The Month of Ramadan

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May the peace and blessings of God be upon you.
May you be well and in good health every year on the occasion of the blessed month of Ramadan.
May your fasting be accepted and may your sins be forgiven, God willing.
Reading the Quran comes hand in hand with fasting during this blessed month, so let our reading of the Quran be with reflection, and from now on, let us try to to work by what is in the Quran.
God Almighty said,

{O you who have believed, be persistently standing firm for God, witnesses in justice, and do not let the hatred of a people prevent you from being just. Be just, that is nearer to righteousness. And fear Allah; indeed, God knows what you do.} (Quran, 5:8)
The proof that the Quran is from God is the great wisdom it has brought. To me, the Almighty’s saying {be just, that is nearer to righteousness} alone is enough to prove that the Quran is from God.

Be just, that is nearer to righteousness…
Muhammad pbuhap was surrounded by the hatred and hostility of most of those around him, because they thought he came to remove them from their high ranks, religious authority or worldly rulership. He was also surrounded by hypocrites who awaited his misfortune. Nevertheless, we find him to be the one to bring forth these words that command him and his followers to be just and fair towards their enemies, even in their speech.
Be just, that is nearer to righteousness…
Do you want to know the amount of wisdom in this verse, and how great of a meaning it holds in fighting the self and the ‘I’, or fasting in its highest levels?
Then compare your actions with this verse.
Look at yourselves and how you treat people who fight you or declare their animosity towards you. What does your soul command you to do? Are you just and fair with the ones who fight you? Do you refrain from lying about and slandering them? Do you only describe them by what they truly are? If they do something righteous, do you say that they did so as often as you fish for any mistake they make, or as often as you make anything they do sound like an unforgivable mistake?
Would you like to know how hard it is to work by this verse?
Look at how most people treat their enemies. You will find that most of them do not tolerate their opponents, and they describe them using the ugliest words, slander and lies, let alone their enemies.
Be just, that is nearer to righteousness…
In this month of Ramadan let us try to work by this verse, for reading the Quran without working by it is worthless. What is the benefit of reading the Quran as a bystander?
O loved ones, reading the words alone has no real benefit.
Memorizing the Quran, bearing the Quran and appreciating the Quran is through working by the content of the Quran.

June 16, 2015
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Ahmed Alhasan احمد الحسن