Ramadhan is coming! It’s only a week away.
We hope you’re excited about Ramadan as we are….because Ramadhan is a month of blessings!
Let’s just recap what some of these blessings in Ramadan are.
Blessings in Ramadhan
- The Gates of Heavens are opened – to signify Allah’s blessings
- The Gates of Hells are closed – to signify Allah’s mercy and forgiveness
- The devils are chained up…so that Muslims can get closer to Allah without these unseen instigators of sins…
- Fasting will bring you closer to Allah (attaining taqwa) and clear your sins
- Multiplication of rewards (ie Hasanat) for doing good in Ramadan.
- Laylatul Qadr (The Night of Decree) is in the month of Ramadan, where praying on the Night is equal to praying a thousand months (83 years)!
(To read the Quran and Hadith sources of the points above, please visit it here.)
In Ramadhan, feeding the poor and other acts of charity are especially encouraged, whoever invites others to break the fast, and whoever takes care of the hungry, needy, during Ramadhan will receive equal rewards to the fasting person. Allah has prepared a room in Paradise for those who feed the poor (source here)
To get you pumped for Ramadhan, we’ve found some true Ramadhan stories by everyday people.
3 Inspirational Stories To Prepare You For Ramadan
1) Single-handedly helping homeless people in Ramadan
This French Muslim guy spends his iftar, breaking his fast, on the streets of Paris, and handing out food to the homeless.
2)Muslim Restauranteur feeds the homeless
This restaurant owner takes it up notch and offer the homeless fine dining a full meal during lunch hour in Ramadhan where he cooks and serves homeless people along with his restaurant staff in Washington DC.
3) GBP 100 million pounds donation in Ramadan!
No, it’s not a donation by one rich person, but the colllective Muslims in Britain had donated a hundred million pounds. Proceeds from the donations are used for charitable projects around the world as well as in the UK.
If you don’t have the time or the money to make a full impact, team work or even collective action (acting in tandem with others) will also make a difference for yourself and others in need.
Welcome Ramadhan! Ramadhan Kareem!
Shahfizal Musa is the editor of Halalop. He graduated with a Law degree from Thames Valley University London. He is an award-winning journalist covering topics such as human trafficking, Muslim research discoveries, and exceptional Muslims.