The blessed month of Ramadan is the golden opportunity for
Muslims to earn greater rewards from Allah Almighty. In the blessed month of
Ramadan Muslims indulge in prayers and good deeds with greater intensity and
frequency compared to what they do in normal days. Thus, Muslims wish to make
the most out of each and every moment of Ramadan so that they can earn more
blessings and rewards.
Ramadan is the month of forgiveness and mercy and it’s the
time to become the best version of yourself to gain rewards from Allah (SWT).
Therefore, Muslims try their best to do simple tasks that can help them to gain
those rewards for this life and the Hereafter.
Deeds to do in Ramadan
Below mentioned are some hugely rewarded deeds that a Muslim
can do to make most of this Ramadan.
- Make Dua for Others: Making Dua for your loved ones and also for the Muslim Ummah. Whenever you make Dua be generous in what you ask for because the angels will make the same Dua for you. Dua is a beautiful way to gain spiritual peace, tranquillity and aim for a sound heart. Our beloved Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said: “When a Muslim supplicates for his absent brother the angels say: Ameen, and may you receive the like.” (Abu Dawood)
- Dhikr: Dhikr refers to the remembrance of Allah Almighty. On contrary to the regular prayers, Dhikr is not time specific, rather one can do it anytime and anywhere one finds time to do so. Moreover, when it comes to Dhikr, there are numerous types of Dhikr recommended in Islam and each and every one of them carries a different significance. Some of the most rewarding Dhikrs which a Muslim must try doing during the fasting in Ramadan are: Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said: “Whoever enters a market and says: ‘Laa ilaha illallah wahdahu la shareeka lah, lahul mulku wa lahul hamdu yuhyi wa yumeetu wa huwa hayyun laa yamoot, bi yadihil khair, wa huwa ‘ala kulli shayin qadeer’ … Allah will write for him or her a million good deeds and erase a million bad deeds and raise him a million levels” (Tirmidhi). Subhaan Allaah’, ‘Alhamdulillaah’ and ‘Allaahu Akbar’ thirty-three times each after every (compulsory) prayer.’” (Bukhari)
- Give Generous Charity: Some people prefer to give Zakat during the month of Ramadan as it gives more rewards. Besides Dhikr Zakat is another deed that offers huge reward during the month of Ramadan. About the giving charity in the month of Ramadan our beloved Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said: “The best charity is that given in Ramadan.” (Tirmidhi)
- Providing food for breaking fast of other people: “Whoever provides food for breaking of the fast for a fasting person receives the reward of the fasting person, without the reward of the fasting person being reduced in any way” (Tirmidhi). Those who offer food receives the reward of the fasting person, whereas the one who is invited for the dinner keeps the reward to him or herself as well.
- Observe Itikaf: One of the most significant and renowned Sunnah of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is observing Itikaf in the holy month Ramadan. Regarding the reward associated with the observance of Itikaf in Ramadan, Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said: “He who observes the ten days Itikaf during Ramadan will obtain the reward of two Hajj and two Umrah.” (Bayhaqi)
- Quran Recitation: Reading every letter of the Quran can give outstanding rewards. Each word of the Holy Quran carries its reward, which in the month of Ramadan gets multiplied many times. Therefore, we should try to recite the holy Quran as much as we can in order to earn greater rewards from Allah (SWT).
- Exhibit good manners: Religion Islam emphasizes on mannerism the way Islam does. In Islam having good manners is one of the best virtuous deeds. Pertaining to having good manners, Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said: “There is none heavier in the scales of the Hereafter than good character.”(Tirmidhi)
- Praying in Lailat-ul-Qadar: Lailat-ul-Qadar is the best option for earning the greatest possible reward in the month of Ramadan. It is the night that resides in the odd nights of the last ten days of Ramadan and any prayer made in this night is far and above the reward of the prayers made in any other night throughout the year. Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said regarding Laylatul Qadr in these words: “Whosoever worshipped on Laylatul Qadr, with faith and with a sincere intention, all of his previous sins are forgiven.” (Bukhari)