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What is the importance of ramadan?

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Ramadhan is the holiest month in the Islamic calendar. Fasting is prescribed in this month. It is a month in which the holy Qur’an was revealed [2:185].

… شَهْرُ رَمَضَانَ الَّذِي أُنزِلَ فِيهِ الْقُرْآنُ

According to some traditions ‘the Scriptures’ of Ibrahim, the Torah of Moses and the Psalms of David (peace be upon his pure progeny and all the previous prophets) were all revealed in the month of Ramadhan.

It is the month of consolation, the one wherein Allah increases the sustenance of the believers... Allah will decrease the hardship of the reckoning of whoever decreases the hardship of his slave during it. It is a month the beginning of which is mercy, the middle of which is forgiveness, and the end of which is acceptance and emancipation from the fire.

Ramadan is the most precious month in the Islamic calendar (Hijri) and it is obligatory for the Muslims to fast in the month of Ramadan. Here are some interesting and quick points that shows the importance of Ramadan in Islam.

  • Allah has made fasting this month the fourth Pillar of Islam
  • Allah revealed the Quran in this month
  • Allah has made Laylat al-Qadr (The Night of Decree/Power) in this month, which is better than a thousand months
  • Allah has made fasting Ramadan and spending its nights in prayer out of faith and in the hope of reward a means of forgiveness of sins
  • In this month, Allah opens the gates of Paradise and closes the gates of Hell, and chains up the devils
  • Every night Allah has people whom He redeems from the Fire
  • Fasting Ramadan is a means of expiation for the sins committed since the previous Ramadan, so long as one avoids major sins
  • Fasting in Ramadan is equivalent to fasting ten months
  • Whoever prays Qiyaam in Ramadan with the Imaam until he finishes, it will be recorded for him that he spent the whole night in prayer
  • Umra’h in Ramadhaan is equivalent to Hajj
  • It is Sunnah to observe I’tikaaf (retreat for the purpose of worship) in Ramadan
  • It is Mustahabb in the sense of being strongly recommended in Ramadan to study the Quran together and to read it to a great deal
  • It is Mustahabb in Ramadan to offer Iftaar to those who are fasting.
  • for more info visit: http://orbitislam.com/importance-of-ramadan/
  • https://www.al-islam.org/fast-month-ramadhan-philosophy-and-ahkam-yasin-t-al-jibouri/significance-month-ramadhan-and-its-fast
  • https://www.al-islam.org/fasting-and-ramadhan-sheikh-mansour-leghaei/ramadhan-awareness

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The month of Ramadan (i.e the ninth month in the Islamic calendar) is a month in which fasting is made compulsory on the sane, matured believers. According to the Qur'an, the fasting is made compulsory with the sole aim of achieving the consciousness of Allah (i.e. TAQWA). However, there are so many benefits-ranging from physical and spiritual ones- attached to its observance.

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