Ramadan Benefits of Judgment Day

Gaining Taqwaa
Allah legislated fasting for gaining taqwaa,
يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ كُتِبَ عَلَيْكُمُ الصِّيَامُ كَمَا كُتِبَ عَلَى الَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَتَّقُونَ


"O you who believe, fasting has been prescribed upon you as it has been prescribed upon those before you, so that you may attain Taqwaa." (meaning of Soraatul-Baqarah [2]:183)

Taqwa means God consciousness, God fearing, piety, and self-restraining. Thus we are asked to fast daily for one month from dawn to dusk. We avoid food, water, sex and vulgar talk during that period. 

Taqwaa, in this case, means to make a shield between oneself and Allah's anger and Hellfire.

One of the odd nights in the last 10 days of Ramadan is called the night of power when angels descend down and take the prayer of worship to Allah for acceptance. 

Fasting is for Allah
Allah said in a hadith qudsee, "Fasting is for Me and I reward it." (Sahih Bukhari) Allah singles out fasting from all other types of worship saying, "Fasting is for Me", because no one knows whether you are fasting or not, except Allah.



Multiplied by 70
In Ramadan, our deeds multiplied by 70. So we should do as many deeds as possible and try not waste a single minute this month. Use this time to reflect, and find out faults and strengths regarding Islam.

Closer to Allah
This is achieved by reciting and reflecting on Al-Quran, the taraaweeh prayers, remembering Allah, sitting in circles of knowledge, Itikaaf (seclusion) in the last ten nights of Ramadaan, so as to bring oneself closer to Allah (SWT). When one sins, one feels distant from Allah.

Charity
Ibn Abaas said, "The Prophet () was the most charitable amongst the people, and he used to be more so in the month of Ramadaan when Jibreel used to meet him on every night of Ramadaan until the end of the month." (Sahih Bukhari).


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