Increasing worship in Ramadan

Someone asked Hakim al-Umma Hadhrat Mawlana Ashraf ‘Ali Thanawi (may Allah have mercy on him) if performing extra worship and acts of devotion (ibadat) in Ramadan is not contrary to the generally accepted view that one should be constant and punctual in his routine worshipful acts (ibadat).

 Hahdrat Hakim al-Umma replied:

“Should one exceed his normal actions in worship (ibadat) in Ramadan, it will not be contrary to the rule of having constancy (that is stressed for all forms of routine worships). This is because in the first place, the intention is not made to be constant (in that worship. It is intended only for the duration of Ramadan). (In addition) The hadith tell us that Prophet of Allah (may Allah bless and give him peace) himself increased his devotions during Ramadan.”