Do you fear the hunger and thirst?
Do the long fasts concern you?
Do you feel like you’ll be too tired?
Well, here are a few things that may help motivate you and make you feel worthwhile making that extra effort for Ramadhan.
Quran: “O you who believe! Fasting is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you, that you may become Al-Muttaqoon (the pious”) [al-Baqarah 2:183]
Hadith: The Prophet ﷺ said: “Indeed, there is a gate of Paradise called Ar-Rayyan. On the Day of Resurrection those who fast will enter through it; no one enters it except for them”.
Hadith: Prophet Muhammed ﷺ_ said: “He who fasts has two joys: a joy when he breaks his fast and a joy when he meets his Lord. .”(Bukhaari and Muslim)
Hadith: The Prophet ﷺ said: “Whoever fasts during Ramadan out of sincere faith and hoping to attain Allah’s rewards, then all his past sins will be forgiven.” [Sahih al-Bukhari]
Hadith: “When the month of Ramadan begins, the gates of the heaven are opened; the gates of Hell-fire are closed, and the devils are chained.” (Sahih Bukhari)
The month of Ramadhan is the month of Allah
Allah showers his mercy, forgiveness and blessings for his servants in this blessed month:
✯ Every Fardh (compulsory ) act you do , Allah gives you the reward for doing 70 Fardh acts.
✯ Every Nafil act you do , Allah rewards you of doing a Fardh act
✯ The smell coming out from the mouth of a fasting person is better in the sight of Allah than the smell of musk. (Sahih Bukhari)
✯ Allah says for every good act you do out of Ramadhaan I bless you with Jannat and the blessings of Jannat, but for the fast you keep “I become your reward”.
Benefits Of Ramadhan
This is the month of the Quran
Duas are accepted in this month
Whoever prays the night prayers (Taraweeh) upon each Sajdah, Allah rewards you with 1700 rewards
Fasting and Ramadhan is not only about avoiding food and drink during the day. It also means one should avoid sins such as backbiting, swearing, missing Salah etc.
Things to do:
* Be and become punctual with your 5 daily prayers (compulsory)
* Recite Quaran as much as possible, although it is better to also leave
some time before Ramadhan ends to read and study the translation of the
* Recite Tasbih
* Recite the Kalimah-e-Tayyab
* Peform Astagfaar
* Give charity (Zakaat)
Remember: Ramadhan is a month where we can really connect with our creator and spend quality time with Allah and then make firm intention to continue after Ramadhan departs. One main lesson of Ramadan is ofcourse that it aims to purify you and make you a better muslim throughout the year.
When reciting or listening to the Qur’an and on reaching certain verses, it becomes Wajib (necessary), to perform a Sujood (prostration). Find out which chapters include the verses of Sujood
Understand the Quran
Quran doesn’t have to be hard to learn, courtesy of Understand Quran Academy (India), please find below 32 page booklet with common Arabic words read in the Quran. It gives important words in each chapter (Juzz). Spending just 5 mins a day studying, will InshaAllah greatly help improve your understanding of the Quran.
Surahs in Quran
A list of all the Surahs and which chapters (Juzz) it refers to can be found here
The month of Ramadhan is all about sacrifices, do remember, that great Islamic personalities mentioned below also took place in Ramadhan
3 – Urse Hazrat Fatima RA
10 – Visaal Bibi Khadija RA
17 – Battle of Badr
21 – Urse Hazrat Ali RA
23, 25, 27, 29 – Shab-e-Qadr