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What is Ramadan? An Introduction

Ramadan is the 9th month of the Islamic calendar and is prescribed in the book of Allah (Quran) as the month of fasting and Quran. It is reported through certain narrations that the companions of the prophet (s.a.w.) used to pray for 6 months before Ramadan to extend their lives to reap the benefits of this blessed month and then they would pray for 6 months after that to have Allah accept their worship, prayers and Dua. This highlights the extremely high value of the rewards and significance of this month.

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said:

(The reward for) all the actions of the son of Aadam are multiplied (from anywhere between) ten times to seven hundred times). ). [Agreed upon by al-Bukhaaree and Muslim]

And Allah (Subhaanahu wa Ta’aala) said in a hadeeth qudsee:

(…except for fasting, then it is for Me and I will give reward for it; He left off his desires and his food for My sake. For the fasting person there are two pleasures: his pleasure at the time of breaking his fast and his pleasure when he meets his Lord. And the smell emanating from the mouth of the one who is fasting is better in the Sight of Allah than the smell of musk). [Agreed upon by al-Bukhaaree and Muslim]

For the hadith where the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “Allah said: ‘Every deed of the son of Adam is for him except fasting; it is for Me and I shall reward for it…’”, Al-Qurtubi said: what this means is that the amount of reward for good deeds may become known to people, and they will be rewarded between ten and seven hundred fold, and as much as Allah wants, except fasting, for Allah will reward it without measure. This is supported by a report narrated by Muslim (115) from Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) who said: The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “Every deed of the son of Adam will be rewarded between ten and seven hundred fold. Allah said: ‘Except fasting, for it is for Me and I shall reward for it’” – i.e., I shall reward it greatly, without specifying how much.

This is like the verse in which Allah says:

ramadan introduction

“Good is (the reward) for those who do good in this world” [Quran: al-Zumar 39:10]

RAMADAN Welcoming Dua

Here is a #Dua to welcome #Ramadan and to make use of its blessings.

Posted by IqraSense on Monday, May 14, 2018

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