Week Thirteen: Leave Bad Habits Behind
Narrated Abu Huraira:
The Prophet (ﷺ) said, "Whoever does not give up forged speech and evil actions, Allah is not in need of his leaving his food and drink (i.e. Allah will not accept his fasting.)"
- Source: Sahih Bukhari
During this blessed month of Ramadan, we must do our best to avoid bad habits. Saying bad words, disrespecting others, being mean to people, etc. If you are fasting this month and still continuing with these things, Allah will not accept your fast. What's the point of leaving out food and drinks if you won't leave out the evil actions you do daily?
When you do an action repeatedly, it becomes a habit, which would be considered a bad habit. During this month, we do our best to stay away from those bad habits. Make it something you stay away from even outside of Ramadan. Build good habits that not only make you a better person but also make you a better Muslim.
May Allah make it easy for us all. May Allah accept our fastings and all our acts of worship during this month.