Being Grateful to Meet the Holy Ramadan This Year

The opportunity to meet Ramadan should not be wasted, as Allah says ‘If you are grateful, I will certainly give you more' (Ibrahim, Verse 7). Some of the ulemas also said that being grateful is by putting things in their own places, as Ustaz Amir likens it to a gift.

Illustration. Grateful people will be given more by Allah.
Illustration. Grateful people will be given more (mercy) by Allah.

ACTNews, JAKARTA – It’s fortunate for those who are able to meet this Ramadan. According to Ustaz Amir Faishol Fath, this opportunity was already a big blessing that must be appreciated.

“Do not forget that there were many of our brothers and sisters who had died. Many of the doctors were infected with the Covid-19 and could no longer meet Ramadan. Also, many of our teachers who have taught us were infected and died as well. This year, they were not able to meet Ramadan. Such is also the case with many of our colleagues,” said Ustaz Amir in Kajian Peradaban on Sunday (5/2/2021).

The opportunity to meet Ramadan should not be wasted, as Allah says ‘If you are grateful, I will certainly give you more’ (Ibrahim, Verse 7). Some of the ulemas also said that being grateful is by putting things in their own places as Ustaz Amir likens it to a gift.

“For example, if I got a skullcap as a gift. Everyone knows that a skullcap is supposed to be worn on the head. Therefore, the people who gave the skullcap to me will be happy when they see the skullcap is worn on the head, when I give sermons, preach, or lead the prayer. Masha Allah, how delightful. On the other hand, it will be very offensive to the people who gave us the gift if they saw us wearing the skullcap on our feet or trample it down,” explained Ustaz Amir.

That kind of people are called kufr (ungrateful). Meanwhile, the punishment for those who are kufr is severe. Hence, Ustaz Amir encouraged the benefactors to keep being grateful especially for being able to meet Ramadan this year.

“If you have intellect, use it to support the religion of Allah. Those who have energy, use your energy for good's cause and to support the truth. Meanwhile, those with more sustenance from Allah, use them to help your brothers and sisters who need help,” said Ustaz Amir.[]