Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said in a Hadeeth Qudsi: "Allah, the Exalted, says 'Indeed, My Love shall be bestowed upon the ones who visit each other for My Sake. Indeed, My Love shall be bestowed upon the ones who love one another for My Sake. Indeed, My Love shall be bestowed upon the ones who approach one another in humility for My Sake. And, indeed, My Love shall be bestowed upon the ones that rush to help one another for My Sake." (Musnad Imam Ahmad)
For those of us who are carrying out our fasts in a peaceful and safe environment, we really need to be grateful to Allah as that is indeed a great ni'mah. Alhamdulillah, we're free to practise our religion and to perform our salah without having our lives endangered. Also, we're able to do all this in a condusive environment.
There are Muslims out there who are not so lucky.
InsyaAllah there are many of us who are praying and making dua to get Allah's mercy. Why not take some time to also make dua for others?
Our brothers and sisters in Syria definitely need our duas. So does our Palestinian brothers and sisters. And there are Muslims in various parts in the world who are victims of natural disasters, droughts, poverty, famine and many other unfortunate situations. There are Muslims in the world such as our sisters in France who are discriminated for wearing the hijaab and they're not the only ones facing such discriminations. And above all these, there are Muslims around the world who are so close to losing their deen (maybe some who have already lost it). All of them are in great need of our Dua. All of them are in dire need of Allah's mercy.
At this precise moment, they may be people who are so sick that they are not able to make dua for themselves. And surely, those who have already passed on are no longer able to make dua for themselves either. Yet, both the sick and especially the deceased are in much need of Allah's mercy.
We don't lose anything by praying and making dua that Allah's mercy be with all those who have been mentioned above, and anybody else that may have been missed out. Today we are able to make dua, we are able to pray for the well being of ourselves and that of others. The day will come when we ourselves will be in need of duas from others. So while we can, lets pray that in this blessed month, Allah's mercy will not only be with us but that He showers His mercy on ALL our brothers and sisters in Islam, no matter where they are and for both who are alive and those who have passed on.