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Title:The Household of the Prophet (PBUH) in Ramadan Category:General Source:Dr. Mohammed Chemat,2017   Description:the household of the Prophet would fill up with scenes of rapport and harmony
The month of Ramadan is the month of fasting, goodness and blessings. God the Almighty has bestowed it with great virtues in conjunction with a special lunar system. Moreover, it is the month in which the Qur’an was sent down in a grand night called the night of ‘Decree’ for the grandeur ascribed to guide humankind. God says ‘It was in the month of Ramadan that the Qur’an was revealed as guidance for mankind …’. Therefore, the Prophet (PBUH) used to give glad tidings with the approach of the holy month, by urging his household, companions and his nation in general, to prepare for it and make use of its days and nights . In this regard, the household of the Prophet (PBUH) would intensively read Qur’an, act in compliance with its morals, while scrutinizing its verses in realization of the goodness promised through the Prophet saying ‘The best among you, is he who learns the Qur’an and teaches it’. Particularly in Ramadan, when he would discuss the Qur’an every night with Archangel Gabriel . In the month of Ramadan, the household of the Prophet would fill up with scenes of rapport, harmony, amicability and fidelity manifest through his dealing with his wives. As he would contribute to chores, advising them to do even more with regard to worship and reverence. All the Prophet’s family would perform night prayer as he would ‘When the last ten days of Ramadan would begin, he would pray all night and wake his family …’ The Prophet would carry on in expectation of the ‘Night of Decree’ and the virtues thereof. Besides strengthening the will, ennobling character and giving more for the sake of God .  In Ramadan, the values of knowledge, work and worship become more efficient with time, benefit and sincerity assigned for duties with regard to an individual and society in all ways of life. Notably as Ramadan is the time when charity is carried out even more to benefit others. That is to translate communal collaboration widely urged by Islam. Thus, the Prophet (PBUH) set an example for generous acts of goodness in Ramadan ‘when it comes to good doing, he was faster than the blowing wind’. In other words, he would share knowledge, money, and food and would care for people’s needs .  Throughout Ramadan, the household of the Prophet (PBUH) would have balanced meals provided as early as possible at Iftar and as late as possible at Sahur, when he would eat with his family. Because ‘…in Sahur, there is blessing’ added to the sustenance to bear fasting all day . Moreover, the Prophet (PBUH) used to urge for early Iftar following sunset before he would perform Maghreb prayer. As he would start with dates or water, ‘Start your Iftar with dates, if not applicable, drink water for the purity therein’.  Then he would do Maghreb prayer and have food in practical demonstration of goodness that will remain in people as long as they ‘hasten the process of Iftar’. Thus were the guiding principles the Prophet adopted at home to enhance moderation in taking food and the health benefits that would result from balanced intake of body nutrition and worship as soul nutrition . Therefore, the month of Ramadan is a chance to invest in the lessons learned from the home guiding of the Prophet (PBUH). In order to realize development in both faith and culture and enhance human values in all fields of modern life. Besides acting to convey those positive effects to bring happiness to the modern surrounding family. Notably as happiness is the very meaning of life and an aspiration for every humankind .  
 

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