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Ramadan dismisses sins


Ahmed bin Abdulaziz Al-Haddad

April 23, 2021

This holy month was called “Ramadan.” It was said that it incites sins, that is to burn them with righteous deeds. It is derived from beating, which is burning, and from it they say: His feet fell from the ritual, meaning it was burned, and from it is the authentic hadith: “The prayer of the Awwaben when the separation is flaring”, meaning It protects al-Ramada, which is the sand when the falsal is blessed, that is, young camels from the heat

It is an appropriate designation for this holy month in which God Almighty reveals itself to His servants by forgiving their sins, expiating their sins and raising their status, as it was authenticated in the hadith about the Prophet, may peace and blessings be upon him, saying: “The five prayers, Friday to Friday, and Ramadan until Ramadan, are expiation between them if major sins are avoided.” The meaning of expiation is that it wipes out the bad deeds that exist between these times.

Some people may ask, and say: If the five daily prayers are expiation for what is between them, then what remains for Friday ?!

And if Friday to Friday is expiation for what is in between, then what is left for Ramadan ?!

The answer to that is easy, as the scholars explained, and they said: Sins are like diseases, so every disease has a cure. It has been authenticated on the authority of the Prophet, peace be upon him, who said: “Whoever fasts Ramadan out of faith and expectation, his previous sins will be forgiven.”

It is a general forgiveness for the sins that have been presented due to fasting and praying qiyaam, and it was mentioned regarding performing that atonement as well, and it is the saying of the Prophet, peace and blessings of God be upon him, published in the two Sahihs from the hadith of Abu Hurairah, may God be pleased with him: “Whoever performs Ramadan with faith and expectation, his previous sins will be forgiven.” And the qiyaam is Taraweeh prayer, not the one that is at the end of the night, so if it is after sleep then it is tahajjud, and if he did not go to sleep, then it is qiyaam and taraweeh, so this is a special expiation also for some sins, and this is how the expiation for sins is repeated in this month for those who have performed his duties and Sunnah, so this does not come The holy month, except with forgiveness of sins and erasure of sins, as it was authenticated about him, may God’s prayers and peace be upon him and his family and companions, saying: “Gabriel came to me, and said: O Muhammad, whoever catches up with Ramadan does not forgive him, then God kept him away, I said: Amen ..».

The meaning is that the one who realizes this month and then does not attain forgiveness, with the availability of its reasons for worship and the desire to God Almighty, is forbidden, and meant for his deprivation by sticking his nose with rocks, which is dirt, as a metaphor for his disappointment, since how did he not strive hard to attain these divine notes in the season of transfiguration God Almighty has helped his servants, especially when God Almighty helped him in that by chastening the demons and the jinn’s rebellion from tempting him. A door, and the gates of Paradise were opened, and no door was closed from it, and a caller cried: O you who seek good, come, and you who seek evil are shorter, and God has a release from the fire, and that is every night.

The gates of Heaven are opened to receive those who are fasting for good in this holy month, and the doors of Hell are closed because of the chaining up of demons that seduce the children of Adam, just as God Almighty has divine blasts in the liberation of Hell, for those who are exposed to these blasts sincerely coming to God Almighty, fasting On the physical and moral breakdowns, constant watch over God, Lord of the worlds, and competition and competition for good deeds; Because of its great merit, and despite all that, he does not realize the forgiveness of God Almighty ?! Because this is evidence of his distance from God Almighty, so he is deprived regardless of deprivation.

It is known that every fasting person does not realize his true condition from this great virtue, whether he received it or not.

Because that was absent from us, so the fasting people had to strive hard in what their Lord, Glory be to Him, and their Prophet, may blessings and peace be upon him, has prescribed, and what is required of them in this great season, and they have to improve their belief in God, for God will not disappoint them, but they find Him, glory be to them, when they think His servant with him, if he takes the reasons for winning, then most of his will not waste the reward of the best deed, so let us do a good job and hope that God accepts it.

Oh God, make us those who fasted and raised him out of faith and expectation, so you forgive his sins, and conceal his faults and his hope.

• Thus, the expiation for sins is repeated in this month for those who have performed their duties and Sunnahs.

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