بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد
What is your advice to the Muslims as the month of Ramadhaan has come closer?
Shaikh al-Fawzaan حفظه الله answered:
“It is Waajib (obligatory) upon a Muslim to ask Allaah that He تعالى makes him reach (the month of) Ramadhaan and that He عالى helps him in his fasting and prayers (during the night) and in doing (other) good deeds in it, because this is an opportunity in a lifetime of a Muslim:
“Whoever observes fasts during the month of Ramadhaan out of sincere faith, and hoping to attain Allaah’s rewards then all his past sins will be forgiven.”
“Whoever establishes prayers during the nights of Ramadhaan faithfully out of sincere faith and hoping to attain Allaah’s rewards (not for showing off), all his past sins will be forgiven.”
This is an opportunity in the lifetime of a Muslim; perhaps it may not come to him again.
The Muslim should be happy when the month of Ramadhaan approaches and should be glad about it and should receive it joyously and delightedly and should spend it in obedience to Allaah. Its night (should be spend) standing in prayers, its days in fasting, reciting the Qur’aan and in (Allaah’s) remembrance – this is beneficial for the Muslim.
But then there are those who when Ramadhaan approaches, go back to (watching) bad and distracting programs, TV series, deceiving (shows based on lies, falsehood and superstition) and competitions and game shows which preoccupy the Muslims (and divert them from the obedience of Allaah). They (who participate in making these shows) are all Shaitaan’s soldiers. Shaitaan recruited them for this.
So upon a Muslim is to beware of all these (programs) and beware of them (the people). Ramadhaan is not a time for engaging in amusement and play and watching series and game shows and wasting time.”