1 – Allaah has made fasting this month the fourth pillar of Islam.
2 – Allaah revealed the Qur’aan in this month.
3 – Allaah has made Laylat al-Qadr in this month, which is better than a thousand months.
4 – Allaah has made fasting Ramadaan and spending its nights in prayer out of faith and in the hope of reward a means of forgiveness of sins.
5 – In this month, Allaah opens the gates of Paradise and closes the gates of Hell, and chains up the devils.
6 – Every night Allaah has people whom He redeems from the Fire.
7 – Fasting Ramadaan is a means of expiation for the sins committed since the previous Ramadaan, so long as one avoids major sins.
8 – Fasting in Ramadaan is equivalent to fasting ten months.
9 – Whoever prays qiyaam in Ramadaan with the imam until he finishes, it will be recorded for him that he spent the whole night in prayer.
10 – ‘Umrah in Ramadaan is equivalent to Hajj.
11 – It is Sunnah to observe i’tikaaf (retreat for the purpose of worship) in Ramadaan.
12 – It is mustahabb in the sense of being strongly recommended in Ramadaan to study the Qur’aan together and to read it a great deal.
13 – It is mustahabb in Ramadaan to offer iftaar to those who are fasting.
And Allaah knows best.
In preparation for the upcoming month of Ramadaan, here are a few audio lectures (and some videos) to get in the zone inshaAllah 🙂 Most of these can be downloaded alhamdulillah.
Dr Saleh as Saleh rahimahullah – Fasting in Ramadaan (20+ lectures on the fiqh, etiquette, focus and benefits of fasting)
Abu Uwais rahimahullah – We need Ramadaan! (Transcribed lecture here)
Dr Bilal Philips – Ramadaan: a Way of Life (video)
Ali Tamimi – Benefits of Ramadaan
Ahmad Jibril – Are you Ready for Ramadaan?
Ahmad Jibril – Greeting Ramadaan
Yasir Qadhi – Preparing for Ramadaan
Yahya Ibrahim – Rewards Derived from Ramadaan
Yahya Ibrahim – Renewing One’s Faith is a Priority in Ramadaan
Muhammad Alshareef – Towards an Outstanding Ramadaan (video)
Nouman Ali Khan – Welcome Ramadaan (video)
Siraj Wahhaj – Ramadaan: Prepare Yourself
Waleed Basyouni – How to Make this your best Ramadaan (9 parts)
Navaid Aziz – Preparing for Ramadaan
Sa’eed Rageah – Ramadaan Reminder
may Allah ta’ala bless this month for us, Ameen.