The State of Salaf in Ramadan

EsinIslam Ramadan Explorer

Muhammad AI-Hashimy Mustafa

Fasting is a way of worshipping Allah [1] by abstaining from food, drink, sexual intercourse (with one's spouse) and smoking, from dawn till sunset during the whole month of Ramadan.

Fasting is Fardh[2], as the Almighty Allah said:

"O you who believe, fasting is prescribed to those before you, that you may (learn) self -restraint." [3]

Fasting is a fundamental ordinance of Islam. Muhammad, the Prophet (salla Allahu ‘alaihi wasallam ), [4]said: "Islam is based on five pillars: testifying that there is no God (worthy of worship) but Allah, and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, performing prayers, paying Zakah [5], fasting during the month of Ramadan, and 3making Hajj (pilgrimage) to the House in Makkah. [6]

Following are the VIRTUES of fasting during the auspicious month of Ramadan:

A. The odour of the mouth of a fasting person is more pleasant to Allah than the aroma of musk.

B. Angels ask Allah's forgiveness for the fasting people till they break their fast.

C. There is a gate in Paradise called Ar-Rayaan, and none except the fasting people will enter through it. "

D. In Ramadan, devils are shackled.

E. In it, there is the Night of Decree (Lailatul Qadr) which is better than a thousand months.

F. Thos e who fast are forgiven for their sins in the last night of Ramadan.

G. In every night of Ramadan, Allah releases a number of people from Hell.

H. Every day, Allah, having decorated His Paradise, says, "O Paradise! My good worshippers are about to throw of f the burden (of life) and the harm done to them and then get to you! "

After knowing the aforementioned advantages of Ramadan, how should we get ready to receive it?

A true believer should receive Ramadan with true repentance and a strong will to avail himself of Allah's special mercy and kindness bestowed on him during this holy month. He should spend his time doing what is good and useful.

[1] "Allah" is God Who Alone deserves to be worshipped.
[2] "Fardh" is an obligatory religious duty.
[3] Qur'an 1:183.
[4] Salla Allahu ‘Alaihi wa Sallam, i.e. Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon him; henceforth ( sallaAIlahu ‘alaihi wasallam)
[5] Zakah is obligatory charity.
[6] Transmitted by Bukhari and Muslim.


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