Fasting

(روزہ)

 
حضرت ابوہریرہؓ سے روایت ہے کہ نبی کریم ﷺ کا ارشاد ہے : 
جب رمضان کی پہلی شب ہوتی ہے تو شیطان اور سر کش جنوں کو جکڑ دیا جاتا ہے ۔جہنم کے تمام دروازے بند کر دےئے جاتے ہیں،کوئی بھی دروازہ کھلا نہیں چھوڑا جاتا اورجنت کے تما م دروازے کھول دیے جاتے ہیں اور کوئی بھی دروازہ بند نہیں رکھاجاتا اور ایک ندا دینے والا ندا دیتا ہے: 
اے خیر کے طالب آگے بڑھ اور اے برائی کے کا م کرنے والے برائی سے رک جا اور بہت سے لو گ جہنم سے آزاد کئے جا تے ہیں اور ایسا ہر شب کوہوتا ہے۔
(سنن الترمذی 682:الصوم ) سنن ابن ماجہ :1642:الصیام )

 

(روزہ داروں کے لئے جنت میں انعام )


ابوبکر بن ابی شیبہ سلیمان بن بلال، ابو حازم،حضرت سہل بن سعدؓ سے روایت ہے کہ رسولِ اکرم ﷺ 
نے ارشاد فرمایا کہ جنت میں ایک دروازہ ہے جس کا نام ریان ہے ۔اس دروازے سے قیا مت کے دن روزہ رکھنے والے ہی داخل ہوں گے ان کے علاوہ کوئی اور داخل نہیں ہو گا کہا جائے گا کہ روزہ رکھنے والے کہا ں ہیں۔ پھر وہ اس دروازے سے داخل ہوں گے ۔ اور جب روزہ کھنے والوں میں آخری داخل ہوجائے گا تودروازہ ہو جائے گا اور پھرکوئی اس دروازے سے داخل نہیں ہو گا ۔ (صحیح جلد دوم :ص216)


پہلا عشرہ رحمت :


اے میرے رب مجھے بخش دے مجھ پر رحم فرما اور توسب ست بہتر رحم فرمانے والا ہے ۔


دوسرا عشرہ مغفر ت:


میں اللہ سے تما م گنا ہوں سے بخشش مانگتا /مانگتی ہوں جو میرا رب ہے۔ اس کی طرف رجوع کرتا /کرتی ہوں۔


تیسرا عشرہ نجات :


اے اللہ بے شک تو معا ف کرنے والا ہے معاف کرنے کو پسند فرماتا ہے پس ہمیں معاف فرما دے ۔

 

 

The imposition of fasting, which means complete abstention from food and drink and sexual intercourse from sunrise until sunset during the month of, is the third basic tenet of the Islamic religion.

 is the ninth month of the Ramadan Arabian calendar, which consists of twelve lunar months. Therefore, the Arabian lunar month is either twenty-nine or thirty days but never thirty-one days.

Fastin Ramadang in Ramadan, besides being a religious duty, is no doubt of great benefit as it trains one to be patient, wise, well disciplined and to share the feelings of others. In particular, it reminds all Muslims of the hardships faced by those less fortunate than themselves.

Ramadan, traditionally held to be the month in which the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, received his first revelation and the month in which the Holy Qur'an was revealed to the Prophet, is considered particularly holy by Muslims. Ramadan and, with it, the period of abstinence ends with the festival of Eid ul-Fitr. With a sense of achievement that ensues from submission to the will of God, families and friends gather together to share celebratory meals.

 

 

Ramazan Benefits / Benefits of Ramazan

To prepare ourselves before the month of Ramadan arrives is far better than waiting till it comes. To prepare ourselves for anything in life is a sign of wisdom and maturity. No one is assured of living one day more; tomorrow may not come. So hurry and benefit from blessings and rewards from Allah.

  • Reduce watching TV, instead spend more time reading the Quran and other Islamic literature.
  • Avoid looking at unlawful pictures, whether magazines, department store catalogs or otherwise.
  • Avoid going to theaters; instead go to Masajid, Islamic organizations and make that a daily habit.
  • Avoid eating too much. Eat only when you are hungry and try not to fill your stomach completely.
  • If you drink Coffee, Tea or Soda, be sure to reduce consumption.
  • If you smoke, try to reduce daily usage; otherwise Ramadan will be very difficult for you to observe.
  • If you like to listen to music, whether the style of western societies or even those from Muslim countries, reduce, even eliminate the time you spent on them; replace them with reciting and listening to recitation from the Quran.
  • If you enjoy playing cards and board games try your best to avoid them as much as possible and fill your time with something useful.
  • If you enjoy going with friends to picnics and other social gatherings, try to reduce it before Ramadan; otherwise fasting the month of Ramadan will be more difficult.
  • If you have friends who do not practice the teaching of Islam, try to avoid socializing with them.
  • If you travel a lot on business, try to do more local business, so you can be more closer to your family and community.
  • If you are used to staying up till midnight, try to go to bed earlier, so that you will be able to wake up early for Salat al-Fajr and Tahajjud prayers as well.

Ramadan is the month of excitement for Muslims. Ramadan is the month of revelation of Quran, the month of reading and reciting the whole Quran, the month of Tahajjud and Qiyam al-layl prayers, Sadaqah, Zakah al-Fitr and Zakah al-Mal. Ramadan is also a month of social activities among Muslims.

No one can go anywhere without preparation, and no one invites a guest without preparing to welcome him / her. Similarly, to welcome Ramadan, the month of fasting, one has to prepare. The following are some tips to help the reader prepare accordingly:
 

  • Start reading Quran daily after Salat al-Fajr.
  • Spend some time listening to recitations from the Quran.
  • Train yourself to go bed early so that you can wake up far Salat al-Fajr.
  • Keep yourself in a state of Wudu (Ablution) most of the time.
  • Evaluate yourself daily before going bed.
  • Thank Allah for good deeds, and repent to Him for your mistakes and sins.
  • Start giving Sadaqah daily, no matter how little. Make it a habit like eating and drinking.
  • Find time to pray extras, such as Tahajjud prayers.
  • Spend more time reading Islamic books, especially the Quran, Sirah, Hadith, and Fiqh.
  • Find time to help others with your wisdom, knowledge and other talents.
  • Try to write articles on Islam for Muslims as well as for non-Muslims.
  • Associate with Muslim scholars / ulama and other pious people so that you may learn from them.
  • Train yourself to do good, render free service to others to seek the pleasure of Allah.
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