Ramadaan Reminder ~ Taming the Nafs
، عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ، قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ ـ صلى الله عليه وسلم
“ إِذَا دَخَلَ شَهْرُ رَمَضَانَ فُتِّحَتْ أَبْوَابُ السَّمَاءِ، وَغُلِّقَتْ أَبْوَابُ جَهَنَّمَ، وَسُلْسِلَتِ الشَّيَاطِينُ “.
Hazrat Abu Hurairah, Radiyallahu Anhu narrated that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said:
“When the month of Ramadaan comes, the doors of Paradise are opened and the doors of Hellfire are closed,
and the devils are chained.”
The moment the month of Ramadaan enters, Allah Ta’ala opens the doors of Jannah, HE closes the doors of Jahannum, and HE fetters the Shayaateen; thus indicating to us that HE wishes to bless this Ummah with HIS special Mercy and compassion during this blessed month.
Regarding the chaining of the Shayaateen, some Ulema are of the opinion that only the “big” Shayateen are chained and not the smaller ones. Others, however say, that all the Shayaateen are chained, but due to the fact that one has become so accustomed to following the dictates of his Nafs, egos, desires and passions the entire year, that he finds it difficult to abstain from committing sins even in the blessed month of Ramadaan.
It is therefore imperative that one makes a concerted effort in taming and controlling one’s Nafs…….