Most people have known the Blessings Of The Holy Month Of RAMADAN that it rewards. Ramadan is one of those particular months in which ALLAH (SWT) showers his infinite Love, Blessings, Greetings and Mercy on his beloved Prophet (SAW) Ummah.
In Ramadan, ALLAH (SWT) showers his Mercy and Blessings continuously. ALLAH (SWT) was sent down whole Qur’an to the first sky from the Lawhe Mahfooz after that sent down on the earth by part and it completed on the surface at the night of LailaTul Qadr, which has come in Ramadan and better than 1000 months.
The first ten days of Ramadan are of Mercy; second ten days are of Forgiveness and the last ten days are of being freed from Hell.
This is the unique and important month for the Muslims across the world. Everybody is always struggling with the idea of up keeping the Remembrance of ALLAH due to problems of modern day life. ALLAH blesses us with different Virtues during Ramadan the biggest of all is that ALLAH has said that fasting is for him, and He will reward it.
ALLAH said, as reporting in a Hadith Qudsee – Al-Bukhaari, al-Fat’h, no, 1904; Saheeh al-Targheeb, 1/407
“Expect for fasting which is only for My sake and I will reward him for it.”
Some of the Virtues of Ramadan are:
- Forgiveness of sins
- Gates of Heaven are opened, and gates of Hell are closed
- Devils are chained up.
- He blessed LailaTul Qadr full of blessing night that is better than 1000 months
Qur’an Verses about Ramadan
“The month of Ramadan in which was revealed the Quran, a guidance for mankind and clear proofs for the guidance and the criterion (between right and wrong). So whoever of you sights (the crescent on the first night of) the month (of Ramadan i.e. is present at his home), he must observe Sawm (fasts) that month…”
Source: Surah al-Baqarah, 2:185.
- “Verily, We have sent it (this Quran) down in the Night of Al-Qadr (Decree).
- And what will make you know what the Night of Al-Qadr (Decree) is?
- The Night of Al-Qadr (Decree) is better than a thousand months (i.e. worshipping Allah in that night is better than worshipping Him a thousand months, i.e. 83 years and four months).
- Therein descend the angels and the Rooh [ Jibreel (Gabriel)] by Allah’s Permission with all Decrees,
- (All that night), there is peace (and goodness from Allah to His believing slaves) until the appearance of dawn”.
Source: Surah al-Qadar 97:1-5.
“Haa-Meem. [These letters are one of the miracles of the Quran, and none but Allah (Alone) knows their meanings.] By the manifest Book (this Quran) that makes things clear. We sent it (this Quran) down on a blessed night [(i.e. the Night of Al-Qadr) in the month of Ramadan]. Verily, We are ever warning [mankind that Our Torment will reach those who disbelieve in Our Oneness of Lordship and Our Oneness of worship]. Therein (that night) is decreed every matter of ordainments. As a Command (or this Quran or the Decree of every matter) from Us. Verily, We are ever sending (the Messengers) (As) a mercy from your Lord. Verily, He is the All-Hearer, the All-Knower.”
Source: Surah al-Dukhaan 44:1-6
Ramadan In Light of Hadith
Abu Hurayrah (RA) reported, Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said:
“When there comes the month of Ramadan, the gates of mercy are opened, and the gates of Hell are locked, and the devils are chained”- Al-Bukhari.
“Whoever spends LailaTul al-Qadr in prayer out of faith and in the hope of reward, will be forgiven his previous sins.” – Narrated by al-Bukhari, 1910; Muslim, 760.
Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said further:
“Fasting is a shield. If one of you is fasting, he should avoid intimate relations with his wife and arguments. If somebody should fight or argue with him, he should say: I am fasting. By Him in whose hand is my soul, the unpleasant smell coming from the mouth of a fasting person is better in the sight of Allah than the smell of musk. There are two pleasures for the fasting person, one at the time of breaking his fast and the other when he meets his Lord; then he will be pleased because of his fasting.”
Source: Sahih Bukhari 1805, Grade: Muttafaqun Alayhi
“Whoever gives food to a fasting person with which to break his fast, he will have the reward equal to his (the fasting person), without it detracting in the slightest from the reward of the fasting person.”
Reported by al-Tirmidhi, 3/171; Saheeh al-Targheeb, 1/451.
Some Important Things To Be Kept In Mind
ALLAH legislated fasting for gaining Taqwa. “O you who believe, fasting has been prescribed for you as it has been prescribed upon those before you so that you may attain Taqwa.” (Soraatul Baqarah (2):183).
The meaning of Taqwa, one should protect his self from all types of sins, so we should ask some question after getting done with fast our self, has today fast is help me to go closer to ALLAH? Or it was just show off, or protects us from the fire of Hell?
Getting Closer to ALLAH
We can get ALLAH’s greeting and blessing by offering prayers, remembering ALLAH, setting in Islamic knowledge classes, reciting Holy Qur’an, offering taraaweeh prayers and those who can make for Ummah. We can also get closer to ALLAH by making I’tikaf in the last ten days of Ramadan.
ALLAH has 70 times mentioned about patience and has commanded patience in more than 16 ways in Qur’an. So in fasting, we are tested from ALLAH, and He wants us to be strong willed who can follow the true meanings of Sunnah and when we show patience then ALLAH gets happy from us.
Beauty of Ramadan
Ramadan is a month of greeting and blessing. ALLAH showers a lot of virtues on beloved Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) Ummah. We all want, when we are getting Ramadan in life and try to get all greeting of GOD those, He showed us. We should use our all power to ask ALLAH forgiveness to all mistake because ALLAH forgives everyone who wants forgiveness of sin.