18 October 2017 CE | 27 Muharram 1439 AH

Hadith Explanation

Extra Generous in Ramadhan

"The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) was the most generous person, and he used to become more so particularly in the month of Ramadhan because Jibreel used to meet him every night of the month of Ramadhan till it elapsed. Allah's Messenger used to recite the Quran for him. When Jibreel met him, he used to become more generous than the fair winds sent (by Allah) with glad tidings (of rain) (in doing good)." [Sahih Bukhari]

This hadith teaches us the value of generosity, as this was a quality of the person most beloved to our Creator. Ramadhan is a month of special blessings, when all good deeds are rewarded many more times over than when done in any other month. The Prophet's example of generosity in Ramadhan was like that of a wind which blows without reserve or measure.

This hadith also informs us of the Prophet's recitation of the Quran in Ramadhan. Jibreel (alaihis salam) would listen to it every Ramadhan. The order of the surahs and the setting of the ayaat in the surahs is according to the order in which the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) recited the Quran to Jibreel (alaihis salam).

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