01 Feb, 2023 | Wednesday 9-Rajab-1444

When we speak of the merits of something (fadl or fadail), we are actually saying the deeds in it are highly recommended and the reward and benefits highly emphasized and guaranteed. I would like to cite several Ahadith that address this issue of fadail, merits of fasting during Ramadan, and filling the entire month with more 'ebadah than any other month.

Abu Hurairah (raa) relates the Messenger of Allah (saas) said when one Ramadan came:

"A blessed month has arrived. Observing it in fasting is mandated on you (the believers). During this month, the gates of Paradise will be opened and the gates of Hellfire will be closed. The evil ones (Shayaatin) will be handcuffed. In it there is one night, during which worship is better than worship in a thousand months. Whoever is denied its blessings has been denied the biggest blessing." (Ahmed, Nasaae, and Bayhaqi)

This hadith is similar to the previous one, except that it emphasizes the importance of being mindful and aware of the rules that govern the 'ebadah of fasting. For one of the key words in every 'ebadah is "muwafaqah Ash-Shari'ie," observing in accordance to the commands of the Lawgiver.

Allah the Almighty distinguished this noble month with many merits, benefits and blessings which include the following:

1-Fasting

Allah prescribed fasting upon Muslims and says, O ye who believe! Fasting was prescribed to you. [Al-Baqarah, 183] Fasting is one of the pillars of Islam without which a person's religion is incomplete. The Prophet said, "Islam is built upon five … and fasting Ramadan."

2-The Qur`an was revealed in this month

Allah has chosen this month to reveal the Holy Qur`an. He says, Ramadan is the (month) in which was sent down the Qur`an as a guide to mankind, also clear (Signs) for guidance and judgment (between right and wrong). [Al-Baqarah, 185]

3- The whole universe welcomes the advent of Ramadan and its numerous bounties

In Ramadan the gates of benefaction are opened and the gates of evil are closed. This is an interpretation of the words of the Prophet who said, "When Ramadan comes, the gates of Paradise are opened, the gates of Hell-fire are closed and the devils are chained." The word 'opened' may be interpreted literally to signify the blessings of the month and the rewards which are expected to ensue to those who observe its fast.

4- It includes the night of power

Allah the Almighty distinguished the month of Ramadan by the occurrence of the Night of Power, Laylatul Qadr which occurs in one of the nights of this blessed month. It is the night on which the Qur`an was revealed to Prophet Mohammed. Its superiority over other nights is mentioned in the Qur`an in which Allah describes it as a blessed month and better than a thousand months. He the Almighty says, We sent it down on a blessed month: For We (ever) wish to warn (against evil). [Ad-Dukhan, 3]

5- The month of Ramadan is distinguished with many commendable deeds which are emphasized during this month.

A look at the special favors, blessings, bounties, mercies and manifestations of good that Allah bestows on man during this month, confirms the commission of many commendable deeds that garner Divine bounties during this holy month.

Ramadan month is not about just fasting! it's about aiming to build good moral character and habits. Not only do people cut out food and drink, but an equally important aspect of this is to abstain from negative vices and things such as fighting and arguing, and In what do you help you are just sitting around!

and during this time, many focus on establishing self-control, and relearning positive habits. and people also acquire Patience! Fasting may promote insulin sensitivity, which helps aid healthy blood pressure, cholesterol levels, a healthier weight, and heart functions, as well as reducing the overall risk of diabetes. Fasting may promote healthy guts: which in turn aids immune and digestive processes. Fasting can help lower blood sugar & cholesterol Increasing boost will power individuals to learn to control their consumption of unhealthy habits.

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