Thursday, July 11, 2013

On Ramadan, Satan and yourself.

Ramadan Kareem lovelies! How are you all?
My life has been extremely busy this summer I actually like it, also plus all the events going on in Egypt and stuff, I barely have time to post.

Anyways, here I am! To say hi and also talk about this thing that rung a bell in my head this Ramadan.

عن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم قال:" إذا جاء رمضان فتحت أبواب الجنة، وغلقت أبواب النار، وصفدت الشياطين."

"When the month of Ramadan starts, the gates of heaven are opened and the gates of Hell are closed and the shaitaans are chained."

So, as you see, no shaitaans for a whole month! Double bonus points!
Good news: No shaitaan will tell you to do bad things in this holy month = no bad deeds
Bad news: You can't blame shaitaan on bad things you do.
Good news: (and the reason why i'm writing) You will be able to identify your bad habits and stop them!

Have you ever asked yourself why is there Ramadan? Like besides getting double+ the thawab (reward) in everything you do.
What I believe, is that Ramadan is a chance to know yourself, control it and fight it. It makes you think twice before doing anything. Now that we agreed there are no shaitaans telling you to do things.

*Usual plot: You swear/curse, for example, the go "oops, we're in Ramadan!" every. single. time.
*Correct plot: BEFORE you swear/curse you tell yourself "no, we're in Ramadan."
What's the difference?
In the first situation, you did the thing you're used to do like a robot without thinking, then reminded yourself it's wrong when it's already done, but since you didn't stop yourself once, you never do.

In the second situation, before you do what you're used to do, you stop. By stopping, which needs work, you awe-knowledge the fact that you're doing something wrong, you get to discover your bad habits. Then you control yourself by not doing what you're used to do. Apparently, you do it every time so you wont ruin the work you've once did.
It is scientifically proven that the human beings needs exactly 20 days to change/start a habit, so cheers! By the end of Ramadan (30 days) you'll be mastering your bad habits and become someone new!

Just think. Easy right?

Rahma Fateen