Hadith Sharif on Excellence of Ramadan al-Kareem

 

The Messenger of Allah (SallAllahu Alayka wa Sallam) has said, “Ramadan, a blessed month, has come to you during which Allah the Highest has made it obligatory for you to fast. In it the doors of Heaven are opened, the doors of Hell are closed, and the rebellious satans are chained. In it there is a night (worshipping in it) which is better than (worshipping for) a thousand months. Whoever is deprived of its good (and blessing) has indeed been deprived of all good.” [Nasa’i, Vol 1, Page 299; Mishkat, Vol 1, Page 173]

 

If my Ummah had known what Ramadan is, they would wish if only Ramadan had remained the whole year. [Sahih Ibn Khuzaymah, Vol. 3, Page 190, Hadith 1886]

 

Anyone who misses even a single fast in Ramadan without a valid reason or without illness cannot make up for it even if he observes fasts forever. [Tirmidhi, Vol. 2, Page 175, Hadith 723]

 

In Ramadan, every day at sunset, Allah frees 1 million such sinners from Hell for whom Hell had become Wajib. [Kanz al-Ummal, Hadith 23716]

 

In every moment of Friday in Ramadan, Allah frees one million, such sinners, from Hell who had deserved damnation. [Hadith, KanzulUmmal]

 

On the 29th of Ramadan, Allah sets free (from hell) as many as were free throughout the month. [Kanz al-Ummal, V8, P219, Hadith 23702]

 

Whoever offers Salah on the night of Ramadan, Allah will reward him with 1500 virtues for every Sajdah. [Shuab al-Iman, V3, P314, Hadith 3635]

 

Whoever prays during the night in Ramadan sincerely; seeking his reward from Allah, his former sins are forgiven. [Sahih al-Muslim, Vol. 1, Page 259, Hadith 1815]

 

May the person, who finds Ramadan but is not forgiven before it departs, be disgraced! [Musnad Ahmad, V3, P61, Hadith 7455]

 

In Ramadan, there is a night (worshipping in it) which is better than (worshipping for) a thousand months. Whoever is deprived of its good (and blessing) has indeed been deprived of all good. [Nasa’i, Vol 1, Page 299; Mishkat, Vol 1, Page 173]

 

Look for LailatulQadr in the odd nights of the last ten nights of Ramadan. [Sahih Bukhari, Vol. 1, Page 662, Hadith 2020]

 

The one offering Isha with the Jama’at has definitely earned his share from LailatulQadr. [Jami’ Saghir, Page 532, Hadith 8796]

 

Whoever passes Lailat-ul-Qadr in prayer with faith and seeking his reward (from Allah the Most Exalted) all his past sins will be forgiven. [Sahih al-Bukhari Vol 1, Page 255; Sahih al-Muslim, Vol 1, Page 259]

 

The mother of the believers, Sayyidatuna Aishah Siddiqah (Radi Allahu Anha) has stated, ‘I asked the Holy Prophet (SallAllahu Alayhi wa Sallam), Ya Rasool Allah (SallAllahu Alayka wa Sallam)! If I come to know of Laylat-ul-Qadr, what should I recite? The beloved Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam) replied: Make Dua like this:

 

”اللهم إنك عفو كريم تحب العفو فاعف عني“

 

Translation: O Allah! Without doubt, You are forgiving, You are merciful, You love forgiving, so forgive me. [Tirmidhi, Vol. 5, Page 306, Hadith 3524]

 

DidYouKnow: Whoever recites Surah Qadr 7 times in LailatulQadr, Allah will protect him from every calamity. [NuzhatulMajaalis]

 

Whoever did Itikaf with faith in order to earn reward for all of his previous sins will be forgiven. [Jami’ as-Saghir, Page 516, Hadith 8480]

 

A Mu’takif is granted the reward of performing Hajj every day. [Shu’ab al-Iman, V3, P425, Hadith 3968]

 

There is a portal in Heaven called Rayyan. On the Day of Judgement, this portal will be opened for those who fast. [Sahih Bukhari, Hadith 1896]

 

The fast will intercede for people on the Day of Judgement and it will be accepted. [Musnad Imam Ahmad, Vol. 2, Page 586, Hadith 6637]

 

Ramadan in Al-Madinah (Al-Munawwarah) is better than 1000 (months of) Ramadan in any of the other cities, and Jumu’ah (Friday) in Al-Madinah (Al-Munawwarah) is better than 1000 (Days of) Jumu’ah in any of the other cities. [Tabarani, Al-Mu’jam al-Kabir, Vol. 1, Page 372, Hadith 1144]

 

Whoever stood (to offer Salah) in the nights of Eid (Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha) in order to earn a reward, his heart will not die on the day when hearts (of people) will die. [Sunan Ibn Majah, Vol. 2, Page 365, Hadith 1782]

 

The one spending the night of Eid al-Fitr worshiping Allah, Heaven becomes Wajib for him. [At-Targhib wa at-Tarhib, V2, P98, Hadith 2]

 

The Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam) commanded that Sadaqat-ul-Fitr be paid before one goes to perform the Eid prayer. [Sahih Bukhari – Book on Zakah, Volume 1, Page 204]

 

Hadrat Sayyiduna Anas Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anhu reported that the Messenger of Allah SallAllaho Alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallam did not go (to the place of prayer) in the morning on the day of Eid-ul-Fitr till he ate some dates, and he used to eat an odd number. [Sahih Bukhari – Book on the two Eid Prayers, Vol. 1, Page 130]

 

The sleeping of a fasting person is worship, his prayers are answered and his deeds are accepted. [Shu’ab al-Iman, V3, P415, Hadith 3938]

 

Everything has a door and observing Sawm (i.e. fast) is the door of worship. [Suyuti, Al-Jami as-Saghir, Page 146, Hadith 2415]

 

The Noble Prophet (ﷺ) has said: Observe Sawm, you will become healthy. [Tabarani, Mu’jam Awsat, Vol. 6, Page 146, Hadith 8312]

 

Eat Sahari because it is blessed (food). [Sahih Bukhari, Vol. 1, Page 633, Hadith 1923]

 

The distinguishing factor between us and the people of the book (Ahl al-Kitab) lies in eating Sahari. [Sahih Muslim, Page 552, Hadith 1096]

 

Allah and His angels send mercy upon the people who eat Sahari. [Sahih Ibn Hibban, Vol. 5, Page 194, Hadith 3458]

 

Eat Sahari to gain strength for fast and take rest (siesta) in the afternoon to gain strength for worshipping at night. [Sunan Ibn Majah, Vol. 3, Page 321, Hadith 1693]

 

Sahari is a blessing Allah has granted you (therefore) do not miss it. [Sunan al-Kubra, Nasai, Vol. 2, Page 79, Hadith 2472]

 

There are three people who will not be held accountable no matter how much they eat, provided the food is Halal: (a) A fasting person at the time of Iftar. (b) The one who eats at Sahari and (c) A warrior that protects the Islamic border in the path of Allah. [At-Targhib wat-Tarhib, Vol. 2, Page 90, Hadith 9]

 

Sahari is full of blessings, so do not miss it even if you drink just a sip of water. Allah and His angels send mercy upon the people who consume Sahari. [Musnad Imam Ahmad, Vol. 4, Page 88, Hadith 11396]

 

Sayyiduna Irbad bin Sariyah [Radi Allahu Anhu] has narrated that once the Beloved and Blessed Prophet (SallAllahu Alayhi wa Sallam) called him to eat Sahari with him during the month of Ramadan and said: ‘Come for a blessed breakfast.’ [Sunan Abi Dawud, Vol. 2, Page 442, Hadith 2344]

 

If anyone serves a fasting Muslim with Iftar, angels will pray for his forgiveness in Ramadan, and Jibrail (Alayhis Salam) will pray for his forgiveness at Laylat al-Qadr.” [Tabarani, Mu’jam Kabeer, Vol. 6, Page 262, Hadith 6162]

 

If anyone serves a person with Iftar in Ramadan with Halal earnings, the angels will send Durud upon him at every night of Ramadan, and Jibrail (Alayhis Salam) will shake his hands with such a person at Laylatul Qadr. If Jibrail (Alayhis Salam) shakes hands with a person, his eyes will shed tears (due to the fear of Allah) and his heart will become soft. [Kanz al-Ummal, Vol. 8, Page 215, Hadith 23653]

 

Spend more on your family in Ramadan because spending in Ramadan is like spending in the path of Allah. [Jami’ Saghir, P162, Hadith 2716]

 

If anyone serves a fasting Muslim with water, Allah will make him drink water from my pond (Hawd) and he will not feel thirst till he enters Heaven. [Sahih Ibn Khuzaymah, Vol. 3, Page 192, Hadith 1887]

 

During the month of Ramadan, aside from the praying of wit’r the beloved Prophet SallAllahu Alaihi wa Aaihi wa Sallam would also pray 20 rak’ahs of Tarawih. [Ibn Abi Shayba, Musannaf, Vol. 2, Page 164, Hadith 7692, At-Tabarani, Mu’jam al-Awsat, Vol. 1, Page 243, Hadith 798, Al-Bayhaqi, Sunan al-Kubra, Vol. 2, Page 496, Hadith 4391, Khatib al-Baghdadi, Tarikh, Vol. 6, Page 113 and many more]

 

During the time of Hadrat ‘Umar ibn al-Khattab radi Allahu anhu, people, used to pray 23 Rak’ahs during Ramadan (20 rak’ahs for Tarawih prayer and 3 rak’ats for witr.)” [Muwatta Imam Malik, Vol. 1, Page 115, Hadith 251]

 

A companion of Sayyiduna Ali Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anhu, Sayyiduna Shutayr bin Shakil Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anhu narrates that, During the month of Ramadan Sayyiduna Ali would read 20 rak’ahs of Tarawih and 3 wit’r. [Ibn Abi Shayba, Musannaf, Vol. 2, Page 163, Hadith 7680, Al-Bayhaqi, Sunan al-Kubra, Vol. 2, Page 496, Hadith 4395]

 

Whoever keeps fasts in Ramadan and then keeps six fasts in Shawwal, it is as if he has kept fasts for his entire life. [Sahih Muslim, Page 592, Hadith 1164]

 

Hadrat Aisha Siddiqah Radi Allahu anha says, I have never seen the Prophet SallAllahu Alayhi wa Sallam fasting in a month more frequently than he did in Shaban. [Sahih Bukhari, V2, P298, Hadith 1970]

 

After Ramadan, the fast of Shaban is preferable, for honoring Ramadan. [Shu’ab al-Iman, V3, P377, Hadith 3819]

 

‘When the 15th Night of Sha’ban comes, do Qiyam (for worship) in the night and observe fast in the day. No doubt Allah reveals special Divine Manifestation on the sky above the earth from the time of sunset and announces, ‘Is there anyone seeking forgiveness so that I may forgive him? Is there anyone seeking sustenance so that I may grant him sustenance? Is there anyone afflicted so that I may relieve his affliction? Is there so and so…’ He keeps announcing it until the time of the Fajr.’ [Sunan Ibn Majah, Vol. 2, Page 160, Hadith 1388]

 

Whoever fasts on the 27th of Rajab, Allah will inscribe the reward of observing fasts for 60 months. [Tanzih al-Shariah, V1, P161, Hadith 41]

 

The one who respects and reveres Rajab, Allah will make His pleasure waajib for him. [Shu’ab al-Iman, Vol. 3, Page 374, Hadith 3813]

 

The fast on the day of Arafah (9th Dhu al-Hijjah) is equivalent to a thousand fasts. [Shu’ab al-Iman, Vol. 3, Page 357, Hadith 3764]

 

After Ramadan, the Fast of Muharram is the most superior, and the most superior Salah after the Fard Salah is Salat al-Layl (i.e. Nawafil offered during the night). [Sahih Muslim, Page 591, Hadith 1163]

 

When Rasoolullah (SallAllahu Alayhi wa Sallam) arrived in Madinah Munawwarah, the Jews were fasting on the day of Aashura, so he (SallAllahu Alayhi wa Sallam) asked, ‘Why have you fasted on this day?’ They replied, ‘This is a great day in which Allah saved Musa (Alayhis Salam) and his nation, and drowned Pharaoh and his people. Therefore, Musa (Alayhis Salam) fasted on this day as an expression of gratitude to Allah and so we too observe fast on this day.’ He (SallAllahu Alayhi wa Sallam) said, ‘We deserve more than you to follow Musa (Alayhis Salam).’ So the Beloved and Blessed Prophet (SallAllahu Alayhi wa Sallam) himself fasted and he ordered his Companions to do so as well. [Sahih Bukhari, Vol. 1, Page 656, Hadith 2004]

 

Fast on the day of Ashura and go against the Jews, fast a day before or after it as well. [Musnad Ahmad, V1, P518, Hadith 2154]

 

I have presumption from Allah that fast on Aashoora removes the sins of the previous year. [Sahih Muslim, Page 590, Hadith 1162]

 

Whoever spends on his family on the day of Ashura, Allah increases his sustenance for the whole year. [Shu’ab al-Iman, Hadith 3626]

 

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