Wi-Fi Free


We often see the sign “Free Wi-Fi”. In fact, we often search for this sign, as people fear becoming ‘disconnected’. Whether in a hotel, airport, restaurant or anywhere else, this sign is a sure draw card, attracting people to the premises.

However, it is doubtful that any of us would have seen a sign saying “Wi-Fi Free”, even though this is the sign that we all need to hang in our homes at the very least for the last ten days of Ramadhaan.

The last ten days of Ramadhaan are unlike the first twenty days. It is most probably during one of the odd nights of these ten days that Laylatul Qadr (the Night of Power) occurs which is more virtuous than a thousand months. Showing his Ummah the importance of these ten days, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) exerted himself even further during this blessed period.

After understanding the significance of these ten days, we all desire to exert ourselves and reap the great rewards offered by Allah Ta‘ala. However, there are numerous distractions which lie in ambush, waiting to ‘pounce’ and trap us, preventing us from fulfilling our ambition. Among these, perhaps the greatest distraction is the internet.

Be it novels, social media or anything similar, most of these distractions are facilitated by the internet. Hence, to ‘nip the distraction in the bud’, we should aim to make the last ten days (rather make the entire month of Ramadhaan) Wi-Fi and internet free.

By freeing ourselves of these distractions, we will find ourselves free to make the most of this blessed period. Furthermore, the internet is the cause of many evils and sins taking place. Hence, disconnecting from the internet will undoubtedly aid us in connecting with Allah Ta‘ala, which is the very objective of the month of Ramadhaan.

May Allah Ta‘ala assist us all to make the most of this blessed period and truly connect with Him.