The Prophet’s Ramadan Sermon (pbuh)

Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

A Sermon on the Last Friday of Sha’ban on the Reception of the Month of Ramadan (reposted from last year).

“O People! Indeed ahead of you is the blessed month of Allah. A month of blessing, mercy and forgiveness. A month which with Allah is the best of months. Its days, the best of days, its nights, the best of nights, and its hours, the best of hours. It is the month which invites you to be the guests of Allah and invites you to be one of those near to Him. Each breath you take glorifies him; your sleep is worship, your deeds are accepted and your supplications are answered. So, ask Allah, your Lord; to give you a sound body and an enlightened heart so you may be able to fast and recite his book, for only he is unhappy who is devoid of Allah’s forgiveness during this great month. Remember the hunger and thirst of the day of Qiyamah (Judgement) with your hunger and thirst; give alms to the needy and poor, honour your old, show kindness to the young ones, maintain relations with your blood relations; guard your tongues, close your eyes to that which is not permissible for your sight, close your ears to that which is forbidden to hear, show compassion to the orphans of people, so compassion may be shown to your orphans. Repent to Allah for your sins and raise your hands in dua during these times, for they are the best of times and Allah looks towards his creatures with kindness, replying to them during the hours and granting their needs if he is asked …

“O People! Indeed your souls are dependant on your deeds, free it with Istighfar (repentance) lighten its loads by long prostrations; and know that Allah swears by his might: That there is no punishment for the one who prays and prostrates and he shall have no fear of the fire on the day when man stands before the Lord of the worlds.

“O People! One who gives Iftaar to a fasting person during this month will be like one who has freed someone and his past sins will be forgiven. Some of the people who were there then asked the Prophet (s): “Not all of us are able to invite those who are fasting?”

The Prophet replied: “Allah gives this reward even if the Iftaar (meal) is a drink of water.” “One who has good morals (Akhlaq) during this month will be able to pass the ‘Siraat’ … on the day that feet will slip … “One who covers the faults of others will benefit in that Allah will curb His anger on the day of Judgement … “As for one who honour an orphan; Allah will honour him on the day of judgement, “And for the one who spreads his kindness, Allah will spread His mercy over him on the day of Judgement. “As for the one who cuts the ties of relation; Allah will cut His mercy from him … “Who so ever performs a recommended prayer in this month Allah will keep the fire of Hell away from him … “Whoever performs an obligatory prayer Allah will reward him with seventy prayers [worth] in this month. “And who so ever prays a lot during this month will have his load lightened on the day of measure. “He who recites one verse of the Holy Quran will be given the rewards of reciting the whole Quran during other months.

“O People! Indeed during this month the doors of heaven are open, therefore ask Allah not to close them for you; The doors of hell are closed, so ask Allah to keep them closed for you. During this month Shaytan (Satan) is imprisoned so ask your Lord not to let him have power over you.”

Ya Haqq!

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15 Responses to The Prophet’s Ramadan Sermon (pbuh)

  1. brokenmystic says:

    Ramadan Mubarak, my brother! Have a beautiful month : ) May Allah increase us all in Patience, Wisdom, and Compassion. Thanks for sharing these beautiful sermons by our beloved Prophet.

  2. Shahrzad says:

    It’s so beautiful sermon and full of wisdom. Thanks for sharing with us.

    Ramadan Kareem to you dear brother Irving. May it be full of blessing and benefit for you and your lovely wife.. :)

  3. Umm Ibrahim says:

    Assalaamu alaikum,

    Ramadan Kareem brother and thank you so much for re-posting this beautiful sermon. :)

    Have a truly blessed month.

  4. Rabu says:

    Salaam dear brother Irving.

    It’s heart touching indeed. how greatful we are we had a whole month for preparation . May our prayers be granted by the Most Merciful.

  5. Merryweather says:

    Ramazan Mubarak to you and your family! :)
    Thank you for this wonderful post.

  6. priya says:

    Ramadan Kareem dear brother.i ve found the 30 days prayer very helpful.thanks.

  7. musicalchef says:

    Ramadan mubarak! Thank you for posting that.

  8. Irving says:

    Ramadan Mubarak to all :) And thank you for the comments :)

    May Allah grant that our fasting is not only from food, but that our eyes and ears and tongue and hands and feet fast also, from all that is other than Allah, and what He has forbidden. Ameen.

    Ya Haqq!

  9. abdullah says:

    Salaam and Ramadan Mubarak to All,

    Thank you Darvish for posting the sermon of our Prophet – Sallallah aleihum wa alehum wa salaam.

    “O People! Indeed during this month the doors of heaven are open, therefore ask Allah not to close them for you; The doors of hell are closed, so ask Allah to keep them closed for you. During this month Shaytan (Satan) is imprisoned so ask your Lord not to let him have power over you.”

    The above important fact, in conjunction with Quran 50:27 leads to the conclusion that this month is an excellent opportunity for a Muslim to observe which negative aspects of their condition are caused by their own evil self (nafs). That which remains is your own nafts, not your sheytan — so note it well, and ask ALLAH to grant you Mastery over your own self.

  10. Achelois says:

    Ramadan mubarak, brother Irving!

    Thank you for this reminder. Indeed we need reminders.

  11. Ismail Radpour says:

    May this Ramadan be sacred vessle for profuse blessing from God.

    Ya Haqq!

  12. Faraaz says:

    a beautiful sermon from a beautiful man..thanks so much for sharing with us…

  13. Redwan Ahmed says:

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  14. Afterwind says:

    Subhan Allah, my dearest brother Irving, assalamu alaikum, really… the month of ramadan is a blessing of Allah for all human beings. May Allah Bless you in this Holy Month and show us the Right Path! :-) You too Ramadan Mubarak! :)

  15. Sageer Abba sumaila says:

    Ramadan mubarak our beloved brother, there is no amount of word 2 thank u about this, iam just pray 2 Almighty Allah 2 give u more than u did.

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