This is a sort of summary of the speech delivered by Prophet Muhammad(SAW) of the last day of the month of Sha’ban:
As we enter into the holy month of Ramadan, we should remember that this month, a mere twenty nine(29) or thirty(30) day period is equivalent to 1000 months of prayer and supplication to the Almighty Allah(SWT). It would be most wise to take advantage of this holy period where the shaytan cannot wreak havoc and chaos and become closer to our Creator. Our Prophet, Muhammad (SAW) was on the last day of the month of sha’ban reported to have said
‘Allah has decreed this month the best of all months. The days of this month are the best among the days and the nights are the best among the nights and the hours during Ramadan are the best among the hours.’
We the muslim ummah have been given a gift, we have been invited to fast and pray by Allah for our own sakes. The flood gates of blessings, joy and a road to Jannah has been opened, will you not take advantage of it? miserable is the one who is deprived of Allah’s forgiveness in this great month. ‘For your Lord is oft forgiving and merciful’ (Al Qu’ran, Ch: Al Anaam, V 54)
In the month of Ramadan we must invoke our Lord with all earnestness and be steadfast in our recitation of the Qu’ran, Be kind and understanding to the old and weak, Give alms to the poor, be gentle towards children and utter not foul language or unworthy words, see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil and do no evil to the best of your abilities. Be kind to the orphaned and lonely, repent and offer up supplications and be generous to your fellow fasting brothers and sisters for Allah has promised to reward us for every kind act and every word we utter in supplication during the noble month of Ramadan. Stay away from things that are Haram and therefore unlawful to you. We fast to know the hunger and thirst of the the day of judgement and the qualms of the poor and destitute. We fast to be closer to our Lord and we fast for Jannah.