Tasbeeh of Ramazaan ul-Mo'azzam

The Merits of Shahrullaah :

  • Month of enlightening your life rather than extending it – Ramazaan.
  • A powerful and strong ilaahi detergent powder that washes away the dirt of evil, laziness, ignorance and wicked thinking – Ramazaan.
  • A rejuvenating and revitalizing 6 hourly imaani tonic of love, harmony, friendship and brotherhood for the mumineen – Ramazaan.
  • A kind and benevolent teacher who gives us daily lessons to follow the principles of ImaanRamazaan.
  • A perfect guide for the mumineen who gives an opportunity to visit our head of Imaan, Huzoor-e-‘Aali (TUS) for the blessing of Qadambosi Ramazaan.
  • A designer who adores our body and soul with the glorified dress of good deeds Ramazaan.
  • A generous friend who encourages mumineen to help the needy and poor monetarily – Ramazaan.
  • A treasure of earning livelihood and do business through halaal meansRamazaan.
  • A specialist and expert doctor who cures all the illnesses of the body with the help of fasting – Ramazaan.
  • An evergreen and lush garden which brings the spiritual fragrance of salvation at the time of Eid ul Fitr – Ramazaan.
  • A divine and perpetual company of Jannat which offers the reward of 70 farz in the lieu of 1 farz – Ramazaan.
  Riwaayaat of Shahrullaah :
  • Imaam Ja'far us-Saadiq (as) said: Allaah is immensely happy at three instances;
    1. The breaking of the fast (iftaar).
    2. The meeting of the brothers (liqaa ul-ikhwaan).
    3. The spending nights in offering prayers (nisf il-Layl and tahajjud).

And He has hid and wrapped up bounties and beneficence for the above 3 deeds.

  • Mohammad ul-Mustafaa (saws) said: The sleep or slumber of a fasting man carries the virtue of a prayer (ibaadat) and his breathing in and out is equivalent to the glorification of Allaah (tasbeeh). 
  • Maulana Ali (as) said: The believers should cling steadfastedly to the following deeds which have supreme significance and reward (fazeelat)
    1. The kalemah-e-shahaadat, giving testimony that, there is no God (ilaah) but Allaah and Mohammad is His servant (adb) and His messenger (rasool).
    2. Devoting oneself to the obedience of the Household of Mohammad ul-Mustafaa (saws) i.e. walaayat-e-Ahl-e-Bayt-e-Rasool (as) whole-heartedly and sincerely without any compulsion and with ones free volition.
    3. Acting defensively to protect and guard the rights of the community and Deen-e-Haqq in the way of Allah. (jehaad).
    4. Fasting during the hottest days.
    5. Performing ablutions (wuzu) completely during the chilly mornings.
    6. Performing prayers (namaaz) timely and regularly.
    7. Making pilgrimage to Baytullaah il-Haraam, the House of Allaah, the Sacred and muqaddas place.
  • Mohammad ul-Mustafaa (saws) said: Fasting during the month of Ramazaan is a shield against the Hell-fire.

  • Mohammad ul-Mustafaa (saws) said: For everything there is a Zakaat or cleansing and the Zakaat of your body is fasting.

  • Maulatana Faatima az-Zahraa (as) said: A man who does not guard his tongue, his hearing, his sight and his limbs from unlawful deeds during his fasting has, indeed, not fasted at all.

  • Imaam Ja'far us-Saadiq (as) said: He who disobeys his Imaam has not fasted; the runaway slave cannot fast until he returns to his master; a disobedient wife cannot perform the fast until she repents; and a disobedient son cannot fast until he returns to obedience.

  • Imaam Ja'far us-Saadiq (as) used to tell his children, when the month of Ramazaan comes, become assiduous and attentive in prayers; for it is during this month that provisions (rizq) for livelihood are distributed by Allaah, the fates (taqdeer) of people are determined, and a goodly company (sohbat) from among the righteous will be determined to show up before the Almighty.  In it is a night, good works (amal-e-saaleh) wherein are better than those in a thousand months.

Shahr-e-Ramazaan, the 9th month of the Islamic Calendar, a month beyond compare, a month so powerful and graceful, that it can influence Allah-fearing societies and communities of true believers into acts inconceivable during other periods around the year.

  • A month during which a single good deed (amal-e-saaleh) is equivalent to an act of compulsion (farz) during other months and where a single act of compulsion is equivalent to seventy such deeds during other months.
  • A month in which a chosen night (layl ul-Qadr) is so spiritual that it is better than a thousand months.
  • A month during which reading an ayat of the Qur’an is as good as reading the entire Qur’an. If one offers iftaar to a fasting person during this month he gets multiple sawaab even if it is just a piece of dates (tamar) or a sip of water and if he offers a full meal to a mumin, he will be given such a sherbet in heaven that he will never experience thirst thereafter.
  • A month that purifies the soul and softens the heart.
  • A month whose nights are more luminous than the days.
  • A month when sins are forgiven and when the Shaitaan is chained.
  • A month when the doors of heaven are open and the doors of hell closed. When the misaaq is given and the oath renewed. During the nights of this month thousands receive salvation and its culmination is on the last night of this month when thousands get liberated from the fires of hell.
  • A month that ignites the spirit and energies the body or how else could a simple man besieged by so many problems by fast, visit the masjid 4 times a day, stand up during the nights and do ibaadat? A month of Allah, so spiritual, that it brings the mumin closer to his Rabb.
  • “Surely, the month of Ramazaan has been named so because it scorches away the sins.”

  • Say not, “This is Ramazaan” and “Ramazaan has departed” and “Ramazaan has arrived” for surely, Ramazaan is the month of the barakaat from Allaah, The All-Mighty, the Ever-Glorious, who neither arrives nor departs. Surely, arrives and departs that, which is short-lived, Instead say: Shahrullaah, “The month of Ramazaan”.

  • “Why is it that the fasts were made obligatory exclusively in the month of Ramazaan and not in the other months?” it would be said, “(this is) Because the month of Ramazaan is the month in which Allaah Ta'aala had revealed the Qur'an having 30 paras.” Each para of the Qur'an signifies each day of Shahrullaah.

  • Someone who does one good act in Shahrullaah is equal to one farz in some other month and if someone recites a part of kalaamullaah in it is equal to reciting the whole kalaamullaah in other month.

  • Surely, the month of Ramazaan is a great month. Allaah multiplies in it the reward of good deeds, erases in it the sins and elevates in it the ranks of the mumineen.

  • Ramazaan is the month, whose beginning (first ten days) is “rehmat” mercy, its middle ten days is “maghferat” forgiveness and its last ten days is “itq raqabatin minan naar” , emancipation from the fire (of hell).

  • O mumineen! Surely, the month of Allaah has approached you. The month which, in the eyes of Allaah, is the most virtuous of the months. Its days are the best of the days and its nights, the best of the nights and its moments, the best of the moments.

  • O mumineen! Surely, a great and blessed month has enveloped you. A month, in which there is a night “Laylat ul-Qadr” , deeds in which are better than of a thousand months.

  • Your breath in it is the “tasbeeh” glorification (of Allaah) and your sleep in it is the “ibaadat” prayer (of Allaah).

  • The month of Ramazaan is the month in which Allaah Ta'aala has made fasting obligatory upon you. So one, who fasts in this month in a state of belief and with the intention of recompense, shall become free of his sins just as he was on the day when his mother gave him birth.

  • When the month of Ramazaan arrives, exert yourselves, for surely it is in this month that “rizq” livelihood is distributed, the hour of death is ordained and those arriving for Hajj is decreed.

  • Surely, when it approaches you, it does so with blessings and mercy and when it turns away from you, it does so with forgiveness of sins. This is a month in which the sawaab of good deeds are multiplied and of goodness accepted. In it, the doors of jannat are opened up and the Shaitaan's fettered.

  • It is incumbent upon you to seek forgiveness and do du'a-e-khayr i.e. supplicate excessively in the month of Ramazaan. As for the supplication, by means of it the calamities are warded off from you, and as for the seeking of forgiveness, it erases away your sins.

  • The Taurat was revealed on Moosa Kaleemullaah on the sixth day of the month of Ramazaan, the Injeel was revealed on Isaa Roohullaah on the twelfth night of the month and the Qur'an on the Night of Qadr.

  • The best deed for this month is abstinence from that which is forbidden by Allaah Ta'aala. One who perceives the month of Ramazaan and does not strive in it and hence is not forgiven, Allaah distances him from Himself.

  • Surely, the Fridays of the month of Ramazaan possess an excellence over the Fridays of the other months, just as the Mohammad Rasoolullaah (saws) possesses an excellence over other prophets. And it (the month of Ramazaan) is the month of patience, and surely, the reward of patience is Paradise.

  • There is no mumin, who fasts for a day in the month of Ramazaan with the intention of attaining its rewards, except that Allaah Ta'aala grants him seven excellences:

    • The food that had entered into his body will not harm him.
    • He moves closer to the Mercy of Allaah.
    • Allaah expiates his sins.
    • Allaah reduces for him the agony of death.
    • Allaah protects him from the hunger and thirst of the Day of Judgment.
    • He is granted pardon from the fire (of Hell).
    • Allaah provides him the good and pleasant food of Paradise.

  • (The rewards of) one, who performs in it (the month of Ramazaan) a single act from amongst the obligatory (waajib) acts of Allaah, would be like (that of) one, who has performed seventy obligatory acts in the other months.

  • Every night, in the month of Ramazaan, Allaah Ta'aala calls out three times: Is there one, who seeks from Me, so that I grant him his wish? Is there one, who turns to me in repentance so that I turn to him (in Mercy)? Is there one, who seeks forgiveness from Me, so that I forgive him?

  • The fasts are the shield of the mumineen on the Day of Judgment, just as your weapons shield you and protect you from your enemy. One who provides iftaar to a mumin in the month of Ramazaan, shall be granted the reward of liberating a slave (in the path of Allaah) and shall have all his previous sins forgiven. And if he did not possess the means to present anything except milk mixed with water, or a drink of sweet water or a date, Allaah would grant him this reward.
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