۱۹ تیر ۱۳۹۹ | Jul 9, 2020
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اَللّـهُمَّ اجْعَلْ لى فيهِ اِلى مَرْضاتِكَ دَليلاً،

O Allah, on this day, show me the way to win Your pleasure,

وَلا تَجْعَلْ لِلشَّيْطانِ فيهِ عَلَيَّ سَبيلاً،

do not let Shaytan have a means over me,

وَاجْعَلِ الْجَنَّةَ لى مَنْزِلاً وَمَقيلاً،

make Paradise an abode and a resting place for me,

يا قاضِيَ حَوائِجِ الطّالِبينَ.

O the One who fulfills the requests of the needy.

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Ramadan, a Month when Satan is chained down

According to some traditions, fasting in any month constitutes the most effective means for breaking free of the temptations of Satan; some other traditions, however, indicate that it is fasting in the month of Ramadan which has such a miraculous effect.

For instance, the Prophet (ṣ) has been quoted as saying the following with respect to this issue:

مَن سَرَّهُ أن يَذهَبَ كَثيرٌ مِن وَحَرِ صَدرِهِ فَليَصُم شَهرَ الصَّبرِ وَثَلاثَةَ أيّامٍ مِن كُلّ شَهرٍ

“Anyone who likes to be free of much of the temptations [of Satan] need to fast [all of the days of] the month of Ramadan and also three days in other months.”

There is another related tradition by Imam Ali (‘a) which is in line with the above-mentioned Prophetic tradition:

و صوم شهر رمضان فإنّه جنّة من العقاب

“Fasting in the month of Ramadan provides one with a Shield against the Divine Retribution.”

Fasting in the month of Ramadan provides one with an important layer of defense in one’s constant fight with Satan’s temptations and one’s own carnal desires which are the main causes of transgressions and sins.

By fasting, one brings their carnal desires under the control of their sound mind and power of reason, keeping themselves protected against the temptations of Satan.

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