Ramadan 2012: Benefits of Fasting

Posted: July 7, 2012 in Qur'an and Sunnah, Unity
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Bismillah-hir Rahman-nir Raheem (in the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful)

Ramadan is the 9th month of the Islamic calendar. It is during this month that the Shayateen are locked away in chains, that the first verses of the Qur’an were revealed and Laylat-ul-Qadr is to be found:

‘The month of Ramadan, in which was revealed the Qur’an, a guidance for mankind and clear proofs for the guidance and the  criterion (between what is right and wrong)’ Surat Al-Baqarah v185

‘Verily! We have sent it (the Qur’an) down in Laylat-ul-Qadr (the Night of Decree). And what will make you know what the Night of Decree is? The Night of Decree is better than one thousand months..’ Surat Al-Qadr, v1-3

‘When the month of Ramadan arrives, the doors of Heaven are opened, the doors of Hell are closed and the devils put under chains.’ [Bukhari and Muslim]

Benefits of Fasting and Ramadan

Allah Commanded us to fast. It’s the one deed that is purely for Allah alone. And the benefits of fasting are many:

The Prophet (pbuh) said that Allah said: ‘The Fast is for Me and I will give the reward for it, as he (the one who observes the fast) leaves his sexual desire, food and drink for My Sake. Fasting is a screen (from hell), and there are two moments of pleasure (moments of happiness or joys) for a fasting person, one at the time of breaking his fast and the other at the time when he will meet his Lord. And the smell of the mouth of a fasting person is better in Allah’s Sight than the smell of musk.’ [Bukhari]

Allah declared: ‘O you have believed! Fasting is prescribed for you as it was ordained for those before you, so that you may become Al-Muttaqoon (the pious).’ Surat Al-Baqarah v183

‘Whoever observes (fasts) during the month of Ramadan out of sincere faith and hoping to attain Allah’s Rewards, then all his past sins will be forgiven.’ [Bukhari & Muslim]

Abu Ayyoob al-Ansaari narrated that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, “Whoever fasts Ramadaan then follows it with six days of Shawwaal, it will be like fasting for a lifetime.” [Sahih Muslim]

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said, “Whoever fasts Ramadaan, a month is like ten months, and fasting six days after al-Fitr will complete the year.” [Ahmad]

‘Allah’s Messenger (pbuh) said: My nation is given 5 privileges in the month of Ramadan that no nation was given before:

  • The khaloof (odour of the mouth of a fasting person) is sweeter in the sight of Allah than the fragrance of musk
  • The angels keep praying to Allah to forgive the fasting people until they break their fast
  • Allah decorates Paradise every day saying to it ‘My righteous slaves are about to be comforted of their burdens and sufferings and enter you’
  • The Shayateen are chained during this month
  • Sins of the believers are forgiven  by the last night of Ramadan. [Muslim]

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Other Ramadan Posts:

Ramadan 2012: Some Do’s and Don’t’s

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  1. Abdullahi Giza says:

    This is an impressive and inspiring article. We should endeavour to share so as people will sure know the benefit of the holy month of Ramadan.


    Abdullahi Giza.

  2. aisha adam mohammad says:

    Jazakumullahu khairan

  3. K. Ali says:

    Jaxakallahu khairan

  4. Abubakar Rabiu says:

    Allahu Akbar this is what we are looking for .somebody who wil remaind us how we sups 2 during nd aft Ramadan Allah Humma takabal Siyamana amen

  5. jummai says:

    Jadha kumullahu khairan wa jannatul firdous. Allah ya ba da lada!!

  6. khadidjah Ibrahim says:

    Jazakallahu kairan. May Allah acept our Ibadah dis Holy month, Ameen.

  7. salahudeen yakub says:

    dax luvly broder,may Allah reward u nd spare our life 2 witness dis prestigious nd great month,may Almighty Allah accept our ibada nd crowd us among those who worship him sincerely,honesly nd reward us wit paradise

  8. Aliyu Mashegu says:

    Jazha Kumullahu Khair & may Allah make us among His righteous & chosen servants this holy month & beyond

  9. Al-amin Abdullah Alkali says:

    Jazakallahu khairan…

  10. al hamdullah may allah forgive us, and grant us jannah ameen.

  11. Ogunyale Ismala says:

    God almigthy rewards ur organisation for the beautiful work

  12. ABDUL-GARFAR says:

    May almighty allah accept all our ibada & forgive us all our sins.

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