RAMADAN month

The month of Ramadan is the ninth month of the Hijri month, and it comes after the month of Sha’ban, and before the month of Shawwal, and its days are only twenty-nine or thirty days.[1] It should be noted the importance of the month of Ramadan for Muslims, as fasting is one of the pillars of Islam, in accordance with what was narrated from the Messenger of God – may God’s prayers and peace be upon him – that he said: (Islam is built on five things: the testimony that there is no god but God and the Most Compassionate and the Most Compassionate. prayer, giving zakat, pilgrimage, and fasting Ramadan)[2] And God – the Most High – has enjoined fasting on every sane, adult, resident and sound Muslim, in accordance with the Almighty’s saying:[3] The scholars are unanimously agreed that fasting Ramadan is obligatory and that it is one of the known matters of the religion of necessity, and therefore its denial is expiated. Fasting was made obligatory in the month of Sha’ban of the second year of migration, so the Messenger of God – may God’s prayers and peace be upon him – fasted for nine years until he died – peace and blessings be upon him. In the month of Rabi’ al-Awwal in the eleventh year of the Hijrah.[4]

The people of the language differed about the reason for naming Ramadan by this name. Ramadan is called by this name because it wipes out sins and burns them with righteous deeds. ; That is, they prepare them and prepare them for war in Shawwal.[4] It is worth noting that the month of Ramadan is characterized by many characteristics, as it is a blessed month, in which acts of worship abound, blessings descend, prayers are answered, devils are chained, the gates of Paradise are opened, and the gates of Hell are closed, and in it there is a night that is better than a thousand months, which is the Night of Decree. When it was narrated on the authority of the Messenger of God – may God’s prayers and peace be upon him – that he said: “The month of Ramadan has come to you, a blessed month, which God has enjoined upon you to fast, in which the gates of Paradise are opened, the gates of Hell are closed, and the rebellion of the devils are chained, and in it there is a night that is better than a thousand months. ).[5][6]

Good deeds in Ramadan

The month of Ramadan is a blessed month that should be used for good deeds. Some of them are explained below:[7]

  • Iftar collective: One of the good deeds in Ramadan is to break the fast of the fasting people, especially as it is a reason for doubling the wages, in accordance with what was narrated from the Messenger of God – may God’s prayers and peace be upon him – that he said: ),[8] This can be done by inviting the people of the neighborhood to break their fast in the mosque, even once during the holy month, which leads to an increase in love and affection among the people of the mosque.
  • Honoring one’s parents: Honoring one’s parents is one of the greatest good deeds that brings the servant closer to his Lord, the Most High, especially that God Almighty has united in the Holy Qur’an between His monotheism and honoring one’s parents. Therefore, a Muslim should approach his parents in the blessed month of Ramadan, obey them, and fulfill their needs. And breakfast with them, and one of the images of honoring the parents is the girl’s helping her mother in managing the house affairs, and preparing the Suhoor and Iftar meals.
  • Encouraging philanthropists and benefactors to spend in Ramadan: Occasions and meetings abound in the month of Ramadan, and it is possible to use these times to urge family and relatives to spend and give charity by reminding the conditions of the poor and needy everywhere, and setting up boxes to collect donations in coordination with charitable institutions and bodies, especially The hearts in this month are prepared for all good deeds, and this section is considered one of the greatest doors of goodness.
  • Supplication before breakfast: The times of breakfast and the times before the call to prayer are considered the best times for the supplication to be answered, so they should be used by supplication and asking God – the Almighty – from the goodness of this world and the hereafter. The supplication of the fasting person, the supplication of the oppressed, and the supplication of the traveler.[9]
  • Upholding ties of kinship: Upholding the ties of kinship is one of the good deeds that Islam urges, as God Almighty commanded his righteous servants to maintain ties of kinship in nineteen places in the Holy Qur’an, and threatened the one who cut ties of kinship with cursing and torment in three places, and it was narrated from the Messenger of God – may God’s prayers and peace be upon him. He said: (Whoever would like his livelihood to be extended, or to be forgotten in his tracks, let him maintain his ties of kinship).[10] The righteous predecessors – may God have mercy on them – preserved the ties of kinship in spite of the difficulty of communication in their time, so it is a fortiori to preserve the connection of the kinship in our time, in which communication between people is facilitated and its means are numerous.[11]
  • Umrah: Umrah is one of the greatest charitable deeds in Ramadan, especially since it is equivalent to a Hajj, in accordance with what was narrated from the Messenger of God – may God’s prayers and peace be upon him – that he said:[12][11]

Sunnahs of fasting in Ramadan

Fasting has many Sunnahs, some of which can be explained as follows:[13]

  • Suhoor: It is mustahabb to sahur when fasting in Ramadan, in accordance with what was narrated on the authority of the Messenger of God – may God’s prayers and peace be upon him – that he said:[14] It is also Sunnah to delay the pre-dawn meal, as it was narrated on the authority of Zaid bin Thabit – may God be pleased with him – he said: “We had the pre-dawn meal with the Prophet, may God’s prayers and peace be upon him, and then he got up for prayer.[15]
  • Hastening the breaking of the fast: It is desirable for the fasting person to hasten the breaking of the fast, according to what was narrated from the Messenger of God – may God’s prayers and peace be upon him – that he said: (People are still fine as long as they hasten the breaking of the fast).[16]
  • Iftar on wet: It is desirable for the fasting person to break the fast on wet, and in the absence of availability of wet it is Sunnah to break the fast on dates, and if not available then on water, in accordance with what was narrated on the authority of Anas bin Malik – may God be pleased with him – that he said: (The Messenger of God, may God’s prayers and peace be upon him, used to On wetness before he prays, and if it is not moist, then on dates, and if it is not sips of water.)[17]

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  1. ↑ “The definition and meaning of Ramadan in the comprehensive dictionary of meanings”, www.almaany.com, accessed on 4-7-2019. act.
  2. ↑ Narrated by Al-Bukhari, in Sahih Al-Bukhari, on the authority of Abdullah bin Omar, page or number: 8, Sahih.
  3. ↑ Surat Al-Baqarah, Verse: 183.
  4. ^ AB Muhammad Al-Shobaki (06-28-2015), “The reason for naming the month of Ramadan and its ruling”, www.alukah.net, accessed on 4-7-2019. act.
  5. ↑ Narrated by Al-Albani, in Sahih Al-Jami, on the authority of Abu Hurayrah, page or number: 55, authentic.
  6. ↑ Sheikh Muhammad Abdul Ghaffar (7/08/2013), “The characteristics of the month of Ramadan and its blessings”, www.knowingallah.com, accessed on 4-8-2019. act.
  7. ↑ “Forty ways to take advantage of the month of Ramadan”, www.ar.islamway.net, 9-4-2007, accessed on 4-8-2019. act.
  8. ↑ Narrated by Al-Tirmidhi, in Sunan Al-Tirmidhi, on the authority of Zaid bin Khalid Al-Juhani, page or number: 807, good authentic.
  9. ↑ Al-Albani narrated it, in Sahih Al-Jami, on the authority of Abu Hurayrah, page or number: 3030, authentic.
  10. ↑ Narrated by Al-Bukhari, in Sahih Al-Bukhari, on the authority of Anas bin Malik, page or number: 2067, Sahih.
  11. ^ AB “The best deeds in Ramadan”, www.saaid.net, accessed on 4-7-2019. act.
  12. ↑ Narrated by Al-Bukhari, in Sahih Al-Bukhari, on the authority of Abdullah bin Abbas, page or number: 1863, Sahih.
  13. ↑ “Some Sunnahs of Fasting”, www.islamqa.info, 10-25-2003, accessed on 4-8-2019. act.
  14. ↑ Narrated by Al-Bukhari, in Sahih Al-Bukhari, on the authority of Anas bin Malik, page or number: 1923, Sahih.
  15. ↑ Narrated by Al-Bukhari, in Sahih Al-Bukhari, on the authority of Zaid bin Thabit, page or number: 1921, Sahih.
  16. ↑ Narrated by Al-Bukhari, in Sahih Al-Bukhari, on the authority of Sahel bin Saad Al-Saadi, page or number: 1957, Sahih.
  17. ↑ Al-Albani narrated it, in Sahih Abi Dawood, on the authority of Anas bin Malik, page or number: 2356, Hassan Sahih.

Ways to do good in Ramadan

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