28 March 2022

The month of Ramadhan

The Religion Department encourages our school community to make the most of the month of Ramadhan. The teachers and students are fortunate this year that many days of Ramadhan are during the school holidays. This gives everyone the extra free time to dedicate to worship during the month of Ramadhan.


We find ourselves in very challenging times with the covid pandemic, the financial challenges due to high cost of living and the uncertainty of global tension. The community is encouraged not to allow these issues to be a distraction from the most auspicious month on the lunar calendar.

In this article the Religion Department is sharing ways that the community can gain maximum benefit from the month of Ramadhan.

Make acts of worship the priority

The greatest achievement that can be acquired from the month of Ramadhan is the forgiveness for our past wrong deeds. Doing acts of worship is one method of achieving forgiveness for our sins. Both the Quran and Sunnah teaches us that sins are wiped out by good deeds.

Narrated Abu Huraira:

I heard Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) saying regarding Ramadan, “Whoever prayed at night in it (the month of Ramadhan) out of sincere Faith and hoping for a reward from Allah, then all his previous sins will be forgiven.”  (Bukhari)

Make an intention to search for the night of Qadr

The Quran tells us that the night of Qadr is more valuable than 1000 months. This means that worshipping the Almighty during the night of Qadr will equate to sincerely worshipping the Almighty for 1000 months. We do not know exactly when the night of Qadr is thus we are encouraged to search for it by engaging in extra worship during the last ten nights of Ramadhan.

Set a daily routine for the month

To maximise our gain from the month of Ramadhan it will help to have a routine. The routine should include worship time, rest time and fulfilling other worldly obligations. By preparing a written program for the month we will ensure that we make sufficient time for worship. Otherwise, our time will be consumed by other worldly needs.

Regularly remind ourselves, our family and our friends about the virtues or Ramadhan

By constantly talking about the virtues of Ramadhan we continue to remind ourselves about its value. The constant reminder will maintain our focus on the priorities of Ramadhan.

  • Ramadhan is the fourth pillar of Islam
  • The Quran was revealed in the month of Ramadhan
  • The doors of Paradise are opened, and the doors of Hellfire are closed.

Treat this Ramadhan as though it’s our last one

We do not know whether we will be given another opportunity to experience Ramadhan. This could be our last opportunity before our life is taken away. It is important that we give this Ramadhan our best effort just in case we don’t live to experience another Ramadhan.

Ramadhan is an opportunity to achieve high levels of spirituality and to draw closer to the Almighty. We should do whatever it takes to get maximum benefit from this opportunity.