The Blessed Month Of Ramadhān

The month of Ramadhān is full of virtue, mercy and blessings. Obeying Allah Subhanahu-wa-Taalaand fulfilling His Commands becomes easy during this month. This ease and desire are all from Allah Subhanahu-wa-Taala, for He has made this month such that there is great eagerness to engage in 'ibadah.

It is reported in a Hadeeth that Prophet Sallalahua.w. said, "When Ramadhān comes, the gates of Jannah are thrown open, the doors of Jahannam are closed and the Shayateen are imprisoned.” (Bukhari)

From the three things mentioned in this Hadeeth, we can deduce that in the blessed month of Ramadhān,

Allah Subhanahu-wa-Taala makes the acquiring of Jannah and emancipation from the fire of Jahannam easy. This is the month of blessing, mercy and forgiveness. Each and every moment of Ramadhān attracts mercies and blessings from Allah Subhanahu-wa-Taala to descend upon us, hundreds and thousands of people are forgiven and are honoured with freedom from Jahannam.

Salmaan RadiallahuAnh reports, "On the last day of Sha'bān Rasulullah Sallalahua.w. addressed us and said, "…Whosoever intends drawing near to Allah Subhanahu-wa-Taala by performing any virtuous deed, for such person shall be the reward like the one who had performed a fardh in any other time. And whoever performs a fardh, shall be blessed with the reward of seventy faraaidh in any other time.”

"This is a month, the beginning of which brings Allah's Subhanahu-wa-Taala mercy, the middle of which brings His forgiveness and the last of which brings emancipation from the fire of Jahannam." (Saheeh ibn Khuzaimah)

Abu Hurairah RadiallahuAnh narrates that the Prophet Sallalahua.w. said “When the month of Ramadhān comes, the Gates of Heaven are thrown open and the Gates of Hell are shut, and the devils are chained.” (Bukhari and Muslim)

Things to Do In Ramadhān

1) Recite the Kalimah Tayyibah in abundance        2) Istighfaar 

3) Ask for Jannah                                           4) Seek refuge from Jahannum

Prophet Sallalahua.w. said "…And in this month four things you should continue to perform in great number, two of which shall be to please your Lord, while the other two shall be those without which you cannot do. Those which shall be to please your Lord, are that you should in great quantity bear witness that there is no deity to worship except Allah Subhanahu-wa-Taala (i.e. recite the Kalimah Tayyibah Laa llaaha illallaah) and make much Istighfaar. And as for those without which you cannot do, you should ask Allah Subhanahu-wa-Taala entrance into paradise and ask refuge in Him from Jahannam.”

(Saheeh ibn Khuzaimah)

4) Recite the Glorious Qur’ān excessively

Abdullah Bin Abbas RadiallahuAnh narrates that In Ramadhan, Jibraeel Alayhis salaam came to Prophet Sallalahua.w. every night and the Prophet Sallalahua.w. recited the Qur’an to him. [Bukhari and Muslim]

5) Spend in the path of Allah Subhanahu-wa-Taala

Abdullah ibn Abbas RadiallahuAnh narrates that the Prophet of Allah Subhanahu-wa-Taala was superior to all men in generosity, but in the month of Ramadhān his genrosity knew no bounds…During Ramadhān the Prophet Sallalahua.w. appeared to be faster than the wind in generosity and benevolence. [Bukhari and Muslim]

6) Carry out as many good deeds as possible

Ubaadah bin Saamit RadiallahuAnh reports that one day when Ramadhān had drawn near, Rasulullah Sallalahua.w. said "The month of Ramadhān, the month of blessings has come to you, wherein Allah Subhanahu-wa-Taala turns towards you and sends down to you His special Mercy, forgives your faults, accepts prayers, appreciates your competition for the greatest, good and boasts to the angels about you. So, show to Allah Subhanahu-wa-Taala your righteousness; for verily, the most pitiable and unfortunate one is he who is deprived of Allah's Subhanahu-wa-Taala Mercy in this month.”

May Allah Subhanahu-wa-Taala give us the ability (tawfeeq) in good deeds and grant us all the blessings of Ramadhān. Aameen








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