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Holy Prophet Muhammad (saw) Sermon on

welcoming the month of Ramadhan

O People! The

month of Allah

(Ramadhan) has

approached you

with His mercy and

blessings. This is the month that is the best

of all months in the estimation of Allah. Its

days are the best among the days; its

nights are the best among the nights. Its

hours are the best among the hours.

This is a month in which he has invited you.

You have been, in this month, selectedas

the recipients of the honors of Allah, the

Merciful. In this holy month, when you

breathe, it has the Sawab/thawab

(heavenly reward) of 'Tasbeeh' (the praise

of Allah on rosary beads), and your sleep

has the thawab of worship.

Your good deeds are accepted in this

month. So are your invocations. Therefore,

you must invoke your Lord, in right earnest,

with hearts that are free from sins and evils,

that Allah may bless you, observe fast, in

this month, and recite the Holy Quran.

Verily! The person who may not receivethe

mercy and benevolence of Allah in this

month must be very unfortunate having an

end as bad (in the Hereafter). While fasting,

remember the hunger and thirst of

tomorrow in Qiyamat. Give alms to the

poor and the needy. Pay respects to your

elders.

Have pity on those younger than you and

be kind towards your relatives and

kinsmen. Guard your tongues against

unworthy words, and your eyes from such

scenes that are not worth seeing

(forbidden) and your ears from such

sounds that should not be heard by you.

Be kind to orphans so that when your

children become orphans they also may be

treated with kindness. Do invoke that Allah

may forgive your sins. Do raise your hands

at the time of Salat (Prayers), as it is the

best time for asking His mercy. When we

invoke at such times, we are answered by

Him, when we call Him, He responds, and

when we ask for anything, it is accepted by

Him.

O People! You have made your conscience

the slave of your desires; make it free by

invoking Him for Istighfar (repentance/

forgiveness). Your back is breaking under

the heavy load of your sins, so prostrate

before Him for long intervals and make it

lighter.

Do understand fully well that Allah has

promised in the name of His Majesty and

Honor that He will not take to task such

people who fast and offer Salat in this

month and perform 'sajda' (prostration),

and will guard their bodies against the Fire

of Hell on the Day of Judgment.

O People! If anybody amongst you

arranges for the Iftar (food for the ending

of the fast) of any believer, then Allah will

give him a reward as if he has set free a

slave. He will forgive his minor sins.

Then the companions of Holy Prophet

Muhammad (saw) said: "But everybody

amongst us does not have the means to do

so?"

Holy Prophet Muhammad (saw) told them: -

Keep yourself away from the Fire of Hell,by

inviting for 'Iftar', though it may consist of

only half a date or simply with water if you

have nothing else. O People! Anybody who

may cultivate good manners in this month

will walk over the 'Siraat' (Bridge) in

'Qiyamat', though his feet may be shaking.

Anybody who in this month may take light

work from his servants (male or female),

Allah will make easy his accounting on the

Day of Judgment.

Anybody who does not tease others in this

month, Allah will keep him safe from His

wrath in Qiyamat. Anybody, who respects

and treats an orphan with kindness in this

month, Allah shall look at him with dignity

in Qiyamat. Anybody who treats well his

kinsmen, in this month, Allah will bestow

His mercy on him in Qiyamat, while

anybody who maltreats his kinsmen in this

month, Allah will keep him away from His

mercy, in Qiyamat.

Whoever offers

'Sunnat'

(Recommended)

prayers in this

month, Allah will

give him a certificate of freedom from Hell.

Whosoever offers one 'Wajib' Salat in this

month, for him the Angels will write the

rewards of 70 such prayers, which were

offered by him in any other months.

Whosoever recites repeatedly 'Salat and

salam (Salawat)' on me, Allah will keep the

scales of his deeds heavy, when in Qiyamat

the scales of others will be tending towards

lightness.

Whosoever recites in this month only one

'Ayat' (verse of the Holy Quran), he will be

rewarded in a manner as if he had recited

the full Holy Quran in the other months.

O People! The Gates of Paradise remain

opened in this month. Do invoke that the

gates may not be closed on you, while the

Gates of Hell are closed. Do invoke that

these gates may never be opened. During

this month Shaitan (Satan) is imprisonedso

ask your Lord not to let him have power

over you.

IMPORTANCE OF DUROOD SHAREEF

(Salawat): What an Angel can't do?

Shaikh Abul Futuh Razi narrates from the

Holy Prophet Muhammad (saw) that: He

the Holy Prophet Muhammad (saw) said,

"On the night of Isra and Miraj (Shab-E-

Meraj) when I ascended to the heavens, I

saw an Angel who had a thousand hands.

On each of his hands there were a

thousand fingers, and he was counting

something on them.

I asked Jibreel (pbuh) as to who that Angel

was, and what was he counting? Jibreel

(pbuh) replied that the Angel had been

appointed by Allah to count the drops of

rain, so that it may be known as to how

many drops have fallen down to the earth.

I turned towards the Angel and asked him,

"Do you know the total amount of the

raindrops which have fallen down on the

earth from the day Allah created this world

till now"?

To which he replied, "O Prophet of Allah! I

swear by my Lord who has chosen you (as a

blessing) for mankind, verily I know the

total amount of raindrops fallen on the

earth till now. Even to the extent that how

many drops have fallen in the wilds, in the

prosperous lands, in the gardens, and also

in the cemetery."

Then I told him that I was very much

surprised by the power of his mind and

intellect and the ability to remember, to

which he replied, "O Prophet of Allah! Verily

this ability to count proves futile when I try

to count only one thing." I asked him as to

what calculation was that. He replied,

"When people of your Ummah gather at

one place and send Salawat (Salat and

salam) upon you, it is beyond my ability

and capacity to count the rewards for it."

Holy Prophet Muhammad's (saw)

Teachings about the Month of Ramadhan

Imam al-Baqir (A.S.)

said that Holy

Prophet Muhammad

(saw) used to face the

people and say: "O ye people, when the

crescent of the month of Ramadhan shines,

all devils will be chained, the doors of

heaven will open, while the doors of hell

will be closed; prayers will be answered...

Then with the advent of the month of

Shawwal, the believers will be told to count

their rewards... These rewards, I swear by

God, could not be compared with material

rewards of money".

Yes, all these blessings are awarded by the

blessing of the Holy Quran in the month of

Ramadhan. But it is man who unties the

devils by committing sins. It is he who

opens the gates of Hell which Allah has

closed.

The Prince of the Faithful Imam Ali (A.S)

said: "I asked Holy Prophet Muhammad

(saw) what are the best deeds in the month

of Ramadhan, and he (saw) answered: "The

best deeds are to deter oneself from doing

what Allah made unlawful" and he (saw)

cried: I asked him what he was crying for

and he explained: "I am crying about what

is going to happen to you in this month. I

can almost visualize you praying to your

God, when the most evil man in the history

of mankind will stake you with his sword...

The Prince of the Faithful then asked:

"Would this ensure the safety and the

wellbeing of my religion" To this Holy

Prophet Muhammad (saw) answered: "Yes

it would, but who ever kills you will be

killing me, and who hates you hates me,

and who offends you is offending me. You

are to me, in the same position as myself.

Your soul is my soul, and your body is my

body.""