Before and after..

It is simply this spirit of fasting in the month of Ramadhan that lays the groundwork for spirituality and luminosity for a fasting person, and which prepares him to acquire these Divine blessings. The month of Ramadhan will start a cycle of reform which will save you from decay and corruption with its prayers and the other prescribed responsibilities (fasting and supplications), if you pay attention to them. In addition, recite the Qur’an – as it has been said that the month of Ramadhan is the springtime of the Qur’an. It is a very valuable time.

The crux of the matter is that in the month of Ramadhan, we must journey to Allah; and it is possible. There were times after the end of the month of Ramadhan that I would go see Imam Khomeini. I could clearly sense that he had become more luminous. There was a difference in his speaking, looking, gestures, hand movements and the way he would express his opinions before and after the month of Ramadhan.

This is how the period of the month of Ramadhan is for a believer and an elevated individual. So much light was given to him, his heart, and his soul that anybody could see this and sense this from the outside. From his speaking, one could understand how much more luminous he had become. The servants of Allah are just like this. We must make much use of this opportunity.

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