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Ramadan, a Purification and a Cleansing – Ramadan

by | Apr 3, 2022

The month of Ramadan is an annual occurrence for all Muslims. It is the month of fasting, the month of dedication, and the month of the Quran. It is also the month of mercy. Just the fact that the Quran was brought down in that month and the prophet Muhammad (ppuh), well… became a prophet is mercy enough.

Yet, Allah bestows upon us His mercy every Ramadan by chaining the devils

“When Ramadan begins, the gates of mercy are opened and the gates of Hell are closed, and the devils are chained up.”

Sunan an-Nasa’i, Vol. 3, Book 22, Hadith 2107.

Now, this does not mean that evil ceases to exist during this month, that there is no more injustice on Earth, and that people stop doing bad deeds altogether during Ramadan. What this means is that those actions aren’t influenced by devils, but by our own selves, Nafs.

So, if you do a bad deed during this month, or think of something unlawful, know that this is not a temptation from Satan, but of your own being.

This might sound weird, but this is in fact a mercy so you can cleanse yourself of this action, since it is an influence from within. Plus, if you find yourself refraining from a bad deed that you normally do the rest of the year, then know that this comes from the devil, and can be more diligent come around the rest of the year.

Ramadan Kareem

Probability, you won’t Get the Best of Me! – Scientific Proofs in the Quran

Probability, you won’t Get the Best of Me! – Scientific Proofs in the Quran

If anyone is a betting man, he knows that most of the time he will lose; it is a question of numbers. Winning every time is improbable and practically impossible. When flipping a coin, you have one chance out of two of getting it right. 50%, not bad; but repeat it four times straight; not too confident, are you?

Let’s transpose that example to the prophet Muhammad; he got every single verifiable (with our limited knowledge to date) phenomenon right. Not only he got them right, but most of them are also explained; not just enunciated or left for interpretation. Let’s say there are about 20 scientific/natural phenomenon (Actually, more have been mentioned and others left out since a multitude of authors have done a better job than me explaining them. Plus, 20 seems like a pretty round number, and we don’t want to sound boastful either) that were elucidated 1400 years ago, by an illiterate Arab that had no aspirations to science whatsoever… When you do the math: ½ at the power 20 is ½ x ½ x½ x ½ x ½ x ½ x ½ x ½ x ½ x ½ x ½ x ½ x½ x ½ x ½ x ½ x ½ x ½ x ½ x ½. That gives you the possibility of 1/1 048 576 of getting it right. That is less than one in a million probability; becoming less and less a betting man…Keep in mind, considering that the questioning is in a yes or no format; true or false to a given question (without formulating the solution and adding all the explanation that comes with it in the Quran and Hadith).

The thing is, it is not because the prophet Muhammad was an expert in astronomy, geology, chemistry, nuclear physics, biology, botany, entomology, oceanology, or even historical science that he got it right all the time. It is because the only thing he got right out of all of this is that he wholeheartedly believed in Allah. All these, verses, signs, scientific phenomenon were not explained or tackled by the prophet Muhammad; they were brought forth by Allah, the All-Knowing.

And with Him are the keys of the unseen; none knows them except Him. And He knows what is on the land and in the sea. Not a leaf falls but that He knows it. And no grain is there within the darknesses of the earth and no moist or dry [thing] but that it is [written] in a clear record.

Surah Al-Anam (6 – 59)

Faith

the process of belief