Ramadan, the month of ritual fasting, is a special and blessed period for Muslims. It was the month in which the revelations of the Qur'an descend from Allah, through Jibra'il ( the angel of Revelations), to the prophet Muhammad(PBOH). As this was the starting point of Muhammad(PBOH) becoming a prophet and a messenger, it should also be our starting point become upholders and followers of the message of Islam.
The essence of Ramadan is the changing of one's ways to become a better person-one who remains conscious of God throughout his or her life. Just as the moon waxes and wanes and is never the same on any day of the fast, we too should change for the better as each day goes by. We should become like beacons that clearly illuminates the true teachings of the Qur'an, thus helping to guide humanity out of the depths of darkness and on to the path or righteousness.
The central idea of this book developed from a series of talks given by the author to Muslims youth during the month of Ramadan. It was felt that this would meet the need for a simple informative guide for young Muslims, and would also be useful as a teaching resource for parents, teachers and any other interested people, whether they be Muslims or not.