Why start off Ramadan on day 1, when you can get a head start? Ramadan is like a race. A race to get blessings and forgiveness. Most people start the race on the 1st day of Ramadan, thus the day before they are still in there ready position. Ready to jump off and start running. With the start of the 2008 Olympics in China, I thought it would be appropiate to compare the two. Specifically the running races. If one was to get a head start running say 10-15 feet before the start line and begin running, as they pass the start line, the would already have a head start then those who jumped from there ready position. They would theoretically win the race since they were already running. Although this is illegal in the Olympics, it’s not illegal to get a head running start before Ramadan.
Start reading more of the Qur’an (practice for MR’s Online Quran Reading Contest coming up), fast a few days, and pray that extra sunnah and nafl prayers. This is your head start in the 2008 Ramadan Olympics. Why settle for bronce and silver when you can get gold? Have you ever seen how the participants of the Olympics cry and are extremely happy over a gold medal? Our gold medal is even greater and is ever lasting. Our gold medal is given to us by our creator and it is not man-made. Our gold medal is greater than all those gold medals the Olympics has. Our gold medal is heaven.
The month of Ramadan is the best month to increase your chances of winning the gold medal. So let us all try to get running start and beat the rest of the participants while they are still in the ready position.
Bismillah, let’s go!