for muslims, Ramadan is the holiest month of the year. Ramadan is actually the name of the islamic month in which the prophet, Mohammed, received the first revelations of the Qur'an from the angel jabreel (gabriel) while he was in a cave meditating.
we spend that month every year fasting daily, praying more, trying to become closer to God.
we are told that during the month of Ramadan, satan and his crew are chained in the darkest depths of hell leaving us to our own self. if we sin, we can not blame the devil during this time.
because of this, we know that the devil is working overtime to push people to commit bigger and worse sins prior to Ramadan.
im sure to non muslims this seems like a fairy tale, a comic book story. but i have seen it myself in prior years. i have felt it myself. i see it all around me. people turning from religion, people behaving badly toward each other. you get the idea.
ive felt myself get trapped by the whisperings from shaitan (satan). it helps to recognize the whispers and turn on your back on shaitan. to work harder than ever to prepare for Ramadan.
the rest of the year? oh yes we should turn our backs on shaitan the rest of the year too, but as i said...he is working overtime, maximum overdrive.
and i see it around me now.
audu billahi minash shaitan nirajeem. its a saying that means i seek protection in Allah from the accursed satan.
inshallah (God willing)