Ramaḍān - Day 12
O people, there comes upon you a great month, a most blessed month, in which lies a night greater in worth than one thousand months. Allāh has made compulsory fasting in this month and has decreed wakefulness at night sunnah (tarawīḥ).
Whosoever tries drawing nearer to Allāh by performing any nafl (optional) deeds in this month, for him shall be such reward as if he has performed a farḍ act in any other time of the year. And whoever performs a farḍ action, for him shall be the reward of 70 farḍ actions in any other time of the year.
This is indeed a month of patience, and reward for true patience is Jannah; it is the month of sympathy with one’s fellow men; it is the month wherein a believer’s provision (rizq) is increased (Ibn Khuzaymah)
The month of Ramaḍān, the month of blessings has come to you, wherein Allāh turns towards you and sends down to you His special Mercy, forgives your faults, accepts prayers, observes your competition for doing good deeds and boasts to the angels about you.
So, show Allāh your righteousness; for verily, the most pitiable and unfortunate one is he which is deprived of Allāh’s mercy in this month. (Ṭabrānī)
In this month, four things you should endeavour to perform in great number; two of which shall be to please your Lord, while the other two shall be of those which you cannot make do.
Those which shall please your Lord is you should recite in great quantity:
Lā ilaha illallāh, and make much istighfār.
As for those which you cannot make do: you should beg Allāh for entry into Jannah and seek refuge with Allāh from the fire of Jahannam. (Ibn Khuzaymah)
[Profit from Ramaḍān]