Ramadan blessings start with the very beginning of it. They start in the first night of Ramadan before our fasting day. Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said:
On the first night of the month of Ramadan, the Shayatin are shackled, the jinns are restrained, the gates of the Fires are shut such that no gate among them would be opened.
The gates of Paradise are opened such that no gate among them would be closed. A caller heralds: “O seeker of the good; come near!” and “O seeker of evil; stop! For there are those whom Allah frees from the Fire.’ And that is every night.'” (At-Tirmidhi)
Giving Satan a Break
Satan’s main role is to try to divert us from God’s way, away from the Straight Path. So on the very first night of Ramadan, the devils are chained for throughout the month and then released on at the last night of Ramadan.
A Sign of His Mercy
To His Mercy, God pulls away the influences, temptations, and whispers of Satan that hold us back from being closer to Him. He wants us to focus on Him alone and be mindful of Him.
This time of the year, we become more aware of His blessings upon us, we become more grateful, we read Quran and obey His commands. We become more like angels than like devils, we raise from our materiality to high spirituality.
How beautiful is this!
The doors of fire are closed and the doors of Paradise are wide open.
Hear this call the first night!
O seeker of the good; come near!’ and ‘O seeker of evil; stop! For there are those whom Allah frees from the Fire.”
May Allah make us among the seekers of good. Ameen.