Pakistanis share views on last 10 days of Ramadan

By Jamil Khan | SHARJAH

MUSLIMS in the UAE along with their fellow faithful in the Gulf region are all set to engage themselves more than ever in the last third of the ongoing Holy Month of Ramadan.
The last 10 days of the holy month are most blessed days in the life of every Muslim. Expatriates from Pakistan residing in the UAE shared their valued thoughts on more prayers, charity and seeking more blessings and forgiveness from Almighty Allah.
In a recent talk with a group of community members in Sharjah, they highlighted the extraordinary importance of the last 10 days of the holy month. 470053_1.jpg
Muhammad Ghous Qadri, owner and operator of a food and beverage outlet in Sharjah, defines the last 10 days as a “core part” of the holy month. “We as Muslims should try to engage ourselves in worship throughout the days and nights to seek the unlimited blessings of Almighty God and seek immunity from the hellfire.
“We should perform more salat (reciting prayers), recite Holy Quran and engage in other such worships. Our days and nights should be full of Zikr (remembering Allah) while spending as much as we can like paying Zakat Al Fitr ahead of Eid to people in needs so they can be part of the celebrations. We should seek forgiveness from Almighty Allah for our previous sins and promise not to repeat mistakes in the future,” he said.
He emphasised spending on orphans as they should not be left alone on the great occasion of happiness like Eid Al Fitr.
Muhammad Asif, a young Pakistani working in Sharjah as a restaurant manager, shared his views on the last third of Ramadan and said overall the whole month of Ramadan is full of blessings and we as Muslims should practise our religion fully.
“Each and every single Muslim in the world should spend more time in worship and supplications and seek forgiveness and evolve his or her life. They should never skip the five-times-a-day prayers.”
He added, “In Ramadan when we perform every religious obligation it helps us to continue this routine beyond the holy month. We should supplicate and ask forgiveness for our relatives those who are no more in this world, their souls are in need of our prayers. We should perform more charity works in the names of those who are no more alive,” he said.
Asif was of the view that we should ask Almighty Allah to guide us on the right path and be good Muslims not for ourselves but for those who are around us.
Karim Nawaz Khan pointed that generally as Muslims we have to fulfil our daily prayers by offering five-times Salat, reciting the Holy Quran among others but as part of the Holy Month of Ramadan, the quantity of our religious rituals should be increased.”
As part of the Ramadan worships, Almighty Allah has increased the reward of each single deed to manifold and to get maximum benefits we should use all our spare time in mosques to offer prayers, recite the Holy Quran and other worships.
Now with the start of the last Ashra (10 days), whoever has time should be part of Itekaf (spiritual retreat) and detach into mosques but those who are unable should try to spend every second of their spare time in worshiping,” he said.
Muhammad Waseem, a resident of the UAE for over one year, said, “Islam as a religion is a whole package of life and Muslims who are practising the teachings of Islam live a great life. There are also those who are trying their best to follow especially in the Holy Month of Ramadan when the atmosphere is all religious. I think we should spend our maximum time in mosques in prayers as each single deed has great value and his reward will benefit not only in this life but also in the hereafter,” he said.
Responding to a question, he pointed that everyone should try their best to spend maximum in charity in Ramadan. But as a good practical Muslim we should also allocate a portion from our monthly income for the benefit of people in need throughout the year.
Qamar Gulzar Attari said, “The last 10 days are very significant as they mark the time when the Holy Quran was revealed. Nobody knows either if he will be alive till next Ramadan or not so without wasting any further time the scale of our Ibadats (worships) should be increased.”
-Published in The Gulf Today-Sharjah | July 10, 2015

~ by jamilkhan on July 10, 2015.

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