What is befitting upon a Muslim in the month of Ramadhan?

Reference: http://www.binothaimeen.com/cgi-bin/ebook/search.cgi?category=29&keyword=+&page=7

Question: For many people in the month of Ramadhan, their most important concern is to sleep and eat more, and hence Ramadhan has become a month of laziness, negligence and inactivity, such that some of these people play around in the night and sleep in the day, so what guidance [advice] can you give to these people?

Response: A In reality, I see this to be a wasting of time and a wasting of wealth if the people have no concern except to alter and modify their time of eating and sleeping in the day and spending the night awake – doing things that have no benefit. Indeed, without a doubt, this is a wasting of a valuable opportunity which may never return to a person in his/her life. So, the resolute and energetic person, is he/she that goes through Ramadhan doing that which is befitting for him/ her by way of sleeping in the first part of the night and praying the taraaweeh prayer,and standing [in prayer] in the last part of the night, if it is easy for him, and also to not be immoderate or waste food and drink, and it is befitting for the one who has the ability, to strive to feed the fasting people – either in the masaajid or in other places, because he who feeds a fasting person [enabling him to break his fast with that food], then for him is the reward similar to the one who was fasting, and if a person was to feed his fasting brothers, then for him is the reward similar to their reward [together], so it is befitting for the one who Allaah ta’aalaa has made able and capable, to seize the opportunity until he attains a lot of reward.

أصبح رمضان شهر كسل وخمول

المرجع: http://www.binothaimeen.com/cgi-bin/ebook/search.cgi?category=29&keyword=+&page=7

السؤال: كثير من الناس في رمضان أصبح همّهم الوحيد هو جلب الطعام والنوم، فأصبح رمضان شهر كسل وخمول، كما أن بعضهم يلعب في الليل وينام في النهار، فما توجيهكم لهؤلاء؟

الجواب: أرى أن هذا في الحقيقة يتضمن إضاعة الوقت وإضاعة المال، إذا كان الناس ليس لهم هَمٌّ إلا تنويع الطعام، والنوم في النهار والسهر على أمور لا تنفعهم في الليل، فإن هذا لا شك إضاعة فرصة ثمينة ربما لا تعود إلى الإنسان في حياته، فالرجل الحازم هو الذي يتمشى في رمضان على ما ينبغي من النوم في أول الليل، والقيام في التراويح، والقيام آخر الليل إذا تيسر، وكذلك لا يسرف في المآكل والمشارب، وينبغي لمَن عنده القدرة أن يحرص على تفطير الصوام إما في المساجد، أو في أماكن أخرى؛ لأن مَن فطَّر صائماً له مثل أجره، فإذا فطَّر الإنسان إخوانه الصائمين، فإن له مثل أجورهم، فينبغي أن ينتهز الفرصة مَن أغناه الله تعالى حتى ينال أجراً كثيراً.

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