Ramadan is basically the month of blessings. It is the ninth month of the Muslim year, during which strict fasting is observed from dawn to sunset. The month lasts 29–30 days based on the visual sightings of the crescent moon. Fasting is one of the five pillars of Islam. Restraint from everyday enjoyment and curbing wicked intentions and cravings are considered as an act of compliance and obedience to God, as well as amends for sins, faults, and mistakes.

Allah’s Apostle said, “When the month of Ramadan starts, the gates of the heaven are opened and the gates of Hell are closed and the devils are chained.” [Bukhari]

So you can understand that Ramadan is a month of earning lots of its blessings. Ramadan cleans the believers’ souls and makes them more eager to enjoy the exceptionally spiritual, soul-nourishing experience.

In the month of Ramadan the reward of each and every performance is increased.Abu Hurayrah reported that the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said:

Every action a son of Adam does shall be multiplied—a good action by ten times its value, up to 700 times. Allah says: With the exception of fasting, which belongs to Me, and I reward it accordingly. For, one abandons his desire and food for My sake.

There are two occasions of joy for a fasting person: one when he breaks his fast, and the other when he meets his Lord, and the (bad) breath (of a fasting person) is better in the sight of Allah than the fragrance of musk.

(Al-Bukhari) 

Umm Saleem (may Allah be pleased with her) reported that the Prophet (SAW) said 🙁 The performance of) `Umrah during Ramadan is equal (in reward) to performing Hajj with me.

(Authenticated by Al-Albani) Abu Ayub (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Prophet (SAW) said,

Whosoever fasts in Ramadan and then follows it with fasting six days of Shawwal, it is as if he fasts forever. (Muslim)

Ramadan conveys an extraordinary sense of emotional enthusiasm and religious eagerness among Muslims of all ages. Even though fasting is compulsory for adults alone, children as young as eight readily watch fasting with their elders. Children look forward to the thrill of the moon sighting and eating unique meals with their relatives. Adults are grateful for the chance to double their rewards from God and ask for pardon for their past sins. Ramadan highlights Muslim brotherhood and customs and brings about a special feeling of closeness.

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