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Virtues and Blessings of Ramadan

Virtues of Ramadan – the month of rewards – are known to most Muslims. The biggest of all is that Allah has said that fasting is for Him and He will reward it. He said, as reported in a Hadith Qudsee:

“…except for fasting which is only for My sake, and I will reward him for it.” [Al-Bukhaari, al-Fat’h, no. 1904; Saheeh al-Targheeb, 1/407.]

Among the many virtues of Ramadan, following are some of them:

  1. Forgiveness of sins (sins that potentially are blocking Allah’s blessings in our lives)
  2. Gates of heaven are opened (showing Allah’s bountiful blessings)
  3. Gates of hell are closed (showing Allah’s mercy)
  4. Devils are chained up (making it easier for Muslims to get closer to Allah)
  5. It has a blessed night which is better than 1000 months (83 years and 4 months)
  6. Quran recitation provides an opportunity of great rewards in this life and the hereafter (besides training one to recite Quran regularly during the rest of the year.)

RAMADAN Welcoming Dua

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The following are the Quran verses, prophetic sayings, and scholarly wisdom on the virtues of the month of Ramadan.

“When Ramadan begins, the gates of Paradise are opened and the gates of Hell are closed, and the devils are put in chains.” [Reported by al-Bukhaari, al-Fat’h, no. 3277.]

“Whoever fasts Ramadan out of faith and with the hope of (Allah’s) reward, all his previous sins will be forgiven.” [Reported by al-Bukhaari, Fath, no. 37.] 

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“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…” [Surah al-Baqarah, 2:185] (Quran 2:185)

laila tul qadar in ramadan

1. “Verily, We have sent it (this Quran) down in the Night of Al-Qadr (Decree).

2. And what will make you know what the Night of Al-Qadr (Decree) is?

3. 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 4 months).

4. Therein descend the angels and the Rooh [Jibreel (Gabriel)] by Allah’s Permission with all Decrees,

5. (All that night), there is peace (and goodness from Allah to His believing slaves) until the appearance of dawn”. [Surah al-Qadar 97:1-5] 

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Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) who said: The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “There has come to you Ramadan, a blessed month which Allah has enjoined you to fast, during which the gates of heaven are opened and the gates of Hell are closed, and the rebellious devils are chained up. In it there is a night which is better than a thousand months, and whoever is deprived of its goodness is indeed deprived.” Narrated by al-Nasaa’i, 2106; Ahmad, 8769. classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Targheeb, 999.

Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “Whoever spends Laylat 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.

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “At every breaking of the fast, Allah has people whom He redeems.” Classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Targheeb, 987.

We also know that the prophet (s.a.w.) was more generous in Ramadan than other months.

“The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) was the most generous of people [in doing good], and he was most generous of all in Ramadan when Jibreel met with him; he used to meet him every night in Ramadan and teach him the Quran. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) was more generous in doing good than a blowing wind.” [Reported by al-Bukhaari, al-Fat’h, no. 6.]

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“In Paradise there are rooms whose outside can be seen from the inside and the inside can be seen from the outside. Allah has prepared them for those who feed the poor, those who are gentle in speech, those who fast regularly, and those who pray at night when people are asleep.” [Reported by Ahmad 5/343; Ibn Khuzaymah, no. 2137. Al-Albaani said in his footnote, its isnaad is hasan because of other corroborating reports.]

“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.]

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8 comments… add one
  • Subhaa-nallah

  • Ma sha’Allah! May Allah grant the renewal of our minds with His Wisdom, Revelation Knowledge, Discernment, and Understanding and to Help us to Listen, to Love and Obey His Commands.

  • sidick chaumun

    ALLAH IS GREAT,ALIF , LAAM , MEEM,
    The Quran was sent to us by the alif( the first )Allah , through Laam ( Jibraeel)to Meem ( Rassullah Muhammad (saw)in the decree month Ramadhan) Quran is the best of all books and Allah have sent Quran to the best of all nations i.e us ,ummat of Muhammad SaW. Subhanallah , forgives us o, My Allah .Makes us do namaaz . our body curbs in namaaz, our soul curbs in namaaz and even our shadow do curbs in namaaz. Allah is wonderful of wonders , signs and he wants us to see and praise his names. Allah want us to fast , recites Quran , look after needy persons, do give zakaat .These qualities are found in Allah .we are command to fast because HE want us to be like him . Does Allah eat ? No . He wants us to have the likes that He Have . May Allah grant us blessings and we shall meet in Jannah as per Allah blessings Inshaallah

  • adamu abdullahi

    Assallamu Allaikum.Fasting indeed is full of blessings.May ALLAH count us among the lucky ones that will reap the benefits of this ALLAH gifted month.We do not know whether this may be our last opportunity.We pray to witness more Ramadans. May ALLAH reward all Muslims that devote their resources in the course of Islam,amen.Wasallam

  • Mohammed Azam Siddiqui

    Assalaamu alikum.
    Maa Shaa’a Allah.
    No doubt, a good reminder.
    I would like to add two points, with your permission.

    Firstly, try to read the translation of complete Qur’an in your own language during this blessed month. Let it go parallel to recitation of Qur’an in its original language, i.e. Arabic. This advise is only for non-Arabs. We know that reading Qur’an translation even million times cannot be equal (in terms of reward) to recitation of smallest verse of Qur’an in its original language, Arabic. The only idea is that we must at least know the complete message of Allah. Is it not a matter of shame that most of us don’t even know the complete meaning of Allah’s letter that he has written to the whole of mankind? Try it in this Ramadan and feel the difference.

    Secondly, start learning Qur’anic Arabic today. Believe me, it is not difficult. We can guide and help you in this regard. By God, we mean it. The only fees you have to pay is your SINCERITY AND FIRM DEDICATION. Throw all your difficulties, hurdles and obstacles on us. We will take care.

  • ALVEERA KHAN

    WALEKUM ASSALAAM WARAHMATULLAH WABARAKATUHU
    Jazak Allahu khairan!
    MAY ALLAH SUBHANO WATA AAA bless you people Ramadan and blessed life ahead Aameen
    ASSALAAMU ALAIKUM WARAHMAT ULLAH WA BARAKATUHU

  • Mohammad Sharafat Ali

    Mashallah.
    The Blessing of Ramadan come to us, we all believer of Allah (SWT) should take the opportunity to repent our sin in this Holly Months. May Allah guide us to the Ihdenas Sirat Al Mustaqeem. Ameen.

    Jazakallah Khairan.

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