR FAROOQUE FROM INDIA said:
asalam o laikum
Sir, i am very thanks for you to more information gave me by your website.
allah gave you more energy.
ABDUL J. FROM USA said:
AllAH U AKBAR,
Yes indeed beautiful and well put. Shukran.
ANELA NAZ FROM UK said:
The article was most certainly beautiful and completely true; thank you very much! I would like to make a request that you please kindly write about disability in an bulletin in the near future in terms of how it should be treated, perception, etc as many muslims I meet don't seem to be able to treat me right.
Many thanks and Was Salaam
MARY R. BARRY FROM USA said:
This is one of the most beautiful, true, clear articles I
have EVER read!!
Personally, I've been going to write about 'habit' & have
yet to get to it. Inshallah, this will encourage me to
strengthen my resolve to do so.
PLEASE keep articles such as these coming regularly.
JEFFERY FROM US said:
when is the first day of Ramadan ? and what are some way one can prepare himself for Ramadan
IS] FROM USA said:
THIS IS A VERY GOOD ARTICAL.AND RAMADAN IS APPROCHING INSHALLAH AND THERE MUST BE SOME DETAILE ARTICALS ON THE FRONT PAGE AT LEAST TILL THE 1ST RAMADAN SO, PEOPLE COULD READ BEFORE THE START.AS NON-MUSLIMS ARE READING ISLAMIC ARTICALS AS WELL AND THEY CAN BETTER KNOW ISLAMIC PRATICE.
THIS WAY THEY WILL NOT HAVE ANY KIND OF DIFFICULTIES TO UNDERSTAND WHAT AND HOW MUSLIMS PRACTICE THEIR PILLERS OF ISLAM.
MAY WE ALL GET THE BENEFITS FROM THE BLESSINGS OF ALLAH IN RAMADAN.AAMEN.
AIMAN ABDULLAH FROM MALAYSIA said:
To continue in the vein of Sadullah Khan, Reputation is the clothing you wear, Character is the man who wears them; Reputation..the light which shines, Character...that which it illuminates; Reputation...that which you speak, character...that which you mean.
To describe it in a super-simplistic way, the phenomenon of Habit becomng a driving force in making of character, refered to by Aristotle (Who learned this from Socrates) and Shakespeare, is known in Psychology as the tendency to minimise and eliminate dissonance, that is the conflicts between our values and our behaviour. Values modify beliefs, which determine bahaviour. Dissonance can be dissipated by modifying behaviour (habit) and in time, values and belief will chnge to adapt to the "new" 'habitual' behaviour as a means of eliminating dissonance between the two.
FAZIL YOOSUF FROM USA said:
Indeed, what a marvelous writing!
ZILZAAL AZZIZI FROM WASHINGTON,DC/USA said:
These comments are to express my deep disappointment to the Editors of Islamicity by printing a rather weak and confusing article by Sadullah Khan on the subject of Islam's noble month of Ramadan.
It appears clear to me that the author is trying his best to impress everyone that he is a man of scholarship and deep learning, especially in Western classics, such as, Greek and Roman letters.
For, in this regard, he attempts to augment his arguments on taqwah and Ramadan by quoting from such ancient sources as Greek philosopher Aristotle, Roman poet Naso Ovid, Roman orator Cicero, and last but not least, English poet Shakespeare!
What is this man talking about? Where is the relevance of the obscure and impertinent quotations of these ancient men of letters to Islam's blessed month of fasting? Where is it?
But Sadullah Khan's failings did not stop there. The learned writer (and I am sure he is learned), in this entire article, neglected to mention a single verse from the Noble Qur'an, explaining Allah's pronouncement for Muslims to fast during this venerable month. In addition, the he failed to formally quote in a single, complete Hadith from among the sihah sittah (reliable six canonical texts) to corroborate his somewhat confusing and contradictory postulations.
Why is this writer trying to extol the virtues, benefits, and inner spirituality of Ramadan by giving us weird and unrelated quotations from ancient men, while at the same neglecting to make a single reference to Allah's sacred Book or from the Prophetic Tradition?
I have to confess that I have seen it many times where these learned men of the cloth try to outdo themselves by pretending to be cute in language and rhetoric, only to demonstrate what is patently ridiculous and foolish.
So, I warn you my friends, let's beware of these ministers of religion, who tell truth in little things only to betray us in deeds of greatest consequence.
GANIYU MOHAMMED FROM U S A said:
kindly e-mail me the complete schedule for month of ramadan, pls. thanks when to start fasting and breaks.
X. FROM CANADA said:
Was looking forward to reading more. The article though was finished.
ZAINABOU EL-AMIN FROM UNITED STATES OF AMERICA said:
I am so looking forward to this my second Ramadaan. It is my intention to grow as much as I am able and become the best servant of Allah I can be. Thank you so much for this wonderful article.
May Allah continue to bless you. As-salamu 'alai-kum wa rahmatu-llah.
IDRIS ONISIWO FROM NIGERIA said:
I WOULD LIKE TO LEAN AND SEE MORE ARTICLES ON RAMADAN ESPCIALLY ON THE BLESSINGS OF THE BEAUTIFUL MONTH.
ABASS FROM TOGO said:
je salu tout les musulmants du monde entier et je
souhaite un bon jeune du RAMADAN avec une bonne
ABDURAHMAN FROM RUSSIA said:
It's article full of practicibility.
YUSUF ABDULGHANI FROM USA said:
Thank you for the wonderful article. Articles like these
which define the real essence of Ibadat (worship) and
which shows and emphasizes the spiritual benefits of
such acts are the ones which make the real impact on
the hearts and minds of people. I encourage Islamicity
to publish more such articles during Ramadan and
SHAHIDA FROM CANADA said:
This is a wonderful article. I have been born and raised in Canada and the US and I've lost a lot of the Islamic practices I practiced more as a child. This sort of article (and site) is another aid in getting me back to being a good muslim and hopefully better than I ever was (Inshallah), especially during out holiest month. Thank you for such a wonderful site and article. Enlightening.
FATIMA FROM CANADA said:
Bismilah Al-Rahman Al-Raheem
Asalam Alaikum Wa Rahmat'Allah Wa Barakatu.
This Article "Ramadan-Mending Habits and Developing Charecter" is what i thought to be a very breif, yet very good article harmony wise. It gets to a basic understanding in taking all these principles, and issues, and combining them as a whole, with a very fit intellect. So i would like to say Jazak Allahu Khierun, and insha'Allah, more articles regarding Ramadan will be posted up for everyone to read.
Wa Alaikum Asalam Wa Rahmat'Allah Wa Barakatu.
MAHBUB FROM U K said:
I want more articles like this article. I think Ramadan is the best time for Taqwah & Dawah. So every muslim should proper use of this month.
ISMAILA AHMED FROM NIGERIA said:
I would like to see more articles on Ramadan especially on the convincing blessings in the beautiful month.
I thank you for the great job you are doing and dont relent as you reward is definately with Allaah (SHW).
Ramadan is the month of heightened Allah-consciousness, of attaining
In this regard for many Muslims Ramadan is a time for self-reflection, self-development and strengthening of one's connection with God through increasing one's God consciousness. This is in part done by more prayer, studying of the Qur'an and doing more good deeds in general.What is good character during Ramadan? ›
The positive character built through fasting are the habit of appreciating the time, keeping the rights of others, being honest and patient, and the habit of giving and being helpful.What lesson does Ramadan teach us? ›
Ramadan teaches us that the Muslim Ummah is the community of piety and devotion to Allah and its members derive their strength from each other in deeds of piety and virtue. The bonds that are based on piety and virtue are the strongest bonds and it is these bonds that prove good for mankind.How to build your character in Islam? ›
Before we act or react to anything, we should ask ourselves: “What would the Prophet have done?” The prayer and fasting alone will not guarantee us Paradise. Righteous, positive character is Islamic character. Once we develop a more positive, Islamic approach on the events that occur, we will perfect our character.How does Ramadan affect us mentally? ›
“For example, one study found that fasting during Ramadan led to significant reductions in stress and anxiety levels among participants. Another study found that fasting can enhance neuroplasticity, which may contribute to the reduction of depressive symptoms.”How Ramadan has changed your life? ›
Ramadan helps us hone our patience because, by refraining from consumption throughout the day, we learn the benefit of refraining from gratifying each of our desires in the moment. Each fasting day during the Ramadan is a trial on the body and our spiritual resolve.What are 4 things not to do in Ramadan? ›
During Ramadan, Muslims abstain from eating any food, drinking any liquids, smoking cigarettes, and engaging in any sexual activity, from dawn to sunset. That includes taking medication (even if you swallow a pill dry, without drinking any water).What are the 4 things to do in Ramadan? ›
For Muslims, the holy month of Ramadan comes with specific religious customs and traditions that must be closely followed, such as fasting from food and drinks from dawn to dusk, reciting daily prayers, participating in daily readings of the Quran, not smoking or drinking, avoiding fights and arguments, giving charity ...What are 4 benefits of Ramadan? ›
Apart from the spiritual benefits, fasting during Ramadan has many health benefits. Studies have shown that fasting can help lower blood sugar levels, reduce inflammation, and improve overall heart health. Fasting helps regulate the circadian rhythm and improve the quality of sleep.
Ramadan originally meant "great heat," an image taken from the pre-Islamic solar calendar. This month was sacred in the pre-Islamic Arabic tradition and was a month of truce. Certainly, the month of Ramadan is the month of abstinence, the month when one deprives oneself of food, among other things.What is the most important of Ramadan? ›
Ramadan is a month of spiritual reflection, self-improvement, and devotion to Allah. Fasting during Ramadan is an important act of worship that teaches self-discipline, empathy, and spiritual awareness. It is a time to strengthen family and community ties and to seek forgiveness for one's sins.What are the things important about Ramadan? ›
What is the significance of Ramadan? Ramadan is a period of fasting and spiritual growth and is one of the five “pillars of Islam” – the others being the declaration of faith, daily prayer, alms-giving and the pilgrimage to Mecca.What are the qualities of a good character in Islam? ›
What is good character in Islam? within the Prophet (pbuh) great character traits of modesty, generosity, courage, forgiveness, forbearance and every beautiful trait.What does Allah say about good character? ›
Islam Teaches Love, Kindness, and Compassion
The Quran mentions his kind and gentle behavior in these words: “O Messenger of Allah! It is a great Mercy of God that you are gentle and kind towards them; for, had you been harsh and hard-hearted, they would all have broken away from you” (Quran 3:159).
- Agreeableness (muwāfaqa) ...
- Affection (al-tawaddud) ...
- Compassion (riqqa) ...
- Forbearance (ḥilm) ...
- Courage (najda) ...
- Humility (tawāẓu) ...
- Protectiveness (ḥamiyya) ...
- Perseverance (ʿuluw al-himmah)
Fasting during Ramadan is a way to connect with God, control one's thoughts and emotions, and strive to become a better person. It is a time of community and togetherness, as Muslims gather together to break their fast and perform special prayers.Does fasting make you a better person? ›
In addition to mind-body benefits, intermittent fasting has been shown to curb sugar cravings, reduce overeating, improve gut function and offer potential protection against various types of cancer. However, these health benefits do not occur during extreme fasts where people go for multiple days without eating.Why do I feel stronger in Ramadan? ›
Your body releases a natural hormone called Endorphin. This hormone makes you feel happier and can help relieve stress. It will also help you increase your energy levels. This becomes super important during Ramadan when there is so much going and you want to accomplish so many of your goals.
Muslims believe that Ramadan teaches them to practice self-discipline, self-control, sacrifice, and empathy for those who are less fortunate, thus encouraging actions of generosity and compulsory charity (Zakat).