What does Ramadan remind us of? Fasting, late night prayers, charity. Yes, all this and more. However, Ramadan should also remind us of the event with which it all began. Islam, the Qur’an and the beginning of the message of the Prophet all started on a beautiful night in Ramadan.
Yet, not only did Islam begin in this month, it began with a single commandment. It was not a commandment to pray, give charity of even fast in Ramadan; all of these would come much later. Rather, it was a command to learn and seek knowledge, to read.
Original article published here. Written by Shaykh Ahsan Hanif, recorded by Zeba Khan.
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