Why We Follow Islam Only in Ramadan?

Doing good deeds and avoiding bad ones is a practice that keeps the conscious alive. Month of Ramadan is the blessed time when satan is caught and jailed for the whole month hence he cannot mislead the people on earth except for those who have a weak or dead conscious. But a general tendency of avoiding bad and adopting good deeds is seen in this month.

It is good to lead this blessed time being a good muslims but why do we perform good only in the month of Ramadan? Is it enough for us to be good only in Ramadan? Will our sins be erased for the next 11 months if we do well in one month? Certainly not, because every time we do well, it is recorded and every time we do bad it is recorded. The process of earning reward is not time bound rather it is a continuous process and only a continuous effort proves to be a real effort.

Month of Ramadan means a lot for muslims, but it is the same month that teaches us to be patient and to shun greediness throughout the year. Ramadan is not merely a month to fast and then forget the good deed at once. But it is a month of training. A training to make us feel good, ground to earth, helping, caring and a good person with good intentions throughout the year.

In the 11 months, we eat, we drink, and sleep with our choice, but in one month, we do all this keeping in mind, ALLAH’s will. Why can’t we lead our life in the rest of 11 months with the same ideology? To live for ALLAH is the purpose of life.

ALLAH swt says in Quran: 51 : 56
“And I (Allah) created not the jinn and mankind except that they should worship Me (Alone).”
So, the purpose of creation of humans is not to worship ALLAH and be honest with Him just for one month, rather it is the purpose of life.

Our good deeds are not time bound but they are a continuous process. Quran speaks of the actions that the righteous people do throughout their lives. They do not depend on a time to be good, because this will never do them any good to forget ALLAH for the 11 months and remember Him in the time when satan is out.

Bukhari: Volume 8, Book 73, Number 83:
Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet said, "Whoever does not give up false statements (i.e. telling lies), and evil deeds, and speaking bad words to others, Allah is not in need of his (fasting) leaving his food and drink."
This hadith is a clear cut answer to the topic, if one does not avoid the bad deeds his fast means nothing.
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