Apr 26 , 2021
Today we’d look at the benefits and importance from this blessed month Ramadan, In sha Allah.
Fasting cleanses a believer’s soul of his past sins. It invokes a sense of
* and brotherhood for fellow Muslims.
Here are some of the many benefits and the importance of this blessed month.
1 Forgiveness: One of the numerous benefits of Ramadan is earning Allah’s forgiveness. Allah’s Messenger (May the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, “Whoever observes Saum (Fasting) during the month of Ramadan out of sincere faith, and hoping to attain Allah’s Rewards, all his past sins will be forgiven.” — Sahih Al-Bukhari
2 Steadfastness: Since the goal of Ramadan is to attain piety, then you should brace up with good deeds. Increase your goodness not only in the blessed month but beyond. Ramadan gives you a chance to scale up righteousness and keep it as a habit.
3 Protection: In the famous hadith of Muadh ibn Jabal RA, he reported the Prophet PBUH to have said: “…fasting is a shield…”. Not only does it ward off evils and immoralities from us. It also prevents us from following the footpath of shaytan.
4 Multiplication of rewards-
Ramadan is the most rewarding month amongst all the Islamic months. During Ramadan, Allah (SWT) multiplies a Muslim’s rewards for worship and good deeds by 10, 70, 700 times.
5 Detoxification: Abstaining from eating and drinking enhances the metabolic process of the body. This is done by naturally expelling body toxins. So it’s really not about how much you eat and store, it’s the patience and perseverance that really keeps the body in shape.
6 Repentance- Throughout Ramadan, especially the last ten nights, Muslims seek forgiveness (Sha’faat) from Allah the Almighty to cleanse their body and soul of past sins and misdeeds.
7 Emancipation: In this Holy month, the gates of Paradise are opened, gates of Hell are closed and the devils are chained up
8. Bonding with the Qur’an: It is the month in which the Qur’an was revealed
9. Humility and Empathy: We submit to Allah’s injunction by fasting in this holy month.
10. Attain Taqwa
Fasting helps a Muslim attain Taqwa, or the fear of Allah (SWT) and His Wrath. Taqwa invokes a Muslim to practice self-discipline and self-restraint as he fights his urges for all things immoral, makrooh, or haram. It is one of the most important gains from Ramadan is the ability to evolve. To transform from a previous you to the new you.
May Allah count us among those who will witness Ramadan from the beginning till the end, and grant us the ability to do acceptable deeds. May we be among the people who would be totally forgiven, emancipated and earn His love. Aameen!
(Written by Iqlaas Irshad ,Regional head South, The Islamic kidstore)