Ramadan Mubarak

Why Fasting?

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا كُتِبَ عَلَيْكُمُ الصِّيَامُ كَمَا كُتِبَ عَلَى الَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَتَّقُونَ (البقرہ: 183)

"O you who believe! Fasting is prescribed for you, as it was prescribed for those before you, that you may become righteous."

The Prophet (ﷺ) said, "Whoever does not give up forged speech and evil actions, Allah is not in need of his leaving his food and drink (i.e. Allah will not accept his fasting.)" Sahih al-Bukhari : 1903 Fasting in Ramadan: Rewards

Narrated by Abu Huraira that Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) said, "Fasting is a shield (or a screen or a shelter). So, the person observing fasting should avoid sexual relation with his wife and should not behave foolishly and impudently, and if somebody fights with him or abuses him, he should tell him twice, 'I am fasting." The Prophet (ﷺ) added, "By Him in Whose Hands my soul is, the smell coming out from the mouth of a fasting person is better in the sight of Allah than the smell of musk. (Allah says about the fasting person), 'He has left his food, drink and desires for My sake. The fast is for Me. So I will reward (the fasting person) for it and the reward of good deeds is multiplied ten times." (Sahih al-Bukhari : 1894)

In another narration of Sahih Bukhari (1895), once Umar (R.A) asked the people, "Who remembers the narration of the Prophet (ﷺ) about the affliction?" Hudhaifa (R.A) said, "I heard the Prophet (ﷺ) saying, 'The affliction of a person in his property, family and neighbors is expiated by his prayers, fasting, and giving in charity."

Ramadan and Quran: "Ramadan is the month in which the Quran was revealed. Guidance for humanity, and clear portents of guidance, and the Criterion. Whoever of you witnesses the month, shall fast it. But whoever is sick, or on a journey, then a number of other days. God desires ease for you, and does not desire hardship for you, that you may complete the number, and celebrate God for having guided you, so that you may be thankful." (2:185)

Let's pray:

اَللّٰهُمَّ ذَكِّرْنَا مِنْهُ مَا نُسِّيْنَا وَعَلِّمْنَا مِنْهُ مَا جَهِلْنَا، وَارْزُقْنَا تِلَاوَتَهُ آنَاءَ اللَّيْلِ وَأطْرَافَ الْنَهَارِعَلىَ الْوَجْهِ الَّذِيْ يرْضِيْكَ عَنَّا

O Allah! remind us what we forgot of it, teach us of it what we have not learned, and grant us its recitation during the depths of the night and the edges of the day, in the manner that pleases You.

Qiyyam e Ramadan:

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A) that Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) said, "Whoever prayed at night the whole month of Ramadan out of sincere Faith and hoping for a reward from Allah, then all his previous sins will be forgiven." (Sahih al-Bukhari : 2009)

The Prophet (ﷺ) said, "Whoever established prayers on the night of Qadr out of sincere faith and hoping for a reward from Allah, then all his previous sins will be forgiven; and whoever fasts in the month of Ramadan out of sincere faith, and hoping for a reward from Allah, then all his previous sins will be forgiven." (Sahih al-Bukhari : 1901)

Dua for sighting the New Moon:

اللَّهُ أكْبَرُ، اللَّهُمَّ أهِلَّهُ عَلَيْنَا بِالأَمْنِ والإيمَانِ، والسَّلامَةِ والإسْلاَمِ، والتَّوْفِيقِ لِمَا يُحبُّ ربُّنا ويَرْضَى، رَبُّنَا وَرَبُّكَ اللَّهُ

“Allah is the Greatest. O Allah! Bring us the new moon with security and faith, with peace and in Islam and in harmony with what our Lord loves and what pleases Him. Our Lord and your Lord is Allah.” (At-Tirmizi)

Importance of Suhoor

The Prophet (ﷺ) said, "Take Suhur as there is a blessing in it."Sahih al-Bukhari : 1923

Dua after breaking Fast

ذَهَبَ الظَّمَأُ ، وَابْتَلَّتِ الْعُرُوْقُ، وَثَبَتَ الْأَجْرُ إِنْ شَاءَ اللهُ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ

The thirst has gone and the veins are moist, and reward is assured; if Allah wills."

(Tirmizi, Abu-dawud)

Dua for the person, who offer you Dinner

Narrated Anas ibn Malik: The Prophet(ﷺ) ) came to visit Sa'd ibn Ubaydah (R.A), and he brought bread and olive oil, and he (ﷺ) ate (them). Then the Prophet ﷺ) ) said:

أَفْطَرَ عِنْدَكُمُ الصَّائِمُونَ ، وَأَكَلَ طَعَامَكُمُ الأَبْرَارُ ، وَصَلَّتْ عَلَيْكُمُ الْمَلائِكَةُ

May the fasting (men) break their fast with you, and the pious eat your food, and the angels pray for blessing on you.

Dua to be recited on Laylat-ul-Qadr

'Aishah (May Allah be pleased with her) reported: I asked: "O Messenger of Allah ( ﷺ) ! If I realize Laylat-ul-Qadr (Night of Decree), what should I supplicate in it?" He (ﷺ) replied, "You should supplicate:

اَللّٰهُمَّ إِنَّكَ عَفُوٌّ تُحِبُّ الْعَفْوَ فَاعْفُ عَنِّيْ “O Allah! You are Most Forgiving, and You love forgiveness; so forgive me

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