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The Reward of Fasters

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The Reward of Fasters According to the Words of the Messengers' Master

We thank God who made fasting Ramadan compulsory, opened to us the doors of heaven during it and locked the doors of hell. Prayers and peace be upon our chosen prophet and his family and company till the Day of Judgment.

And so...

Here are some of the sound 'hadith' about the reward of fasting in general, the reward of fasting Ramadan and its night prayer and the righteous deeds in it. May our exalted God make us of His manumitted in that glorious month, to forgive and have mercy upon us and include us with His generosity.

The Reward of Fasting:

Our exalted God said: ''...the fasting men and fasting women, the men who guard their private parts and the women who do so, and the men who remember Allah often and the women who do so – for them Allah has prepared forgiveness and a great reward.'' [Al Ahzab 33:35]

{وَالصَّائِمِينَ وَالصَّائِمَاتِ وَالْحَافِظِينَ فُرُوجَهُمْ وَالْحَافِظَاتِ وَالذَّاكِرِينَ اللَّهَ كَثِيراً وَالذَّاكِرَاتِ أَعَدَّ اللَّهُ لَهُم مَّغْفِرَةً وَأَجْراً عَظِيماً}

[الأحزاب: 35]

Transliteration: Wa Aş-Şā'imīna Wa Aş-Şā'imāti Wa Al-Ĥāfižīna Furūjahum Wa Al-Ĥāfižāti Wa Adh-Dhākirīna Allāha Kathīrāan Wa Adh-Dhākirāti 'Aadda Allāhu Lahum Maghfiratan Wa 'Ajrāan Ažīmāan

And also said; ''[They will be told], "Eat and drink in satisfaction for what you put forth in the days past.'' [AL Haqqa: 24]

{كُلُوا وَاشْرَبُوا هَنِيئاً بِمَا أَسْلَفْتُمْ فِي الْأَيَّامِ الْخَالِيَةِ}

[الحاقة: 24]

Transliteration: Kulū Wa Ashrabū Hanī'āan Bimā 'Aslaftum Fī Al-'Ayyāmi Al-Khāliyati

Waqeea and others said; those are the days of fasting when they had forsaken food and drinks.

Aby Huraira said that: Allah's messenger -peace and prayers be upon him-said: ''every deed one does is for him except fasting that is for me and I reward for it.'' Fasting is a shield, if it is the day one of you is fasting he shouldn't be obscene or noisy .IF any one insulted him, he shall say: 'I am fasting'. "I swear by That Being in whose possession is the life of Muhammad! The mouth's odor of a fasting person is more preferable to Allah the exalted than the fragrance of musk. Fasting person has two joys; when he has his breakfast he will satisfy his hanger and when he meets His God he will be happy that he performed fasting'' [Declared authentic by Al-Albani]

« كل عمل ابن آدم له ، إلا الصيام هو لي ، وأنا أجزي به ، والصيام جنة ، إذا كان يوم صيام أحدكم ، فلا يرفث ، ولا يصخب ، فإن شاتمه أحد أو قاتله فليقل: إني صائم. والذي نفس محمد بيده ، لخلوف فم الصائم ، أطيب عند الله يوم القيامة ، من ريح المسك ؛ للصائم فرحتان يفرحهما ، إذا أفطر فرح بفطره ، وإذا لقي ربه عز وجل فرح بصومه»

[صححه الألباني]

In another narration he said, ''Every deed one does is rewarded form ten times till seven hundred times and as much Allah wants. Allah says fasting is an exception; it is for me and I reward for it myself the one who forsakes his desires and food for me. Fasting person has two joys when he has his breakfast he will satisfy his hanger and when he meets His God he will be happy that he performed fasting'' [Declared authentic by Al-Albani]

« كل عمل ابن آدم يضاعف الحسنة بعشر أمثالها إلى سبع مائة ضعف إلى ما شاء الله يقول الله إلا الصوم فإنه لي وأنا أجزي به يدع شهوته وطعامه من أجلي للصائم فرحتان فرحة عند فطره وفرحة عند لقاء ربه ولخلوف فم الصائم أطيب عند الله من ريح المسك»

[صححه الألباني]

Muhammad -peace be upon him- said: "Fasting is a shield." Meaning that it keeps the fasting one from committing sins and misdeeds which lead to burning in hell.

And he said: (la rafath) which is the obscene and vulgar of language.

And also, (khalof) which is the mouth's odor of a fasting person
Fasting is unique among all kinds of worship rituals.

Abi Umama (may Allah be pleased with him) ''said: messenger of Allah, give me an order to carry out. He said you should fast; it uniquely precious.'' [Narrated by Elwade'e and Al-Albany supported its reference]

« أتيت رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم فقلت مرني بأمر آخذه عنك قال عليك بالصوم ، فإنه لا مثل له»

[رواه الوداعى وصححه الألباني]

Abd Alluh bin Amr (may Allah be pleased with them both) narrates that Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: "Fasting and the Qu'ran will intercede on behalf of one on the judgment Day. The Fast will proclaim: 'O Allah! I prevented him from eating and carnal desire in the day time. Therefore; let my intercession be accepted on his behalf.' The Qu'ran will proclaim: 'I prevented him from sleeping. Therefore, let my intercession be accepted on his behalf.' The intercession of both will be accepted." [Declared Hasan by Al-Albany]

«الصيام والقرآن يشفعان للعبد ، يقول الصيام: أي رب! إني منعته الطعام والشهوات بالنهار ، فشفعني فيه ، ويقول القرآن : منعته النوم بالليل ، فشفعني فيه ؛ فيشفعان»

[حسنه الألباني]

Fasting is a cause for going to Heaven:

Hozayfa- Allah be pleased with him- said, I leaned the prophet's head-peace and prayers be upon him- to my chest and he said, ''who said there is no God but Allah as the last act in his life, he goes to Heaven. Who fasted one day for the sake of Allah's satisfaction as the last act in his life he goes to Heaven. And who paid alms for the sake of Allah's satisfaction as his last act in life, he goes to Heaven.'' [Declared authentic by Al-Albany]

«من قال: لا إله إلا الله ختم له بها دخل الجنة ، و من صام يوما ابتغاء وجه الله ختم له به دخل الجنة ، ومن تصدق بصدقة ابتغاء وجه الله ختم له بها دخل الجنة»

[صححه الألباني]

The reward of fasting...the gate of Rayan

Sahl Ibn Saad said, The Prophet said, "There is a gate in Paradise called Ar-Raiyan, and those who observe fast will enter through it on the Day of Resurrection and none except them will enter through it. It will be said, 'Where are those who used to observe fast?' They will get up, and none except them will enter through it. After their entry the gate will be locked and nobody will enter through it." [Declared authentic by Al-Albany]

«إن في الجنة بابا يقال له: الريان ، يدخل منه الصائمون يوم القيامة ، لا يدخل منه أحد غيرهم ، يقال: أين الصائمون ؟ فيقومون ، فيدخلون منه ، فإذا دخلوا ، أغلق ، فلم يدخل منه أحد»

[صححه الألباني]

Al Seddik and enthusiasm

Allah's Apostle said, "Whoever gives away two kinds (of things or property) in charity for Allah's Cause, will be called from the gates of Paradise and will be addressed, 'O slave of Allah! Here is prosperity.' So, whoever was amongst the people who used to offer their prayers, will be called from the gate of the prayer; and whoever was amongst the people who used to participate in Jihad, will be called from the gate of Jihad; and whoever was amongst those who used to observe fast, will be called from the gate of Ar-Raiyan; whoever was amongst those who used to give in charity, will be called from the gate of charity." Abu Bakr said, " O Allah's Apostle who is more far more precious that my parents, No distress or need will befall him who will be called from those gates. Will there be any one who will be called from all these gates?" The Prophet replied, "Yes, and I hope you will be one of those." [Narrated by Bukhari]

«أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم قال: من أنفق زوجين في سبيل الله، نودي من أبواب الجنة: يا عبد الله هذا خير، فمن كان من أهل الصلاة دعي من باب الصلاة، ومن كان من أهل الجهاد دعي من باب الجهاد، ومن كان من أهل الصيام دعي من باب الريان، ومن كان من أهل الصدقة دعي من باب الصدقة. فقال أبو بكر رضي الله عنه : بأبي وأمي يا رسول الله ، ما على من دعي من تلك الأبواب من ضرورة ، فهل يدعى أحد من تلك الأبواب كلها ؟ . قال : نعم ، وأرجو أن تكون منهم»

[رواه البخاري]

Fasting as a treatment for desires:

Ibn Masod said may God be pleased with him, our prophet-peace and payers be upon him- said: "you young men! He who can afford to get married should do so, because it will help him refrain from looking at other women, and keep his private parts from committing adultery; and he who cannot afford to marry is advised to fast, as fasting will diminish his sexual power." [Narrated by Muslim & Ahmed and declared authentic by Al-Albany]

«يا معشر الشباب ! من استطاع منكم الباءة فليتزوج . فإنه أغض للبصر ، وأحصن للفرج . ومن لم يستطع فعليه بالصوم . فإنه له وجاء»

[رواه المسلم وأحمد وصححه الألباني]

Fasting as Expiation:

Hozayfa bin El yaman said: ''The affliction of a person in his property, family and neighbors is expiated by his prayers, fasting, and giving in alms.'' [Narrated by Bukhari]

« فتنة الرجل في أهله وماله وجاره ، تكفرها الصلاة والصيام والصدقة»

[رواه البخاري]

The reward of that who fasted Ramadan out of faith and belief:

1- Accomplishment of righteousness: Allah says; ''O you who believe! Observing As-Saum (the fasting) is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you, that you may become Al-Muttaqűn'' [Al Baqarah: 183]

{يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا كُتِبَ عَلَيْكُمُ الصِّيَامُ كَمَا كُتِبَ عَلَى الَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَتَّقُونَ}

[البقرة: 183]

2- Accomplishment of forgiveness:
Aby Huraira said: the prophet-peace and prayers be upon him- said: ''who fasts Ramadan out of faith and belief is purified and forgiven of all his earlier sins'' [Narrated by Bukhari, Muslim, Ibn Al-Araby and declared authentic by Al-Albani]

«من صام رمضان إيماناً واحتساباً غفر له ما تقدم من ذنبه»

[رواه البخاري]

3- Expiation of sins: he also said: ''the five prayers, from Friday to the next, and from Ramadan to the next expiate for what lies between them if great sins were avoided'' [Narrated by Muslim]

«الصلوات الخمس والجمعة إلى الجمعة ورمضان إلى رمضان مكفرات ما بينهن إذا اجتنب الكبائر»

4- Highness of Rewards: Amr Mara El Gahny may Allah be pleased with him said that: "a man from Kada'a came to the prophet peace and prayers be upon him and said " O Messenger of God! What if I bore witness that there is God but Allah , and you are His messenger , performed the five prayers , fasted Ramadan, performed prayers in its nights , and gave zakat ??, then the prophet –peace and prayers be upon him said : who were these his final acts in life , would counted among believers and martyrs." [Al-Albany approved its reference]

«جاء رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم رجل من قضاعة فقال: يا رسول الله! أرأيت إن شهدت أن لا إله إلا الله, وأنك رسول الله, وصليت الصلوات الخمس, وصمت الشهر, وقمت رمضان, وآتيت الزكاة ؟ فقال النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم : من مات على هذا كان من الصديقين والشهداء»

[قال الألباني إسناده جيد]

Warning

Ka'ab Bin Agza said: the prophet –peace and prayers upon him –said: "bring the stand, so we did. When he ascended a step, he said: Amen and did the same when he ascended the second and the third steps. When he came down we said: O messenger of God, we have heard of you today something we have never heard of before? He said: Gabriel has shown up to me and said: who can ever witness Ramadan and do not attain forgiveness, I said: Amen. When I went up the second step, he said who can hear your name being mentioned and do not pray upon you, I said: Amen. When I went up the third step, he said: who can a senior parent or both of them and they do not cause him to go to heaven, I said: Amen." [approved by Al-Albany]

«احضروا المنبر. فحضرنا . فلما ارتقى درجة ؛ قال : آمين . فلما ارتقى الدرجة الثانية ؛ قال : آمين . فلما ارتقى الدرجة الثالثة ؛ قال : آمين . فلما نزل قلنا : يا رسول الله ! لقد سمعنا منك اليوم شيئا ما كنا نسمعه ؟ قال : إن جبريل عرض لي فقال : بعد من أدرك رمضان ، فلم يغفر له ، قلت : ( آمين ) ، فلما رقيت الثانية قال : بعد من ذكرت عنده ، فلم يصل عليك . فقلت : ( آمين ) ، فلما رقيت الثالثة قال : بعد من أدرك أبويه الكبر عنده أو أحدهما ، فلم يدخلاه الجنة ، قلت : آمين .»

[قال الألباني صحيح لغيره]

A Blessed Month with a Blessed Night

Abu Huraira – may God be pleased with him – said the prophet – peace and prayers be upon him- said "here you are witnessing the blessed month of Ramadan which God ordained you the fast during it. During that month, gates of heaves are opened , gates of hell are locked , masters of devils are chained down , and it has a night when rewards are higher from worshipping a thousand month , whoever excluded from its blessing , his loss is irreplaceable" [Declared authentic by Al-Albani]

«آتاكم شهر رمضان ، شهر مبارك ، فرض الله عليكم صيامه ، تفتح فيه أبواب الجنة ، و تغلق فيه أبواب الجحيم ، و تغل فيه مرده الشياطين ، و فيه ليلة هي خير من ألف شهر ، من حرم خيرها فقد حرم»

[صححه الألباني]

The Excluded from Blessings

Anas Bin Malik –may God be pleased with him – said: "the month of Ramadan had begun, the prophet – peace and prayers upon him - said: you witness a month which has a night which rewards are higher than worshipping for a thousand month. Who is excluded from its blessing has lost all goodness, and no one does so except the least worthy of it" [approved by Al-Albani]

«دخل رمضان فقال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم إن هذا الشهر قد حضركم وفيه ليلة خير من ألف شهر من حرمها فقد حرم الخير كله ولا يحرم خيرها إلا محروم»

[قال الألباني حسن صحيح]

Devils are Chained Down

Abu Huraira – may God be pleased with him – said the prophet – peace and prayers be upon him- said "when Ramadan begins, doors of heaves are opened, doors of hell are locked and devils are chained down" [Narrated by Muslim]

«إذا جاء رمضان فتحت أبواب الجنة وغلقت أبواب النار وصفدت الشياطين»

[رواه مسلم]

In another narration "when Ramadan begins, doors of mercy are opened, doors of hell are locked and devils are chained down'' [narrated by Muslim]

«إذا كان رمضان فتحت أبواب الرحمة وغلقت أبواب جهنم وسلسلت الشياطين»

[رواه مسلم]

Chained down means tied down with chains and only God knows how.

Willing of goodness, approach

May God be pleased about him, said : ''if the first night from Ramadan has arrived, devils and masters of jinn are chained down, doors of hell are locked and never opened, gates of heavens are opened and never locked, and it is called ''willing of goodness, approach ", and "willing of evil, go away " , and God rids some inhabitants of hell every night'' [Declared authentic by Al-Albany]

«إذا كان أول ليلة من شهر رمضان : صفدت الشياطين ومردة الجن ، وغلقت أبواب النار فلم يفتح منها باب ، وفتحت أبواب الجنة فلم يغلق منها باب ، وينادي مناد يا باغي الخير أقبل ، ويا باغي الشر أقصر ولله عتقاء من النار ، وذلك كل ليلة»

[صححه الألباني]

Month of Ridding of Hell

Abi Omama -May God be pleased about him- said that the prophet – peace and prayers upon him – said: ''God rids some inhabitants of hell at every breakfast'' [Al-Albany approved it]

«لله عند كل فطر عتقاء»

[قال الألباني حسن صحيح]

The reward of that who prays (night prayer) in Ramadan out of faith and belief:

Narrated Abu Huraira: "I heard Allah's Apostle saying regarding Ramadan, ''Whoever prayed at night in it (the month of Ramadan) out of sincere Faith and hoping for a reward from Allah, then all his previous sins will be forgiven.'' [Bukhari and Muslim]

«من قام رمضان إيمانا واحتسابا ، غفر له ما تقدم من ذنبه»

[رواه البخاري ومسلم]

Reward of Finishing Night Prayers with Emam

Abi Huraira – may God be pleased with him – said that the prophet- peace and prayers upon him – said: ''who performs night prayers with emam till he finishes, will be rewarded as if he prayed the whole night'' [Declared authentic by Al-Albany]

«إنه من قام مع الإمام ، حتى ينصرف ، كتب له قيام ليلة»

[صححه الألباني]

Reward of Worshipping in the Night of Qadr believingly with Pure Intentions

Allah the exalted said: ''Indeed, We sent the Qur'an down during the Night of Decree. (1) And what can make you know what is the Night of Decree? (2) The Night of Decree is better than a thousand months.'' [Alqadr 97:1-3]

{إِنَّا أَنزَلْنَاهُ فِي لَيْلَةِ الْقَدْرِ ﴿1﴾ وَمَا أَدْرَاكَ مَا لَيْلَةُ الْقَدْرِ ﴿٢﴾ لَيْلَةُ الْقَدْرِ خَيْرٌ مِّنْ أَلْفِ شَهْرٍ}

[القدر: 1-3]

Transliteration: 'Innā 'Anzalnāhu Fī Laylati Al-Qadri (1) Wa Mā 'Adrāka Mā Laylatu Al-Qadri (2) Laylatu Al-Qadri Khayrun Min 'Alfi Shahrin

Abi Huraira – May God be pleased about him – the prophet – peace and prayers upon him: ''who warships in the night of Qadr believingly with pure intentions, all he committed of sins is forgiven'' [Narrated by Bukhari and Muslim]

«من قام ليلة القدر إيمانا واحتسابا غفر له ما تقدم من ذنبه»

[رواه بخاري ومسلم]

Reward of Suhur [late super in the night of fasting day]

Attainment of Blessings: Anas bin Malek – may God be pleased with him said the prophet – peace and prayers upon him – said: ''have suhur as it blessed'' [Narrated by El-Bukhari, Muslim and declared authentic by Al-Albany]

«تسحروا ، فإن في السحور بركة»

[رواه البخاري ومسلم وصححه الألباني]

God's Prayers upon Suhur Eaters

Abi Said El Khadry – may God be pleased with him- said: the prophet – peace and prayers upon him – said ''Suhur is all blessed , so do not skim it , even with a sip of water , as God and angels pray upon Suhur eaters'' [Declared authentic by Al-Albani]

«السحور كله بركة فلا تدعوه ، و لو أن يجرع أحدكم جرعة من ماء ، فإن الله عز وجل وملائكته يصلون على المتسحرين»

[صححه الألباني]

Reward of hurrying to have breakfast

Sahal ben Sa'ad – May God be pleased with him – said the prophet – peace and prayers upon him: ''people will be alright as long as they hurry to have breakfast'' [Narrated by Al-Bukhari and Muslim]

«لا يزال الناس بخير ما عجلوا الفطر»

[رواه البخاري ومسلم]

Reward of who offers Breakfast to a fasting person

Zayed Bin Khaled – may God be pleased with him – the prophet – peace and prayers upon him – said: ''who offers breakfast to a fasting person had the same reward with reducing any of the fasting person's reward'' [Narrated by El Termzy and declared authentic by Al-Albani]

«من فطر صائما كان له مثل أجره غير أنه لا ينقص من أجر الصائم شيئا»

[رواه الترمذي و صححه الألباني]

Reward of Fasting Ramadan and Six Days of Shawal

Abi Ayoub Al-Ansary – may God be pleased with him – the prophet – peace and prayers upon him –said: ''fasting Ramadan followed by fasting six days of Shawal will be like fasting the whole age'' [Narrated by Muslim]

«من صام رمضان ثم أتبعه ستا من شوال كان كصيام الدهر»

[رواه مسلم]

The Best Fasting Next to Ramadan

Abi Huraira - may God be pleased with him – the prophet – peace and prayers upon him - said ''the best fasting next to Ramadan is God's month Muharam, and the best prayer is night prayer next to the ordained prayers'' [Narrated by Muslim]

«أفضل الصيام بعد رمضان شهر الله المحرم وأفضل الصلاة بعد الفريضة صلاة الليل»

[رواه مسلم]

The Most Preferable Fasting and Prayer to Allah

Abdulla bin Amr – may God be pleased with him – said the prophet – peace and prayer upon him – said: ''David's fasting is the most preferable to God, as he used to fast half of the age, and David's prayer- peace upon him is the most preferable to God, as he used to sleep half of the night, then to get up and to sleep at the last part'' [Narrated by Muslim]

«أحب الصيام إلى الله صيام داود كان يصوم نصف الدهر وأحب الصلاة إلى الله عز وجل صلاة داود عليه السلام كان يرقد شطر الليل ثم يقوم ثم يرقد آخره...»

[رواه مسلم]

Fasting half of the age means fasting one day and eating in the other.

Reward of fasting Ashura and Arafa

Abi Qatada – may God be pleased with him – said the prophet – peace and prayer upon him - was asked about fasting the day of Arafa, then he said: "expiates the sins of the last and current year, and was asked about fasting the day of Ashura , then he said: expiated the sins of the last year"[Narrated by Muslim]

«يكفر السنة الماضية والباقية، وسئل عن صوم يوم عاشوراء فقال: يكفر السنة الماضية»

[رواه مسلم]

Reward of Fasting Three Days from Each Month

Abdulla Bin Omar – may God be pleased with them both –the prophet – peace and prayer upon him – said: ''fasting three days of each month is like fasting the whole age'' [Declared authentic by Al-Albany]

«أن تصوم من كل شهر ثلاثا فذلك صيام الدهر كله»

[صححه الألباني]

Garir Bin Abdulla – may God be pleased with him – the prophet – peace and prayer upon him – said: ''fasting three days from each month and the days of thirteenth, fourteenth and fifteenth'' [Declared Hasan by Al-Albany]

«صيام ثلاثة أيام من كل شهر صيام الدهر وأيام البيض صبيحة ثلاث عشرة وأربع عشرة وخمس عشرة»

[حسنه الألباني]

Reward of Fasting Mondays and Thursdays

Abi Huraira - may God be pleased with him – said the prophet – peace and prayer upon him – said: ''deeds are counted on Mondays and Thursdays, and I like to have my deeds counted when I am fasting'' [Narrated by El Termzy and declared authentic by Al-Albany]

«تعرض الأعمال يوم الاثنين والخميس ، فأحب أن يعرض عملي وأنا صائم»

[رواه الترمذي صححه الألباني]

Be Aware of the Obstacle

Abi Huraira - may God be pleased with him – said the prophet – peace and prayer upon him – said: ''who does not quit false saying or doing it and being ignorant , the God does not need his quitting eating and drinking'' [Narrated by Al-Bukhari]

«من لم يدع قول الزور والعمل به والجهل فليس لله حاجة أن يدع طعامه وشرابه»

[رواه البخاري]

Reward of Fasting in Sha'ban

Osama Bin Zayed – may God be pleased with them both – said : ''I see that you fast in Sha'ban more than any other month, he said that people do not pay attention to that moth between Ragab and Ramadan , and in that moth deeds are exposed to God and I like to have my deeds exposed while I am fasting'' [Declared authentic by Al-Albany]

«ولم أرك تصوم من شهر من الشهور ما تصوم من شعبان قال ذاك شهر يغفل الناس عنه بين رجب ورمضان وهو شهر يرفع فيه الأعمال إلى رب العالمين فأحب أن يرفع عملي وأنا صائم»

[حسنه الألباني]



Translated by Wathakker.info website
 

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