Five Gifts Of Ramadan-i Sharif

A hadith-i sharif [1] declares, “In Ramadan-i sharif Allahu ta’ala bestows five gifts on my Umma [2] , which He has not given to any other prophet:

1 – The first night of Ramadan Allahu ta’ala regards the Believers with compassion. He never torments a born slave of His whom He regards with compassion.

2 – At the time of iftar [3] the fasting person’s breath smells to Allahu ta’ala more fragrant than any scent.

3 – During Ramadan angels pray day and night so that those who fast will be forgiven for their sins.

4 – In Ramadan Allahu ta’ala allots a place in Paradise to give to those who fast.

5 – On the last day of Ramadan-i sharif He forgives the sins of all the Believers who have fasted.”

[1] hadith (sharif): i) a saying of the Prophet (‘alaihi ‘s-salam).; al-Hadith ash-sharif: all the hadiths as a whole; ii) ‘ilm al-hadith; iii) Books of the hadith ash-sharif. iv) Al-hadith al-qudsi, as-sahih, al-hasan: kinds of hadiths (for which, see Endless Bliss, II).
[2] umma(t) followers of Muhammad (‘alaihi ‘s-salam); the community, body of believers, of a prophet.
[3] iftar: the act of breaking a fast. Fasting is done for thirty days in Ramadan. Iftar is done when the sun sets.


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