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Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H) Hadiths On Ramadan

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The Holy Prophet (peace be upon him and his progeny) has said: “Those people from amongst my ummah, who memorize forty Hadiths (traditions) pertaining to those issues of religion, which they are in need of, Allah shall resurrect them on the Day of Judgment as jurisprudents and scholars.”(Bihar al-Anwar, vol. 2, pg. 156; Al-Ikhtasaas, pg.2)

Why the name ‘Ramadan’?

The Holy Prophet (peace be upon him and his progeny) said: “Surely, the month of Ramadan has been named so because it scorches away the sins.” Kanz al-Ummal, H: 23688

Ramadan: The Name of God

Imam Sadiq (A.S.) has said: Say not, “This is Ramadan” and “Ramadan has departed” and “Ramadan has arrived” for surely, Ramadan is one of the names of Allah, The Mighty, the Glorious, who neither arrives nor departs. Surely, arrives and departs that, which is ephemeral, Instead say: “The month of Ramadan”.Al-Kafi, 4, pg. 70

Ramadan: The Month of Revelation of the Holy Quran

Imam Reza (A.S.) has said: If one asks, “Why is it that the fasts were made obligatory exclusively in the month of Ramadan and not in the other months?

it would be said, “(this is) because the month of Ramadan is the month in which Allah, the Exalted, had revealed the Holy Quran.”

Bihar al-Anwar, vol. 18, pg. 190

Reward for Recitation of the Holy Quran during Ramadan

Imam Reza (A.S.) has said: “Someone who recites one verse from the Book of Allah, The Mighty, The Glorious, in the month of Ramadan, is like one who has recited the entire Holy Quran in the other months.”Bihar al-Anwar, vol. 93, pg. 344

Reward of the Month of Ramadan

The Holy Prophet (peace be upon him and his progeny) was asked: O’ Prophet of Allah! Which of the two months possesses a greater reward, Rajab or the month of Ramadan? The Holy Prophet (peace be upon him and his progeny) replied: Nothing can be compared to the month of Ramadan in terms of reward. Bihar al-Anwar, vol. 97, pg. 49

Ramadan: The Month of God

The Holy Prophet (peace be upon him and his progeny) said: Shabaan is my month and the month of Ramadan is the month of Allah, The Exalted, and it is the springtime for the poor.

Bihar al-Anwar, vol. 97, pg. 68

Ramadan: The Chosen Month

The Holy Prophet (peace be upon him and his progeny) said: Surely, Allah, The Mighty, The Glorious, has chosen from amongst the months (and granted preference to), the months of Rajab, Shaaban and the month of Ramadan.Bihar al-Anwar, vol. 27, pg. 53

Ramadan: The Great Month

The Holy Prophet (peace be upon him and his progeny) said: Surely, the month of Ramadan is a great month. Allah multiplies in it the good deeds, erases in it the sins and elevates in it the ranks.Wasail al-Shia’h, vol. 10, pg. 312

Ramadan: The Chief of the Months

Imam Ali (A.S.) said: The month of Ramadan has approached you. It is the chief of all months and the beginning of the year.Bihar al-Anwar, vol. 42, pg. 193

Ramadan: The Beginning of the Year

Imam Sadiq (A.S.) said: If the month of Ramadan remains safe and sound (with respect to sins), the (entire) year shall remain so (too); the month of Ramadan is the beginning of the year.Wasail al-Shia’h vol.10, pg. 311

Ramadan: The Month of Mercy

The Holy Prophet (peace be upon him and his progeny) has said: It (Ramadan) is the month, whose beginning is mercy, its middle, forgiveness and its end, emancipation from the fire (of hell).

Bihar al-Anwar, vol. 93, pg. 342

Excellence of the Month of Ramadan

The Holy Prophet (peace be upon him and his progeny) said: O’ People! Surely, the month of God has approached you. This month that, in the eyes of Allah, is the most virtuous of the months. Its days are the best of the days and its nights, the best of the nights and its moments, the best of the moments.Bihar al-Anwar, vol. 96, pg. 356

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