It’s only 5 more days before the arrival of the blessed month of Ramadhan. A month so blessed that the Companions of the Holy Prophet (pbuh) awaits for it’s arrival anxiously and with joy!
Ramadhan is the month where the shaytans are tied up and your nafs weaken with saum! One of mankind’s sworn enemy tied up and the second being weak means that it should be easier for us to strive wholeheartedly to achieve taqwa!
But alas…..the reality most often is the opposite! Hopefully this year would be different, insha Allah.
Hadiths concerning Ramadhan :
- “When the month of Ramadan starts, the gates of the heaven are opened and the gates of Hell are closed and the devils are chained.” [Bukhari]
- “Ramadan has come to you. (It is) a month of blessing, in which Allah covers you with blessing, for He sends down Mercy, decreases sins and answers prayers. In it, Allah looks at your competition (in good deeds), and boasts about you to His angels. So show Allah goodness from yourselves, for the unfortunate one is he who is deprived in (this month) of the mercy of Allah, the Mighty, the Exalted.” [Narrated by Tabarani]
- “Fasting is a shield with which a servant protects himself from the Fire.” [Ahmad, Saheeh]
- “Whoever fasts during Ramadan with faith and seeking his reward from Allah will have his past sins forgiven. Whoever prays during the nights in Ramadan with faith and seeking his reward from Allah will have his past sins forgiven. And he who passes Lailat al-Qadr in prayer with faith and seeking his reward from Allah will have his past sins forgiven.” (Bukhari, Muslim).
- “If anyone omits his fast even for one day in Ramadan without a concession or without being ill, then if he were to fast for the rest of his life he could not make up for it” (Bukhari).
- “Every deed of man will receive ten to 700 times reward, except Siyam (fasting), for it is for Me and I shall reward it (as I like). There are two occasions of joy for one who fasts: one when he breaks the fast and the other when he will meet his Lord” (Muslim).
- “If a person does not avoid false talk and false conduct during Siyam, then Allah does not care if he abstains from food and drink” (Bukhari, Muslim).
- “He who provides for the breaking of the Siyam of another person earns the same merit as the one who was observing Siyam diminishing in any way the reward of the latter” (Tirmidhi).
Source : Jannah.org