Welcoming Ramadan

After a few days, the month of Ramadan will come upon us and it is indeed a blessed month. It is from among the blessed months of year and in it is much goodness and blessings that which no other month has. From its blessings are:
1. The Doors of the Paradise are opened
2. The Doors of Hellfire are closed
3. The Shaytans are chained
4. Good deeds are made easy in it
5. It is one of the pillar from the pillars of Islam

Indeed the righteous companions and those after then used to rejoice at the coming of Ramadan and used to prepare for it. Furthermore they used to Praise Allah that they were able to reach it and it being a pillar of Islam further solidifies their happiness. The Prophet (May the Peace and Blessing of Allah be upon him) said: “Islam is built upon five, testifying that there is none worthy of worship except Allah and that Muhammad(ﷺ) is the Messenger of Allah and establishing Prayer, and giving Zakat, and fasting in the month of Ramadan, and performing pilgrimage of the House for whoever is able to” [Bukhari and Muslim]

How can one prepare one’s self for Ramadan?
It is known that Ramadan is the month in which the Quran was revealed. As Allah says: “The month of Ramadhan [is that] in which was revealed the Qur’an” [Baqarah Verse 185]. Knowing that this blessed and pure month is the month of the revealation of the Quran then it is best for a believer to take advantage of his time in the recitation of the words of Allah The Most High throughout the month.
This importance has been emphasized by one of the great scholars of Fiqh, Imam Malik (May Allah have mercy on him) when he used to stop his classes of the knowledge of fiqh(Islamic Jurisprudence) for recitaton of the Quran.

How can you read the Quran correctly with the rules of Tajweed?
By understanding the saying of the Prophet (peace be upon him) : “One who is proficient in the Qur’an is associated with the noble, upright, recording angels; and he who falters in it, and finds it difficult for him, will have a double reward.”, the Believer will be eager to gain the guaranteed reward by perfecting the rules of Tajweed when reciting the Quran such that he doesn’t change the meaning or make an abominable mistake by changing the words of Allah by leaving the Tashkeel. Therefore the Quran Academy presents classes teaching and training the Muslims to recite the Quran with its correct rules without changing the meaning so that they can be with noble, upright, recording angels by their skill in reciting the Quran

We Ask Allah to benefit us in what he taught us and to increase us in knowledge and patience.
“Oh Allah bless us us in Shaban and make us reach Ramadan”