Guidance, Healing, Community

The month of Ramaḍān is filled with abundant opportunities for spiritual growth and transformation.

There's so much you can do to take advantage of this month, it can at times appear overwhelming. Along with seeking the spiritual purification that comes with fasting, you should be dedicating as much time as possible to the Qur'ān.

Considering everything that is happening in our lives today, when reading Allāh's book this year, I want you to focus on three things, guidance, healing, and community.

Let’s take a closer look.

1. Guidance

Allāh says, "There has come to you from Allāh a light and a clear Book. By which Allāh guides those who pursue His pleasure to the ways of peace and brings them out from darknesses into the light, by His permission, and guides them to a straight path." [al-Ma’idah 5:15-16]

In these two verses, Allāh is telling us, specifically addressing the people of the scripture, that He has sent a light and a book which will guide us to Him and the path to His pleasure i.e. His paradise.

What is that light and what is that book?

The light is Muḥammad (peace be upon him). He is described as being nūrāni/made of light. In fact, some of the scholars have related reports that he (peace be upon him) had no shadow because he was made of light. Without a doubt, he was enlightened with the truth of Allāh and those that follow his way will follow the path of light.