The Fast of Ramadan & the Furious Shaitan // With Imam Zaid Shakir & Imam Suhaib Webb

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Summary: The benefits of the Ramadhan month of fasting are too many to be counted. If one does recognize them and realize their importance, he wishes to have the month of Ramadhan to be throughout the whole year.These blessings are given by Allah to the fasting Muslims, who are to fast with full faith and expectation. These blessings and benefits of the month of fasting during Ramadhan have been grouped and summarized into different categories. They are summarized here without commentary. It should be remembered that all of these blessings were taken directly from Holy Quran and Hadith. The following is a partial list for the blessings and benefits of the month of fasting during Ramadhan: 01. Taqwa: Fearing Allah(SWT) Practicing the Revelations of Allah(SWT) Accepting the little things that one has achieved Preparing for departure from this world to the Hereafter Self-discipline Self-control Self-restraint Self-education Self-evaluation By accepting these criteria and by practicing them, the Muslim will achieve the concept of Taqwa in his private and public life. 02. Protection: Avoiding Immorality Avoiding anger/outcry/uproar Avoiding stupidity Avoiding all makrooh/mashbooh/haram By achieving these good manners, a Muslim will come out of fasting a better human being in the society. 03. Revelation of Holy Quran: The Holy Quran was revealed during the month of Ramadhan. The Holy Quran is meant to be: A Guidance to mankind A Manifestation of right from wrong A Summation and culmination of all previous revelations A Glad-tiding to the believers A Healer A Mercy 04. Doors of heaven are open 05. Doors of hell are closed 06. Devils are chained down 07. Fasting with Iman (faith) and expectation: Such type of intention leads to forgiveness by Allah (SWT) to the individual’s sins. 08. Door of Rayyan: There is in Paradise a door called Al-Rayyan. It is for the fasting Muslims. Only those who fasted the month of Ramadhan are the ones to enjoy the bliss of Paradise inside that area. 09. Rejoices: There are two types of rejoices for the Muslims who fast. These are: When breaking fast When meeting Allah (SWT) on the day of Judgment 10. Mouth Smell: The smell of the mouth of the fasting Muslim will be better than the smell of musk during the day of Judgement. (Bad Breath) 11. Glad-Tidings: These glad-tidings are given to the well-wishers while the ill-wishers are to be stopped during fasting. 12. Ramadhan -to- Ramadhan: Whoever fasts two consecutive months of Ramadhan with good intention will receive forgiveness for the mistakes committed throughout the year. 13. Multiplication of Rewards: Doing good = 10x, 70x, 700x or more during the month of Ramadhan. 14. Feeding Others: Whoever invites others to break the fast, and whoever takes care of the hungry, needy, during the last ten days of Ramadhan will receive equal rewards to the fasting person(s). 15. Blessing of Iftar: Dua is accepted by ALLAH (SWT) at Iftar time. 16. Blessings of Sahoor (The late night meal): This meal time gives the opportunity for: Night Prayers Zikr, Remembrance, Contemplation Recitation of Holy Quran Fajr Salat in Jamaat Dua of Fajr 17. Night Prayers: Whoever performs the Night prayers with sincerity and good intention will receive forgiveness of his past mistakes. 18. Shafa’at (Pleading One’s Case for Forgiveness): Whoever fasts Ramadhan will receive on the day of Judgement the Shafa’at of: Ramadhan Holy Quran 19. Ihya (Passing Nights Awake): Last ten days of Ramadhan. When a Muslim makes this type of effort, he will get rewards, forgiveness, and multiples of blessings. 20. Itikaf (Retreat): A Muslim who performs Itikaf during the last ten days of Ramadhan will get: Blessings and rewards Peace of mind Contemplation and evaluation Better citizen and more!