Abu Huraira (radiyallahu anhu) reported that The Prophet (salAllahu alaihi wa sallam) said,
“When the month of Ramadan starts, the gates of heaven are opened and the gates of Hell are closed and the devils are chained.”
Why, then, do we still have bad thoughts? It is a common question.
Scholars say that these thoughts originate from our own souls battered by satanic whisperings and devices implanted in us.
Another blessing of Ramadan now becomes apparent. It is a time to see what has happened to our soul, what condition it is in, and take notice of our shortcomings: jealousy, envy, overzealous competition, love of gossip, and the rest.
During Ramadan, these traits become clear, and a clear enemy is easier to defeat than a slinking one.
– Shaykh Hamza Yusuf –
Jumu’ah Mubarak! Don’t forget to recite Al Kahf.
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