Ramadan is an Arabic word that comes from ‘Al-Ramad,’ which means heat and dryness. The meaning may refer to the hardship that a Muslim faces when he fasts. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar in which Muslims all over the world observe fast, supplicate, and seek spiritual closeness to Allah. It is also the month in which the Quran was revealed on our Holy Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W).
Ramadan starts from the sighting of the moon and ends after one complete moon cycle, which is usually 29 to 30 days. So what’s the significance of Ramadan? Ramadan is the month in which Allah (S.W.T) showers HIS blessings, mercy, and gifts upon Muslims. This month holds a special place in every Muslims’ heart as they anxiously wait for the whole year to welcome Ramadan. It is the best time to bring positivity into our lives. It focuses on being more pious, devoting yourself to worship, and building a stronger connection with Allah. Fasting is the second pillar of Islam. It is obligatory for all adult Muslims who are not intensely or incessantly sick, voyaging, older, pregnant, breastfeeding, diabetic, or menstruating.
How Is Fasting Mentioned In Hadith?
The pre-fast meal is alluded to as suhoor, which helps Muslims to cope with the rest of the day. The daily dining experience (after Maghrib prayer) that breaks the fast is called iftar. Muslims usually break their fast with date and water because it is the sunnah of the Prophet (S.A.W).
Muslims have a strong belief that Ramadan encourages them to maintain self-restraint, self-sacrifice, and sympathy for the under-privileged individuals, therefore it promises the activities of kindness and obligatory philanthropy, i.e., Zakat. The gain of every good deed in Ramadan is believed to be multiplied, so Muslims feel very enthusiastic during Ramadan. Muslims fast as a demonstration of love for Allah, an opportunity to draw nearer to Allah, and an approach to turn out to be progressively caring to those out of luck. Fasting is additionally observed as an approach to learn persistence and end negative behavior patterns.
Apart from fasting, Muslims spend the days of Ramadan, considering their faith. Every night after isha prayer, special supplication(Taraweeh)is performed that individuals go to during Ramadan encourage some profound reflection of religion. Ramadan is not all about refraining from food and drink but also about abstaining from all sinful behaviors, alcohol, and tobacco products. Ramadan is expected to expand self-discipline in all regions, including sustenance, dozing, sex, and the proper utilization of time. Modern scientists have discovered that limiting food consumption during the day can help avoid medical issues, for example, elevated cholesterol, cardiac illness, and heftiness, just as it improves emotional wellness and prosperity.
Studying the Prophet’s Ahadith and its blessings will make you feel more enthusiastic about Ramadan. Therefore, we have gathered 15 ahadith for you that feature the status of the holy month, its benefits, prizes, and the Prophet’s guide for Ramadan.
↓ 19 – The Joy Of Fasting
↓ 18 – Be Quick In Breaking Your Fasts
↓ 17 – Special Gate In Heaven For Those Who Fast
↓ 16 – Stay On The Right Path By Fasting
↓ 15 – Erase Sins With Your Fasts
Fasting in Ramadan is obligatory, but if a person fasts to seek the pleasure of Allah, Allah will erase all his past sins.
↓ 14 – How To Fast Rightly
In this hadith, Prophet (S.A.W.) is telling Muslims to stay away from lies and all evil deeds and words because Allah doesn’t accept such people’s fast. Allah doesn’t need them to stay hungry while they are already disobeying HIM. You might also like to go through our earlier post on Most Beautiful Ahadith on Health and Hygiene.
↓ 13 – How Fasting Shields Muslims
Last Messenger of Allah, Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.) is informing the fasting people that their fasts will protect them from the fire on the day of Judgement. Their fasts will make them stay away from sins.
↓ 12 – How Allah Compensates For Fasting
In this beautiful hadith, the beloved Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.) conveys a piece of good news to the Muslims. He encourages Muslims to do their best in Ramadan because Allah will multiply the rewards of good deeds with 70. Muslims get a better chance to seek forgiveness from Allah.
↓ 11 – Blessings Of Ramadan
This beautiful hadith is about Ramadan’s blessing that Allah showers on Muslims. Ramadan is the month that opens the gateway for Muslims to enter paradise. Ramadan brings a lot of opportunities for Muslims to get closer to Allah.
↓ 10 – Continuing Fasts After Ramadan
Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.) directed Muslims to fast in Ramadan and also observe fast in Shawwal for six days. In this way, Allah accepts their fasts as if they fasted for the whole year. Muslim women have an exemption for their specific days. Allah loves the Ummah of Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) so much that HE always finds a way to forgive them. To learn more about sunnah fasting, have a look at our previous post on Islamic Quotes on Sunnah Fasting & Its Benefits.
↓ 9 – Death Of A Fasting Muslim
In this hadith, Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) gives Muslims very satisfying news. The person who departs from this world in a state of fasting, Allah will make his way to paradise. May Allah accept all our fasts and chooses us among those who have His mercy, Ameen.
↓ 8 – Making Dua When Fasting
This hadith explains the beautiful promise of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.). According to Him, three people are very close to Allah, that Allah never rejects their supplications. The first one is the fasting person; the second is the ruler, who is honest and always justify his decisions — the third person who is mistreated by anybody.
↓ 7 – Rewards Of Fasting
Allah (S.W.T.) loves fasting people the most. In this hadith, Muhammad (S.A.W.) told Muslims that every good deed will benefit them and will be for them, but fasting is for Allah, and HE will reward them and honor them in this world and hereafter.
↓ 6 – Significance Of Fasting
Musk is the most beautiful and lovable fragrance in the world. It is an essential ingredient in perfumes. This hadith compares the world’s most beautiful scent with the aroma that comes from the mouth of a fasting person. Allah honors the fasting person in many ways.
↓ 5 – Importance Of Praying In Ramadan
Friday prayer is essential for Muslims. They never leave the Friday prayer on any cause. The person who prays five times daily stays away from evil deeds. Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.) discloses the importance of Friday prayer and Ramadan in a way that prayers between two Fridays and two Ramadan will remove all the sins of the person if he refrains from the bigger sins. Don’t forget to go through these extremely important 10 Things That Can And Can-Not Break Your Fast.
↓ 4 – What To Do If You Eat/Drink By Mistake When Fasting?
Allah (S.W.T.) is the most kind and the most merciful. He forgives us even if we ask forgiveness with a single tear in our eyes. Humans make a mistake, but Allah is merciful on those who repent on their mistakes. If we unintentionally eat or drink something In Ramadan, Muhammad (S.A.W) tells us in this hadith that Allah forgives this kind of error in Ramadan.
↓ 3 – Doing Umrah In Ramadan
Umrah is itself great worship, but if it is performed in Ramadan, Allah multiplies the rewards. According to our Prophet (S.A.W.), it is equal to performing Hajj with Him.
↓ 2 – Hadith About Sehri/Suhoor
↓ 1 – Protection On Day Of Judgement
In this hadith, Muhammad (S.A.W.) describes the importance of suhoor. Every Muslim should take suhoor even if they take only dates and water because there is Allah’s blessing in it.
Fasting is the best way to get yourself trained for a healthy lifestyle and maintain good habits. Fasting not only prevents you from eating and drinking, but it also encourages you to build a closer relationship with the Almighty Allah. On the day of resurrection, fasting will itself negotiate with Allah for us.
May Allah (S.A.W) give us a chance to collect all the blessings of Ramadan and make us able to seek His forgiveness, Ameen.