Attaining Taqwa in Ramadan


"O you who believe! fasting is prescribed for you, as it was prescribed upon those before you in order that you may attain taqwa."

Attaining Taqwa in Ramadan
Attaining Taqwa in Ramadan


                     Content of This Article
  1. People connected to Quran in Ramadan
  2. Ramadan is blessed with the discovery of Quran
  3. Special worship in the night (taraweeh)
  4. Night of layaltul qadr not admit
  5. Dua is endorsed in Ramadan
  6. I'tikaf
  7. Devils are sealed up
  8. More hope in Allah's award and broad range of Rahma
  9. The "few days" in Quran is an advice
  10. The fast is like armor


Taqwa (fervor) has been mentioned in the holy Quran in more than 60 locations, and the derivatives, have been mentioned in more than 190 locations. Taqwa is one of the most precious things a believer can attain, but it is not easy. Allah awarded the adherent the month of Ramadan as the training period to attain taqwa. So He made the way to attain taqwa easy and simple. We see believers are hurry to do good works during Ramadan, why? because Allah has facilitated some important things to believers so that nothing can prevent them from doing good works


     1)      People connected to Quran in Ramadan

Ramadan is the month of Quran as well. It is connected each other. Ramadan does the job of training the self- control while Quran helps educating the trainee.

One's thirsty to become perfect in worship is impossible without training self-control and education, thus reading and studying Quran is very important in Ramadan.

Prophet was more concerned with Quran in the month of Ramadan.

Ibn 'Abbas narrates, saying, “The Messenger of Allah was the most acceptable person, and he would be at his most acceptable in Ramadan because Jibril would come to him every night and he would study the Qur'an with him.

Truly, when Allah's Messenger would meet Gabriel, he would be more generous than a fleeting wind.”

2.   Ramadan is blessed with the discovery of Quran.


"The month of Ramadan [is that] in which was revealed the Qur'an, a guidance for the people and clear proofs of guidance and norm"

The ethical salaf (ancestors) were giving too much importance to Ramadan. Imam Zuhri says: Ramadan is reading Quran and feeding food

If Ramadan comes Sufyan Al Thouri turns in to reading Quran and leaves all other kinds of worships

Qatada would finish reading Quran in every three nights of Ramadan, when last ten of Ramadan arrives he used to read full-Quran in one night.

It is reported that Imam Shafi (r.a) would finish reading Quran every day, and in the month of Ramadan he would finish it two times a day.
Both fasting and Quran recommend on the day of Resurrection: the fast will say: Oh my lord, I prevented him from food and worldly desires; so accept my intercession!. Quran will say: Oh my lord! I prevented him from sleeping at night; so accept my intercession! Allah will accept the intercession of the both.


3.   Special worship in the night (taraweeh)


Special worship in the nights of Ramadan advises us some important facts. Followings are few of them.
Ancestors were called by the name ' means the man who is fasting in the daytime
and performing salah in the night. In fact it is one of the high grades a believer can access. Praying Isha' in the night probably not enough to be called by this name because ancestors were performing non- obligatory throughout the night.

By performing taraweeh, every devotee get chance to be entitled for this position
Taraweeh is reminder to return to Allah. After iftar one is relaxed and most probably he will fall in any trap of devil and thus dishonor the dignity of the fast observed in the day.

 Praying taraweeh leaves no time to do such things, instead again one is forced to remember Allah.

Taraweeh also gives exercise to body and soul.

    4.   Night of layaltul qadr not admit

Ramadan has a night called 'laylatul Qadr' which is better than one thousand nights, but the exact date is not admit. Believers are motivated to do good works as much as possible in whole Ramadan so that they can get the reward of that great day. Surely, it increases the amount of worship because whatever good deed one performs, Allah will not leave him unrewarded.

   5. Dua is endorsed in Ramadan

Believers are strongly inspired to supplicate Allah during Ramadan. Allah has made several offers in this sacred month and the answering the question is one of them. Just knock the door you will be answered! because He is near to you! ; this is what Allah declared in Quran. Dua during Ramadan is categorized and made easy to do.
Abu hurairah narrated that the messenger (pbuh) said: “There are three whose supplication is not rejected: The just ruler; and the fasting person until he breaks his fast; and the supplication of the oppressed".
Abdullah bin Umar said: „I heard Allah‟s messenger saying: “Indeed the fasting person has at the time of breaking fast, a supplication which is not rejected”‟ so he (Abdullah) used to gather his family and supplicate at the time of breaking fast



Some of Duas:

           Dua at taraweeh and tahajjud

Dua at taraweeh and tahajjud
Dua at taraweeh and tahajjud


           Dua at the time of breaking the fast

Dua at the time of breaking the fast
Dua at the time of breaking the fast

           Dua after reading Quran

Dua after reading Quran
Dua after reading Quran

           Special dua in laylatul qadr

Special dua in laylatul qadr
   Special dua in laylatul qadr


Thirty days divided into three parts: 10 days of Rahma (mercy), 10 days of Magfirah(forgiveness), 10 days of its (freeing from hellfire). Believers are requested to supplicate corresponding duas during each ten days.

A believer should not be disappointed if he feels his dua is not answered. Ubadah Ibn Al-Samit narrated that the prophet (pbuh) said: “Any Muslim who supplicates to Allah in a du'a which contains no sin or breaking of kinship, Allah will give him one of three things: either his Du'a will be immediately answered or, it will be saved for him in the hereafter, or it will turn away an equivalent amount of evil (from him)”. The companions said: 'so we will ask for more.' He (pbuh) replied: “Allah is more (generous)


   6. I'tikaf

I'tikaf is a great worship specially recommended during Ramadan month. It is staying in the mosque with the proper intention. Prophet (S.A) was observing too much I'itikaf during last ten nights of Ramadan. One can observe I'tikaf at any time, but during Ramdan it is most preferred. Rewards are great for those who observe it, and during Ramadan these rewards will be multiplied. As cease from food and lust helps create great state of piousness in inner minds of fasting person, retreating in mosque (observing I'tikaf) also gives an extensive experience in empowering worship morale.

     7. Devils are sealed up

Ramadan is the perfect opportunity to pave the way towards Jannah, because the devils are being sealed up during the Ramadan month. When the devil temptation is less, it is easy to pray, fast and reading Quran.

The Prophet (S.A.S) said, “When Ramadan begins, the gates of the heavens are opened, and the gates of the Hell-fire are closed, and the Shayatin (devils) are confine.”

The doubt appears, why still we see sins and calamity in Ramadan? Imam Ibn Hajar clears this doubt: “And it is possible that what is intended is that the devils are not as determined to tempt the Muslims as they are able to outside of it (i.e.Ramaḍān), because of them (the Muslims) being busy with fasting, which abolish the desires, recitation of the Qur‟ān, and the remembrance of Allah. And others have said: „What is intended by Shayātīn here are some of them, and they are the calamity ones from amongst them...

"….and it is possible that the opening of the gates of Paradise means what Allah has facilitated for His worshipers from the acts of obedience, and these are the reasons for entering Paradise; and the closing of the gates of the Hell-fire means a diversion from the desire to commit sins, which leads the sinner to the Hell-fire, and the chaining of the devils means the weakening of their ability to tempt and beautify desires.”



  8. More hope in Allah's award and broad range of Rahma

Whoever tie nearer (to Allah) by performing any of the (optional / nafl / sunnah) good deeds in this month( Ramadan) shall receive the same reward as performing an compulsory deed at any other time, and whoever discharges an compulsory deed in this month(Ramadan) shall receive the award of performing seventy agreement at any other time… ”

The Prophet (S.A.S) said:

"Whosoever reaches the month of Ramadhan and does not have his sins forgiven, and so enters the Fire, then may Allah distance him"

  9. The "few days" in Quran is an advice

When Quran introduces Ramadan, it says fasting in Ramadan is Ayyam ma’doodat) معذودات أيام (which means they are only 'few days'. This is a clear indication to grab the days and nights of Ramadan as much as possible because this "few days" will leave soon. 

It is a call to hurry up and to be attentive of every second he spends in Ramadan.

10. The fast is like armor


Fast is the armor that protects the fasting person from falling into sins. The fast decreases the bad appetite which lead to sin and then to hellfire. We can't see any worship described as armor or protector except fast, because fast plays both role of physical and divine protector. While major worships of Islam such as Five times prayer, haj, reading quran, giving zakat and charity are protecting the believer from the hellfire of hereafter, the fast- in addition to protecting from hellfire- shows practical way to distance oneself from falling into bad.

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