إن الله تعالى جعل رمضان مضمارا لخلقه ، يتسابقون فيه بطاعته إلى مرضاته ، فسبق قوم ففازوا ، وتخلف آخرون فخابوا ، فالعجب من الضاحك اللاعب في اليوم الذي يفوز فيه المحسنون ، ويخسر فيه المبطلون

“Indeed Allah has made Ramadan a means of gain for His creation. (Within this month) they race to gain His pleasure through obedience to Him. Some individuals will gain (win), while others will remain back and lose. It is amazing to see a person playing and laughing on a day that the good doers will be rewarded, and the wrong doers will be defeated.”
Hasan Al-Basri