The Holy Qura,n reveals, “O ye
who believe! Fasting is prescribed for you, even as it was prescribed for those
before you, that ye may ward off (evil),(The Cow: 183).
Salmān (R.A.) reports: ‘On the last day of Shaʿbān, the Messenger of Allah (upon
him blessings and peace delivered a khutbah saying that, “O People, there comes
upon you a great month, a most blessed month, in which there is a night greater
than one thousand months. It is a month wherein fasting is obligatory, and
offering tarāwīḥ is sunnah.
Whoever tries to draw near to Allāh by performing the good deeds in this month,
for him shall be the such reward as if he had performed a farḍ (obligatory) in
other month of the year. And whoever performs a farḍ for him shall be the reward
of seventy farḍ in any other month of the year.
This is indeed the month of patience, and the reward for patience is Paradise;
it is the month of sympathy and the month wherein the sustenance of believer is
increased. Whoever feeds a believer in order to break his fasting, for him the
forgiveness and salvation from Hellfire and for him shall be the same reward as
for whom he fed.
Ramadan-ul-Mubarak is about to fall, we should receive it with full of religious
enthusiasm and hoping that it may be the intercessor for us at the Day of