بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِيْمِ
Bismillāhi r-Raḥmāni r-Raḥīm
In the name of Allah, the Most Merciful, the Most Gracious
We would love to share some good deeds which we can perform during Ramadan. Ramadan has such a great status, an act of worship done during this month is especially virtuous and its reward is greatly multiplied, and a sin committed during this month is worse and more serious than a sin committed at any other time.
Whoever brings a good deed (Islamic Monotheism and deeds of obedience to Allah and His Messenger) shall have ten times the like thereof to his credit, and whoever brings an evil deed (polytheism, disbelief, hypocrisy, and deeds of disobedience to Allah and His Messenger) shall have only the recompense of the like thereof, and they will not be wronged”
Hence, this is the time to gain our rewards as our good deeds get multiplied. We should try to perform as much Sunnah and good deeds we can during Ramadan.
1) Smile! We are lucky to see another Ramadan.
"When you smile to your brother’s face, it is charity.” — Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). Our Rasul said to smile, no matter how much hardships we face a smile can change everything. Smiling is Sunnah and it brings positivity around us. May Allah be pleased with our Prophet.
2) Perform I’tikaaf
Many masjids have i’tikaaf for youth. It is a beautiful night of prayer & halaqas. “Whosoever for Allah’s sake did even one days i’tikaaf, Allah would keep him away from Jahannam by trenches.” — Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)
3) Sunnah for the fasting person to eat suhoor.
It was proven in al-Saheehayn that Anas ibn Maalik (may Allah be pleased with him) said: The Prophet the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “Eat suhoor for in suhoor there is blessing.” (Narrated by al-Bukhari, 1923; Muslim, 1059). Some people tend to avoid suhoor but by having even a date and glass of water, we can gain the rewards of suhoor. SubhanAllah.
Reciting the Qur’an.
It may be difficult for some & easier for others. ‘Aishah (May Allah be pleased with her) reported: The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said, “The one who is proficient in the recitation of the Qur’an will be with the honourable and obedient scribes (angels) and he who recites the Qur’an and finds it difficult to recite, doing his best to recite it in the best way possible, will have a double reward.
” [Al-Bukhari and Muslim || Book 9, Hadith 994] We all know the Quran was revealed during Ramadan and it is the best time to read and understand the Quran. May Allah be pleased with us.
5)Visiting a sick Muslim.
"There is no Muslim who visits a sick Muslim early in the morning but 70 thousand angels send blessings upon him until evening comes, and if he visits him in the evening, 70 thousand angels send blessings upon him until morning comes, and he will have a garden in Paradise
.” — Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). If we have any elders, grand parents or even any child in the family, we should visit them as our beloved Prophet prescribed us to do so.
6) Donating to a charity.“Spend (in charity) out of We have bestowed for their sustenance secretly and openly ; and turn off evil with good: for such there is the final attainment of the (Eternal) Home.” — The Holy Qur’an [13:22]. Ramadan is the month of giving charity. We pay our obligatory Zakath but it is also ten times more rewarding if we give Sadaqa to the poor and needy during Ramadan.
Feeding a fasting person.
“Whoever feeds the person who is breaking his fast, he will have his reward (for his fasting) without decreasing anything from the reward of the fasting person.
” — Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). Inviting a friend or a cousin or anyone fasting to our houses and welcoming them for iftar is rewarding!
8)Spending our day solely in remembrance of Allah.
Finding a quiet place and remembering Allah and all He has done for us.“So remember Me, and I shall remember you; and be grateful unto Me, and deny Me not.” — The Holy Qur’an [2:152] The more we call our creator, the more He will accept our prayers and show His mercy to us on the Day of Judgement.
earning all the names of Allah. Al-Asma-ul-Husna are the 99 Most Beautiful Names and Attributes of Allah. “Allah has ninety-nine names, i.e. one-hundred minus one, and whoever knows them will go to Paradise.” — Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)
(Agreed upon by Al-Bukhari and Muslim)
10) Standing in prayer on Laylatul Qadr. The 21st of Ramadan begins the last ten nights of Ramadan and the first odd night. It has been reported that one of the odd nights in the last ten days could be Laylatul Qadr! “Laylatul Qadr (The Night of Power) is better than a thousand months.
” — The Holy Qur’an [97:3].
11) Paying our Zakat al-Fitr!
Ibn ‘Umar reported that the Messenger ﷺ ordered them to pay Zakat-ul-Fitr before the people went out to perform the’`Eid prayer. Nafi‘ reported that’`Umar used to pay it a day or two before the end of Ramadan
. It is important that we pay our Zakat-al-Fitr before our Eid prayers stated by our Prophet Muhammed (pbuh).
12) Breaking the fast with dates is Sunnah because of the hadeeth of Anas (may Allah be pleased with him) who said: The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) used to break his fast with fresh dates before praying; if there were no (fresh dates) then with dry dates, and if there were no (dried dates) then he would take a few sips of water. We should try to make it a habit to break our fast with dates as prescribed by our Prophet, May Allah be pleased with him.
These were very simple and easy good deeds that can be performed by us and gain the multiple rewards, inshaAllah.