My honourable father rahimahullāh would eagerly anticipate the arrival of Ramadhān and express immense happiness upon its commencement. You could tell from his behaviour that it was the month of Ramadhān; he would talk very little and be constantly engaged in good deeds. He would value every moment. The atmosphere at home was like i'tikāf throughout the month of Ramadhān. When the blessed month would end he would shed tears of sorrow. All this was because he had understood the value of Ramadhān. We should follow this example to truly value each and every moment of Ramadhān.

We should spend the month of Ramadhān with enthusiasm. Unfortunately, many people regard it as a burden, and eagerly count down the days for it to finish.

Our pious predecessors used to feel grief and sadness at the passing of each day of Ramadhān, whereas we feel a burden is being lifted with each day that goes by. They would say in sorrow: “Only 15 days left now, Only 14 days left now...” while we say the same out of relief.



1) The entire creation of Allāh is better than me; I am the worst and most degraded.

2) The gaze should be kept low, speech should be gentle (not harsh) and less, and most of the time the remembrance of Allāh should be on the tongue.

If your child requests something that you know you will give him if he persists in asking for it, then give it at the very first request. Do not let your child force you into giving it through crying or making a fuss.

If the request is one which you do not intend ever to fulfil, due to its detrimental nature, then do not give in, even if the child makes a fuss. In this way you will nurture your children to understand that making a fuss is not going to force you to give in. if you do not take care in this matter, you will spoil the character of your children.

"A man who gazes at a non-mahram woman is just like a pauper who stares through a shop window and desires items that he cannot afford. The pauper will get nothing by staring through the window. Likewise, a person involved in lustful glances gets nothing but frustration, for he is unable to acquire what he sees and desires.

So why stare at something that you cannot obtain? Every time you look at a forbidden thing, your desire will grow, and its thought will haunt you even when it is out of sight. When this is the consequence of the unlawful gaze, is it not better to control the gaze at the very outset?"