Holy Ramadan is another chance for a person

The long-awaited blessed month of fasting has arrived. Allah says in the Qur’an: “About those who believe! Fasting is prescribed, just as it was prescribed to your predecessors” (Surah al-Baqarah, verse 187).

The first thing we should do when Ramadan comes is to give immeasurable praise to Allah the Exalted. For some of us, this month will not come, but whoever is lucky, let him praise Allah for the immeasurable blessings.

1. Ramadan is the month of mercy and forgiveness. The tradition says: “Its beginning is mercy, its middle is forgiveness, its end is freedom from hell.”

2. On the first night of the month of Ramadan, Allah looks at His servants with His mercy, and whoever Allah looks at will never be punished.

3. On the last night of this month, Allah forgives everyone’s sins. To this the companions asked: “About the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him), is it?” The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) replied: “No, this forgiveness is a reward for fulfilling duties.”

4. In this month, the smell of the mouth of a fasting person is more pleasing to Allah than the smell of a bowl.

5. The hadith says: “Performing the five obligatory prayers, participating in each subsequent Friday prayer after the previous one, and fasting from Ramadan to Ramadan will atone for the sins committed between them, as long as there were no serious sins among them.”

It is reported from Imam Ali ibn Abu Talib (a): “When we were sitting near the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) along with the Muhajirs and the Ansar, a group of Jews came to us and asked: “About Muhammad, we want to ask you over the words that Allah gave to Musa ibn Imranov and will not give to anyone except a prophet sent or an approaching angel. The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said: “Ask.” And they began to ask, one of the questions was this: “Didn’t Allah oblige your ummah to fast for thirty days?” The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) replied: “When Adam (peace be upon him) ate a fruit from a tree, a part of what he ate remained in his stomach for thirty days, and Allah obliged people to fast for thirty days and allowed them to eat at night by the grace of Allah.” The Jews said, “You are right about Muhammad. Tell us, what is the reward for fasting?” The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said: “Whoever of the believers fasts with hope in the Creator, Allah gives him seven things:

1. Forbidden meat, which a person used, dissolves in his body.

2. Man approaches His mercy.

3. The Almighty gives him the opportunity to do good deeds.

4. Allah guarantees that a person will not remain hungry or thirsty.

5. The Creator lightens the grave flour.

6. The Most High gives a person divine radiance, with which he will cross the Sirat bridge.

7. The Creator gives a person Karamat (miracles) in Paradise.

It is reported that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) said: “When Ramadan comes, the gates of Paradise are opened, the gates of Hell are closed and the shaitans are chained.”

Hafiz Ibn Rajab, quoting this hadith, said: “The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) used to make his companions happy with the coming of Ramadan…”

It is reported from the words of Ibn Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) said: “Umrah performed in the month of Ramadan is equivalent to Hajj.” The hadith says that the reward for dying in Ramadan , equivalent to hajju. But this does not mean that umrah in Ramazanov can replace a full-fledged hajj.

On the authority of Abu Saeed al-Khudri (may Allah be pleased with him) it was reported that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) said: “Indeed, Allah has people whom He frees from the Fire every day and night of Ramadan. And indeed, every Muslim receives an answer to his supplication both during the night and during the day of Ramadan!

The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) also said: “Whoever fasts during Ramadan with faith and hope for Allah’s reward, his past sins will be forgiven.”

It is reported that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) said: “Any good deed of the son of Adam will be multiplied, and the smallest reward for a good deed is tenfold, but it can increase up to seven hundredfold.” The Most High says: “…With the exception of fasting, because, truly, fasting occurs for My sake, and I will reward it, because a person gives up the satisfaction of his desires and his food for My sake!” Two joys await the fasting person: one is when he breaks his fast, and the other is when he meets his Lord. Indeed, the smell of the mouth of one who fasts is more pleasing to Allah than the fragrance of musk!”

The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) said: “Fasting is a shield by which the servant of Allah is saved from the Fire.” The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) also said: “Whoever dies fasting will enter Paradise.”