The month of Ramadan is a blessed month in which the Qur’an was revealed, is now upon us. To mark the immense of this momentous period – the revelation of the Qur’an – we fast during the day and pray at nights, especially during the day of Laylat al-Qadr, the night that the Qur’an was revealed, as Allah tells us:
“We sent it down on a Blessed Night: We have ever been sending warnings.”
The benefit for fasting and praying in this month is significant to all believers, that the Prophet(S.A.W) states,
“Whoever fasted the month of Ramadan out of sincere faith and hoping for reward, then all his past sins will be forgiven, and whoever stood for the prayer on Laylat al-Qadr out of sincere faith and hoping for reward, then all his previous sins will be forgiven.”
And he states,
“Whoever prayed at night and read the Quran during the month of (Ramadan), then all his previous sins will be forgiven.”
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These are three possibilities that we have been given to attain forgiveness for all our sins. The spiritual healer of the heart are in agreement that fasting softens the heart, making it more humble and kind to the recitation of the Qur’an. Perhaps this is the wisdom that link together fasting and night prayer, the two most distinctive acts of worship in the month of Ramadan.
It is important to keep in mind that our relationship with the Qur’an in this month should not be restricted/limited to just the nightly prayers of the Ramadan period, we must devote ourselves in reading the Qur’an outside of prayer as well for more rewards.
Ibn ‘Abbas narrates, saying,
“The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) was the most kind person, and he would be at his most generous in Ramadan because Gibril would come to him every night and he would study the Qur’an with him. Truly, when Allah’s Messenger would meet GIbril, he would be more generous than a fleeting wind.”(Masha Allah)
Additionally, Al-Bukhari reports from Fatima that the Prophet (S.A.W) told her in the last year of his life, “Gibril used to revise the Qur’an with me once every year, but this year he has revised it with me twice. I do not suspect but that my time has come.(Subhanallah) and you shall be the first of my household to join me.”(Allahu Akbarr)
Unfortunately, the majority of us do not have any relationship with the Qur’an. Since we are in Ramadan, the blessed month of the Qur’an, and the devils have been chained up, now is the opportunity to change this sad state of matters/affairs.
To do as they did is something far beyond any of us given that most of us hardly read the Qur’an at all. However, as a side note, I would like to share this one account for all muslim believers to learn how to read the QU’RAN during its significant moments. especially in the month of Ramadan: May Allah grant us Understanding:(AMEEN)