Ramazan- Some Important FactsHazrat Anas (Allah be pleased with him) reported Allah’s Messenger (Blessings of Allah and peace be on him) as saying, “That faithful one who, after sighting the moon (of the month of Ramazan) praises Allah and recites Surah Fatihaa (Alhamdu) seven times, he/she is saved from complaints of the eyes for the whole month by the Almighty Allah.”
Hazrat Ali (Allah be pleased with him) reported Allah’s Messenger as saying, “When you see the moon in the beginning of the month recite this du’aa AL-HAM-DU LIL-LAA-HIL LA-ZEE KHA-LA-QA-NEE WA KHA-KA-QA-KA WA QAD-DA-RA LA-KA MA-NAA-ZI-LA WA JA-A-LA-KA AA-YA-TAL LIL-AA-LA-MEEN Allah will be proud of you among the angels and will say, “O may angels! Be witness, I have freed that person from Hell.”
There are lots and lots of benefits in the month of Ramazan. We present a few of them here. Allah Messenger says, :The one who attends any gathering where remembrance of Allah is done in the month of Ramazan, then for every step that he takes, Allah allots him reward of virtues equal to a year’s worship, and the one who offers Namaaz in congregation (i.e. with jamaat), Allah will give him a city made of divine light in Paradise for each raka’at. Whosoever fulfils the needs of his Muslim brother, the Almighty Allah fulfils ten lakh (10,00,000) needs of that per-son. The one who does charity, the Almighty Allah records ten lakhs (10,00,000) virtues for him and wipes out ten lakh (10,00,000) sins of that person.
Hazrat Anas (Allah be pleased with him) reported Allah’s Messenger as saying, “The one who takes steps for the sake of fulfilling his Muslim brother’s need, the Almighty Allah records seventy virtues for each step that he takes and wipes out seventy of his sins.”
Here is one more tradition. This tradition reveals to us the powers bestowed on some of the chosen ones. Allah’s Messenger says, “Undoubtedly there are persons whom Allah has created to fulfill the needs of the people. People approach them for their needs. Those persons are protected from the wrath of Allah.” This tradition is narrated in Tibraani. (From this tradition we learn that seeking help from any other person than Allah is quite permissible).
A FACT MORE INTERESTING THAN FICTION
The Almighty Allah has created an angel. The angel has one thousand heads, in each head there are one thousand faces, in each face there are one thousand mouth, in each mouth there are one thousand tongues, in each tongue there are one thousand hairs, in each hair there are one thousand pearls, in each pearl there are one thousand rivers of divine light (noor), in each river there are fish made of divine light, the length of each fish is equal to one hundred year’s journey. One the back of the fish is written LAA I-LAA-HA IL-LAL-LAH MU-HAM-MA-DUR-RASOO-LUL-LAH.
That angel was created two thousand years before Allah created Hazrat Adam (Peace be on him). On the night of Me’raaj Allah’s Messenger saw him and greeted him, but the angel was busy in tasbeeh and did not hear him, so angel Hazrat Jibreel (Peace be on him) told him, “This is Muhammed (Blessings of Allah and peace be on him), Messenger of Allah, he is greeting you.” That angel opened his green wings and the sky and the earth were covered by them. He kissed between the two eyes of Allah;s Messenger and said, “O Muhammed (Blessings of Allah and peace be on him) good news for you, The Almighty Allah has freed your people because of the blessings of Ramazan.” Allah’s Messenger saw two boxes there were one thousand locks of divine light. He enquired about them. The angel replied that in them has freedom for those people who fast in the month of Ramazan and he was a witness of that Hazrat Nasfee (Allah’s mercy be on him) has recorded this.
Friday is the best day of the week. Ramazan is the best month of the year. In certain months, there are certain days and certain times which are fixed for certain acts of worship. Fox example, in the month of Zil Hajj, the pilgrimage (Hajj) is performed on certain days and you have to act as prescribed by Allah’s Messenger. In the month of Muharram, Aashuraa, the 10th day, is special, but significance of the month of Ramazan is that, that in it every moment, if spent as one should spend it, then for that every moment one gets innumerable virtues.
Fasting during the day is worship Sleeping whole fasting is worship. Iftaar (breaking the fast) is worship. After eating, waiting for Taraavih is worship.After Taravih, sleeping and getting up for Sehri is also worship. Eating Sehri is worhip. Likewise, the whole day and the whole night, and the whole month is spent in worship.
The month of Ramazan makes the sinners pure and elevates the ranks of the pious persons. In this month reward of Nafl Namaaz is equal to Farz and the reward of Farz is 70 times more than the Farz offered in other months. (We have received these extraordinary benefits all due to Allah’s Messenger as he is the most loved one of the Almighty Allah, that is why we, the people (ummat) of Alah’s Messenger are bestowed with special favours from the Almighty Allah).
In this month Satan and the rebellious jinns are chained, the doors of Hell are closed, paradise is decorated and its doors are opened. That is the reason why there is an increase in good deeds and decrease of bad deeds.
The Almighty Allah releases people from Hell and Allah’s Messenger used to release prisoners in this month. The month of Ramazan and its benefits are mentioned in the Holy Qur’aan. This is the only privileged month. Which is mentioned in the Holy Qur’aan In this month supplication (du’aa) is accepted at the time of Iftaar and Sehri, i.e. at the time when one breaks the fast and after eating Sehri.
Fasting was declared compulsory on the 10th of Shawaal in the year 2nd Hijri. (Khazan-e-Irfan, Duree Mukhtar, and Khaazain).