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Published on July 21st, 2013 | by Ummay Abdullah | Views: 16969

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Ramadan and Quran go hand in hand!

Narrated by Abu Huraira

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.” [1]

Ramadan is the month of blessings and hidayah (guidance). It is month of patience and charity. It is the month of Quran, too. That is the reason why our Quran was revealed in Ramadan.

“The month of Ramadan in which was revealed the Qur’an, a guidance for mankind and clear proofs for the guidance and the criterion (between right and wrong). So whoever of you sights (the crescent on the first night of) the month (of Ramadan i.e. is present at his home), he must observe Saum (fasts) that month, and whoever is ill or on a journey, the same number [of days which one did not observe Saum (fasts) must be made up] from other days. Allah intends for you ease, and He does not want to make things difficult for you. (He wants that you) must complete the same number (of days), and that you must magnify Allah [i.e. to say Takbir (Allahu-Akbar; Allah is the Most Great) on seeing the crescent of the months of Ramadan and Shawwal] for having guided you so that you may be grateful to Him.” [2]

Going through the seerah of our beloved Prophet (SAW), we notice a special bond between our Prophet (SAW) and Quran during the month of Ramadan. For one thing, our Prophet (SAW) recited the Quran more than usual during Ramadan. He spent more time in recting the Quran as can be seen in this hadith.

Narrated by Ibn ‘Abbas

”The Prophet was the most generous amongst the people, and he used to be more so in the month of Ramadan when Gabriel visited him, and Gabriel used to meet him on every night of Ramadan till the end of the month. The Prophet used to recite the Holy Qur’an to Gabriel, and when Gabriel met him, he used to be more generous than a fast wind (which causes rain and welfare).” [3]

Every year, our Prophet (SAW) used to memorise the Quran once with Gabriel, but he recite the Quran twice in the year he passed away.

Narrated Abu-Huraira:

“Gabriel used to repeat the recitation of the Qur’an with the Prophet once a year, but he repeated it twice with him in the year he died. The Prophet used to stay in I’tikaf for ten days every year (in the month of Ramadan), but in the year of his death, he stayed in I’tikaf for twenty days.” [4]

All these hadiths show that Our Prophet did the tilawah of the Quran more than usual. He (SAW) made sure to recite the Quran regularly; in fact, every night. What does that teach us? How can we implement it in our lives?

What we can try:

1. Do the tilawah of the Quran as much as possible.

2. Recite a few surahs of Quran. If by the Grace of Allah, you already are a hafidh, try to recite regularly.

3. Attend Taraweeh regularly to listen to the Quran being recited.

4. Learn the meanings of Quran, so that we not only recite it but also implement it in our daily lives. This can be achieved by attending some Quran classes in Ramadan. If that is not possible, try to go through an easy translation of Quran.

5. Spread the love of Quran in our family and social circle.

 

 

References:

 

[1] Narrated by Sahih Bukhari, Volume: 3, Book: 31, Number: 123

 

[2] Al-Baqarah 2: verse 185

 

[3] Narrated by Sahih Bukhari, volume: 3, Book :31, Number: 126

 

[4] Narrated by Sahih Bukahri, volume: 6, book: 61, Number: 520

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