The holy month of Ramadan is the best opportunity to reboot and revitalize our soul ,body and mind , especially those who have anger issues and hard time keeping their outbursts in control,either physically or verbally, this is a golden opportunity for those to work on their shortcomings, where due to their temper and indignation they hurt others unjustly.As the month of Ramadan teaches patience, when one is observing the fast , it is expected of him/ her to refrain from hurting others, have a strong control on themselves. As , Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said: “If one of you is fasting, let him not utter obscenities on that day or raise his voice, and if anyone reviles him or wants to pick a fight with him, let him say ‘I am a person who is fasting.’”
One of the interesting thing about human beings is our irascible nature and many of us have the tribulations of dealing with our choleric temperament,those of us who have the hot temperament ,for them dealing with learning it and learning, how to control that irascible nature takes a lot of work and time, for others it might be relatively easy but in the case of irascibility the person who has that type of temperament, its very important that they learn to control that.
Now one of the extraordinary things about walking is ,that it’s been proven helpful in dealing with that struggle, it’s been shown in many researches and articles that people who takes walks regularly and consistently that actually reduces their stress,for people who has that type of temperament,it’s very important that they must walk ,as the threshold for anger gets higher and higher, so those who walk as practice, become more calm and less prone to losing their temper .
Furthermore, it’s a perfect timing to check your arrogance , as Allah says in the Quran, “وَعِبَادُ ٱلرَّحْمَنِ ٱلَّذِينَ يَمْشُونَ عَلَى ٱلْأَرْضِ هَوْنًۭا وَإِذَا خَاطَبَهُمُ ٱلْجَهِلُونَ قَالُوا۟ سَلَمًۭا” , “The ˹true˺ servants of the Most Compassionate are those who walk on the earth humbly, and when the foolish address them ˹improperly˺, they only respond with peace.” (25:63) . One of the signs of the attitudes of the believers is they walk lightly on the earth , they tread lightly and humbly , its absorbing, how researchers talk about carbon Footprints, people that have heavy carbon footprint.
The earlier muslims used to walk miles , one of the misery of modern people is they don’t walk enough , and eventually they’re losing their ability of patience, because when one gets angry ,the shaytan (devil) comes in the room, if you are able to contain yourself , the creator is with you ,the reward is immense and a good reminder to work on it during this month.