As this Blessed Month slowly slips away, as surely as the moon’s face slowly changes before our eyes, the seconds for earning the Divine Bounties are so precious.
Allah Ta’ala’s Mercy is overflowing, His Generosity and Kindness beyond our comprehension during this unique month, says our Noble Master SallAllahu alaihi wasallam: “In every hour of Ramadhan Kareem, six hundred thousand people are delivered from divine punishment. It goes on like this till the Night of Power. When the Night of Power comes, the rate of deliverance becomes equal to the total of those spared in all the hours between the beginning of Ramadhan and the Night of Power; it continues like this till Eid.”
Jabir RadhiAllahu anhu reports: “The Messenger of Allah said to us one day: ‘On the last night of Ramadhan, the Heavens the Earth and the Angels weep for the misfortune of my Ummah.’ When we asked: ‘What misfortune, O Messenger of Allah?’ he gave us the reply: ‘The misfortune of Ramadhan being over. In Ramadhan prayers are accepted, charity is received, good deeds are recompensed many times over, punishment is waived and sins are pardoned; so what misfortune is as great as the passing of Ramadhan?’’
Heaven and Earth and the Angels weep for the passing of this Blessed Month, but it is us who should be wailing and weeping for our negligence and wasting of time. Allah Ta’ala instructs the recording Angels: “Write down the good works of the Ummah of Muhammad, but do not record their bad deeds, and wipe out their past sins.”
May we all be striving our utmost, increasing our efforts in all aspects of our Deen, and encouraging others to do so too.
Rewards For Performing Taraweeh During Ramadhan
1ST NIGHT – Almighty Allah Ta’ala forgives all the sins of a Mu’min.
2nd NIGHT – Allah Ta’ala will forgive your parents if they died as Mu’min
3rd NIGHT – Below the Arsh-Allah’s throne an Angel is commanded to proclaim: “O, MU’MIN your deed was pure, Allah Ta’ala has forgiven your past sins”
4th NIGHT – You are awarded the thawaab of reading the Torah, Injeel, Zaboor and the Quraan Majid.
5th NIGHT – You get thawaab equal to that which you would gain if you read your salaat in the Sanctuary of the Ka’aba, Al-Madina Al-Munawwarah and Masjid Aqsa.
6th NIGHT – You gain the thawaab of the Tawaaf made by the 70,000 angels made at Baitul Mamoor in the seventh sky.
7th NIGHT – You receive the thawaab of those good people who helped Musa alaihis Salaam when he fought Fir’un and Haman.
8th NIGHT – The rewards for the 8th Taraweeh are equal to the thawaab awarded to Ibrahim alaihis Salaam
9th NIGHT – The rewards of this night are that one becomes the beloved of Allah Ta’ala, Allah loves that servant.
10th NIGHT – Allah proclaims for you all the best in the world, one is endowed with the goodly provisions of this world and the Hereafter.
11th NIGHT – The reward for this night is that when a Mu’min leaves this world, he does so with Iman.
12th NIGHT – On the Day of Resurrection you will appear with a face with so much Nur, lustre on it, as much as the shining full moon.
13th NIGHT – On the Day of Resurrection, you will be protected from evil and stand secure.
14th NIGHT – On the Day of Resurrection, the Angels will be witnesses for the Taraweeh you are performing. On this evidence Allah Ta’ala will grant your entry into Paradise without account.
15th NIGHT – All the Angels who carry the Throne and the Footstool pronounce benedictions for the servant performing Taraweeh on this night.
16th NIGHT – Allah Ta’ala gives instructions giving you immunity from Jahannam, and entitling you to enter Jannah.
17th NIGHT – Allah grants you the thawaab of the Anbiya Alaihumus Salaam
18th NIGHT – On this night an Angel announces that Allah is happy with you, and your parents.
19th NIGHT- The reward for this night is that Allah Ta’ala elevates your position in Jannah.
20th NIGHT- On this night Allah Ta’ala rewards you by granting to you the thawaab of the martyred and the pious.
21st NIGHT – On this night, Allah Ta’ala builds a pavilion of Nur for you in Paradise.
22nd NIGHT – You will arrive to the Resurrection ground duly freed from sorrow and distress.
23rd NIGHT – On this night Allah Ta’ala makes a garden (“shaher”) for you in Jannah.
24th NIGHT – On this night Allah Ta’ala grants twenty-four duas, prayers.
25th NIGHT – Allah Ta’ala lifts his punishment from your grave.
26th NIGHT – Allah Ta’ala increases for you the thawaab of 40 years.
27th NIGHT – The rewards for this night of Taraweeh are that you will be able to cross the Pul-Siraat (bridge) like lightning.
28th NIGHT – Your position in Paradise is increased by one stage.
29th NIGHT – Allah Ta’ala grants the thawaab of 1,000 “makabul” (accepted) Hajj.
30th NIGHT – By performing this night of Taraweeh you would be one of the many persons who, on the Day of Resurrection will hear Allah Ta’ala say in Paradise, “Eat whichever fruit you like to eat, bathe with the water of Salsabil and drink from the Kawthar! I am thy Lord and you are my slave!
Source: Sheikh Muzaffer Ozak Al-Jerrahi: Irshad Wisdom of a Sufi Master.
May we all be striving our utmost, increasing our efforts in all aspects of our Deen, and encouraging others to do so, thereby gaining our own thawaab as well as what we have encouraged. May our greed for the spiritual gains of Ramadhan match our greed at Iftar! Insha’Allah.
All good is from Allah Ta’ala whereas mistakes are from this humble speck. May Allah Ta’ala Bless all readers, bringing you all closer to Him and His Rasul SallAllahu alaihi wasallam. Ameen.