Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Hadith of the Day: Charity during Ramadan

Ibn `Abbas Radi'Allahu anhu  reported;

The Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) was
the most generous of the men;
and he (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) was
the most generous during the month of Ramadan
when Jibril visited him every night
and recited the Qur'an to him.
During this period, the generosity of Messenger of Allah
(Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)
waxed faster than the rain bearing wind.

[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].


This Hadith induces us to do two good things frequently
and with full preparation in the month of Ramadan.
First, benevolence and generosity
so that people get maximum time for worship
and reduce their mundane affairs during this month.
Second, recitation of the Qur'an and Mudarsah,
(reading and hearing the Qur'an from one another)
as is done by two Huffaz in this manner.
The reason for the stress on the Qur'an is that
The Qur'an and the month of Ramadan are
closely linked with each other.
The Qur'an was revealed in this month.