—Friday Sermon: 10 Special Important act and events in Ramadan, by Aliyu Shugaba
Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem,
Peace and Salutations of Allah be upon our Noble Prophet Muhammad S.A.W.
Some Special Important act and events in Ramadan.
YBTC News—Ramadan is the most precious month in the Islamic calendar (Hijri) and it is obligatory for the Muslims to fast in the month of Ramadan. Here are some interesting facts that shows the importance of Ramadan in Islam.
1.Holy Quran was first revealed in the month of Ramadan.
2.Fasting in the month of Ramadan is the fourth Pillar of Islam among the five.
3.Fasting helps to attain Taqwa (performing of actions which please Allah and abstaining from those actions that displease Him).
4.Ramadan is known to be the month of Quran. It is highly recommended in the Ramadan to read and study the Holy Quran and to share with others.
5.The Night of Decree or The Night of Power (Laylat al-Qadr ) is in this month, which is better than a thousand months.
6.In this Holy month, the gates of Paradise are opened, gates of Hell are closed and the devils are chained up.
7.Umra’h (shorter/minor pilgrimage) in Ramadan is equivalent to Hajj (major pilgrimage).
8.Muslims observe I’tikaaf (residing in the mosque for worship) in the Ramadan especially in the last 10 days of this Holy month.
9.It is very rewarding act in Ramadan to offer Iftaar (sunset meal to break fast) to those who are fasting.
10.It is also highly recommended to give Zakat (obligatory tax/donation – 2.5% of wealth/savings/assets) and Sadaqah (voluntary charity) in the Ramadaan.
11.It is said in an authentic Hadith of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) that fasting in the Ramadan sincerely out of faith and in the hope of reward, we will be forgiven all our previous sins, provided the major sins are not committed.
Alhamdulillah please lets remember the poor and needy in this only month please visit alimranislamicfoundation.org to donate and support in feeding fasting Muslims IDPs/Needy
May Allah accept our ibaadah. Ameen