RAMADAN: CHARACTERISTICS AND VIRTUES

8 – Fasting in Ramadaan is equivalent to fasting ten months, as is indicated by the hadeeth in Saheeh Muslim (1164) narrated from Abu Ayyoob al-Ansaari:
“من صام رمضان , ثم أتبعه ستا من شوال كان كصيام الدهر
Whoever fasts Ramadaan then follows it with six days of Shawwaal, it will be like fasting for a lifetime.”

Ahmad (21906) narrated that the Prophet (صَلَّى اللَّه عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ) said:
من صام رمضان فشهر بعشرة أشهر ،
وصيام ستة أيام بعد الفطر فذلك تمام السنة
“Whoever fasts Ramadaan, a month is like ten months, and fasting six days after al-Fitr will complete the year.”

9 – Whoever prays qiyaam in Ramadaan with the imam until he finishes, it will be recorded for him that he spent the whole night in prayer, because of the report narrated by Abu Dawood (1370) and others from the hadeeth of Abu Dharr (may Allaah be pleased with him) that the Messenger of Allaah (صَلَّى اللَّه عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ) said:
إنه من قام مع الإمام حتى ينصرف كتب له قيام ليلة
“Whoever prays qiyaam with the imam until he finishes, it will be recorded for him that he spent the whole night in prayer.” Classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Salaat al-Taraaweeh, p. 15

10 – ‘Umrah in Ramadaan is equivalent to Hajj. Al-Bukhaari (1782) and Muslim (1256) narrated that Ibn ‘Abbaas said: The Messenger of Allaah (صَلَّى اللَّه عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ) said to a woman among the Ansaar,
ما منعك أن تحجي معنا
“What kept you from doing Hajj with us?”
She said, “We only had two camels that we used for bringing water.” So her husband and son had gone for Hajj on one camel, and he left the other for them to use for bringing water.” He said,
فإذا جاء رمضان فاعتمري , فإن عمرة فيه تعدل حجة
“When Ramadaan comes, go for ‘Umrah, for ‘Umrah in Ramadaan is equivalent to Hajj.” According to a report narrated by Muslim,
حجة معي
“… is equivalent to doing Hajj with me.”

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s