The Holy Month of Ramazan is divided into three divisions calledfirst. Every Ashra comprises of 10 days.
All the three Ashras of Ramazan have their own specialty and on the bases of those specialty, Muslims offer prayers and try to focus their consideration on the respective duas (supplication) for each Ashra.
The First Ashra of Ramadan is of Mercy and a Muslim is supposed to seek mercy of Allah Almighty in this month. The objective of a Muslim should be to pray to Allah Almighty for His mercy. Therefore, in the first Ashra of Ramazan, fasting person actually seek the forgiveness for his sins that rewards him in the form of mercy.
The lines below discuss the way a Muslim must ask for the mercy of Allah Almighty during the first ten days of Ramadan.
In Quran, Allah Almighty instructs Muslims to seek mercy and forgiveness in the following way:
TRANSLATION: “O My Lord, forgive me and have mercy upon me and You are the best of the merciful.”(23:118)
From this ayah of Quran, it is clear that a Muslim must seek mercy and forgiveness from Allah Almighty as only He is the only deity who is the Best Merciful. Therefore, when it comes to mercy there is no need of searching for anyone else, as only Allah Almighty can grant you salvation.
Supplicating to Allah Almighty excessively in the first ten days of Ramadan is actually a way of remembering Him.
Fasting As Mercy:
If one sees from a keener perspective, then one ultimately reaches the conclusion that the act of fasting in itself is a Mercy from Allah Almighty. Fasting in Ramadan is to make a person honest. This seeking and attaining honesty in itself is a mercy of Allah Almighty, therefore, when a person observes fast, actually him or her progresses towards righteousness. Therefore, in the first ten days of Ramadan a Muslim must keep all the fasts with keenness and the hope of attaining righteousness with the aid of mercy of Allah Almighty.
Another and perhaps one of the most popular ways of achieving mercy of Allah in the first ten days of Ramadan is worshiping Allah Almighty more than what a Muslim does in the normal days. Humans and jinn’s are created to worship Allah Almighty. Therefore, those who worship Him come under His umbrella of mercy and blessings.
A Muslim must worship Allah Almighty in the first ten days of Ramadan in every way possible. This worshiping can include the daily prayers, the Taraweeh prayer at night and recitation of Holy Quran and praise him in the form of Tasbeeh.
Therefore, a Muslim must adopt every way possible pertaining to worshiping Allah Almighty so that he or she could receive the mercy in abundance.
To gather mercy in the first ten days of Ramadan, a Muslim must resort to worship, fasting, and supplication.
The objective of first Ashra is practicing being merciful to your fellow beings by
- Giving charity, the act Allah loves the most.
- Treat fellow Muslims well by controlling your temper.
- Help people whenever wherever and never say no to them because Allah helps those who help others.
This article was originally published at quranreading