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Benefits of Ramadan

Benefits of Ramadan

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Medical benefits of Ramadan. Fazail , virtues of Ramadan. Psychological benefits of Ramadan. Health benefits of Ramadan. Medical benefits of fasting. Psychological benefits of fasting. Psychological benefits of Taraweeh. Medical benefits of Taraweeh.
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Benefits of Ramadan
MUHAMMAD AWAIS TAHIR
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In the name of Allah the beneficent, the Merciful
Benefits of Ramadan!
Ramadan, the guest of Allah that visits us every year. There are great wisdoms in the divine order of Fasting themonth of Ramadan. Ramadan, is a golden chance for us to earn loads of good deeds and get our sins washed. Thegreatest benefits of Ramadan are the spiritual ones. Ramadan, strengthens our connection with Allah. Furthermore,there are many psychological and medical benefits of Fasting and Qiyam ul Lail, the night prayer (Taraweeh). Let ushave a look at few of countless blessings of Ramadan Kareem.
Virtues (
Fadail 
) of Ramadan
There are various Ahadith on the virtues of fasting and Ramadan and it is not feasible to cite all of them here.However I will present a bouquet of Ahadith pertaining to the virtues of Ramadan.
(1)
There is a gate in Paradise called Ar-Raiyan, and those who observe fasts will enter through it on the Day of Resurrection and none except them will enter through it. It will be said, 'Where are those who used to observefasts?' They will get up, and none except them will enter through it. After their entry the gate will be closed andnobody will enter through it
(Sahih Bukhari) 
 
(2)
When the month of Ramadan starts, the gates of the heaven are opened and the gates of Hell are closed and thedevils are chained
(Sahih Bukhari) 
 
(3)
Allah said, 'All the deeds of Adam's sons (people) are for them, except fasting which is for Me, and I will give thereward for it.' Fasting is a shield or protection (from the fire and from committing sins)
(Sahih Bukhari, Hadith e Qudsi) 
 
(4)
Whoever prayed at night in it the month of Ramadan out of sincere Faith and hoping for a reward from Allah,then all his previous sins will be forgiven
(Sahih Bukhari) 
 
(5)
Whoever fasted the month of Ramadan out of sincere Faith (i.e. belief) and hoping for a reward from Allah, thenall his past sins will be forgiven
(Sahih Bukhari) 
 
(6)
By Him in Whose Hands my soul is' the unpleasant smell coming out from the mouth of a fasting person is betterin the sight of Allah than the smell of musk
(Sahih Bukhari) 
 
(7)
Every good action is rewarded by ten times its kind, up to seven hundred times, except fasting, which is for Me,and I reward it
(Mawtta Imam Malik) 
 
(8)
Every servant of Allah who observes fast for a day in the way of Allah, Allah would remove, because of this day,his face farther from the Fire (of Hell) to the extent of seventy years' distance
(Sahih Muslim) 
 
(9)
Abu Umaama (RA) said: “O Messenger of Allah, command me to a deed that will benefit me in front of Allaah”.The Prophet (SAW) said: “Observe the fast as it has no equal deed”.
(Sunan Nasai, Classified as Sahih by Allama Albani) 
 
(10)
Five (daily) prayers and from one Friday prayer to the (next) Friday prayer, and from Ramadan to Ramadan areexpiations for the (sins) committed in between (their intervals) provided one shuns the major sins.
(Sahih Muslim) 
 
(11)
There are two pleasures for the fasting person, one at the time of breaking his fast, and the other at the timewhen he will meet his Lord; then he will be pleased because of his fasting
(Sahih Bukhari) 
 
 
(12)
There are three people whose supplications are not rejected: Father, the person who is fasting and a traveler
(Al-Saheeha by Albani) 
 
(13)
The fast and the Qur'an are two intercessors for the servant of Allah on the Day of Resurrection. The fast will say:'O Lord, I prevented him from his food and desires during the day. Let me intercede for him.' The Qur'an will say: 'Iprevented him from sleeping at night. Let me intercede for him.' And their intercession will be accepted
(Masnad Ahmed, Bayhqi, Allama Albani classified it as Sahih) 
 
(14)
When the Prophet returned after performing his Hajj, he asked Um Sinan Al-Ansari, "What did forbid you toperform Hajj?" She replied, "Father of so-and-so (i.e. her husband) had two camels and he performed Hajj on one of them, and the second is used for the irrigation of our land." The Prophet said (to her), "Perform 'Umra in the month
of Ramadan, (as it is equivalent to Hajj or Hajj with me (in reward)”
(Bukhari) 
 
Spiritual Benefits of Ramadan
1-Attaining
Taqwa
 
Allah says in the Holy Quran,
" O you who believe! fasting is prescribed for you, as it was prescribed for thosebefore you, so that attain
Taqwa
"
 
(Surah Baqarah 2:183)
 Hence, the real purpose of keeping fasting is to earn
taqwa
. The Arabic word
Taqwa
is translated in many waysincluding God consciousness, God fearing, piety, and self restraining.
Taqwa
is a very broad term. Allah judgespeople on the amount of 
Taqwa
they possess. It is mentioned in the Holy Quran ,
" Surely the most honorable of you with Allah is the one with the most Taqwa"
 
(Surah Hujrat 49:13).
Holy Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) alsoelaborated this point in his last sermon of hajj.
2-Protection from other sins
Fast acts as a shield and protects us from other sins as mentioned by the Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) in his ahadith.Main purpose of fast is to suppress our vain desires and Nafs and recognize our innerself. Fasting helps usunderstand the reality of the world.
"Fasting is a shield or protection from the fire and from committing sins"
 
(Sahih Bukhari)
 
3-Self Restraint
When a person fasts he is constantly reminding himself not to eat or drink This is in spite of the fact that eating anddrinking are perfectly lawful for him at other times. He abstains from these otherwise lawful acts on account of Allah's promise, in hopes of attaining Allah's reward. It naturally follows that he will abstain from sin, from those actsthat are prohibited to him at all times.A Muslim needs to understand that this is the whole idea behind fasting. How can a person abstain from food anddrink - though they are lawful to him at other times - and then go on to backbite people, spread rumors, tell lies, andengage in all sorts of other sins?The Prophet said,
"Whoever does not give up false statements (i.e. telling lies), and evil deeds, and speaking badwords to others, Allah is not in need of his (fasting) leaving his food and drink."
(Sahih Bukhari)
We know that Allah has no need for us to leave off eating and drinking in any case, even when we abstain from falsewords and false deeds. What this means is that fasting has not been prescribed because Allah needs us to do so, ithas only been prescribed to assist us in restraining ourselves from false words and evil deeds. Therefore, if we do notabandon these things, then to what avail is our fasting?

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