Reviving Ramadan #04 Ramadan Through the Companions Eyes

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Can you give us a snapshot of the ethic of the companions of the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu ala who send them during the month of Ramadan?

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The following narration gives you a sneak peek into their ethic in Ramadan. Allah Allah no forbidden he would say that can we have our own hola hola hola. Citator are shorter, and you have a lira home on Ramadan. They used to ask Allah Almighty six months in advance of Ramadan, that Allah would grant them lives long enough to reach Ramadan.

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Were the owner who sit at the Ashmolean and Jakob Bella minha them and they would ask Allah the Almighty six months after Ramadan to accept their fasting Subhan Allah so if their ethic was such that their preparations for Ramadan started six months in advance, then what then of their worship when the month of Ramadan actually arrived? Subhanallah let's take a look. First of all their approach to the Quran. Some of our predecessors in Ramadan would complete the full re citation of the Quran every 10 Night, some of them every seven nights, some of them every three nights. In fact, it's authentically attributed to Imam Shafi that he would recite the Quran from cover to cover 60

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times in the month of Ramadan, harder than the citation of Quran during his prayer.

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I'm Qatada one of the second generation Muslims would recite the Quran from cover to cover every seven days outside of Ramadan, then every three days in Ramadan, and then once every single night in the last 10 nights of Ramadan.

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So this was their ways of handling a total immersion into the Quran. When the month of Ramadan arrives, in fact, Zoetry another second generation scholar, he would suspend all of his classes on Hadith and knowledge in the month of Ramadan and he would say never Hua Tilawat on Qurani we're at our moto army it's now about the recite ation of the Quran and the distribution of food.

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Now it may have occurred to you as well as you heard these narrations that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam actually discouraged the resuscitation of a Quran from cover to cover in less than three days. So how is it that all of these notable scholars seemingly once went against this instruction?

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The answer was given my ignorance level Hanbury who said that the prohibition on reading the Quran entirely in less than three days is to be understood as referring to doing this persistently. But as for the virtuous seasons, like the amount of Ramadan, especially on the nights in which a lot of other is sought, the last 10 nights of Ramadan are in virtuous places, he says like in Makkah, for those who who go there and they're not residents, then it's desirable to read a great deal of Quran so as to make the most of that time or that place. This was also the understanding of Imam Ahmed and others. So this was something of a snapshot about their approach to the Quran. As for their approach

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to Salah Subhanallah the reveled in the joys of praying to Allah Almighty at night they savored every moment in communication with their Lord. A sir immunoassay he said Karna Akari kura OB me in Yanni BB RT I add, the leader of the prayer that Imam would recite hundreds of verses at a time had Takodana autonomy to add and also even total Qian wonder Can we answer the phone or in the refrigerator, he said we would need to lean on sticks.

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We would need to lean on sticks because our feet couldn't carry us by the time we'd finish the prayer. And by the time the Salah was finished, we'd have to rush and have our soda before the federal comes in. It was moments moments away from a failure SubhanAllah. So this is phenomenal. And this is a snapshot about a snapshot on their Sana as for their approach to fasting far from stopping at the elemental level of fasting, meaning just abstaining from food and drink and every other aspect that nullifies so, you know every aspect of their existence with fast with them. They avoided everything that could possibly detract from the worth of their fasting. Jabir ibn Abdullah the

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companion of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said,

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either sometimes failure some some aka Obasanjo, qawwali Sanlucar Annual Academy well behind him, he said, When you fast, make sure that your ears and your eyes and your tongue are also fasting from false testament. And since he said, well, that jar will your canal Lake our car was Akina yo Masonic, he said, refrain from harming your neighbor, and be defined by elegance and composure on the day of your fasting, while yatta yatta yatta so Miko Yama, futari cassava and he said don't make the day of your fasting. And the day that you're not fasting the same. Don't make don't make them the same.

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So this is just a snapshot of what we know of their worship and ethic in the month of Ramadan. Bearing in mind of course, they really made an effort to hide their deeds. So we will

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don't know the full picture. As Muhammad s&m our predecessor is one of them. He said that no kadaga to allow him to lie, lie around the maloca he left to have I mean area. He said that if I was able to carry out voluntary acts of worship in a place where even my two angelic scribes could not see me, I would have done that from the fear of showing off.

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So in short, the Ramadan of our predecessors was about abstaining from the physical, the spiritual detractors of fasting, immersion into the Quran, the giving of charity, the prayer at night, fleeing from since apologies to Allah, wise use of time distribution of food and busying themselves with the hereafter building projects.