Since Ramadan is just around the corner, now is the perfect time to learn about the virtues of Ramadan in the Quran and Sunnah (teachings and practices of the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him).

So today, we are here to cover Ramadan in the aspects of our religion as much as possible, to learn more, all you have to do is keep reading.

What Are the Virtues of Ramadan in the Quran and Sunnah?

Ramadan holds significant virtues in both the Quran and the Sunnah. Here are some key virtues associated with Ramadan as mentioned in the Quran and Sunnah:

1. Fasting as a means of attaining Taqwa (God-consciousness)

The Quran mentions in Surah Al-Baqarah (2:183): “O you who have believed, decreed upon you is fasting as it was decreed upon those before you that you may become righteous (attain Taqwa).” 

Fasting during Ramadan is considered a means of increasing one’s mindfulness of God and developing self-discipline.

2. Opportunity for spiritual purification and forgiveness 

Ramadan is regarded as a month of spiritual purification and forgiveness. 

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “Whoever fasts during Ramadan with faith and seeking his reward from Allah will have his past sins forgiven.” (Narrated by Bukhari and Muslim)

3. Increased rewards for good deeds

The rewards for good deeds performed during Ramadan are multiplied. 

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “When Ramadan enters, the gates of Paradise are opened, the gates of Hellfire are closed, and the devils are chained.” (Narrated by Bukhari and Muslim)

4. Opportunity for increased prayer and worship

Muslims are encouraged to engage in additional acts of worship during Ramadan, such as extra prayers (Taraweeh), recitation of the Quran, and acts of charity (Sadaqah).

5. Laylat al-Qadr (The Night of Decree): 

The Quran states that Laylat al-Qadr, or the Night of Decree, is better than a thousand months (Surah Al-Qadr, 97:3). 

This night, which falls within the last ten nights of Ramadan, is believed to be the night when the Quran was first revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).

6. Increased emphasis on charity and generosity

Ramadan encourages Muslims to be more charitable and generous towards those in need. The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) was known to be especially generous during this month.

Overall, Ramadan holds immense virtues in Islam, providing opportunities for spiritual growth, self-discipline, and increased devotion to God. 

It is a time of reflection, self-improvement, and heightened spirituality for Muslims around the world.

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What Are the Benefits of Ramadan in the Quran?

The Quran mentions several benefits and virtues associated with fasting during the month of Ramadan. Here are some benefits of Ramadan in the Quran:

  1. Attainment of Taqwa (God-consciousness): Allah says in Surah Al-Baqarah (2:183), “O you who have believed, decreed upon you is fasting as it was decreed upon those before you that you may become righteous (attain Taqwa).” 

Fasting in Ramadan is prescribed to help believers develop mindfulness of Allah and righteousness in their lives.

  1. Guidance and Clear Proofs: In Surah Al-Baqarah (2:185), Allah says, “The month of Ramadan [is that] in which was revealed the Quran, a guidance for the people and clear proofs of guidance and criterion.” 

Ramadan is the month in which the Quran was revealed, providing guidance, clarity, and a criterion for distinguishing between right and wrong.

  1. Forgiveness of Sins: Surah Al-Baqarah (2:187) mentions, “And when My servants ask you concerning Me, indeed I am near. 

I respond to the invocation of the supplicant when he calls upon Me. So let them respond to Me [by obedience] and believe in Me that they may be [rightly] guided.” 

This verse highlights the closeness of Allah to His servants during Ramadan, indicating that sincere supplications and acts of worship during this month lead to forgiveness and guidance.

  1. Increased Spiritual Awareness and Gratitude: Throughout the Quran, there are numerous verses emphasizing the importance of gratitude and spiritual awareness. 

Fasting during Ramadan encourages believers to reflect on their blessings, express gratitude to Allah, and develop a deeper connection with Him.

  1. Opportunity for Self-Restraint and Discipline: Surah Al-Baqarah (2:187) also mentions, “It has been made permissible for you the night preceding fasting to go to your wives [for sexual relations]. 

They are clothing for you and you are clothing for them. Allah knows that you used to deceive yourselves, so He accepted your repentance and forgave you. 

So now, have relations with them and seek that which Allah has decreed for you. And eat and drink until the white thread of dawn becomes distinct to you from the black thread [of night]. 

Then complete the fast until the sunset.” This verse highlights the discipline and self-restraint required during fasting hours in Ramadan.

These are some of the benefits of Ramadan mentioned in the Quran, emphasizing spiritual growth, forgiveness, guidance, and self-discipline for believers.

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