Hadiths and Verses from Qur'an on Ramadan

"O you who believe! Fasting is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you so that you may learn self-restraint." - The Holy Quran, 2:183

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) quoted God as saying: "Fasting is Mine and it I who give reward for it. . .Fasting is like a shield, and he who fasts has two joys: joy when he breaks his fast and joy when he meets his Lord." - Hadith Qudsi 10

"O you who believe! Fasting is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you so that you may learn self-restraint." - The Holy Quran, 2:183

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: "Whoever fasts the month of Ramadan with faith, and seeks God's pleasure and reward, will have his previous sins forgiven." - Fiqh-us-Sunnah, Volume 3, Number 109

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: "Whoever fasts the month of Ramadan, obeying all of its limitations and guarding himself against what is forbidden, has in fact atoned for any sins he committed before it." - Fiqh-us-Sunnah, Volume 3, Number 109

When the Prophet stated that people would be granted forgiveness on the last night in Ramadan, he was asked whether it was Laylat al-Qadr ("Night of Power"), he replied: "No, but a workman is paid his full wages only when he has finished his work." - Al-Tirmidhi, Hadith 617

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) told his followers: "God said: 'Every action of the son of Adam is for him except fasting, for that is solely for Me. I give the reward for it.' The fast is a shield. If one is fasting, he should not use foul language, raise his voice (in anger), or behave foolishly. If someone reviles him or fights with him he should say, 'I am fasting' (instead of responding in kind). - Fiqh-us-Sunnah, Volume 3, Number 107A

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: "Whoever does not give up telling lies, (committing) evil deeds and speaking harshly to others, God is not in need of his (fasting)." - Sahih Al-Bukhari, Volume 8, Hadith 83


The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: "Fasting is not (just abstaining) from eating and drinking, but also from vain speech and foul language."

"Perhaps a fasting person will gain nothing from his fast save hunger, and perhaps the one who stands to pray at night will gain nothing from his standing except sleeplessness."

Fiqh-us-Sunnah, Volume 3, Number 132A

The Prophet also said: "Actions are judged (by God) according to the intention behind them, and everyone is (rewarded for) what he intended." - Fiqh-us-Sunnah, Volume 3, Number 113C

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: "Praising God is better than giving charity, giving charity is better than fasting, and fasting is a protection from Hell." - Al-Tirmidhi, Hadith 671

The Prophet also said: "If anyone fasts for a day out of a desire to please God, God will remove him from (Hell) as far as a crow flies from the time it is a young bird until it dies of old age." - Al-Tirmidhi, Hadith 637





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