As Muslims, we love to meet and greet our fellow Muslims with a big smile (as it is considered sadaqah/an act of charity anyway) and lots of prayers, hugs and love.
When Ramadan arrives, those we can’t meet in person, we send them Ramadan Greetings over WhatsApp, Instagram stories or in the form of Facebook statuses and stories (a new feature). Snapchat isn’t lagging in this case either, the team Snapchat itself sends you Ramadan Greetings.
Although, in Islam, there is no such thing that if you tell someone Ramadan Mubarak or greet them for this month, Jannah/paradise will be yours. (As there come many messages upon the arrival of Ramadan, saying send this to so and so to stamp yourself as an inhabitant of paradise.) But to meet others smilingly, graciously and using kind words (in the form of messages, too) is a big act of charity.
In the Qur’an it is stated:
“When you are greeted with a greeting, answer with one better, or (at least) with the same. Surely Allah keeps account of all things.” (Nisa 4:86)
While in a hadith e nabwii SAWW:
Abdullah bin ‘Amr bin Al-‘as (May Allah be pleased with them) reported:
A man asked the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ): “Which act in Islam is the best?” He (ﷺ) replied, “To give food, and to greet everyone, whether you know or you do not.”
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim]
Here are a few ways you can greet someone in Ramadan:
- Ramadan Mubarak! Hope this month brings out the best of you and teaches you and all of us how to be true Muslims in the eyes of Allah SWT.
- Ramadan Kareem, may we all fast perfectly, do the ibadah on time and abundantly and may we recite Qur’an as it is supposed to be recited. Hoping and praying this month brings lots of joys into your house, aameen!
- In this blessed month of piety and uncountable blessings, I pray to Allah that your house is among those that lights up and shines brightly because of noor like the moon shines differently among the stars. Ramadan Mubarak. Quotes for Ramadan is takken fom Official website.
- This month, let us all remember the following ayah:
“The month of Ramadhan [is that] in which was revealed the Qur’an, a guidance for the people and clear proofs of guidance and criterion. So whoever sights [the new moon of] the month, let him fast it; and whoever is ill or on a journey – then an equal number of other days. Allah intends for you ease and does not intend for you hardship and [wants] for you to complete the period and to glorify Allah for that [to] which He has guided you; and perhaps you will be grateful.” (2:185)
- Ramadan has come and so has our passion for getting closer to Allah SWT. To remember why, what for and for whom we fast, here’s an ayah to refreshen our imaan:
O you who believe! Fasting is prescribed for you, as it was prescribed for those before you, so that you may guard (against evil).
(Fasting is) for a fixed number of days; and if any of you is ill, or on a journey, the prescribed number (Should be made up) from days later, and for those (who miss the fast for illness or travel) who are able to do it, is a ransom of feeding one that is indigent. But he that will give more, of his own free will, it is better for him.And it is better for you that you fast, if you only knew.
The month of Ramadhan in which was revealed the Qur’an, guidance for mankind, and clear proofs of the guidance, and the Criterion (of right and wrong). And whosoever of you is present, let him fast the month, and whosoever of you is sick or on a journey, (let him fast the same) number of other days. Allah desires ease for you; He does not desire hardship for you; and (He desires) that you should complete the period, and that you should magnify Allah for having guided you, and that peradventure you may be thankful.
Ramadan Mubarak! May we all fast according to the teachings and may we all gain piety and taqwa, aameen.