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July 9, 2013

20 or so reasons to love Ramadhan

by Simple Muslimah

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم


*Just some of the reasons to love, and be thankful for living to see another, Ramadhan!*


The month of the (revelation of) Quran



The gates of Paradise are opened wide



The gates of Hellfire are barred shut



The devils are chained up



People are saved from (being destined for) Hellfire every day  



It’s first third contains days of mercy



It’s second third contains days of forgiveness



It’s final third contains days reserved for freeing people from Hellfire 



It contains a night better than a thousand months of worship (Laylat ul Qadr)



An ‘umrah in Ramadhan is equal (in reward) to performing Hajj with Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه و سلم



The month of the amazing victory of Badr



Optional good deeds are rewarded with the reward for obligatory good deeds at any other time



Obligatory good deeds are rewarded with the reward for seventy obligations at any other time



Fasting leads to taqwa



Providing the fasting person with food to break their fast earns the reward of fasting, without diminishing the reward of the one who fasted



Allah sends down mercy, decreases sins and answers prayers



Allah watches His slaves (believers) compete with one another (in goodness) and boasts about them to the angels



Whoever fasts Ramadan with faith and in expectancy of Allah’s reward, his previous sins are forgiven



The supplications of the fasting person are not rejected



Whoever fasts one day for the sake of Allah, Allah will place between him and the Fire a ditch as (large as) the distance between the heavens and the earth



A caller calls out every night: ‘Oh seeker of Good, draw near! Oh seeker of Evil, desist!’ 



Fasting will be an intercession for the slave on the Day of Resurrection 



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