The special month of Ramadhaan is a great favour that Allah has bestowed upon muslims. If we tend to not appreciate Ramadhaan then we are not just deprived of it’s reward, but we will loose the great opportunities that come with it.
Salmaan (may Allah be pleased with him) said: ”On the last day of sha’baan the prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) addressed us and said: Oh people there comes over a great month, a most blessed month in which lies a night more greater in virtue than a thousand months. It is a month in which Allah has made sunnah (a practice) of the taraaweeh ( a sunnah salaah that is offered after esha, which is the night prayer during Ramadhaan) by night. Whomsoever intends to draw closer to Allah by performing any virtous deed, for such a person shall be the reward like the one that had performed a fardh ( compulsory act ) in any other time and whomsoever performs a fardh act ( compulsory act ), shall be blessed with the reward of seventy faraa-idhs ( compulsory acts ) in any other time”.
It is narrated in a hadith (saying of the prophet) that: _ “If my ummah (nation) realize what Ramdhaan really is, they would wish that the whole year should be Ramadhaan.”
Everybody knows that fasting for a full year is a very difficult task, and only because of the great reward for Ramadhaan mentioned by The prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h) will we desire the full year to be Ramadhaan.
Ramadhaan is not just an ordinary fasting month, no. It’s a months that requires a lot of patience, the reward of patience is nothing less than jannah (paradise).
Ramadhaan is a month of sympathy with one’s fellow men. It a month wherein a true believers sustenance is increased. It a month full of the forgiveness of one’s sins. And it is a month wherein many are emancipated from Jahannam (the hell fire).
It is said that whomsoever feeds a fasting person there shall be forgiveness of sins for him. And he shall be saved from the hell fire. To top it al the feeder will also get the same reward as one who fasted, (the one whom he fed). Without the rewards of the faster decreasing in the least.
The sahabahs (companions of the prophet Muhammad pbuh) said: “Oh messenger of Allah, not all of us have the means whereby we can give a fasting person to break his fast.” The prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h) replied: ” Allah Grant’s the same reward to the one that gives a fasting person to break the fast with a mere date, or a drink of water, or a sip of milk.”
As we all know the month of Ramadhaan is divided into 3 part, in which all have separate special rewards:
” This is month, the first of which brings Allahs mercy, the middle of which brings his forgiveness and the last of which brings emancipation from hell.
we need to be thankful to Allah for granting us the opportunity to see Ramadhaan whether it be that of last year or the previous year. Ramadhaan SHOULD NOT be such that it comes and goes living us the same way that it found us.
In ramadhaan majority of us turn into these pious people, giving charity, constantly praying etc. and the moment Ramadaan comes to an end we turn back to our old ways.
At the moment we are in the month of Sha’baan ( 8th month of the Islamic calendar ) Don’t only worry about what savories you should make and what you are going to wear for Eid (Muslim religious festival). Many have missed great rewards in the passed months of Ramdhaan, do not make the same mistake.
May Allah grant us his utmost mercy aswell as forgiveness and may he may he save us from the fire of hell, Ameen (may Allah accept it).
I wish you all the best ramadhaan and a happy eid. Insha Allah.
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