Friday Sermon: Going back to Allah in repentance before Ramadan, By Murtadha Gusau (2023)

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Friday Sermon: Going back to Allah in repentance before Ramadan, By Murtadha Gusau (1)
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

All praise is due to Allah, the Accepting of Repentance, the Especially Merciful, the Bountiful, the Generous. He pours His sustenance upon His creation. And accepts repentance from His servants. We praise him for His guidance and we are grateful to Him for what he has given and bestowed.

Dear brothers and sisters! Allah Almighty said:

“And it is He [i.e., Allah] who is [the only] Allah in the heaven, and on the earth [the only] Allah. And He is the Wise, the Knowing. And blessed is He to whom belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth and whatever is between them and with whom is knowledge of the Hour and to whom you will be returned.” [Qur’an, 43: 84-85]

Respected brothers and sisters! Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) remembered Allah Almighty at all times. And each day, he used to repent to Allah and ask for His forgiveness one hundred times. For his knowledge that Allah Almighty loves the repentance of His servants and accepts it from them and rewards them for it.

Dear servants of Allah! Be conscious of Allah Almighty and obey Him, and welcome the Noble Month of Ramadan by renewing the repentance and abandoning disobedience and purifying the heart from rancour and freeing oneself for obedience. For Ramadan is days that pass by and go. And the obedient shall profit and the disobedient shall lose. And take heed from those who have left us (died). And last Ramadan they were with us. They used to be among us fasting and praying. Then they became under layers of earth that is a barrier between them and performing righteous deeds. So let us work with that destiny in mind. For the appointed time is near. And the torment of Allah is severe. Allah Almighty said:

“O you who have believed, decreed upon you is fasting as it was decreed upon those before you that you may become righteous.” [Qur’an, 2:183]

Our Lord – Exalted is His Majesty, blessed is His name, and Exalted is His Nobleness – is more merciful on us than our fathers and our mothers and all of the people. And he does not like to punish and torment His servants even if His wisdom and will necessitate that. For Allah approves Iman (faith) and gratitude. And dislikes disbelief and disobedience. Allah Almighty said:

Friday Sermon: Going back to Allah in repentance before Ramadan, By Murtadha Gusau (2)

“If you disbelieve – indeed, Allah is Free from need of you. And He does not approve for His servants disbelief. And if you are grateful, He approves [i.e., likes] it for you.” [Qur’an, 39:7]

And Allah Almighty does not punish and torment the grateful believers, because tormenting His creation does benefit Him at all. Allah Almighty said:

“What would Allah do with [i.e., gain from] your punishment if you are grateful and believe? And ever is Allah Appreciative and Knowing.” [Qur’an, 4:147]

Therefore, Allah, glory be to Him, rejoices at the repentance of His servants, and calls them to it, encourages them to it, wants it from them, and loves it for them. Allah Almighty said:

“Allah wants to accept your repentance.” [Qur’an, 4:27]

So has everyone who read this verse asked why Allah wants to accept our repentance?

Allah wants to accept our repentance so that He does not punish or torment us. And to recompense us for our repentance with the greatest reward and to elevate us by it to the greatest levels and positions. He wants to accept our repentance even though our repentance does not benefit Him at all. Rather the benefit of that or harm of not doing so returns to us. With that Allah the Gloried wants to accept our repentance.

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Al-Barrah Bin Azib reported that Allah’s Messenger (Peace be upon him) said:

“What do you say of the joy of a man whose mount has escaped, it drags its reins on a barren land where there is neither food nor drink, and on it is his food and drink, so he searched for it until it became difficult for him, then it passed by a tree trunk and its reins got caught, and he found it stuck to the tree? We said: Extremely (delighted) oh Messenger of Allah. Then the Messenger of Allah (Peace be upon him) said: by Allah, Allah is more delighted at the repentance of His servant than the man with (finding) his mount.” [Muslim]

Allah wants repentance for us for our salvation, our happiness, and our triumph. So will our Lord call us to something that He wants from us, and in His hand is our sustenance, our life, and our death? And to Him is our return and our destiny. And He is the one in Whose Hands is our benefit and our harm, our happiness and our misery. All of these are gifts from the Most Merciful, and He bestowed them on us when He Most Glorified wants to accept our repentance. For if it were not for His revelations we would not know about repentance and its method. And if it were not for the innate disposition, that He placed in us, to worship Him and have servitude to Him, we would have been too arrogant to repent. And had it not been that He opened the doors of repentance for us and instructed us to it and softened our hearts, we would not have repented. Then He the Glorified crowned all of that by accepting our repentance no matter how big and large the crime and the number of sins. Allah Almighty said:

“And it is He who accepts repentance from His servants and pardons misdeeds, and He knows what you do.” [Qur’an, 42:25]

And in His will, Glory be to Him, repentance of His servants protects them from punishments for the sins and transgressions. And from the reduction of goodness and removal of blessings. And from the onslaught of fear, hunger, worry, grief and other effects of sins. For it is a call from Him, Glory be to Him, to safeguard people’s security and sustenance through repentance; Because if the evil stop their wickedness, the causes of torment will be removed.

However, the Shaitan and his helpers have another aim. Allah Almighty said:

“But those who follow [their] passions want you to digress [into] a great deviation.” [Qur’an, 4:27]

Their will is represented by turning away from the way of repentance and persisting on the sin and arrogance from accepting the truth. They want diversion from us. But it is a diversion to where?

It is a diversion from Allah and His religion and His straight path to whims, desires and lusts that storm within the heart and destroy people and devastate societies. That results in destruction in this world and torment in the hereafter.

Indeed the people of desire have a path other than the path of Allah Almighty. And a way other than His way. And a religion other than His religion. It is the religion of whims and lusts. The religion of disorder and animalistic license. The religion of dissolution and loss.

And they are not satisfied with a small diversion. For that does not please them. What they want is a major digression in which correct understanding is turned upside down. And innate dispositions dissolved. And societies changed. They want to eradicate and reject the acceptable. Allah Almighty said:

“But those who follow [their] passions want you to digress [into] a great deviation.”

A great deviation that changes the makeup of society. And turns it on its head upside down. To the point that someone who returns to it after having left for some time does not recognise it all. And he does not know that this is his society because of the great deviation through which it went.

Indeed this great verse:

“Allah wants to accept your repentance, but those who follow [their] passions want you to digress [into] a great deviation.”

Is a verse that the believer must ponder at all times.

“And reminds himself of it, as well as his family and his believing brothers; because it describes with precision and clearly uncovers the aims of those devoted to their lusts.”

Dear brothers and sisters! We will soon start fasting. So do we understand what our Lord Most Exalted wants of us so that He forgives us, accepts our repentance and is pleased with us, and what those following their lusts want for us and our families of great deviation?!

So do we obey our Creator and Sustainer and Provider, or do we obey people who deviate from the path of guidance and embraced temptations, and are incapable of righteousness and repentance and they wish for all the people to fail in repentance just as they have failed.

Respected Muslims! Be conscious of Allah Almighty and obey Him for you are going to welcome the Noble Month of Ramadan, the month of Taqwah (consciousness of Allah). And there is no Taqwah (consciousness of Allah) without repentance. So let us repent to Allah before this Noble Month of Ramadan. Because Allah wants to accept our repentance and He wants us to repent. And so that we attain His pardoning, forgiveness, salvation from the fire. And we triumph with Lailatul-Qadr and with the highest levels of paradise (Jannah) and glancing at the Lord Most Majestic and attaining His pleasure and closeness to Him. For whoever attains that, has truly achieved a great triumph.

O Allah, You are Forgiving and love forgiveness, so forgive us. Oh Allah return us to you in the most beautiful way. Oh Allah, rectify our hearts. Indeed, You are All Hearing, Answering.

Dear brothers and sisters! Please, we sincerely seek your financial support, we need your help, we need your assistance, your donation and your contribution on the preparation in this coming blessed and Noble Month of Ramadan and Sallah period for the continuation of taking care of our orphans, widows and the students under our care. Your support is highly needed for Allah’s sake.

Respected servants of Allah! As usual, we sincerely solicit for your kind and sincere contribution towards the Ramadan preparation for our orphans, widows and students; and the development of our schools and Islamic Center financially, materially and morally.

Our aim and objective always is to have a standard Islamic center and Arabic/Islamic schools for orphans and less privileged Muslims children.

And if you want to pay your Zakah, our great Islamic centre is waiting for your kind and merciful gesture. Sincerely, your donation will help distribute Ramadan foods, etc for our orphans.

Remember, the Month of Ramadan will not be the same without our families, but unfortunately this is not a privilege enjoyed by everyone. This is the reason we’re steadfast in planning to provide Ramadan and Sallah feedings for the orphans, widows and students under our care!

We planned to distribute food packages that worth amount up to 4000 widows and 3000 orphans In Shaa Allah, this year.

And your contribution is highly waiting as usual. May Allah rewards all your efforts and your good deeds, ameen.

Remember, Allah Almighty says:

“If you support the course of Allah, He will support you.” [Qur’an, 47: 7]

And the Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) said:

“Whoever relieves his Muslim brother of a hardship from the hardships of this world, Allah shall relieve him of a hardship from the hardships of the Day of Judgement. And whoever makes things easy for a person in difficulty, Allah will ease for him in this world and the Next. Allah is forever aiding a servant so long as he is in the aid of his Muslim brother.”

And he (Peace be upon him) said:

“Every act of goodness is considered as Sadaqah.” [Bukhari]

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Jazakumullah Khairan as you kindly contribute.

I conclude with this and send prayers of blessings and peace upon our Prophet as our Lord commanded:

“Indeed, Allah confers blessing upon the Prophet, and His angels [ask Him to do so]. O you who have believed, ask [Allah to confer] blessing upon him and ask [Allah to grant him] peace.” [Qur’an, 33:56]

O Allah, guide us with those whom You have guided, grant us well-being among those You have granted well-being, be an ally to us along with those whom You are an ally to, and bless what You have bestowed upon us, and save us from the evil of what You have decreed. For verily You decree and none can decree over You. He whom You support can never be humiliated. Glory is to You, our Lord, You are Blessed and Exalted.

O Allah, We ask You for all that is good, in this world and in the Hereafter, what we know and what we do not know.

O Allah, we seek refuge with You from all evil, in this world and in the Hereafter, what we know and what we do not know.

O Allah, we ask You for the good that Your servant and Prophet has asked You for, and we seek refuge with You from the evil from which Your servant and Prophet sought refuge.

O Allah, we ask You for Paradise and for that which brings one closer to it, in word and deed, and we seek refuge in You from Hell and from that which brings one closer to it, in word and deed. And we ask You to make every decree that You decree concerning us good.

Dear servants of Allah! Indeed, Allah orders justice and good conduct and giving to relatives and forbids immorality and bad conduct and oppression. He admonishes you that perhaps you will be reminded.

Remember Allah, the Great – He will remember you. Thank Him for His favours – He will increase you therein. And seek forgiveness from Him – He will forgive you. And be conscious of Him – He will provide you a way out of difficult matters. And, establish the prayer.

All praise is due to Allah, the Lord of all creation; may Allah extol the mention of our noble Prophet Muhammad in the highest company of Angels, bless him and give him peace and security―and his family, his Companions and all those who follow him correctly and sincerely until the establishment of the Hour.

Murtadha Muhammad Gusau is the Chief Imam of Nagazi-Uvete Jumu’ah and the late Alhaji Abdur-Rahman Okene’s Mosques, Okene, Kogi State, Nigeria. He can be reached via:gusauimam@gmail.comor +2348038289761.

This Jumu’ah Khutbah (Friday sermon) was prepared for delivery today Friday, Sha’aban 24, 1444 AH (March 17, 2023).

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Friday Sermon: Going back to Allah in repentance before Ramadan, By Murtadha Gusau (5)


What does Khutba Juma say about Ramadan? ›

Allah has decreed this month the best of all months. The days of this month are the best among the days and the nights are the best among the nights and the hours during Ramadan are the best among the hours. This is a month in which you have been invited by Him (to fast and pray). Allah has honoured you in it.

What did the Prophet say about repentance? ›

In hadith, Muhammad asked people to seek Allah's forgiveness: "O people, seek repentance from Allah. Verily, I seek repentance from Him a hundred times a day." In Islamic sharia, submission to Allah is necessary not only for achieving God's forgiveness, but also for being worthy of entering into paradise.

What is the hadith of the Prophet on repentance? ›

Allah says (in a hadith qudsi), "Repentance is of no effect for those who commit sins constantly until when death faces one of them, he says: Verily I repent now." The Prophet ﷺ said, "Whoever repents before the sun rises from its west, Allah will accept his repentance." [Reported by Muslim]

Is Ramadan repentance? ›

Ramaḍān is the month of forgiveness and repentance. The word 'Ramaḍān' is derived from ramaḍ which refers to the intense burning heat of the sun. Thus, 'Ramaḍān' is the month in which the sins of the believer are burned by their righteous deeds.

What is the Friday prayer before Ramadan? ›

In Islam, Friday prayer or Congregational prayer (Arabic: صَلَاة ٱلْجُمُعَة, Ṣalāt al-Jumuʿah) is a prayer (ṣalāt) that Muslims hold every Friday, after noon instead of the Zuhr prayer. Muslims ordinarily pray five times each day according to the sun's sky path regardless of time zones. Youm Jumu'ah (lit.

What is the importance of Friday in Ramadan? ›

Allah SWT Perfected the Religion of Islam on Friday

Adam's (AS) creation took place on a Friday. The day of Jummah contains an hour of acceptance. (It is either the last hour after Asr or after the Friday congregation prayer ends).

What are the 4 stages of repentance in Islam? ›

Imam Ali, the successor of Prophet Muhammad said, “Repentance stands on four pillars: Remorse with the heart, asking forgiveness with the tongue, work with the limbs and resolve not to repeat (the offense).” It is important for the repentant to follow these steps.

What is the powerful message on repentance? ›

“Repentance is real and it works. … It has the power to lift burdens and replace them with hope. It can lead to a mighty change of heart that results in our having 'no more disposition to do evil, but to do good continually' [Mosiah 5:2].”

What is a great quote about repentance? ›

Repentance Quotes
  • “Chronic remorse, as all the moralists are agreed, is a most undesirable sentiment. ...
  • “Your dignity can be mocked, abused, compromised, toyed with, lowered and even badmouthed, but it can never be taken from you. ...
  • “Nothing erases the past. ...
  • “It may well be that we will have to repent in this generation.

Why do they not turn to Allah in repentance? ›

Allah is Ever-Forgiving, Most Merciful. So why do they not repent to God and ask His forgiveness, as God is forgiving and merciful.

What is the prophetic dua for repentance? ›

saying: “By Allah, I seek Allah's forgiveness and repent to Him more than seventy times a day.” Say, “O My servants who have transgressed against themselves [by sinning], do not despair of the mercy of Allah. Indeed, Allah forgives all sins. Indeed, it is He who is the Forgiving, the Merciful.”

Who is Allah the acceptor of repentance? ›

AL-TAWWAB is one of the names of Allah; it meansthat He is the One Who accepts repentance many times. He, Praise and Glory be to Him, said, “But fear God; for God is Oft-Returning, Most Merciful.”(HUJURAT, 12), “For He is Oft-Returning, Most Merciful” (BAQARA, 54).

How do you repent for sinning during Ramadan? ›

  1. Realise the grave consequences of sinning. ...
  2. Don't belittle a sin. ...
  3. Stop sinning & resolve to never return to the sin. ...
  4. Regret your sins and cry over them. ...
  5. Perform wudhū and pray two rak'ahs. ...
  6. Follow the bad with good & atone for your sins. ...
  7. Seek forgiveness during the best time. ...
  8. Seek forgiveness in the best manner.

How do you repent to Allah in Ramadan? ›

The concept of repentance and being forgiven for one's sins in Ramadan is by asking Allah to forgive continuously in this month of mercy, as good deeds of kindness, prayer and reading the Qur'an are multiplied by up to 700 times than usual.

What is the most important prayer in Ramadan? ›

Overall, the Taraweeh prayer is a significant practice during the month of Ramadan. It provides a spiritual break and a chance to connect with Allah, seek forgiveness and strengthen one's faith.

Why is Friday special in Islam? ›

The Qur'an invokes the importance of Friday as a sacred day of worship in a chapter called “Al-Jumah,” meaning the day of congregation, which is also the word for Friday in Arabic. It states, “O you who believe! When you are called to congregational (Friday) prayer, hasten to the remembrance of God and leave off trade.

What is the 2 prayer of Ramadan? ›

"O Allah, I have fasted for Your sake and broken the fast upon Your provisions." "The thirst is gone, the veins are moistened, and the reward has been earned if Allah wills." “Indeed the prayer of the fasting person during his break is not rejected.”

What is Friday of Ramadan called? ›

Jumma-Tul-Wida, or the Last Friday of Ramadan, is a significant day for Muslims worldwide. It marks the end of the week-long observance of Jumma-Tul-Wida and is the last Friday of Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar.

What does the hadith say about Friday in Ramadan? ›

Abu Huraira reported the Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him) as saying: The best day on which the sun has risen is Friday; on it Adam was created. on it he was made to enter Paradise, on it he was expelled from it. And the last hour will take place on no day other than Friday.

What is the spiritual significance of Ramadan? ›

The spiritual significance of Ramadan is to learn to control our inner and worldly desires for the sake of Allah. It is a great time to reflect and improve our spiritual knowledge about Islam to bring discipline and balance into our lives. It is the best time to purify our souls, bodies, and minds.

What are the 5 steps of repentance? ›

Repentance: A Five-Step Conversation
  • Step 1: Confession.
  • Step 2: Acknowledge you were wrong.
  • Step 3: Express regret.
  • Step 4: Commit to change.
  • Step 5: Ask for forgiveness.

What are the 5 R's of repentance? ›

The 5 R's of Christianity: Repentance, Redemption, Restitution, Reconciliation, & Restoration. I would like to start a series of articles regarding what I believe are the 5 “r's” of Christianity. You may also refer to them as Christian essentials.

What are the 3 elements of repentance? ›

Repentance has three elements; the Intellect, Emotion and Will. (A) The Intellect: Repentance involves knowledge. First, there must be this acknowledgement that man is born in sin and that the wages of sin is death, Rom. 3:23, 6:23.

What is the special prayer of repentance? ›

Heavenly and Almighty God, I come before you humbled and sorrowful, aware of my sin, and ready to repent. Lord, forgive me for I have sinned before you. Wash away my sin, purify me, and help me to turn from this sin. Lead me to walk in your way instead, leaving behind my old life and starting a new life in you.

What is the moral lesson on repentance? ›

We repent to gain forgiveness of our sins. But if Jesus Christ had not paid for our sins and died for us, we could never be forgiven. It is only through His atoning sacrifice that mercy can satisfy justice and we can have our sins cleansed from us (see Alma 34:10–16).

What is the deeper meaning of repentance? ›

Repentance is reviewing one's actions and feeling contrition or regret for past wrongs, which is accompanied by commitment to and actual actions that show and prove a change for the better.

What are 2 quotes about forgiveness? ›

The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naive forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget. Forgive many things in others; nothing in yourself. Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you were. To err is human; to forgive, infrequent.

What is a godly quote about repentance? ›

Repenting is a gift God gives us for our own sake, not his. Repenting does not increase God's desire to be with us. It increases our capacity to be with him.

Why is repentance so difficult? ›

One possible answer is fear. Whether we've committed a serious sin that we need to confess to our bishop or we have some little habits, attitudes, or behaviors that keep us from being fully committed to the Lord's gospel and its standards, fear can keep us from doing what we need to do to change our lives.

What is the greatest sin which Allah Cannot forgive? ›

Shirk signifies associating partners with God. The Quran states that: He who associates with God has surely forged a great sin (ithm). This association with shirk is noteworthy for shirk is considered unforgivable if not repented of.

Does God forgive all sins without repentance? ›

There is no forgiveness without repentance. God does not forgive unrepentant sinners. He loves them, and that is what He calls us to do, “Love your enemies, pray for those who persecute you.”

Does God forgive all repentance? ›

Jesus Christ has the power to forgive your sins. The process of repenting is not complicated, but it can sometimes be painful and difficult. The Lord has promised, “He who has repented of his sins, the same is forgiven, and I, the Lord, remember them no more” (D&C 58:42). Repentance is a personal experience with Jesus.

What is Allah's name for repentance? ›

Al-Tawwab is an Attribute whose root word is tawba, repentance, which means: returning to Allah (SwT). It means that He accepts His servants' repentance, that is, He resumes bestowing His grace on them, enabling them to repent, making it easy for them to do so. Al-Tawwab, then, accepts repentance.

Which Surah is for repentance? ›

Ch 112 Surah Al-Ikhlas or Al-Tawhid

When a person recites this Surah 100 times, all his sins for the past 25 years are forgiven (except the sins of killing an innocent person or usurping the property of people). The one who recites it 1000 times will not die unless he sees his place in Jannah.

What are the benefits of repenting to Allah? ›

It should not be forgotten that a person can make small or big mistakes throughout his life, but as long as he repents and submits to Allah Who forgives and accepts repentance and turns evil into good with a sincere heart, he can hope that his mistakes will be forgiven. Allah always answers for repentance.

How do you know Allah accept your repentance? ›

Coming back to the above question, regarding the signs that Allah SWT has accepted a person's repentance is when his attitude and character change, his soul became closer and his love for the mosque increases, his manners and language improve, he feels happy when worshipping and he continues to seek for forgiveness ...

What is the name of Allah most forgiving? ›

Al-Ghafūr (ALA-LC romanization of Arabic: الغفور) is one of the Names of Allah. It means The Ever-Forgiving, The All-Forgiving. It is part of the 99 Names of Allah, by which Muslims regard Allah, and it is described in Qur'ān and Sunnah.

Can you be forgiven during Ramadan? ›

According to one hadith, Allah has divided Ramadan into three stages: mercy, forgiveness, and protection. The entirety of this month is blessed.

What is the most sinful act in Ramadan? ›

An activity that is most sinful during fasting is sexual intercourse. A husband and wife come to a bond to provide satisfaction to each other. Such an act is of serious nature so much so that it breaks the fast. As soon as the two (husband and wife) undergo sexual intercourse their fast is broken.

What is the dua for forgiveness of all sins in Ramadan? ›

Forgive me all my sins, great and small, the first and the last, those that are apparent and those that are hidden (Muslim). Astaghfir Allah wa atoobu ilayh. I seek the forgiveness of Allah and repent to Him (Bukhari, Muslim. It is recommended that this Dua be said 100 times during the day).

Who is not forgiven in the month of Ramadan? ›

A loser is the one who witnessed Ramadan and didn't earn Allah's pardon. A loser is one who's despaired of Allah's mercy. A loser is one who let's time pass by procrastinating good deeds. A loser is the one who loses the reward of his fasting to mere hunger and thirst.

How to get closer to God in Ramadan? ›

  1. Get closer to the Quran. Ramadan is the month of the Quran. ...
  2. Focus on khushoo. ...
  3. Beef up those good deeds! ...
  4. Dhikr, Dhikr, Dhikr! ...
  5. Reflect upon and learn the 99 Names of Allah (S). ...
  6. Eat just enough. ...
  7. Center and give importance to your own ibadah. ...
  8. Create a good habit.
Mar 31, 2021

What are the 3 stages of Ramadan? ›

The 3 stages are:

1 - (FIRST 10 DAYS) - Mercy of Allah (Rahmah). 2 - (SECOND 10 DAYS) - Forgiveness of Allah (Maghfirah). 3 - (FINAL 10 DAYS) - Safety from the Hellfire (Nijat).

Who can skip Ramadan? ›

In Islam, there are several excuses for not fasting Ramadan, including prepubertal children, women during their menstrual period or postnatal bleeding, travelers, pregnant or breastfeeding women who believe fasting for long hours may cause harm to either themselves or their babies,[21] the elderly who cannot tolerate ...

What are 4 things not to do in Ramadan? ›

During Ramadan, Muslims abstain from eating any food, drinking any liquids, smoking cigarettes, and engaging in any sexual activity, from dawn to sunset. That includes taking medication (even if you swallow a pill dry, without drinking any water).

What did Prophet say about Ramadan? ›

Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said: “Whoever fasts Ramadan, then follows it with six from Shawwal, then that is (equal in reward) to fasting every day”. Hadiths are a trustworthy source of religious teachings of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

What Quranic verse says about Ramadan? ›

Surah baqarah Ayah 185- “The month of Ramadhan [is that] in which was revealed the Qur'an, a guidance for the people and clear proofs of guidance and criterion. So whoever sights [the new moon of] the month, let him fast it; and whoever is ill or on a journey – then an equal number of other days.

What is the quote by Prophet Muhammad about Ramadan? ›

It is said that Prophet Mohammed once spoke, "When the month of Ramadan starts, the gates of heaven are opened and the gates of hell are closed and the devils are chained."

What is a powerful quote about Ramadan? ›

Top 10 Ramadan quotes
  • 1. “ Ramadan is a time to purify the soul.” — ...
  • 2. “ During Ramadan, I fasted with my dad.” — ...
  • 3. “ Ramadan isn't about the feast; it's about affection.” — ...
  • 4. “ Ramadan is the perfect time for a spiritual workout.” — ...
  • 5. “ When Ramadan begins, the gates of paradise are opened.” — ...
  • 6. “ ...
  • 7. “ ...
  • 8. “
Feb 28, 2023

What did Allah say about fasting in Ramadan? ›

Abu Huraira (Allah be pleased with him) reported Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him)as saying: Do not observe fast for a day, or two days ahead of Ramadan except a person who is in the habit of observing a particular fast; he may fast on that day.

Which verse in the Quran talks about fasting? ›

In the Quran. In the Quran, the practice of fasting is mentioned. In verse 2:183, the Quran expresses situations in which a Muslim is allowed to abstain from fasting and introduces alternative solutions such as feeding needy people.

What are 3 reasons why Ramadan is important? ›

There are many reasons why fasting during Ramadan is important, including:
  • To Show Devotion to Allah. Fasting during Ramadan is an act of worship that shows one's devotion to Allah. ...
  • To Practice Self-discipline. ...
  • To Empathize with the Less Fortunate. ...
  • To Purify the Soul. ...
  • To Strengthen Family and Community Ties.
Mar 22, 2023

Why is Ramadan so special in Islam? ›

What is the significance of Ramadan? Ramadan is a period of fasting and spiritual growth and is one of the five “pillars of Islam” – the others being the declaration of faith, daily prayer, alms-giving and the pilgrimage to Mecca.

Who finds Ramadan and is not forgiven? ›

A loser is the one who witnessed Ramadan and didn't earn Allah's pardon. A loser is one who's despaired of Allah's mercy. A loser is one who let's time pass by procrastinating good deeds. A loser is the one who loses the reward of his fasting to mere hunger and thirst.

What are 3 facts about Ramadan? ›

Ramadan: 10 things to know
  • Fasting happens during daylight hours. ...
  • There are two main meals eaten during Ramadan. ...
  • Dates are traditionally the first thing eaten at iftar.
  • Hunger-busting drinks are a big thing during Ramadan. ...
  • Fasting during Ramadan is a must, but there are 'loopholes'
Mar 22, 2023

What is Muhammad's famous quote? ›

Whoever believes in one God and the hereafter, should speak what is good or remain silent.” The Messenger of God (peace be upon him) said: “Truly God instructs me to be humble and lowly and not proud, and no one should oppress others.”

What are 10 facts about Ramadan? ›

  • Children do not have to fast until around the age of 14.
  • The special prayers recited on Eid al-Fitr are called Salat al-Eid.
  • Many Muslims try to read the whole of the Qur'an during Ramadan. ...
  • Not everyone has to fast during Ramadan. ...
  • Competitive athletes are sometimes allowed to skip fasting during Ramadan.
Jan 27, 2023

Why is Friday so important in Islam? ›

The obligation for communal worship on Friday is enjoined upon Muslims in the Qurʾān (62:9). The choice of Friday was probably based on the pre-Islamic function of Friday as market day, a natural occasion for dispersed local tribes to gather in a central location.

What is the importance of Friday in Islam? ›

The Qur'an invokes the importance of Friday as a sacred day of worship in a chapter called “Al-Jumah,” meaning the day of congregation, which is also the word for Friday in Arabic. It states, “O you who believe! When you are called to congregational (Friday) prayer, hasten to the remembrance of God and leave off trade.

What Quran says about Friday messages? ›

“The Prophet (PBUH) said, 'Friday is the best day. It was on this day that Adam (peace be upon him) was created, that he was granted entry into Paradise, that he was expelled from it, and that he was forgiven his sins.” – Sahih Muslim.

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