For Muslims the arriving of Ramadhan month is something very exciting. Because from 12 months that exist, only in Ramadan, Muslims can get a doubled reward. But it is unfortunate if we are not able to reap the benefits in this holy month.
Ramadan can be called a gift month in which there are the many rewards Allah has for this month. Of course those who do not get the prize are at loss, because not necessarily the next Ramadan they are given the opportunity to get the virtues in this holy month. If you do not want to lose in this blessing month, avoid the following 6 things.
1.Not fasting and do not worship with the maximum
The fasting in Ramadan for everyone who claims to have faith is very clearly stated in surah Al Baqarah verse 183. But in fact, many of us who claim to have faith, healthy and not being absent but do not fasting.
Yet if we look at the pillars of Islam, then a person cannot be said to be Muslim if not conveying syahadat, establish prayers and do the fasting. While zakat and the pilgrimage is only required to the capable only.
In addition, there are also among us and may include those who fast, but do not do other charity worship with the maximum. Fasting is just a fast whereas the month of Ramadan holds the potential of unlimited reward. Sunah worship is calculated as mandatory worship, and mandatory worship reward doubled to infinity.
“… Whoever does good (Sunah worship) in Ramadan month rewards such as performing mandatory worship than any other month. And whoever does the obligation in it, then the reward is like doing 70 obligations over the other month … (Narrated by Ibn Huzaimah).
“Every good deed of the children of Adam will be multiplied to 10 to 700 times of such goodness. Allah ‘Azza wa Jalla says (which means), “Unless fasting, the practice is for Me and I alone will repay him for he has left his lust and food for me.” (Narrated by Muslim).
2. Not keeping prayers
Prayer is the most important worship for a Muslim because prayer is a religious pillar. In addition, prayer is a practice that is first judged by God on the Day of Judgment.
“Indeed the first time that is judged from all the practice of a servant on the Day of Resurrection is the prayer. If his prayers are good then he is lucky and if his prayer is broken, it is a loss to him, “(HR Tirmidhi).
In addition, the men should always do the 5 prayers at the mosque. Because for people who are lazy to pray in the mosque, by the Prophet is categorized to the class of hypocrites.
“Surely nothing is felt by a hypocrite, except to perform the Isha prayer and dawn prayer in the mosque …” (Bukhari Muslim).
Although only mentioned the prayer Isya and Dawn, but we should not underestimate other prayers. Because, if we observe today, it is the Ashar prayer is often has a little jamaah.
Then, the hypocrites are threatened with Hell. “Verily Allah will gather the hypocrites and the unbelievers in Hell” (Surah an-Nisa: 140).
3. Fasting only gets hungry and thirsty
“How many people fast but he does not get anything from his fast, except for hunger and thirst,” (Narrated by Ath Thobrani).
Some cases that cause the loss of fasting, among others: lie, ghibah and slander, pitted sheep, false oaths, and see aurat of the opposite sex with lust.
The people who fast in this state is still valid but is not rewarded for his fast.
4. Do not follow tarawih to finish
Sometimes we see someone who leaves tarawih prayer before witir prayer. The Prophet sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam promises a virtue for those who follow tarawih to completion. The Prophet said:
“The one who prays tarawih follows the priest to completion, written for him the reward of all night prayers,” (Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah, and Ahmad).
For that let us always try to follow tarawih prayers in congregation to finish witir prayer.
5. Do not get used to reading the Qur’an
Reading the Qur’an is a highly recommended practice in both Ramadan and other months.
Inside HR. Tirmidhi, the Prophet said: “Whoever reads one letter from the Qur’an, then for him one good and one good is multiplied by ten (reward). I did not say Alif Laam Mim is one letter, but Alif one letter, Lam one letter and Mim one letter “.
So great reward of reading the Qur’an is, not to mention if done in the month of Ramadan, where every good deeds will be multiplied to infinity.
For that let us get used to reading Quran, at least in the month of Ramadan can finish 1 times reading Quran
6. Worse than last year
If the fasting of Ramadan this year is worse than last year, then surely we are suffering losses. Because of the lucky ones are those who today is better than yesterday. Therefore let us measure ourselves, whether the quality of our prayer this year better than last year, or actually decreased or even worse.