|The month of Ramadhān is a month of blessings, mercy and forgiveness. If we fail to utilise it correctly, it will pass without us realising what valuable and precious moments we have wasted. What has passed cannot return, and what is lost cannot be re-acquired. Rasūlullāh sallallāhu ‘alayhi wasallam has said:
This is a month, the first (10 days) of which is mercy, the middle (10 days) of which is forgiveness and the last (10 days) of which is deliverance from the Fire of Jahannam. (Al Bayhaqī)
From the first of Ramadhān, the Mercy of Allāh ta’ālā descends upon those very pious servants who have no sins in their book of deeds.
As far as the sinners are concerned, they are of two types: sinners of a lesser degree, and those who are so engrossed in sin that were they to die in their present condition they would go straight into the Fire of Jahannam.
The sins of the first category of sinners are forgiven after their striving during the first 10 days of Ramadhān. As for the sinners of the second category upon whom Jahannam is incumbent, after striving for 20 days, Allāh ta’ālā’s forgiveness enshrouds them and they too are granted deliverance from the Fire of Jahannam. How merciful is Allāh ta’ālā!
We ask Allāh ta’ālā that He grant us Jannah-al-Firdaws with His eternal Pleasure and save us from the Fire of Jahannam. Āmīn.