The Month of Ramadan is a blessed and holy month for Muslims across the globe. During this month, Muslims reduce their daily life activities to more deeply commit themselves to prayer and seek forgiveness from their Lord. It is the month of forgiveness, tolerance and peace — not a month to commit acts that ruin the spiritual breath of the month. Allah has divided Ramadan into three stages: mercy, forgiveness, and protection. The entirety of this month is blessed. Still, it can be helpful to focus on each element in its own given time, and Muslims just finished the all three stages.
Muslims have been instructed by the Prophet of Islam to seek forgiveness from Allah by saying:
“O God, You are the most Forgiving One, You love to forgive, so forgive me” (At-Trimidhi).
Muslims are very careful to avoid committing any action that displeases Allah and keep distance from hurting or harming others in the month of Ramadan, otherwise the spirit of the month will die, and they will be the losers and will find their place in hell.
Noor Dahri is the Executive Director of ITCT. He was born and raised in Pakistan. He has studied Forensics and Criminal Psychology from Oxford – UK, Counter Terrorism from the University of Maryland – U.S.A and also studied Counter Terrorism from International Institute for Counter Terrorism ICT- Israel. Mr Dahri is an independent researcher in Counter Islamist Terrorism and Islamist Extremism. He is a contributing writer at the US Homeland Security Magazine (HSToday). Mr Dahri is also a member of the British Association for Islamic Studies (BRAIS), UK.