Sayyidi wa sanadi Mufti Mohammad Taqi Usmani (Allah preserve him) said,
‘There is going to be a downpour of Allah’s mercy (in Ramadan).
Preparation is needed in advance to derive real benefit from each and every moment of Ramadan.
Because an individual may start this month in a state of heedlessness (ghaflah) and (virtuous) activities are then postponed from one day to another.
Therefore, it is essential to prepare for Ramadan in advance.’
Khutbaat e Ramadan, page 54