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Ramadan is a month of solidarity, helping each other. In that month, hearts soften, souls broaden, and senses of generosity revive. When the rich get hungry, they understand the conditions and needs of the poor better.

Anas Ibn Malik narrates:

Hz. Muhammad (pbuh) was asked “What fasting is more virtuous?”

He replied, “The one being observed in the month of Shaban for the sake of Ramadan”. He was asked again:

“When is the most virtuous alms given?”

Hz. Muhammad (pbuh) said, “Alms given in the month of Ramadan”. (Bayhaqi, 4:305)

Ramadan is a month of solidarity, helping each other. In that month, hearts soften, souls broaden, and senses of generosity revive. When the rich get hungry, they understand the conditions and needs of the poor better. If it were not for fasting, some rich people who only think of their own interest would not think that the poor needed help and compassion.

Thus, by behaving with compassion towards others, man can open a real door of being thankful. “Everyone can find a needier person than himself in a way. He is responsible for showing compassion to that person.

It would not be possible to perform the task of helping others with compassion if it were not an obligation to undergo the pain of hunger by fasting. Without knowing about the hunger, man would not be able to develop empathy for the poor and the hungry, and help them. as the Turkish saying goes, “He who does not taste does not know”.

From this point of view, Ramadan is a time in which the poor are given attention and helped; the lonely and the needy are supported. Fasting believers compete with each other in helping the needy, supporting people for whatever they need, and performing all the good deeds.

When helping the needy and giving alms, those helping people get a big pleasure out of it and become very happy and relieved.

Rashid Ibn Sa’d reports the following hadith from Hz. Muhammad (pbuh):

Give as much alms as possible in the month of Ramadan, because giving alms to people in that month is like giving away in the way of Allah. (Kanz al-Ummal, 8:464)