Our Prophet (pbuh) said, "My people (Ummah) are granted five gifts that no prophet before me had been given... 1st Gift: when it is the first night of Ramadan, Allah looks at His servants. He will never punish those at whom He looks.
Indeed, Ramadan is a time for Muslims to focus on self-evaluation and spiritual purification; it also teaches us that achieving the ultimate goal of fasting requires sincerity, honesty, patience and above all the capability for self-criticism.
Ramadan gives us a time to mend troubled self-images; to give charity, to grow forgiveness for others, and to renew relations with family, friends, and colleagues.
OnIslam.net has a pleasure to introduce to its readers a compiled file of counseling questions about how to get ready for Ramadan.