17 Importance of Holy Month of Ramadan in Islam
Lots of advantages in Ramadan that make every moslem very much waiting expect to meet this month every year. During fasting Ramadan, moslem like to spend their time for saving good deeds and increase their prayer habit everytime like included reading The Qur’an, Dhikr, Shadaqah, Istighfar, and many more.
- In The Month of Ramadan is Required Fasting
Ramadan fast is the fourth pillar of the pillars of Islam and is a great Islamic foundation, based on the words of the Prophet Muhammad Shallallaahu ‘alaihi wasallam:
“Islam is built on 5 foundations: The testimony that there is no God who is entitled to be excepted by Allah and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, establishing the prayer, performing the charity, fasting in Ramadan and performing the pilgrimage to the House.” (Muttafaqun ‘Alaihi).
This includes the religious affairs that have been known in general and has been agreed by the Muslims that fasting in Ramadan including the mandatory worship of the obligations that Allah Subhanahu wa ta’ala. Read more about Virtues of Memorizing Surah Baqarah
- The Obligation To Perform Fasting in Ramadhan is Fardhu ‘Ain, Which is Obligatory For Every Moslem To Do it
According to Allah Subhanahu wa ta’ala:
فمن شهد منكم الشهر فليصمه
“So whoever of you witnessed (present in his country) the month of Ramadan is obligatory for him to fast.” (Al Baqarah: 185)
- Revealed The Qur’an As a Guide For Humans to The Path of Truth and Noble Guidance, and Will Keep People Away From The Road Deviant and Full of Apostasy
Allah ta’ala said
شهر القرآن هدى للناس وبينات من الهدى والفرقان
“The month of Ramadan which has been revealed in it of the Qur’an as a guide for man and as an explanation of guidance and differentiator.” (Al Baqarah: 185)
- Opened The Doors of Al Jannah (Heaven’ door) and Closed The Doors of An Naar (Hell’s door)
This is because of the many good deeds prescribed in Ramadan that will include the perpetrators into Al Jannah. And in that month closed the doors of An Naar because at least the people who do the sins and sins that will put the perpetrators into An Naar. Read more about Virtues of Praying Dhuha in Ramadhan
- The Demons are Shackled and Tied Up
This is because the power of the demons becomes weak to be able to mislead those who obey and turn them away from righteous deeds. Prophet Muhammad Shallallaahu ‘alaihi wasallam said
“When Ramadan comes, the doors of Al-Jannah are opened and the doors of An Naar and the demons are shackled.” (Narrated by Bukhari, Muslim, An Nasa’i).
- Allah Subhanahu wa ta’ala has Servants to be Freed From An-Naar
Based on the words of the Prophet Muhammad Shallallaahu ‘alaihi wasallam:
“Indeed, Allah Subhanahu wa ta’ala every time when breaking have the slaves who are entitled to be released from An Naar, that is the case every night.” (Narrated by Ibn Majah, Ahmad, assigned by Asy-Shaykh Al-Albani).ads
- Allah Subhanahu wa ta ‘ala bestows forgiveness
Allah Subhanahu wa ta’ala bestow forgiveness to those who perform the fasting of Ramadan on the basis of honest faith and expect reward in the sight of Allah Subhanahu wa ta’ala based on the words of the Prophet Muhammad Shallallaahu ‘alaihi wasallam:
“Anyone who fasts Ramadan on the basis of faith and expects the reward of Allah Subhanahu wa ta’ala then he will be forgiven of his past sins.” (Muttafaqun ‘Alaihi).
- It is Desirable to Perform Tarawih Prayers
This is done in order to follow the sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad Shallallaahu ‘alaihi wasallam. He said:
“Whoever establishes the night prayer (tarawih) in Ramadan on the basis of faith and expects the reward of Allah Subhanahu wa ta’ala then he will be forgiven of his past sins.” (Muttafaqun ‘Alaihi).
- There is One Night Better than 1000 Months
Whoever he gets tonight and revives him then he will get forgiveness from Allah Subhanahu wa ta’ala, based on the words of the Prophet Muhammad Shallallaahu ‘alaihi wasallam:
“Surely this month (Ramadan) has come to you, in which there is one night better than 1000 months. Whoever is forbidden from getting the night is really he has been forbidden from the goodness of the whole, and is not forbidden from getting the goodness of the night except those who are people who are forbidden to get it.” (HR Ibn Majah)
And also the words of the Prophet sallallaahu ‘alaihi wasallam
“Anyone who revives the night of Lailatul Qadr on the basis of faith and expects the reward of Allah Subhanahu wa ta’ala then he will be forgiven of his past sins.” (Muttafaqun ‘Alaihi).
- That Ramadhan Fasting Done in This Year and In The Previous Year Will Wipe Out The Small Sins Committed Between Them On The Condition That He Should Keep Away From The Great Sins
This is based on the words of the Prophet Muhammad Shallallaahu ‘alaihi wasallam:
“The five daily prayers, the one Friday prayer to the next, and the one Ramadan fasting to the next Ramadan will erase the small sins between them if it leaves behind the great sins.” (Muslim, Ahmad).
- There Have Been Several Important Events
In this month there are some important events such as: Badr Kubra war, Fathu Makkah, Allah ta’ala gives His help to the Muslims in the battle field of Hithin and managed to defeat the Crusaders (Nasrani) in the battle so that Baitul Maqdis returns to lap the Muslims, the Muslims defeated a large number of Tartars. Read more about Importance of The Qur’an in Ramadan
- Ramadan Path to Devotion
“O you who believe, are required of you fasting as required before the people before you, that you are pious”. (Al Baqarah: 183).
The above verse explains that fasting is the cause that can lead the culprit to the devotion, because fasting is able to muffle lust. This corresponds to one of the interpretations mentioned by Imam Al Qurthubi, which is based on the hadith of Imam Ahmad’s narration which states that fasting is a shield.
- Ramadan Mujahadah Month
The ‘ulama’ salaf is a role model for the people, their mujahadah in filling the month of Ramadan is very important. Like Imam Asyafi’i, in the month of Ramadhan he knocked the Quran twice overnight, and it was done in the prayer, so in the month of Ramadan he let the Quran sixty times a month. Imam Abu Hanifa also alleges the Quran twice a day during Ramadan.
- Fasting Ramadan Fosters The Nature of Trust
Wahbah Zuhaili in his book Al Fiqh Al Islami argues that fasting teaches the sense of trust and muraqabah before Allah Subhanahu wa ta’ala, both with visible or hidden practices. So no one is watching someone fasting to avoid things that are forbidden in fasting except Allah Subhanahu wa ta’ala. Read more about How To Get Barakah in Islam
- Ramadan Fasts Train Discipline
Fasting also exercises discipline, Wahbah Zuhaili explains that a fasting person should eat and drink in a limited time. Even in the fasting hurts must be hastened.
- Ramadan Fasting Fosters a Sense of Solidarity Among Fellow Moslems
Wahbah Zuhali also explained that Ramadan fasting fosters a sense of solidarity among fellow Muslims. In this month all Muslims, from east to west are required to perform the fast.
They fast and break the fast at the same time, because they have a single Rabb. A person who feels hungry and thirsty finally can also share the misery of his brothers who are deprived or stricken by disaster. So that growing feelings of affection towards other Muslims. Read more about Law of Reject Guests in Islam
- Ramadan Fasts Train Patience
The month of Ramadan is the month of fasting where in the daytime we are ordered to leave the food that comes from halal, especially the haram. Similarly, when someone disturbs us. Rasulullah Shallallahu alaihi wa sallam. said:
“When someone insults or berates him, he should say ‘Verily I am fasting.'” (Narrated by Bukhari)
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