REPUBLIKA.CO.ID -- The fasting of Ramadan which was carried out by the Prophet Muhammad SAW is an example for Muslims. It is not easy to follow what Rasulullah SAW gave and conveyed because Rasulullah SAW was the best example for all mankind.
In the Koran, Allah praises Rasulullah SAW as a good role model for the people: "Indeed, the Prophet (s) is a good role model for you, (that is) for those who hope for (mercy) Allah and (the coming of) the Day of Judgment and He chants of Allah. " (Surah al-Ahzab : 21).
This shows that his character and personality are very good and noble. In fact, in one of the hadiths narrated from Aisyah RA it is stated that the morals of the Prophet Muhammad always refer to the Koran. Therefore, it is proper for Muslims to imitate and emulate the personality of the Prophet Muhammad in all things, including fasting.
The following are some of the ways that Rasulullah SAW used to do fasting and live Ramadan:
Intend to fast since night
Narrated from Hafsah, he said, Rasulullah SAW said: "Whoever does not intend to fast for Ramadan since the night, then there is no fast for him." (Narrated by Abu Dawud).
Starting with sahur
Every time he fasted, Rasul SAW always ate sahur by ending it, that is, before the time for the Imsak came.
Immediately break iftar and prayer
And when breaking the fast, Rasulullah SAW only ate three dates and a glass of water, then immediately performed ablution to perform maghrib prayers in congregation. From Abu 'Athiyah RA, he said, "I with Masruq came to Aisyah RA. Then Masruq said to him," There were two companions of the Prophet Muhammad SAW who each wanted to pursue goodness, and one of them immediately performed the maghrib prayer and then breaking the fast. Whereas the other one breaks the fast first and then does the maghrib prayer. "Aisyah asked," Who is the one who immediately performs the maghrib prayer and breaks the fast? "Masruq replied," Abdullah bin Mas'ud. "Then Ayesha said," That is what Rasulullah SAW did. . "(Narrated by Muslim No 1242).
During the month of Ramadan, the Prophet always reproduces his practices, such as night prayers, recitation of the Koran, zikir, prayer beads, and alms.
Entering the last 10 days of Ramadan, Rasulullah SAW increased his worship activities, especially with itikaf.