Fazail e Ramzan
Fazail-e-Ramzan (Virtues of Ramadhan) By Shaykh al-Hadith Muhammad Zakariyya Kandhelvi (r.a)
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Ramadhaan, the month of Rewards
Rasulullah jjjj! Lecture on the last day of Shabaan
Salmaan #2 says that on the last day of Shabaan, Rasulullah it spoke us and said:
“O People, there comes to you a great month now, a most blessed month, in which is a night greater in value and goodness than a thousand months. It is a month in which Allah Hi has made fasting fardh by day and has made sunnah the Taraweeh Salaah by night. Whosoever wants to be close to Allah fg by doing any good deed, for such person shall be the reward like the one who had performed a fardh in any other time and whoever performs a fardh, shall be given the reward of seventy faraaidh in any other time.”
This is indeed the month of patience and the reward for true patience is Jannah (paradise). It is the month of showing kindness to everyone. It is the month in which a true believer’s rizq (food, money, etc.) are increased. Whosoever feeds a fasting person in order to break the fast at iftaar (sunset), for him there shall be forgiveness of sins and freedom from the fire of Jahannam (hell) and he shall receive the same reward as the fasting person (whom he fed) without the fasting person losing any reward.Thereupon we said, ‘O Messenger of Allah IS, not all of us can afford to give a fasting person something to break his fast with.’ Rasulullah M replied, ‘Allah IS gives the same reward to the one who gives a fasting person to break the fast, just one date or a drink of water or a sip of milk. ’
This is a month, the first of which brings Allah’s IS mercy, the middle of which brings His forgiveness and the last of which brings freedom from the fire of Jahannam.
Whosoever gives less work to his servants or workers (who are also fasting in this month), Allah IS will forgive him and free him from the fire of Jahannam.
In this month four things you should perform in great number, two of which shall be to please Allah IS, while the other two shall be those which you cannot do without. Those which shall be to please Allah IS, are that you should recite in great number the Kalimah Tayibbah – Laa ilaaha illallah (i.e. To bear witness that there is no god except Allah IS) and to recite istighfaar (beg Allah’s IS forgiveness with astaghfirullah ) and as for those which you cannot do without, you should beg of Allah IS for entrance into Jannah and ask protection in Him from Jahannam.
And whoever gives a fasting person water to drink, Allah IS shall grant him to drink from my fountain, such a drink, after which that person shall never feel thirsty again until he enters Jannah.” (Reported by Ibn Khuzaimah in his ‘Saheeh’.)
All the points in this Hadeeth have been explained in many other Ahaadeeth on the great rewards of Ramadhaan.
Rasulullah %, gave this lecture at the end of Shabaan, because he wanted to show us the great importance of Ramadhaan so that we do not allow one second of this month to go to waste.
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