sunnahs-neglected-in-ramadaan-shaykh-al-albaani translated by Abu Talhah Dawud Burbank
The Shaykh mentioned the story about two companions. One of the companions who died in jihad and the companion who died later after a year. The companion who died later after a year because he witnessed another Ramadhaan he entered Jannah first because he fasted Ramadhaan that year and that he prostrated to Allaah throughout the year after his companion (in jihad) died. The Prophet Muhammad sallallaahu alyhi wa sallam said “Verily the distance between them two due to this is like the distance between the heavens and the earth.’’ The Shaykh says “Glad tidings to you to the one who is able to
Fasting is for Allaah alone and He shall reward it. The fasting person will be happy twice as the Prophet sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam said when he breaks his fast and when he meets his Lord. “Whoever fasts Ramadhaan with sincere Eeman he will be forgiven.’’ None knows the full measure of the reward of fasting except Allaah. Another tremendous act of worship is standing in Qiyam al layl in Ramadhaan. “Whoever stands the nights of Ramadhaan in Salah out of Eeman and his anticipation of the reward then Allaah will forgive his previous sins.’’
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Shaykh ʿAbdul-ʿAzīz b. ʿAbdillāh b. Bāz – Allāh have mercy on him – was asked:
Your eminence, Shaykh, what is your advice to the Muslims as we welcome this virtuous month?
The Shaykh mentioned numerous verses from the Qurān and ḥadīth from the Prophet ﷺ in his answer. The full text can be referred to in his Fatāwā (15:50). His advice is summarised in the following points:
• My advice to all Muslims is to have taqwā of Allāh (fear him and protect against displeasing him by doing what he has commanded and leaving what he has forbidden).
• To welcome this great month and benefit from it through sincere, true tawbah (repentance) from all sins.
• To gain fiqh (understanding) about their religion and learn the rules and regulations of fasting and prayer.
• All Muslims are advised to fear Allāh, protect their fasting and keep it clear of all sins.
• It is prescribed for the Muslims in this month to exert themselves in doing more good, and hurrying to do it, including:
• reciting a lot of Qurān because this is the month of the Qurān.
• praying tarāwīḥ (the extra night prayers)
• giving charity
• dhikr (remembrance) of Allāh
• advising each other and telling each other to do good and stay away from evil
• The reward of good deeds is multiplied during this month
• Sins are more heinous in this month
• The Muslim should therefore pay more attention during this month to fulfilling his duties, staying away from ḥarām, and doing extra good deeds of all types.
• The Muslim does all this sincerely, hoping in reward from Allāh and fearing his punishment.
The Shaykh concluded his answer with duʿā for the Muslims and their rulers, for their guidance and rectitude. He asked Allāh the exalted to enable us to reach the month of Ramadan and benefit by it. Āmīn.
If you want to know about Reciting The Entire Quran in 30 Days During Ramadan Schedule
First and foremost it is better to finish the Quran in a few days because in the long run we might lose motivation. Therefore we won’t be able to finish it. Moreover it could also be that some circumstances won’t allow you to recite the required amount on a given day in Ramadan such as illness or some important work which requires your immediate attention. So brothers and sisters lets buckle our belts and let the Ramadan ride begin. I would advice you to finish once before Ramadan so that you know how many pages you can finish reciting in an hour. It all depends on how fast or slow we are. Don’t be sad if you are slow it is okay you are getting there.
Khamas ibn al-Hasan used to recite the whole Quran three times a day.
It was the practice of the salaf (may Allaah be pleased with them) to strive to complete the Qur’aan in Ramadaan, following the example of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him).
It was narrated that Ibraaheem al-Nakha’i said: al-Aswad used to complete the Qur’aan in Ramadaan every two nights. Al-Siyar (4/51).
Qataadah used to complete the Qur’aan in seven days, and when Ramadaan came, he would complete it every three days. When the last ten days came, he would complete it every night. Al-Siyar (5/276).
It was narrated from Mujaahid that he used to complete the Qur’aan every night in Ramadaan. Al-Tibyaan by al-Nawawi (p. 74). He said: Its isnaad is saheeh.
It was narrated that Mujaahid said: ‘Ali al-Azdi used to complete the Qur’aan every night in Ramadaan. Tahdheeb al-Kamaal (2/983).
Al-Rabee’ ibn Sulaymaan said: al-Shaafa’i used to complete the Qur’aan sixty times in Ramadaan. Al-Siyar (10/36).
Al-Qaasim ibn al-Haafiz ibn ‘Asaakir said: My father used to pray in congregation and read Qur’aan regularly. He would complete it every week, and every day in Ramadaan. Al-Siyar (20/562).
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