Ramadan is the month of blessings for Muslims, Allah Almighty showers his blessing on Muslims in this Holy month. We will discuss here the importance of Ramadan and the benefits of this Holiest month in the form of blessings and acceptance of prayers:
- Muslims perform prayers regularly during Ramadan, they not only offer prayers five times a day but also offer nawafil and trawi as well. It is said that Allah multiplies the reward of prayers and good deeds during Ramadan and forgive the previous sins of Rozadar.
- Abu Hurairah (RA) reports the saying of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) regarding Taraweeh in the following way, where Prophet (PBUH) said:
- “Whoever prays during the nights of Ramadan (Taraweeh) with a firm belief and hoping for reward, all of his previous sins would be forgiven.” (Bukhari)
- Muslims also do good deeds like charity and avoid backbiting and other bad deeds. Because in Quran Allah says that if you fast but do not overcome from bad deed so this fasting is of no use and Allah does not want it. so that’s why Muslim avoid bad deeds and do good deeds during Ramadan so that true spirit of fasting can be maintained.
- During Ramadan Allah close the doors of hell and opens the doors of Heaven. He also close Shayateen and other evils and opens the doors of blessings for Muslims and especially for Rozaydar.
There are some Duas that Muslim recite during Ramadan, they also have their own significance:
At the time of Suhur when a Muslim is to eat the meal to begin fast, the following Dua must be recited:
“Wa bisawmi ghadinn nawaiytu min shahri Ramadan”
Translation: “I intend to keep the fast for tomorrow in the month of Ramadan” [abu Dawud]
The recitation of this Dua marks the beginning of the fast.
At the time of Iftar, the following Dua must be recited:
“Allahumma inni laka sumtu wa bika aamantu [wa ‘alayka tawakkaltu] wa ‘ala rizq-ika aftarthu”
Translation: “O Allah! I fasted for You and I believe in You [and I put my trust in You] and I break my fast with Your sustenance [“wa ‘alayka tawakkaltu” is quoted in some books of knowledge – but not all, hence it is in brackets]” [abu Dawud]
This Dua expresses the gratitude of a Muslim that he or she puts in front of Allah Almighty with utmost humility and thanks Him for all that He has given.
Ashra Duas – The ten days of Ramadan are called ‘Ashra’, thus, Ramadan has three Ashras. For every respective Ashra there is a Dua which Muslims make every day during the fast, especially after the prayers. The Duas for the three respective Ashras are:
Ramadan is the month of blessings and the acceptance of dua by Allah Almighty, so we must grab all those blessings during this Holy month so that we can be successful not only in our worldly affairs but also in the life after death. May Allah give us more and more chances to attain and grab his blessings Amin.