Tuesday, July 9, 2013

SOME GEMS ABOUT RAMADAAN

SOME GEMS ABOUT RAMADAAN

BY Shaikh Abdullah Faisal

July 08, 2013 (Evening Dars)

Notes by: AT38
Edited by Abu Hafiza 4

Ramadan is Wednesday July 10 2013/ 01 Ramadan 1434 AH  

--Therefore the first Taraweeh is Tuesday

RAMADAN IS THE MONTH OF MERCY

Ramadan is the month of mercy, the month of forgiveness and the month of salvation. Like a very generous guest, it brings with it all sorts of goodness and happiness; a guest that brings with it the perfumes of Paradise; a guest that gives away at least seventy cents for every cent bartered; a guest that elevates the status of the believer and leads him/her closer to Allah; a guest that invites the believer to Paradise, away from Shaitaan (Devil) and Hell Fire. Ramadan is the month of the Qur’an, the month of charity, the month of solidarity and mutual help, the month of endurance and all blessings.

MERITS/REWARDS IN THE RAMADAN

As to its merits, here below are some prophetic hadith:

Salman Al-Farisi (may Allah be pleased with him), a Companion of Muhammad (May Allah's blessings and peace be upon him), narrated: "The Messenger of Allah (May Allah's blessings and peace be upon him) addressed us on the last day of Sha’ban (the lunar month preceding Ramadan) and said: “People, a great blessed month has come upon you, a month containing Laylat al-Qadr which is better than a thousand months. Allah has made fasting during it an obligation, and steadfastly observing its nights in worship a voluntary act. Whoever undertakes an act of obedience to Allah during this month with a righteous deed, it is as if he has performed an obligatory act at other times; and whoever performs an obligatory act during it is as one who performed seventy obligations at other times. It is the month of patience, and the reward for patience is Paradise It is the month of goodwill, during which provisions are multiplied. Whoever feeds a fasting person will be compensated with forgiveness of sins and salvation of his soul from Hell. He will also receive a reward equal to that of the person he feeds, without causing him any reduction (in his
good deeds)."

REWARDS OF FEEDING A FASTING PERSON

The Companions said: "Not all of us can find something to feed a fasting person." The Prophet (May Allah's blessings and peace be upon him) said: "Allah gives this reward to whoever feeds a fasting person even with just a taste of milk or dates, or a drink of water. Whoever quenches the thirst of a fasting person, Allah the Almighty makes him drink from my pond such that he will never feel thirsty again until he enters Paradise.

RAMANDAN IS DIVIDE BY 10 DAYS, EACH 10 DAYS HAS IS OWN CREDENTIALS

It is a month whose beginning is mercy, whose middle is forgiveness and whose end is emancipation from Hell. Therefore display four characteristics to a greater extent; with two of which you will please your Lord, and two you cannot dispense with. The two with which you will please your Lord are to testify that there is no one deserving of worship except Allah, and to seek His forgiveness; whereas the two which you cannot dispense with are that you beseech Allah to place you in Paradise and that you seek refuge with Him from Hell."

[Related by Ibn Khuzaymah and Al-Bayhaqi].

Abu Umaamah (may Allah be pleased with him), a companion of Muhammad (May Allah's blessings and peace be upon him) said: "I said: O Messenger of Allah, tell me of an action by which I may enter Paradise. He said: Take to Fasting, there is nothing like it."

[Related by An-Nasaa’ee, Ibn Hibbaan, Al-Haakim]

RAMANDAN IS SHIELD FOR YOU

"Allah, the Almighty and Master of Honor, says: "All actions of a person are for himself, except the case of his fasting which is exclusively for Me and I shall pay (recompense) for him for the same." The fast is a shield [against vice and the fire of Hell]. Therefore, when anyone of you is fasting s/he should abstain from loose talk and avoid verbosity and noisy exchange of words." - Muhammad (May Allah's blessings and peace be upon him)

[Bukhari and Muslim]

FASTINGSS HAS IS REWARD OF SPECIAL GATES IN PARADISE CALL AR-RAYAAN.

Also, Sahl ibn Sa’ (may Allah be pleased with him) said that the Prophet (May Allah's blessings and peace be upon him) said: "Indeed there is a gate of Paradise called ar-Rayyaan. On the day of Resurrection those who fast will enter through it; no one enters it except for them, and when they have entered, it is closed so that no one enters it, so when the last of them enters it, it is closed, and whoever enters it drinks, and whoever drinks never becomes thirsty." 

[Ibn Khuzaimah].

"Fasting is a shield with which a servant protects himself from the Fire [of Hell]." -Muhammad (May Allah's blessings and peace be upon him) 

[Ahmad]

RAMANDAN IS INTERCESSION FOR YOU ON DAY OF JUDGMENT

"On the Day of Judgment, Fasting will say: O My Lord I prevented him from food and desires so accept my intercession for him." - Muhammad (May Allah's blessings and peace be upon him)

[Ahmad, al-Hakim and Abu Nu’aim]

"He who fasts Ramadan due to Iman (faith), hoping for reward (from Allah), will have his past sins forgiven.” Muhammad (May Allah's blessings and peace be upon him)

[Bukhari and Muslim]

"There are in the month of Ramadan in every day and night those to whom Allah grants freedom from the Fire, and there is for every Muslim a supplication which he can make and will be granted." - Muhammad (May Allah's blessings and peace be upon him)

[Al-Bazzaar, Ahmad]

Amr ibn Murrah al-Juhaanee (may Allah be pleased with him), a Companion, said: "A man came to the Prophet May Allah's blessings and peace be upon him and said: O Messenger of Allah, what if I testify that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah and that you are the Messenger of Allah, and I observe the five daily prayers, and I pay the zakat, and I fast and stand in prayer in Ramadan, then amongst whom shall I be? He said: Amongst the true followers of the prophets and the martyrs."

[Ibn Hibbaan]

REWARDS OF FEEDING THE FASTING PERSON WITHOUT DIMINISHING

"Anyone who offers meal for the breaking of the fast of another person earns the same merit as the one who was observing the fast without diminishing in any way the recompense of the fasting person." - Muhammad (May Allah's blessings and peace be upon him)

[Tirmizi]