Ramadan Reflections: Day 16


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Here’s a list of 32 benefits of fasting in Ramadan

1- It is a pillar of Islam.

2- The religion is not complete except by it

3- It is a shield from the Fire of Jahannam

4- Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala frees His servants from the Fire in Ramadan

5- Whoever fasts in Ramadan with complete faith, hoping for reward from Allah will be forgiven for his sins

6-The gates of Paradise are opened in Ramadan

7- The gates of Hell are closed

8- The Shaytan is chained up

9- Taraweeh prayers are a special part of worship in Ramadan

10- The reward for fasting is immensely great, nobody knows its true reward except Allah (Fasting is for Me, and I will reward for it.)

11- Laylat Al Qadr falls in Ramadan, it is better than a thousand nights

12- All the Divine books were sent down in Ramadan, and the Quran was revealed in Ramadan as well

13- Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala caused great victories for the Muslims in Ramadan

14- The Messenger of Allah sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam would increase his recitation of the Quran and he would make his prayers longer in Ramadan

15- He would spend more on Sadaqah in Ramadan

16- He would spend his nights in worship and wake the sleeping people and encourage his Ummah to strive hard in worship

17- He encouraged us to control our tongues from unnecessary talk, backbiting, cursing, swearing 

18- He encouraged us to make more Dua’a and be persistent because the Dua’a of a fasting person is not rejected

19- The odor emitting from the mouth of a fasting person  is sweeter to Allah than the smell of Musk

20- The reward of a fasting person cannot be measured because of the patience that he observes 

21- Fasting and praying will be intercessors for the person on the day of Judgement

22- There is a gate of Paradise called Al Rayaan that is exclusively for the people who fast

23- Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala frees the same number of people from the Fire in the last day of Ramadan as He does throughout the whole month

24- The Messenger of Allah sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam would recite the Quran to Jibreel ‘alayhissalam every night of Ramadan, it is Sunnah to revise and recite the Quran

25- He would leave off all other work in order to concentrate on worship

26-It is recommended to increase the recitation of Quran in Ramadan and try to complete it more than once

27- It is highly recommended to seek Laylat Al Qadr in the last ten nights of Ramadan

28- It is from the mercy and favor of Allah that He gave us the opportunity to fast in order to purify our souls and rectify our deeds

29- It is also from His mercy that our fasts are not as long as the fasts of those who came before us (they would fast in the nights as well)

30- It is from His mercy that He legislated fasting for those who are fully capable and He allowed those who are sick or travelling to make up for the fasts on other days

31- It is from the Sunnah to hasten breaking the fast and it has more reward

32- The Suhoor meal is a Sunnah that is loaded with Barakah and goodness 

اللهم كما بلغتنا شهر رمضان فأعنا فيه على الصيام و القيام و اجعلنا ممن قام رمضان إيمانا و احتسابا فغفرت له ما تقدم من ذنبه و ما تأخر 

-The Sahara Bloggers (Umm Saifullah)

-Translated from Shaikh Saalih Abdullah ibn Humayd’s treatise on Ramadan


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