Ramadan is a month when we should come back to the very essence of our life because we are entering a month that everything is about the essential dimension, the very essence of this Islamic teaching and then you should transform Ramadan into a school, a school of life, that is, just how we have to behave. Ramadan is the month of lights not a month between brackets.
There are four things that need to be done in Ramadan that make you a better person. First is seclusion, every one of us needs an hour for himself. The second thing is silence, we talk too much. We need to watch our tongue because a word may slip out of your mouth that can drop you into hell for a hundred years. Number three is hunger. Because when we are eating all the time, we are not noticing what we are doing. As the Prophet (PBUH) said a person only needs few mouthfuls.
Number four, which is the best, it is thinking. If you are keeping silent, if you are keeping hungry a little bit and if you are secluding yourself, what you need to do is to think, to reflect, to ponder. I believe the majority of human beings do not reflect. We are in a time where we are in a rush all the time.