Supplication And Ramadan

EsinIslam Ramadan Explorer

Yousuf Jaafar Idris

Making dua is a part of the month of Ramadan. The connection between the noble practice of supplicating to Allah and the honored month of Ramadan is shown in the following ways.

The ayah of supplication is preceded and followed by ayaat of fasting (in Surah Al-Baqarah, 2:183-187).

183. ''O ye who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you, that ye may (learn) self-restraint,''

184. ''(Fasting) for a fixed number of days; but if any of you is ill, or on a journey, the prescribed number (Should be made up) from days later. For those who can do it (With hardship), is a ransom, the feeding of one that is indigent. But he that will give more, of his own free will, - it is better for him. And it is better for you that ye fast, if ye only knew.''

185. ''Ramadan is the (month) in which was sent down the Qur'an, as a guide to mankind, also clear (Signs) for guidance and judgment (Between right and wrong). So every one of you who is present (at his home) during that month should spend it in fasting, but if anyone is ill, or on a journey, the prescribed period (Should be made up) by days later. Allah intends every facility for you; He does not want to put to difficulties. (He wants you) to complete the prescribed period, and to glorify Him in that He has guided you; and perchance ye shall be grateful.''

186. ''When My servants ask thee concerning Me, I am indeed close (to them): I listen to the prayer of every suppliant when he calleth on Me: Let them also, with a will, Listen to My call, and believe in Me: That they may walk in the right way.''

187. ''Permitted to you, on the night of the fasts, is the approach to your wives. They are your garments and ye are their garments. Allah knoweth what ye used to do secretly among yourselves; but He turned to you and forgave you; so now associate with them, and seek what Allah Hath ordained for you, and eat and drink, until the white thread of dawn appear to you distinct from its black thread; then complete your fast Till the night appears; but do not associate with your wives while ye are in retreat in the mosques. Those are Limits (set by) Allah. Approach not nigh thereto. Thus doth Allah make clear His Signs to men: that they may learn self-restraint.''

The Prophet (Peace be upon him.) said that the du'a of the fasting one is accepted.

''Indeed for the fasting person, when he breaks his fast, is a supplication that will never be rejected.''

''Three people's supplication will not be rejected: a just ruler, a fasting person until he breaks his fast, and an oppressed person.''

It is encouraged to make du'a in laylat'ul-qadr.

Aisha (may Allah be pleased with her) asked the Prophet (Peace be upon him) ''What should I say on Laylat'il-qadr?'' And he replied, ''O Allah, indeed you are a Pardoner, and you love pardon; so pardon me.''

The Prophet (Peace be upon him) supplicated all night before the battle of badr, which occurred during Ramadan.

Source: The Relationship between Supplication and Ramadan

EsinIslam Ramadan Team

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