The month of Ramadhan alkareem comes along with a rewarding package of Al Khaliq, so that human beings can seek for His grace in a simpler way. There are many benefits and secrets that have been revealed in the Qur'an about wisdoms and virtues in this holy month and among them is being a pious man. Taqwa means to do everything because of obedience to Allah, guided by the light of Allah, doing something for and loving Allah. Consequently, taqwa will produce a healthy soul, the heart is pure and thus continuously guided to the path of Allah. The crux of taqwa is to make the human’s heart truly believe in seeing Allah in the hereafter that will last forever.
Allah closes the door of hell and opens the door of heaven and the devils are chained. This will help His servants to practice good deeds smoothly and effectively. Allah asserts that; "Every act of the offspring of Adam is for themselves except for fasting. The fasting is for Me and I will reward it." In the al-Qur'an Allah states; "Whoever jihad on our way then Allah will give guidance”. So the month of Ramadhan is the place to go to the path of Allah by fasting, giving alms, performing prayers, reciting al-Quran, then Allah will give guidance to us.
In Sahih al-Bukhari's Syarah, "The meaning of 'better than a thousand months' is doing the good deeds or performing ibadah that night, such as performing prayer, praying and so on which has more rewards compared to doing the ibadah for a thousand months without Lailatul Qadhar in it. "
The holy month of Ramadan is a month filled with blessings, and this is proven by the night of Lailatul Qadar or commonly referred to as the night of a thousand months. Although it is unable determined precisely the occurrence of the night of Lailatul Qadar, but it is predicted to occur in the last odd 10 days of Ramadhan. Ramadhan is the month in which the al- Qur'an was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad SAW at the night of Lailatul Qadar. Besides getting great rewards at the night of Lailatul Qadar one will be pardoned by Allah for his past sins. As the Prophet sallallaahu 'alaihi wasallam said:
"Whoever solah at the night of Lailatul Qadar by faith and hoping for the reward from Allah, will be pardoned for his past sins" (Narrated by Bukhari).
The speaker is a Senior Lecturer at Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Heritage, UMS.