Alhamdulillah! It is month of Ramadan, twenty days more or less to complete the Ramadan to be completed, I feel sad, because I did not able to do what I really wanted to do during this month of Ramadan. I'm just hoping that Allah (SWT) accept my intention, my Dua, and my Prayer. Insha Allah....
The month of Ramadan is superior to other months in earning Allah's good pleasure. One is rewarded seventy times for accomplishing obligatory (Fard) acts. While a recommended (Sunnah) act will earn him/her reward equal to that of accomplishing an obligatory act.
Abu Hurairah reported that the Prophet (SAW) said:
"The blessed month has come to you, Allah (SWT) has made fasting during it obligatory upon you"
During it, the gate to paradise are opened and the gates to hell-fire are locked, and the devils are chained.
"There is a night (during this month) which is better than a thousand months, whoever is deprived of its good is really deprived (of something great)"
Part One Sermon
The Prophet (SAW) sermon on the advent of Ramadan:
O people! the month of Allah (Ramadan) has come with its mercies, blessings, and forgiveness. Allah has decreed this month, the best of all months.
The days of this month are the best among the days, and the nights are the best among the nights, and the hours during Ramadan are the best among the hours.
This month in which you have been invited by Him (to fast and pray).
Allah has honored you in it. In every breath you take is a reward of Allah, your sleep is worship, your good deeds are accepted, and your invocations are answered. Therefore, you must invoke your Lord in all earnestness with hearts free from sin and evil, and pray that Allah may help you to keep fast, and to recite the Holy Qur'an. Indeed; miserable is the one who is deprived of Allah's forgiveness in this great month. While fasting remember the hunger, and thirst on the Day of Judgement. Give alms to the poor, and to the needy, pay respect for your elders, have sympathy for your youngsters and be kind toward your relatives and kinsmen. (Continue next)