Saturday, 21 July 2012
Hadith 1: Al-Arba'in Collection Of 40 Hadiths on Ramadhan - Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam Al-Kawthari
Al-Arba'in Collection of 40 Hadiths on Ramadan.Mufti Muhammad Ibn Adam Al Kawthari http://www.daruliftaa.com/
40 Hadiths related to the blessed month of Ramadan.
Translation of Hadith:The companion Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah may Allah be pleased with him relates, that the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said:
"When the month of Ramadan enters, the doors of the Heavens are opened up and the doors of hell are closed and the Satan (shayateen) are chained."Recorded by Bukhari and Muslim.
Explanation of Hadith:
The messenger of Allah says that 3 things happen in the month of Ramdan
In this variation of the Hadith, the doors of the Heavens are mentioned, and in another variation, the door of Jannah is mentioned. Thus some Ulema say that the doors of the Heavens in this hadith actually refer to the doors of Jannah (Paradise).
The term "opened up" means: some Ulema say it means literally to open up, and some say it refers to the great opportunities for a Muslim to enter Jannah, in terms of excess worship, offering salah, Qiyamul layl, fasting, recitation of Quraan, and all the types of ibaadat that a person can carry out in this month.
The second thing mentioned is that the doors of hell fire are closed. And that Satan and his offspring are all chained, which means it is easier for a Muslim to avoid committing a sin and so refrain from it in the month of Ramadan. However there are still some Muslims that do commit sin. Two reasons why sin is commited are:
1. that the shaytann whispers (Was wasa)
2. due to that persons nafs (soul)
Hence why some Muslims still commit sin in this month - due to their own nafs.
In summary, in Ramadan it is easier to be pious and refrain from sin, and perform acts of worship, and easy to enter Jannah. Thus we should take maximum benefit from this month and strive to take it further into the other months aswell inshallah.