Ramadan(JollofNews) – Abu Hurayrah (Radhiallaahu Anhu) relates that Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) said, “My Ummah were given five things for Ramadan which were not given to anyone except them.

For them, the smell from the mouth of a fasting person is sweeter to Allah than the fragrant smell of musk. On their behalf the fish in the sea seek forgiveness for the fasting persons until they break their fast. Allah prepares and decorates a special garden in Jannah everyday and then says (to it), “The time is near when faithful servants shall cast aside the great trials of the world and come to you”. In this month (for them) evil-minded Shaytaan is chained so as not to reach unto those evils to which they normally reach during other months besides Ramadan. On the last night of Ramadan they are forgiven”.
The Sahaabah R.A. thereupon enquired, “O Messenger of Allah, is that last night Laylatul Qadr? Rasulullah (SAW) replied, “No. But it is only right that a servant should be given his reward on having completed his service”.
Hadith – 3
Kaab bin Ujra relates, “Rasulullah (SAW) said, “Come near to the mimbar”. And we came near to the mimbar.
When he ascended the First step of the mimbar he said “Aameen”. When he ascended the second step of the mimbar he said, “Aameen”. When he ascended the third step he said, “Aameen”.
When he descended we said, “O Rasul of Allah, we have heard from you today something which we never heard before”. He said, When I ascended the first step) Jibra-eel A.S. appeared before me and said, “Woe to him who found the blessed month of Ramadan and let it pass by without gaining forgiveness”, Upon that I said, “Aameen”. When I ascended the second step, he said “Woe to him before whom thy name is mentioned and then does not read Durood (salaat alan Nabi) on you”. I replied “Aameen”. When I ascended the third step he said, “Woe unto the person in whose presence both parents or one of them attain old age, and (through failure to serve them) is not allowed to enter Jannah” I said “Aameen”.
Hadith – 4
Ubaadah bin Saamit (Radhiallaahu Ánhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam) said one day when Ramadan had drawn near; “The month of Ramadhan, the month of blessings has come to you, wherein Allah turns towards you and sends down to you His special Mercy, forgives your faults, accepts prayers, appreciates your competition for the greatest, good and boasts to the angels about you. So, show to Allah your righteousness; for verily, the most pitiable and unfortunate one is he who is deprived of Allah’s Mercy in this month.

In this hadith, we read about the spirit of competition among the believers, each one trying to do more good deeds than the other. In our own home, I am greatly pleased on seeing how even the womenfolk vie with each other, the one trying to recite more of the Qur’aan than the others, so that, in spite of domestic responsibilities, fifteen to twenty ‘juz’ (Parts) of the Qur’aan are read by each one daily. I mention this only out of a sense of gratitude to Allah, mentioning His favour, and not to boast of it. May Allah accept their deeds and ours, and increase us all in good deeds.

To be continued

Curtesy of Fazail-e-Amaal