Psychological Blessings of Ramadan

Ramadan-ı Sharif, whose beginning is mercy, whose middle is forgiveness, and whose end is salvation from hell, has come, welcome!

The month of Ramadan is an important opportunity for our body to be purified from toxins, to stay away from bad habits and even to abandon it for good.

The month of Ramadan is a month of repair of the body and soul. The body and the soul are seasoned with hunger. Hunger takes away the rust of our hearts and gives grace to our hearts.

Imam Ghazali said, “Hunger breaks the desire to sin and prevents evil.”

There is no doubt that fasting has many benefits for the body. We can list many medicinal benefits. Of course, it is necessary for our health to be suitable for fasting.

Briefly;

In the fasting body, adrenaline and cortisone hormones are more easily mixed into the blood. These hormones also show their effects on damaged cells. Thus, these hormones prevent diseases and prevent the production of new damaged cells.

The fasting body is almost taken care of. So much so that the fat surrounding our internal organs melts, our nerves are awake, our consciousness is clear, the body gets stronger and gains the strength to resist internal diseases.

The month of Ramadan is a great blessing for our mental health as well as physical health.

Namely; The prefrontal cortex, located in our forebrain, is like the wheelhouse of the body. We are able to reason, make decisions, show willpower, and control our impulses through the functions of this region.

The month of Ramadan provides an inner discipline in the individual.

fasting; It aims to suppress the individual’s desire to eat and to control his impulses.

Eating is an action that activates the reward pleasure center of the individual. If the individual can control the eating behavior for a long period of time such as a month and afterwards, it allows him to train his pleasure mechanisms.

This strengthens the forebrain.

The developing and controllable forebrain enables us to express will and reason. Our decisions will be healthier, and therefore we can become individuals who do not succumb to their impulses and do not act selfishly.

According to the researches, it has been determined that accidents, legal crimes and disgraceful issues decrease in Ramadan.

In other words, the more the bridge dominates the body and the soul, the more human becomes a human.

In the refined soul, excesses are rasped. It keeps people from being arrogant. Megalaman moves away from thoughts and egoistic attitudes. He is grateful for the existence of being healthy, breathing and having a piece of bread in his hand!

It also allows us to self-criticize.

We question where our daily rush and worldly affairs are going. We stop and breathe. The body breathes, the soul breathes.

We question our purposes, we question our relationships.. Who did we offend? Who did we upset?

The rested soul finds the opportunity to think about the real reason for our existence. What am I living for? Can I think for my purpose? Do my actions undermine my faith?

After 11 months of hard struggle for life, the month of Ramadan is an opportunity for us to rest for 1 month, review ourselves and discipline our souls.

We heal both our body and our soul.

As the last word, let’s pay attention to Beyhaki’s words:

“Fasting is not just about stopping eating, drinking, etc. Perfect and rewarding fasting is only to give up useless words, wasting time, saying bad words (gossip) and all inclinations of the nafs-i ammâre. If someone insults you or acts ignorantly towards you, say to himself, “I am fasting,”; be patient!”

May my Lord grant us to benefit from the blessings of Ramadan,

May my Lord grant the needs of all those in need to be met in the month of Ramadan,

May Allah forgive all humanity, Happy Ramadan…

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