According to Quran, the Virtue stated that Allah said: “O you who have believed, decreed upon you is fasting as it was decreed upon those before you that you may become righteous.” [Quran 2:183] Narrated, Ibn ‘Abbas (RA) says: “I never saw the Prophet so eager to start a good deed than he was on the day of Jumu’a; when he would come out of his home while leaning on two men due to the scarcity of his mobility.” One should know that Ramadan is one of five pillars in Faith, and this month has Virtue more than any other month. The Virtue of Ramadan is not simply because Muslims abstain from food, drink, and sexual relations during the daylight hours. Allah has conferred a set of unique blessings and rewards for those who observe fasting this month. The Virtue of Ramadan o A person who fasts gets a reward every day; the Virtue of fasting is more than they earn on other days. Every Footstep towards Friday prayer, ou earn Virtue equal to one year’s worth of fasting, and It is Virtue like that made by the deeds of a whole lifetime. Also visit: Islamic Charity A person who has missed some days can make them up later; if they miss three days, they can make these up by fasting on Mondays and Thursdays or three days during the long weekend as it will be equal to doing so 950 years continuously without missing. After Ramadan, Virtue transfers from Ramadan to another month, as Virtue transfers from this world to Hereafter every day. Virtue is transferred to the fasting person like this: For instance, Virtue of 3 days Ramadan is equivalent to Virtue of 30 months. Virtue will be added every day. Moreover, Virtue will be increased during Layal-Tarweegha; Virtue is also multiplied with ‘Eidain (2 Eids or 2 Kids in one year, for example). The Virtue of one month’s fasting is equal to half the world, and the Virtue of one day’s fasting is similar to that of the whole world. A person who fasts all his life earns Virtue proportional with worlds until Day of Judgment. Allah has said: “And it is He who causes gardens to grow, with rivers flowing beneath them, and He who creates therein all kinds of fruits. It is He who provides for you sustenance from heaven and earth. And surely, in that are signs for people who give thought.” (Quran 14:32) One of the many benefits of fasting is that it teaches self-control. When a person denies their carnal desires and appetites during the day, they will ultimately be under their control. In addition, during Ramadan, Muslims around the world abstain from food and drink from before dawn until sunset. This helps those fasting learn discipline, self-restraint and generosity as they deny themselves certain pleasures to show devotion to God. It is a time to practice self-discipline and express a renewed commitment to Allah through prayers and increased donations. A Muslim who fasts for Allah’s sake with sincere Faith and hoping for a reward from Him alone has his previous sins forgiven him. Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said: “When I tell you that night prayer offered in Ramadhan are an expiration of sins committed beyond Ramadhan up till then. I am not exaggerating.” (Muslim) Allah says: “And those who are patient, seeking the countenance of their Lord, and establish prayer and spend from what We have provided for them secretly and publicly. They will have forgiveness and a great reward.” (Quran 42:36) Ramadan is also a time where Muslims increase in good deeds as Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said: “Whoever draws nearer to Allah during Ramadan by doing any one of the things that He likes will have his past sins forgiven.” (Bukhari and Muslim) Some of the things that Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) recommended Muslims do during Ramadan. Include reciting the entire Qur’an, making special prayers, abstaining from gossip and obscene language, being charitable, and honoring one’s parents. Ramadan is an excellent opportunity for Muslims to get closer to Allah and gain His blessings. May Allah accept our fasts and prayers during Ramadan! Ameen.
Ramadan is one of the holiest months in Islam