The ninth month of the Islamic Calendar, derived from "RAMADHA", literally means "intense heat".  Imam Qurtubi ؒ narrates:
إنما سمي رمضان لأنه يرمض الذنوب أي يحرقها با لأعمال الصالحة

‘’It (this month) was named Ramadan because it burns the sins of people with righteous deeds’’.  

Also, it is the month in which the Holy Quran was revealed to the Prophet Mohammed ﷺ. Hadhrat Salmaan ؒ reports that on the last day of Sha'baan the Messenger   of Allah Ta'aalaa addressed them and said, "Oh people, there comes before you now a great month, a most blessed month in which lies a night more greater in virtue than 1,000 months; (LAYLATUL-QADR).  It is a month in which each day should be observed by fasting, this has been made obligatory by the Almighty Allah."

The Prophet   is reported to have said: “…Whoever draws nearer (to Allah) by performing any of the (optional) good deeds in (this month) shall receive the same reward as performing an obligatory deed at any other time, and whoever discharges an obligatory deed in (this month) shall receive the reward of performing seventy obligations at any other time… ” [Narrated by Ibn Khuzaymah]

Therefore one of the main ways in which Allah eradicates and deletes our sins and wrong doings is by multiplying our deeds in the month of Ramadan and erases our sins because the hasanat (good deeds) eliminates the sayyi’aat(bad deeds).

Many good deeds are performed in Ajmer Sharif during this month. One of them is providing Sehr and Iftar to all who come here in the Dargah compound. Many madarasa’s, orphanages, are given donations. The whole month services like Lungurs, Meals, Clothing, Shelters etc. are dispatched for the help of needy. Mehfils and Recitations are performed so that everyone who comes here involves in Zikr of Allah Ta’aalaa the whole month. 


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