Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Perspective: The Honorable Ramadan | Imam Shamshad A. Nasir


The Muslim world once again receives the blessed days of Ramadan-ul-Mubarak. Fortunate are those who take the advantage of becoming near to God, seeking delights, mercy, grace and blessings. During these blessed days, God grants His decree to his servants.

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By Imam Shamshad A. Nasir | June 15, 2016

The Holy Prophet ( Peace be upon him) described the status of Ramadan to be very honorable.

Hadrat Salman Farsi (May Allah be pleased with him) relates that on the last day of Shaban {previous month before Ramadan}, The Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) delivered a sermon;
The Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) stated, “ O people, upon you has been approaching the great and honorable month. Yes, indeed a great and blessed month. In which, where one night of grace and reward is better than one thousand months.” God has prescribed fasting during this month and the worship of the nights are considered Nawafil. This month is a month of patience, the reward of patience are the gardens of paradise.This indeed is a month of empathy and pity, a month where a believer’s provisions are expanded...”

The Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) stated for this blessed month that “ The beginning of this month consists of the showers of mercy, the middle consists of forgiveness, and the conclusion of this month consists of gaining the complete reward;” meaning that this is the age of protection from the torment of the fire. [Mishkat-ul-Masabih Taufa-tus- Sayam pg.28]

Regarding the blessed month of Ramadan another Hadith from Sahih Muslim states that Hadrat Abu Hurairah(may Allah be pleased with him) narrates that The Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) relates,

“When month of Ramadan approaches, the gates of Paradise are opened widely,  the gates of the fire are tightly fastened and Satan is chained tightly.”

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