Ramadhan in light of Ahadith
By: Rahim Yousafzadeh
Prophet Muhammad (s) said: "Whoever commits backbiting of
his Muslim brothers, his fasting will be invalid and his
ablution null. Should he die in such a state, he will die like
the one who decreed lawful what Allah has forbidden."
Ameer al Mu’mineen Imam Ali (a.s.) quotes the Holy Prophet (s)
as saying: "Whoever fasts during the month of Ramadhan out of
faith and seeking Allah’s pleasure and guards his ears, eyes
and tongue from harming people, Allah will accept his fasting,
forgive his past sins. . ."
Imam Muhammad al-Baqir (a.s.) said to Jabir ibn Abdullah: "O
Jabir, whoever, fasts the days of Ramadhan, stands for prayers
in parts of its nights, guards his/her desires, reins in
his/her tongue, lowers his/her gaze and injures not the
feelings of others, will become free of sins as on the day
he/she was born."
Imam Jafar as-Sadiq (a.s.) said: "If a fasting person when
abused, replies peace be upon you I will not abuse as you do,
the Lord, the Exalted and Most High says, By fasting, My
servant has saved himself from the evil of My other servant, I
grant him refuge against the fire."
Imam Jafar as-Sadiq (a.s.) says: "When you fast, guard your
hearing and sight against the forbidden, and your limbs and
all other organs from the vile. Do not rave at or injure a
servant. Be dignified as a fasting person should, and keep
silent and calm, except when remembering Allah. Do not regard
your fasting day as an ordinary day and refrain from
intercourse, kissing and loud laughter, because Allah dislikes
Imam Jafar as-Sadiq (a.s.) said: "Allah made fasting incumbent
to make equity between the rich and the poor. A rich man does
not feel the pains of hunger to have mercy for the poor, since
he is able to obtain whatever he likes. (By enjoining fasting)
Allah wanted to put His creatures on an equal footing by
making the rich taste the pain of hunger, so that he may pity
the weak and have mercy on the hungry. . ."
Imam Ali al Ridha (a.s.) said: "O people, anybody who in this
month cultivates good manners will walk over the Sirat (bridge
to Paradise) on the day when feet will tend to slip. . ."
Imam Muhammad al-Baqir (a.s.) says: There are two pleasures
for a fasting person; one when he breaks his fast, and one
when he meets his Lord.
Imam Ja`far as-Sadiq (a.s.) says: If people understood what
good there was in the month of Ramadhan, they would have liked
that it last for a year.
A segment from Imam Sajjad (a.s.)’s du’a welcoming the month
of Ramadhan: O Lord! Erase our sins with the disappearance of
this month's crescent, and free us from our penalties with the
completion of its days, so that the month may pass from us
while You have cleansed us of our guilt, and freed us from our
sins. O Lord! Fill this month with our worship of you alone,
and adorn its moments with our service to You, and help us in
the daytime to observe the fast, and at night to pray and
beseech You, help us to humble ourselves before you and lower
ourselves in Your presence.
better than wealth because it protects you while you have to
guard wealth. it decreases if you keep on spending it but the
more you make use of knowledge ,the more it increases . what you
get through wealth disappears as soon as wealth disappears but
what you achieve through knowledge will remain even after you."MORE