Dear Sisters and Brothers, Alhamdulillah we are blessed to see another Ramadan in our lives. Here are 14 References to Ramadan from the Holy Quran and Hadiths. May we have a happy Ramadan inshaAllah.
1. “O you who believe! Fasting is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you, that you may become God-conscious.
(Fasting) for a fixed number of days, but if any of you is ill or on a journey, the same number (should be made up) from other days. And as for those who can fast with difficulty, (i.e. an old man, etc.), they have (a choice either to fast or) to feed a poor person (for every day). But whoever does good of his own accord, it is better for him. And that you fast, it is better for you if only you know.” (2:183-84)
2. “The month of Ramadan in which was revealed the Quran, a guidance for mankind and clear proofs for the guidance and the criterion (between right and wrong). So whoever of you sights (the crescent on the first night of) the month (of Ramadan), he must fast that month, and whoever is ill or on a journey, the same number (of days which one did not fast must be made up) from other days.
Allah intends for you ease, and He does not want to make things difficult for you. (He wants that you) must complete the same number (of days), and that you must magnify Allah for having guided you so that you may be grateful to Him” (2: 185).
3. “Verily! We have sent it (this Quran) down in the night of Al-Qadr.
And what will make you know what the night of Al-Qadr is?
The night of Al-Qadr is better than a thousand months
Therein descend the angels and the Ruh (Gabriel) by Allah’s Permission with all Decrees,
Peace! until the appearance of dawn (97:1-5)
4. Abu Huraira related that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said: Whoever fasts during Ramadan with faith and seeking his reward from Allah will have his past sins forgiven. Whoever prays during the nights in Ramadan with faith and seeking his reward from Allah will have his past sins forgiven. And he who passes Lailat al-Qadr in prayer with faith and seeking his reward from Allah will have his past sins forgiven (Bukhari, Muslim).
5. Abu Hurayrah reported that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) said:
Every action a son of Adam does shall be multiplied—a good action by ten times its value, up to 700 times. Allah says: With the exception of fasting, which belongs to Me, and I reward it accordingly. For, one abandons his desire and food for My sake.
There are two occasions of joy for a fasting person: one when he breaks his fast, and the other when he meets his Lord, and the (bad) breath (of a fasting person) is better in the sight of Allah than the fragrance of musk. (Al-Bukhari)
6. Abu Ayub (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said,
Whosoever fasts in Ramadan and then follows it with fasting six days of Shawwal, it is as if he fasts forever. (Muslim)
7. Abu Hurayrah reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said
Fasting is a shield; so when one of you is fasting he should neither indulge in obscene language nor should he raise his voice in anger. If someone attacks him or insults him, let him say: “I am fasting!” (Muslim)
8. Abu Hurayrah reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said,
The five (daily) prayers, and from one Friday prayer to the next, and from Ramadan to Ramadan are expiation for sins committed in between provided one stays away from the major sins. (Al-Bukhari)
9. Abu Hurayrah reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said,
Whoever observes fasts during the month of Ramadan out of sincere faith, and hoping to attain Allah’s rewards, then all his past sins will be forgiven. (Al-Bukhari and Muslim)
10. Abu Sa`id Al-Khudri (May Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said,
Anyone who fasts for one day for Allah’s sake, Allah will keep his face away from the Hellfire for (a distance covered by a journey of) seventy years. (Al-Bukhari and Muslim)
11. Abdullah ibn `Amr reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said,
Fasting and the Qur’an will intercede on behalf of Allah’s servant on the Day of Judgment:
Fasting will say, “O my Lord! I prevented him from food and desires during the day, so accept my intercession for him.”
And the Qur’an will say, “O my Lord! I prevented him from sleeping by night, so accept my intercession for him.”
The intercession of both will thus be accepted. (Ahmad and authenticated by Al-Albani)
12. Ibn `Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated:
“The Prophet was the most generous of all people, and he used to become more generous in Ramadan when Gabriel met him. Gabriel used to meet him every night during Ramadan to revise the Qur’an with him. Allah’s Messenger then used to be more generous than the fast wind.” (Al-Bukhari)
13. `A’ishah (May Allah be pleased with her) reported:
The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) used to strive more in worship during Ramadan than he strove in any other time of the year; and he would devote himself more (in the worship of Allah) in the last ten nights of Ramadan than he did in earlier part of the month. (Muslim).
14. Abu Hurayrah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:
The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) used to observe i`tikaf (spiritual retreat in a mosque) every Ramadan for ten days; in the year in which he passed away, he observed i`tikaf for twenty days. (Al-Bukhari)
Thanks for this article.
Happy Ramadan Mubarak to all Muslims.
You are welcome. Ramadan Mubarak
Thanks, Dear it’s so informative information.
You are most welcome alhamdulillah
Jazakallah for such valuable hadiths and knowledge. May Allah bless you!
Wa iyyakum. May Allah bless you too 🙂
Why do Muslims so eagerly wait for and
Celebrate Al Qadr when no one exactly knows for sure when it will be. The 27th is just a tradition/
Custom. Muslims around the world observe the
27th when in fact Islamic Scholars agree it could be
23, 25, 27 or 29?
Another related question is what is the significance
of Iteqaf. Why not do Iteqaf in last 10 days on odd days?
My request is let us be critical thinkers. Don’t suppress your children’s intellect.
Many scholars believe the Night of Power to be the 27th night of Ramadan; but you are right that there is a difference of opinion about this