Start Warming Up!
Ramadan will be commencing in 2 months’ time; it is important that we start preparation for the month of Ramadan from now! So, when the blessed month of Ramadan starts, we are fully geared up for receiving the mercy and blessings from Almighty Allah.
Imam Rajab Hanbali (RA) has mentioned: ‘The month of Rajab is the month of planting (your seeds), Sha‘ban is the month of watering (them), and Ramadan is the month of harvesting the crop’.
He (RA) also said, ‘The month of Rajab is like wind, Sha‘ban is like clouds and Ramadan is like rain’.
This imagery perfectly describes the significance of each month in the lead-up to Ramadan! In Rajab, we should be laying foundations and making preparations; in Sha’ban, our preparations will become more tangible and our increased worship will become habitual – and in Ramadan, our good deeds will overflow, in sha’ Allah!
Sports people insist on warming up, which happens before the actual game so that the players are fully prepared for the actual game.