It is important for every Muslim to know and understand that the month of Ramaḍān opens the doors of goodness, and it makes the pathways to Paradise (ꞌAl-Jannah) easy to obtain just as was stated by the Messenger of ꞌAllāh, ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wasallam. ꞌAbū Hurayrah, may ꞌAllāh be pleased with him, reported that the Messenger of ꞌAllāh, ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wasallam said,
“Upon the arrival of Ramaḍān the doors of Paradise are opened, the doors of the Hellfire are closed, and the devils are shackled.”
The people of knowledge have explained “the devils are shackled” with numerous explanations. Some of the scholars say that “the devils are shackled” is a sign that there is no excuse for a person to disobey ꞌAllāh, The Most High. So it is as if it has been said, “the devils have been held back from you, therefore don’t use the devil as an excuse to leave off performing acts of obedience for ꞌAllāh, and don’t use the devil as an excuse to commit sins.”
It has also been reported on the authority of ꞌAbū Hurayrah, may ꞌAllāh be pleased with him, that the messenger of ꞌAllāh, ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wasallam said,
“Whoever fasts Ramaḍān believing in ꞌAllāh, and desiring his reward from ꞌAllāh alone, will be forgiven for his previous sins.”
We ask ꞌAllāh to make us of those who strive during the blessed month of Ramaḍān, seeking His reward alone, and may the prayers and peace be upon Muḥammad, his family and all of his companions and those who follow him until the Day of Judgment.
About the Book
This is a conversation taking place between Amir and Zayd. Amir is a new Muslim who has some questions about fasting in Ramaḍān. Zayd has a significant amount of knowledge regarding fasting as he was granted the opportunity to travel abroad and study ꞌIslām. On the Monday morning after praying Ṣalātal-Fajr, Amir’s car wouldn’t start. When Amir saw Zayd leaving the masjid, he asked Zayd if he could take him to work . . .
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