(Saheeh Ibn Hibbaan, 3425).
“Fasting and the Qur’aan intercede for the slave (of Allaah) on the Day of Resurrection. Fasting will say: ‘O my Lord, I prevented him from food anddesires so accept my intercession for him.’ And the Qur’aan will say: ‘O my Lord, I prevented him from sleep at night, so accept my intercession forhim.’ So their intercession will be accepted.”
Authenticated by Ahmad Shaakir (Musnad Ahmad, 10/118), Al-Albaanee (Saheeh-ut-Targheeb, 984, 1429; Saheeh-ul-Jaami`, 3882), Al-Waadi`ee (Ash-Shafaa`ah, 248) andothers.
Virtues of Ramadaan and Fasting in it:“When it is the first night of the month of Ramadaan, the devils are chained.The gates of the Fire are locked – not a single gate is opened, and the gates of Paradise are opened – not a single gate is locked, and a caller calls out: ‘Oseeker of good, come forward, and O seeker of evil, withhold.’ And there aremany whom Allaah frees from the Fire – and that is every night.”
Authenticated by Al-Haakim (Al-Mustadrak, 1532), Ibn-ul-Mulaqqin (Tuhfat-ul-Muhtaaj, 2/76), Al-Albaanee (Saheeh Ibn Khuzaimah, 1883) and others. Aboo Hurairah (radiyallaahu `anhu) narrated that the Prophet (sallallaahu `alaihi wasallam) climbed upon the pulpit (minbar) and said:
“Aameen, aameen, aameen.”
It was said: “O Messenger of Allaah, you climbed upon the minbar and said aameen,aameen, aameen?” He said:
“Indeed, Jibreel came to me and said: ‘Whoever catches the month of Ramadaan and does not have his sins forgiven and so enters the fire, thenmay Allaah distance him.’ So I said: aameen. Then he said: ‘Whoever findshis parents or one of them and is not kind and dutiful to them, then dies andenters the Fire, then may Allaah distance him. Say aameen.’ So I said:aameen.’ Then he said: ‘Whoever does not send Salaah upon you when youare mentioned, then dies and enters the Fire, then may Allaah distance him.Say aameen.’ So I said: aameen.”’
Authenticated by Adh-Dhahabee (Al-Muhadhdhab, 4/1682), Al-`Iraaqee (Al-Arba`oon-ul-`Ishaareeyah, 195), Al-Albaanee (Saheeh-ut-Targheeb, 1679), Al-Waadi`ee (As-Saheeh-ul-Musnad, 1298) and others.